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Le Movie Club to be launched on January 28 at Bioscope!


Le Movie Club is an exciting new collaboration between The Bioscope Independent Cinema, Alliance Française of Johannesburg and the French Institute of South Africa. On the last Thursday of every month, immerse yourself in the vibrant cultures of French and Francophone films from around the world. Throughout the year there will be different themes such as African cinema, French comedy, Animation and Music. All the films are shown in French with English subtitles. Films provided by courtesy of Institut Français.

Upcoming film

TIMBUKTU
(2014, France/Mauritanie) by Abderrahmane Sissako
Thursday 28 January at 19.30
The Bioscope Independent Cinema

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Tickets are R35/person, or R75 with the additional option of the  Patachou Patisserie Snack Box* available when you purchase your ticket online.

The event starts at 7:30pm, with the film starting at 8pm. A special selection of French wine will also be on sale on the night.

* The Patachou Patisserie Snack Box will consist of:

1 Provençal Tart (roasted peppers, caramelised onion, creme fraiche, tomato, and mixed herbs).
1 Chocolate Eclair

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More about the film

TIMBUKTU
2015 Academy Award Nominee for Best Foreign Language Film.

Not far from Timbuktu, now ruled by the religious fundamentalists, Kidane lives peacefully in the dunes with his wife Satima, his daughter Toya, and Issan, their twelve-year-old shepherd.

In town, the people suffer, powerless, from the regime of terror imposed by the Jihadists determined to control their faith. Music, laughter, cigarettes, even soccer have been banned. The women have become shadows but resist with dignity. Every day, the new improvised courts issue tragic and absurd sentences.

Kidane and his family are being spared the chaos that prevails in Timbuktu. But their destiny changes when Kidane accidentally kills Amadou, the fisherman who slaughtered “GPS,” his beloved cow. He now has to face the new laws of the foreign occupants.

“Breathtakingly Beautiful” - The New York Times

“An Extraordinary Film” - The New Yorker

“Powerful. Stunning. Sissako is a master.” - Variety

 

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