life is a very strange thing

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French à la Carte invites students and friends to join us on Wednesday 23 May at 7:45pm for a private film screening of this fascinating film at Roseville Cinemas.

7:45pm (for 8pm start)

followed by a short Q&A

An Australian filmmaker meets an old friend in Paris… Frédéric has been a young rebel, ethnomusicologist, and executive of a multinational garbage business. But after decades living abroad he’s returned to a France on edge with terror attacks, and the rise of nationalist politics. Frédéric is a wily raconteur and collector, and as we follow his encounters with local characters in the streets of Paris and Bordeaux a rich mosaic of life emerges. And we discover Frédéric’s grandfather, a colonial governor in Cambodia; his composer father Charles Duvelle whose recordings of traditional African music helped found the World Music movement; and Frédéric’s niece Elvire, a Femen activist who protests against social injustice and the Far Right. The film is part road trip, part meditation, a wry and affectionate portrait by an outsider – with questions of what it is to be French in the 21st century.

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