March 26, 2011
from 6pm to 10pm
at the Alliance Française of Atlanta
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The Necessities of Life (2008) Original title: Ce qu’il faut pour vivre
In 1952, an Inuit hunter named Tivii with tuberculosis leaves his northern home and family to go recuperate at a sanatorium in Quebec City. Uprooted, far from his loved ones, unable to speak French and faced with a completely alien world, he becomes despondent. When he refuses to eat and expresses a wish to die, his nurse, Carole, comes to the realization that Tivii’s illness is not the most serious threat to his well-being. She arranges to have a young orphan, Kaki, transferred to the institution. The boy is also sick, but has experience with both worlds and speaks both languages. By sharing his culture with Kaki and opening it up to others, Tivii rediscovers his pride and energy. Ultimately he also rediscovers hope through a plan to adopt Kaki, bring him home and make him part of his family.
Capitaine Achab (2004)
Capitaine Achab (in English, Captain Ahab) is a 2004 French short film directed by Philippe Ramos. It is an unusual interpretation of Moby Dick by Herman Melville. In this movie, Achab falls in love with Louise, whose white skin is symbolized in his dreams by the whale Moby Dick. This movie was presented at the Cannes Film Festival and Pantin in 2004. This movie contains many landscape shots of the sea in the north of France. The young actress Valérie Crunchant was very noted for her portrayal of Louise.