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  • Theatre Raymond Kabbaz Presents
    A Week of French Language Cinema in Los Angeles
    For the 4th Year
    With Five FREE Screenings
    Of Award-Winning Francophonic Movies
    With English Subtitles
    Monday, March 18 to Friday, March 22, 2013

    In Collaboration with the Consulates of France, Belgium, Switzerland,
    Canada; the Quebec Government Office in LA; and TV5Monde

    LOS ANGELES, CA – March 6, 2013 – For the fourth year, Theatre Raymond Kabbaz (TRK) presents A Week of French Language Cinema in Los Angeles, with FREE nightly screenings of award-winning Francophonic films, from Monday, March 18 to Friday, March 22, 2013. The program includes notable films Sister from Switzerland (3/18), Seducing Doctor Lewis from Canada (3/19), The Snows of Kilimanjaro from France (3/20), On the Sly from Belgium (3/21), and Laurence Anyways from Quebec (3/22). All films include subtitles in English. Monday and Friday night screenings are at 7:45pm, preceded by receptions with wine and hors d’oeuvres at 7:00pm. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday night screenings start at 7:30pm. Admission is FREE! To RSVP, please email rsvp.trk@lyceela.org. On the Sly is suitable for audiences of all ages; the other four films are not suitable for children under 13. This program is presented in collaboration with the Consulates of France, Belgium, Switzerland, and Canada; the Quebec Government Office in Los Angeles; and TV5Monde. Theatre Raymond Kabbaz at Le Lycee Francais de Los Angeles is located at 10361 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064 (310.286.0553). To learn more about Theatre Raymond Kabbaz, please visit http://www.theatreraymondkabbaz.com.

    “We’re bringing the very best French language cinema to Los Angeles,” says Pierre Leloup, Theatre Raymond Kabbaz Director, “This is a unique festival, in a convivial environment, where you can discover, or re-discover, some truly great French language films.”

    Monday, March 18, 2013
    Opening Reception: 7:00pm
    Screening: 7:45pm
    L’Enfant d’en Haut (Sister) (Switzerland, 2012)
    Written by: Antoine Jaccoud & Ursula Meier
    Directed by: Ursula Meier
    Cast: Léa Seydoux, Kacey Mottet Klein
    Drama that explores the complexity of family relationships. Winner of the special Silver Bear award at the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival. Swiss entry for Best Foreign Language Oscar at the 85th Academy Awards (made the January short list). Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIw2ARdPGmw

    Tuesday, March 19, 2013
    Screening: 7:30pm
    La Grande Séduction (Seducing Doctor Lewis) (Canada, 2003)
    Written by: Ken Scott
    Directed by: Jean-François Pouliot
    Cast: Raymond Bouchard, David Boutin, Benoit Brière, Lucie Laurier
    Comedy that chronicles the chaos wreaked when a down-on-its-luck town in the middle of nowhere is seduced by the promise of a big-time manufacturing plant. Won the Audience Award at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival. Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIC5CeiKQEQ

    Wednesday, March 20, 2013
    Screening: 7:30pm
    Les Neiges du Kilimandjaro (The Snows of Kilimanjaro) (France, 2011)
    Written by: Robert Guédiguian & Jean-Louis Milesi
    Directed by: Robert Guédiguian
    Cast: Ariane Ascaride, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Gérard Meylan
    A socially conscious French drama, which portrays a marriage, with decency and justice at its heart. Premiered in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival. Won the Audience Award and the Silver Spike at the Valladolid International Film Festival. Trailer: http://www.cinemagia.ro/trailer/les-neiges-du-kilimandjaro-6187/

    Thursday, March 21, 2013
    Screening: 7:30pm
    Á Pas de Loup (On the Sly) (Belgium, 2011)
    Written by: Olivier Ringer & Yves Ringer
    Directed by: Olivier Ringer
    Cast: Wynona Ringer, Machin Ringer
    Told from the point-of-view of a six-year-old, the film opens a door into a little girl’s private world. 2012 Film of the Year by the European Children’s Film Association. Won the Special Jury Prize at the 2011 Montreal International Film Festival. Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nu0Tf9kx9tE

    Friday, March 22, 2013
    Closing Reception: 7:00pm
    Screening: 7:45pm
    Laurence Anyways (Quebec, 2012)
    Written & Directed by: Xavier Dolan
    Cast: Melvil Poupaud, Suzanne Clément, Nathalie Baye, Monia Chokri
    Drama about a transsexual man’s decade-long struggle to maintain a passionate romance with his soulmate in the face of hostility from family, friends, and society. Competed in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival where Suzanne Clément won the Un Certain Regard Award for Best Actress. Won the award for Best Canadian Feature Film at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival. Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwDzRzqFaIE

     

    Theatre Raymond Kabbaz
    Theatre Raymond Kabbaz is a non-profit institution dedicated to the promotion of art and culture in the West Los Angeles area. This 220-seat theatre welcomes multidisciplinary and multicultural shows. TRK’s mission is to be an open window on French and international cultures, as well as to inspire and sustain a lifelong appreciation for the arts.

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