Atelier Cinema- Welcome
Approx $13.50 USD
Location : Alliance Française- Basement
Date : Wed 02 May 2012, 6pm to 8.30pm.
Watch a French indie movie and talk about it afterwards, while enjoying a glass of wine and French cheese.
Bilal, a 17 years old Kurdish boy from Iraq, sets off on an adventure-filled journey across Europe. He wants to get to England to see his love who lives there.
Bilal finally reaches Calais but the community of struggling illegal aliens in Calais is captured with authenticity, from the point of view of people who arrived there knowing nothing about France.
This immigrant drama, with wonderful performances by the actors, is a strong story which uses documentary austerity and minimalist style to create a great emotional impact.