☞FILM: ‘Sparring’ directed by Samuel Jouy (95 minutes)
☞DATE & TIME: Friday 9th February – Cocktail hour with snacks starting from 8pm; screening starts at 9pm
☞CINEMA: Studio 28, 10 rue Tholozé 75018 Paris
☞TICKETS: €9 full price; €7.50 for students and all other concessions. Tickets available at the door only.


This Friday 9 February, Lost in Frenchlation will host a screening of the film “Sparring”, featuring Mathieu Kassovitz’s rare intensity in a delicate portrait of a man’s fight for survival, in which he sets the big screen on fire!

“Steve Landry, an aging boxer with more losses than wins, accepts to become a sparring partner for an emerging champion in a last-ditch attempt to stay relevant.” – Synopsis

“The thing that makes Sparring so interesting and touching is the magnetism of its characters. Mathieu Kassovitz embodies Steve Landry with a rare force and determination. His face, which bears witness to fights gone by, his seemingly insignificant gestures and his body, fatigued but never resigned, give the character a sensitivity and humanity miles apart from the clichés found in the world of boxing.” – Cineuropa

The screening will take place at the traditional Studio 28, Paris’s oldest cinema room, located in the heart of the vibrant and animated Montmartre. We’ll be hosting cocktail hour with snacks (home-made mulled wine €4.00, or €6.00 with a packet of popcorn) at 8pm, and the screening will begin at 9pm. Tickets available at the door only – please arrive early to avoid disappointment!

Join us on Friday, February 9th at Cinema Studio 28 for an evening of a true Parisian experience with drinks, snacks, and the screening of “Sparring” with English subtitles in the only way that films are best enjoyed – at the cinema!