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Atelier de conversation

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polaroids of a range of different people
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15 Feb 2021 - 31 Mar 2021

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Every week, a group of disparate individuals from all over the world gather at the Bibliothèque publique d’information in Paris to practice conversational French. The conversations are initially polite and respectful until gradually, tensions and antagonisms begin to emerge as subtleties and nuances are lost in the struggle to speak a foreign language. Yet Bernard Braunstein’s film is a wonderfully benevolent and humane account of how we move beyond the limitations of language to discover and foster a sense of community and understanding in a foreign climate, as our ability to communicate is overshadowed by our need for empathy and companionship.

‘The film above all shows how the simplest of feelings, the feeling of loneliness in a strange city, nostalgia for your country and family, and the vital need to communicate, are common to all.’ - Fabien Lemercier, Cineuropa

2017 /  Documentary • 1h 11m / Certificate 12A

Director
Bernhard Braunstein
Language
French
Subtitles
English

Leeds Film Player has an exciting new line-up of films for the February and March period. They have selected a few of the best new releases and other recent highlights and are presenting them alongside another small batch of previous LIFF Favourites. This time they are offering low cost passes for each category - LIFF Selects and LIFF Audience Favourites - to enjoy multiple films.

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During this period of social distancing and lockdown due to Coronavirus we advise that you check directly with the organiser of this event that it is going ahead as publicised.

Leeds International Film Festival
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