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Film at the French Embassy (ticket reservation required)

Screening of UN POISON VIOLENT (Love Like Poison)

The French Cinémathèque at the Embassy of France will feature the screening of Un poison violent (Love Like Poison) on September 9th.

Un poison violent (2010) will be screened in French with English subtitles. 

The first feature film by director Katell Quillévéré, this is a coming-of-age story starring Clara Augarde as Anna, a 14 year-old girl who returns home for the holidays from her Catholic boarding school only to find that her father has left. Emotionally devastated, her mother tries to bring ease to her heart in company of the local priest, who is also a childhood friend. 

In the tragic absence of a fatherly figure, Anna clings to her grandfather and at the same time grows close to Pierre, a free-spirited teenager who cares little about God. Anna is preparing for her confirmation, but her growing desire for Pierre shakes her faith. She wishes to give herself over, body and soul, but does not know if it is to God or something else. 

Director Katell Quillévéré explains that she chose the movie title of Un poison violent because:

"it is a reference to a Serge Gainsbourg song, which uses this expression to define love. In a more profound way, to me it refers to everything that makes us feel like we're alive, including things that can make us suffer. It's a contradictory impulse that guides our relation to the world. For Anna, the heroine, the "poison" is in relation to the freedom she is going to experience, which is inherently a form of solitude." 

French drinks and snacks will be available for purchase an hour before the screening at 6 pm and this is when we meet.  The movie starts at 7 pm.

ATTENTION: Online  Ticket reservations are required:

Street Parking is available too.

Disclaimer: This event does not necessarily reflect the views of WASH. 

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  • bahram

    Reminder: You need to have bought a ticket before you can get in the embassy theater.

    September 8, 2014

  • Philippe

    The French are still so....disconnected from so many things. How many people, at peak rush hour, are going to be able to make it at 6 pm on a Tuesday. Really! No, I can't! Why not 7: 30 pm instead? I suggest 4: 30pm ! Whatever!

    August 22, 2014

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