Alliance Française and GSC launched "France in Cinema" in Malaysia
Writer: Heidi Hsia
28 Apr – Alliance Française and GSC are jointly collaborating and have launched a new series of films that will be available from May 2021 to March 2022.
School Life (La vie scolaire) Comedy-Drama
Dubbed "France in Cinema", these series of six films - that will hopefully enable Malaysians to experience French films - are of a variety of genres that include comedy, drama, and even animation.
Available exclusively at GSC Mid Valley Megamall and GSC Gurney Plaza, Penang, entry to the screening of these films is free with the purchase of concessions from GSC.
On the other hand, tickets to the first film in the France in Cinema series, "School Life" are already available for redemption.
The movie titles are as follows:
Synopsis: The new vice principal of a middle school in the suburb of Paris is warned by her fellow teachers that students are unmotivated and are not abide by discipline. She sees the things completely in a different manner compared to others.
In the Name of the Land (Au Nom de la Terre) Drama
GSC Mid Valley: 3 May
GSC Gurney Plaza: 10 May
Synopsis: Thomas was barely an adolescent when his father, Pierre, killed himself. Now, events brutally return him to the tragedy that marked his youth. The time has come for this farmer's son to confront his past, and face the legacy of the land. Inspired by true events and his own family history, director Bergeon brings us a powerful story of resilience set in the dramatic and beautiful countryside.
Prince's Voyage (Le Voyage du Prince) Animation
GSC Mid Valley: 5 July
GSC Gurney Plaza: 12 July
Synopsis: An old monkey Prince runs aground on an unknown shore. Injured and lost, he is found by 12 year-old Tom, and taken in by his parents, a couple of scientists who were banished from their community because they believe in the existence of other monkey civilisations. With Tom's help, the Prince discovers a society he knows nothing about, while Tom's parents decide to use him to prove that their theory was indeed correct...
Paper Flags (Les Drapeux de Papier) Comedy-Drama
GSC Mid Valley: 6 Sept
GSC Gurney Plaza: 13 Sept
Synopsis: Charlie, soon to be 24 years old, lives a simple life: she dreams of becoming an artist and struggles to make ends meet. When her brother Vincent comes to her after 12 years of absence, everything changes. He is 30 years old and just got out of jail after serving a long sentence. He has everything to learn in a world he does not recognise.
Keep Going (Continuer) Drama
GSC Mid Valley: 1 Nov
GSC Gurney Plaza: 8 Nov
Synopsis: Sybille, a divorced mother, can't stand watching her teenage son Samuel slip into a violent and meaningless life. She is also struggling with her own demons, past and present. As a last resort, she takes Samuel on a long journey across Kyrgyzstan. Accompanied only by their two horses, mother and son face the magnificent yet hostile natural environment, its dangers, its rewards, its people... and above all, each other.
Father and Sons (Deux Fils) Comedy
GSC Mid Valley: 3 Jan 2022
GSC Gurney Plaza: 10 Jan 2022
Synopsis: Joseph and his two sons, Joachim and Ivan, form a close-knit family but fail to see that each one is losing control of his life. Joachim is supposed to be studying psychiatry but spends most of his time daydreaming about his ex-girlfriend, Ivan cannot fit in at school despite being very smart, and Joseph has secretly quit his job as a doctor and is trying to become a writer. While there is plenty of affection at home, all three are also, clumsily, searching for love...
Cinema Online, 28 April 2021
GSC Mid Valley: 7 Mar 2022
GSC Gurney Plaza: 14 Mar 2022