French Film "Welcome"

For May’s Ciné Club de l'Alliance, the French Cultural Center is thrilled to present Welcome, a 2009 film directed by Philippe Lioret starring Vincent Lindon, Firat Ayverdi, and Audrey Dana.

Welcome is a compassionate and inspiring drama about the hope of new beginnings and the power of true love, centered on two couples contending with issues of separation and dislocation.

17-year-old Bilal has spent the last three months travelling illegally across Europe, in an attempt to reunite with his girlfriend Mina who has moved with her family to England. The long journey is almost over when he finally reaches Calais, on the far northern coast of France; he can literally see his destination from across the Channel. But with all legal options exhausted, Bilal resolves that his only option is to learn to swim, and make the dangerous crossing himself.

A huge critical and box office success in its native France, this profoundly moving masterwork was awarded the Ecumenical Jury Prize at the Berlin International Film Festival, named Best Film at the 2010 Lumière Awards, and received an astonishing ten César nominations including Best Film and Director.

This 2009, 116-minute film will be presented in its original French version with English subtitles.

The screening will conclude with an open discussion led by our in-house film expert, Barbara Bouquegneau.

You will need to purchase your ticket before the event. Call the number below to buy your ticket.
Member Price: $5.00
Non-Member Price: $7.00
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  • Leonid

    Sorry, something came up...

    May 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Bonjour everyone! Just reserved my ticket, excited to meet you all and enjoy a good French film.

    May 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will be there via membership in the cultural centre

    May 22, 2013

  • marianne

    For those who don't have a photo posted, we will not know who we are looking for.

    May 22, 2013

  • nadine

    Would have loved to .. Maybe next time

    May 22, 2013

  • marianne

    Hi everyone. Look forward to the film. Please look for me, or ask for me by name, since Noelle tells me she may not be able to attend. See you there. Marianne

    May 21, 2013

  • Sandra

    This is a good film.

    May 16, 2013

  • Juliette

    Bon jour! I'm looking forward to this film, just read about it..glad it will have sub-titles as i'm a beginner in French.

    1 · April 24, 2013

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