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. 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 Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the Institut français.

2020 Selection:
Les Drapeaux de Papier

The Federation of Alliances Françaises USA is pleased to announce the newest selection in the One Film One Federation program, now in its fourth year. The selection for 2020 is Les Drapeaux de Papier (Paper Flags).

The film, subtitled in English, will be available to all member chapters on Blu-ray DVD for use in their programming. The film has been released in France and other European countries but has not been released in the United States, so Alliances can promote it as exclusive.

Authorized uses can include showing the film on movie nights, for film clubs, in classes or more. It can be used for fundraising – Alliances can charge for tickets and then use those proceeds to benefit their organizations. Instructions will be sent from the Federation office regarding distribution of the film on Blu-ray to member chapters.

This film was sponsored by TV5MONDE at Focus on French Cinema 2019, where it was warmly received.

Description: Charlie (Noémie Merlant), 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 (Guillaume Gouix) returns after 12 years in prison her life is turned upside down. However, he is still her brother and despite his anger and uncontrollable behavior she is ready to help him adapt to a life no longer behind bars. He has everything to learn in a world he does not recognize.

Director: Nathan Ambrosioni

Screenplay: Nathan Ambrosioni

Starring: Guillaume Gouix, Noémi Merlant, Sébastien Houbani, Jérôme Kircher, Alysson Paradis, Anne Loiret
Country – France

Reviews:

“Nathan Ambrosioni, 19 ans seulement, signe un film sensible et ombrageux” – Le Figaro

“The topic of extreme youth, as seductive as it is, wouldn’t stand up on its own without the incredibly strong narrative control demonstrated by the filmmaker” – Cineuropa

Merci for program support provided by Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the Institut français.

Renée Amory Ketcham
Alliance Française of Greenwich
Federation Board Member

Les Drapeaux de Papier guide pédagogique (PDF)

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