Belmont World Film presents three French films, sponsored in part by the Consulate General of France in Boston, as part of its 2018 International Film Series, "Bound by Beliefs" that runs March 18-May 14, at the Studio Cinema in Belmont (376 Trapelo Road).
The opening night film on Sunday, March 18, at 7:30 PM, THE WORKSHOP by Laurent Cantet, will be preceded by an optional dinner featuring Provencal cuisine catered by La Voile at 6:00 PM at the theater (purchase dinner tickets by March 16; movie tickets must be purchased separately).
Set in the once bustling port town of La Ciotat on the Mediterranean Sea, THE WORKSHOP is about a group of young writers with different backgrounds who are trying to reflect the town’s current situation in their group written thriller. Yet the hostility and disturbing vision of one participant soon alarms his peers and the instructor, who is a famous Parisian thriller writer. A stunningly authentic portrait of French youth today, including their class and racial beliefs, as well as their occupational concerns.
ALL THE DREAMS IN THE WORLD by Laurence Ferreira Barbosa screens on Monday, April 2, at 7:30 PM. A teen living in France with her first-generation Portuguese parents is caught up in contradictions, failures, and unconditional love for her family. After reconnecting with a childhood friend during her annual summer holiday in Portugal, she finds the courage to choose the path of freedom and the unknown.
DJAM by Tony Gatlif is the closing night film on Monday, May 14, and will be preceded by an optional dinner featuring Greek cuisine catered by My Other Kitchen in Belmont. The subculture of “rebetiko,” an emotionally charged storytelling and singing style that spread from poor urban communities in Greece and Turkey to the islands of the Aegean, is at the heart of this spin on Southern Europe’s current financial woes and migrant worries. The film’s eponymous heroine, a young and spirited Greek woman living on the island of Lesbos, is sent on an errand in Turkey where she meets up with a 19 year-old French girl whose plans to help migrants at the Syrian border backfire. Together they journey back to Lesbos using the same overland route taken by many Syrians today.
For more information and to purchase tickets in advance, visit http://www.belmontworldfilm.org/calendar.html
or call 617-484-3980.