Online movie discussion: Les Amants du Pont-Neuf

Online movie discussion: Les Amants du Pont-Neuf

Tuesday, the 7th of September 2021 - 6:00pm-7:30pm

Set against Paris' oldest bridge, the Pont Neuf, while it was closed for repairs, this film is a love story between two young vagrants: Alex, a would be circus performer addicted to alcohol and sedatives and Michele, a painter driven to a life on the streets because of a failed relationship and an affliction which is slowly turning her blind. The film portrays the harsh existence of the homeless as Alex, Michele and Hans, an older vagrant survive on the streets with their wits. As they both slowly get their lives back together, Michele becomes increasingly dependent on Alex as her vision deteriorates further. Fearing that Michele will leave him if she receives a new medical treatment Alex attempts to keep Michele practically a prisoner. The streets, skies and waterways of Paris are used as a backdrop to the story in a series of stunning visuals which dominate the film.

About the speakers: 

Stéphanie Pouliquin is a teacher at Alliance Française. She studied art history and currently teaches French cinema and literature at AF.

Jonathan Le Bourhis is an administrative officer at Alliance Française. He holds a Bachelor of Cinema and Audiovisual (Sorbonne University) and wrote his Master's thesis on Japanese director Kenji Mizoguchi (Australian National University).

6:00pm-6:20pm: Presentation of the movie by Jonathan Le Bourhis and Stéphanie Pouliquin 

6:20pm-7:10pm: Breakout rooms in English and French.

7:10pm-7:30pm: Q&A with the two groups

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