Cinémalliance – Every Monday at 6pm, free of charge

The Cinemalliance programme brings you diverse French, Francophone, Kenyan and World cinema from different perspectives – Every Monday at 6pm

Monday 13 March

tapis rougeTapis Rouge
Kantarama Gahigiri, 1h30, Drama
Film presented by the Embassy of Switzerland, in the presence of the director, Kantarama Gahigiri.In a suburb of Lausanne, a group of youths decides to write a screenplay and with the help of a social worker head for the Cannes Film Festival in search of a producer.

Monday 20 March

l'oeil du cycloneL’œil du Cyclone by Sekou Traoré, Burkina Faso, 1h35, 2015, Drama,  Journée de la Francophonie

Emma, jeune avocate, est la fille d’un ancien responsable commercial d’une société d’extraction de diamants. Étant enfant, elle a dû être évacuée avec toute sa famille, lors de l’occupation des zones minières par un mouvement rebelle qui n’hésite pas à commettre les pires atrocités. Un jour, le bâtonnier demande à Emma d’assurer la défense de Blackshouam, un rebelle capturé par l’armée…

Based on the study of child soldiers, Sékou Traoré’s film brings us to Emma Tou , a young lawyer who reluctantly accepts to defend a captured fugitive who may have been a child soldier, in what her boss titles “The Trial of the Century”. Persistent to ensure a good and fair trial for the fugitive, Tou visits former child soldier Blackshouam Vila and tries to win his trust so he will help her in her case. But as Vila begins to tell her his history, Tou discovers the terrors of a child forced to fight in the military.

  • Nominated at the 2015 Festival Du Film Francophone d’Angoulême
  • Winner of the Sembene Ousmane Prize at the 2015 Ouagadougou Panafrican Film and Television Festival (Fespaco) also for Best actress (Maimouna Ndiaye) and Best Actor (Fragass Assandé)
  • Winner Of the 2015 Trophees Francophones du Cinema for Best actress (Maimouna Ndiaye) and Best Screenplay
  • Winner of the 2016 Los Angeles Pan African Film Festival for Best Feature
  • Winner of the 2016 African Movie Academy Awards for Best film

Monday 27 March

Avis de mistralAvis de Mistral
de Rose Bosch, 1h45, comedy, drama, 2014

Léa, Adrien, et leur petit frère Théo, sourd de naissance, partent en vacances en Provence chez leur grand-père, Paul « Oliveron », qu’ils n’ont jamais rencontré à cause d’une brouille familiale. Ce ne sont pas les vacances dont ils rêvaient, surtout que leur père a annoncé la veille qu’il quittait la maison. En moins de 24 heures, c’est le clash des générations, entre les ados et un grand-père qu’ils croient psychorigide. A tort. Car le passé turbulent de Paul va ressurgir et les Seventies vont débarquer au fin fond des Alpilles. Pendant cet été tourmenté, les deux générations vont être transformées l’une par l’autre.Lea, Adrian, and their little brother Theo, born deaf, go on holiday in Provence with their grandfather, Paul “Oliver on” they never met because of a family quarrel. Unfortunately, it is not the holidays they dreamed, especially after their father announced that he was leaving the house. In less than 24 hours, it is the clash of generations between the teens and their grandfather.