Mondays for Francophile Film Fans
Quite a diverse mix of students, senior citizens, and career people sneaking off early like herself as it happens.
French Film Mondays
Every Monday at 4.30 pm Grand Teatret puts on ‘Franske Film Mandage‘ (French Film Mondays), a special treat for Francophile film fans. In collaboration with the French Embassy in Stockholm and Institut Francais in Copenhagen they search out some of the most interesting upcoming French movies. Sometimes a sneak preview, at other times it’ll be your only chance to see the movie on a cinema screen outside of France, as the movie is not in international distribution.
And the cinema is packed to the last seat.
Upcoming French Treats are:
‘Un prophète’ (The Prophet)
Nineteen years old Malik is sentenced to six years in prison. He can hardly read nor write but quickly makes allies in the prison ward and eventually disrupts the hierarchy. All the time pursuing his own secret agenda…
‘Un prophète’ won The Jury’s Grand Prize at Cannes Film Festival in 2009, and is nominated for an Oscar for ‘Best Foreign Movie’ in 2010.
Have a sneak preview of ‘Un prophète’ on Monday 22 February, 2010 at 4.30 pm.
Kayani is a seventeen years old fugitive from Iraq, who wants to meet up with his girlfriend in London. He never makes it further than the French harbour town Calais, where he meets Simon, a disillusioned swimming teacher about to be divorced. As Kayani starts training in order to swim across the channel the two men form a special and personal bond.
Have a sneak preview of ‘Welcome’ on Monday 1 March, 2010 at 4.30 pm.
More about Grand Teatret
Grand Teatret is an old school art cinema with a small café serving decent espresso and croissants.
It is a mere seven minutes bike ride from Avenue Hotel.
Find more information, book or buy your tickets at Grand Teatret.