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International Francophonie Day

by Ionela Flood

International Francophonie Day

22 March 2011, 8.30pm – On the occasion of the International Francophonie Day, the French Institute in London organises the Francophone Week (13-20 March 2011), at Ciné lumière (Institut Francais, 17 Queensberry Place, London SW7 2DT) where will be screened shorts from Romania, Quebec, Belgium, Switzerland, Lebanon, Morocco and France.

This year, the Embassy’s proposal, the award-winning Romanian short film The boxing lesson (Lecţia de box), directed by Alexandru Mavrodineanu will be screened on Tuesday, 22 March 2011, at 8.30pm. The film tells the story of Victor, a businessman from Bucharest, who can no longer stand to see his son beaten up at school so he takes the boy to boxing classes. But twelve-year-old Vlad refuses to take part. To teach him a lesson, Victor enters the boxing ring himself. Boxing Lesson was selected by a number of international festivals including the New York Film Festival (2007).

More details: www.institut-francais.org.uk

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