La graine et le mulet (The Secret of the Grain)
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France 2007, 151 min, Dir: Abdellatif Kechiche
French, Arabic, & Russian with subtitles
  • Monday January 15, 2018 at 6:30PM

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As the shipyard where a Tunisian immigrant works is winding down, Slimane plans to us his redundancy to open a couscous restaurant, with the main dish cooked by his ex-wife, who is renowned among family and friends for the quality of her food.

In Antoine's own words, he chose this film because: "What I look for in a movie is to try to better understand the society in which we live, and the complexity of human relationships. This is why I love the work of Abdellatif Kechiche: it's very close to naturalism, where fiction borders on documentary. A film by Kechiche is a concentrated look at the social history of France, its strengths and weaknesses."

After volunteering for almost two years, Antoine became a FOH rep/House Manager at Metro, while also at the U of A French campus. When not at work, he is often riding one of his bicycles. Antoine recently left Canada and moved back to Europe for new adventures.

This screening is part of the larger thematic series:
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