Lost in Frenchlation : De sas en sas
If you are an English speaker and love French culture, you might feel a bit left out when French people talk about a famous French film and you haven’t seen it because… it’s all in French! The best way is to watch the film with English subtitles but it’s impossible to find a cinema that plays French films with English subtitles. It’s obviously always the opposite in France! Well, now Lost in Frenchlation is here to help!
They hope to one day have their own cinema that allows the international community to enjoy the best of French film on any given day, but for the time being they are starting small with monthly screenings of a mix of classic and current box office movies. They also host drinks before and/or after screenings with some innovative film-themed cocktails that the viewers can enjoy while they chat about the film or anything else that pops into their heads!
Ever wondered what it’s like to be behind bars? How about if you had done nothing wrong? Based at the infamous Fleury-Mérogis prison just outside of Paris, ‘De sas en sas’ follows the journey of female visitors who end up experiencing more than they bargained for on a routine visit. Drinks from 8pm; screening with English subtitles at 9pm!
Trailer with English subtitles: https://www.youtube.com/
‘Rachida Brakni makes us travel into a quasi-enclosed world that reveals itself to be cruel, Kafkaesque, and yet completely connected to reality. ‘De Sas en sas’ is first and foremost a story of bodies, beautifully filmed, that refers to the characters’ intimacy as much as the wounded social body which they incarnate.’
– Laurence Reymond
The screening will take place at the amazing Studio 28 in the heart of Montmartre – Paris’ oldest cinema room which is also one of the city’s most iconic. Join us from 8pm for a film-themed cocktail available from the bar (€4.50, or €6.00 with a packet of popcorn) before the screening starts at 9:15pm. Tickets available on the door only – please arrive early to avoid disappointment!
‘Every month, women go to a prison on the outskirts of Paris to visit loved ones: sons, fathers, brothers, partners. In the middle of August, Fatima and her daughter Nora, Judith and Lola, Hourla, her friends and others wait uncomfortably in the sweltering summer heat. Shy or extrovert, accomplices or enemies, all must pass through the many stages that separate them from the visiting room. As they move from security check to security check, relationships are made and broken, tongues loosen, tensions mounts… until finally a riot erupts behind the bars.’
– Official synopsis
See you at Studio 28 to enjoy ‘De sas en sas’ with English subtitles and in true Parisian style – at the cinema!
You will also be able to grab a copy of FUSAC Selections, our annual paper guide.
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Some pictures of one of the last screenings :
Practical Information :
☞ FILM: ‘De sas en sas’ (‘Visiting Ours’) directed by Rachida Brakni (88 mins)
☞ DATE & TIME: Friday 14 April – film-themed cocktail (€4.50, or €6.00 with a packet of popcorn) available from 8pm; screening starts at 9pm
☞ CINEMA: Studio 28, 10 rue Tholozé, Montmartre 75018 Paris
☞ TICKETS: €9 full price; €7.50 for students and all other concessions. Available at the cinema only (please arrive early to avoid disappointment and bring cash as Studio 28 does not accept cards)