One Film One Federation

Film is an important tool for facilitating language learning as well as understanding of other cultures. The Federation of Alliances Françaises USA is pleased to highlight one very special film each year through its program, One Film One Federation. After a rigorous evaluation, one film is chosen to be the year’s focus film. See below for the 2017 selection. The film is featured across the nation in Alliance chapter programming for movie nights, film clubs, fundraising events, in classes or more. Member chapters should contact federation@afusa.org for a loaner copy of the film on Blu-Ray. Merci to program support provided by French Cultural Services.

9 mois ferme (9 Month Stretch)

The 2016‐2017 selection for One Film One Federation is the comedy  9 mois ferme (9 Month Stretch), which won two César awards in 2014 and was nominated for 4 others.

César Awards
Best Actress (Meilleure actrice) – Sandrine Kiberlain
Best Original Screenplay (Meilleur scénario original) – Albert Dupontel

César Nominations
Best Actor (Meilleur acteur) – Albert Dupontel
Best Editing (Meilleur montage) – Christophe Pinel
Best Director (Meilleur réalisateur) – Albert Dupontel
Best Film (Meilleur film) – Catherine Bozorgan (producer), Albert Dupontel (director)

Pedagogy Guide

9 Mois Ferme Pedagogy Guide (PDF)

9 Mois Ferme Pedagogy Guide (PowerPoint)

9 Mois Ferme Discussion Handout