Al­liance Française’s Cinema Nights re­turns

Lesotho Times - - Entertainment - Mo­halenyane Phakela

AL­LIANCE Française (AF) de Maseru has re­sumed screen­ing of French films on Thurs­day nights af­ter tak­ing a break dur­ing the fes­tive sea­son.

Dubbed, Cinema Nights, the screen­ings are meant to help the in­ter­na­tional or­gan­i­sa­tion’s stu­dents at its train­ing cen­tre in Le­sotho learn the French lan­guage, and also to pro­mote Fran­co­phone cul­ture and way of life.

AF is the world’s largest French teach­ing cen­tre with over 1 000 or­gan­i­sa­tions in 134 coun­tries, serv­ing over 350 000 stu­dents ev­ery year, recog­nised and spon­sored by the French gov­ern­ment. France is the third big­gest film mar­ket in the world both in terms of ad­mis­sions, af­ter the United States and In­dia, and rev­enues.

The films are show­cased on a big screen out­side Ouh la la cof­fee shop in Maseru. France is re­garded as the birth­place of cinema and was re­spon­si­ble for many of its early sig­nif­i­cant con­tri­bu­tions. It is noted for hav­ing a par­tic­u­larly strong film in­dus­try, due in part to pro­tec­tions af­forded by the French gov­ern­ment.

Be­ing this the pe­riod in which French films are cel­e­brated world­wide and have been run­ning from Jan­uary 16 to end on Fe­bru­ary 16, AF de Maseru will be part of the cel­e­bra­tions by screen­ing five short French movies tonight at their premises.

The films are; Le Re­tour – The Re­turn, Molii, Dip ‘n Dance, La viree a Paname and La buche de noel which were shot in 2013, also in­clud­ing 2014’s Aissa.

RA­DIO pre­sen­ter Tl­hok­aboyo “Tl­hokz” Mo­hasi (‘Mamokoena Mokoena).

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