Cessez Le Feu
☞ FILM: ‘Cessez le Feu’ (‘Ceasefire’) directed’ by Emmanuel Courcol (103 mins)
☞ DATE & TIME: Friday 9th June – film-themed cocktail (€4.50, or €6.00 with a packet of popcorn) available from 8pm; screening starts at 9pm
☞ CINEMA: Studio 28, 10 rue Tholozé, Montmartre 75018 Paris
☞ TICKETS: €9 full price; €7.50 for students and all other concessions. Available at the cinema only (please arrive early to avoid disappointment and bring cash as Studio 28 does not accept cards)
On June 9th, Lost in Frenchlation is bringing you the latest hit starring our handsome priest from only a few screenings ago (Romain Duris) – ‘Cessez le Feu’ with English subtitles! The insightful epic explores the aftermath of World War I on French soldiers trying to find their place in a France which has moved on… Drinks from 8pm, screening at 9pm.
‘…a handsomely crafted, quietly affecting period drama… Ceasefire may appear to cover familiar territory, but Courcol makes a convincing case that the period still has tales to yield and lessons to be taught. His film is sincere and respectable but also ultimately moving in its theme of individual lives changed forever by global conflicts.’
The screening will take place at the amazing Studio 28 in the heart of Montmartre – Paris’ oldest cinema rooom which is also one of the city’s most iconic. Join us from 8pm for a film-themed cocktail available from the bar (€4.50, or €6.00 with a packet of popcorn) before the screening starts at 9pm. Tickets available on the door only – please arrive early to avoid disappointment!
‘In the early 1920s, Georges Laffont (Romain Duris), traumatised by the horrific trench warfar, decides to leave his life behind and travel to West Africa into the vast territories of Upper Volta in the company of Diofo, artist and also survivor of the Great War. From village to village, Georges uses Diofo’s talents as a griot to recruit the villagers as labour for plantations in Ghana.
But his adventure leads him to a dead-end, and he comes back to Paris where his brother Marcel (Grégory Gadebois), a war invalid, lives with their mother’s. After the war in Europe, life went out without him.
Georges will desperately try to find his place, with the help of Hélène (Céline Sallette), a sign language teacher with whom he will have a tumultuous relationship, and his family, that he selfishly left behind.
He will finally attempt to heal their wounds, and his.’
– Official synopsis
You can watch the trailer with English subtitles here: http://
Join us at Cinema Studio 28 on Friday 9th of June to enjoy ‘Cessez le Feu’ with English subtitles and in true Parisian style – at the cinema!