SEPT 8: FILM – MOVIE NIGHT

À l’occasion de la rentrée scolaire, l’Alliance Française Halifax vous invite à la projection du film “Le Nouveau”, de Rudi Rosenberg, à l’Alliance Française Halifax, le vendredi 8 septembre à 19h.

En français sous-titré anglais-Participation suggérée: 5$/Presented in French with English subtitles – Suggested donation: $5

La première semaine de Benoit dans son nouveau collège ne se passe pas comme il l’aurait
espéré. Il est malmené par la bande de Charles, des garçons populaires, et les seuls élèves à
l’accueillir avec bienveillance sont des « ringards ». Heureusement, il y a Johanna, jolie
suédoise avec qui Benoit se lie d’amitié et tombe sous le charme.

 ” Rien de nouveau dans cette épiphanie programmée du film, en somme, mais les chemins qu’il ouvre, par l’humour, la douceur, la gentillesse réhabilitée en tentation concurrente de la méchanceté et l’affirmation constante du droit de grandir sans renoncer à l’enfance, réécrivent avec vivacité et pertinence cette leçon aussi ancienne que difficile à acquérir, lorsqu’on a douze ans et le vertige d’une vie devant soi.” – Le Monde  par Noémie Luciani
 

 

 

It’s time to go back to school!
Join us on Friday September 8th at 7pm to discover this first feature film “The New Kid“.
Suggested donation: 5$
Presented in French with English subtitles.

 

SYNOPSIS
Benoit’s first week at his new school does not go to plan. He’s roughed up by Charles’s gang, the popular kids, and the only pupils who welcome him with any kindness are the «nerds». Fortunately, there’s Johanna, a pretty Swedish girl who Benoit makes friends with and whom he falls for. However, little by little she drifts away to join Charles’ gang. On his uncle’s advice, Benoit organises a party
and invites his entire class. It’s his chance to become popular and get Johanna back.

In this coming-of-age film, Rudi Rosenberg aims at grasping the reality of what it is to be 14. He says: “There are many films about a group of friends who are already together. With The New Kid, I focus on the moment just before and the creation of a group at its birth. I think that there is something beautiful at that age. Without knowing each other we become mates in five seconds and it can last for a week or an entire lifetime. The birth of friendship at that age and the spark that ignites is very powerful. There is something profound and free, of which the teenagers are obviously not aware. Making a friend when we’ve become an adult is also beautiful, but less spontaneous.”

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