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January 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
🏆JURY PRIZE – Festival de Locarno 2019
🏆BEST DOCUMENTARY – César 2020
🏆BEST DOCUMENTARY – Prix Lumières de presse internationale 2020
🎞️ FILM: ‘M’ directed by Yolande Zauberman with French and English subtitles (106min)
🎬 DATE & TIME: Saturday 23rd January @7:30PM, Q&A with the director @9:15PM
📽️ CINEMA: HOME – available anywhere in France and Belgium! (Partner cinema in Paris: Luminor Hôtel de Ville; Brussels: Cinéma Galeries)
🎟 TICKETS: €6 Link for France: https://sallevirtuelle.25eheure.com/seance/5186 🇫🇷
Link for Belgium: https://sallevirtuelle.25eheure.com/seance/5167
French filmmaker Yolande Zauberman’s documentary investigates sexual abuse in an ultra-orthodox community in Israel. Yolande is one of the most exceptional voices of French documentary cinema – she invented her own voice of expression through films that have always sparked lively debates and sometimes controversy. Yolande Zauberman’s films investigate the shadows, break the taboos, incite free speech and force people to listen; they attack places of power, whether religious or economic; she confronts us with realities kept in silence; she stands near the abandoned, marginalized, sacrificed and transforms them into heroes… This screening will be followed by a Q&A with the director in English.
“M” as in Menahem, a child prodigy with a golden voice, abused by members of his community who worshipped him. Fifteen years later, he returned to his hometown of Bnei Brak, the world capital of the ultra-orthodox Jews, to find the culprits. But it is also the return to a world he loved so much, to a road where the word is liberated…. a reconciliation. – Synopsis
« The only way to escape the past is to confront it head-on in M. Yolande Zauberman’ s revelatory, thought-provoking documentary quietly breaks down barriers and challenges taboos as it follows one man’s return to a community that left him with profound emotional scars. The result is a compelling personal tale that is sensitive to the complexities of the wider issues it confronts. » – Screendaily
Watch the trailer with French subtitles: https://youtu.be/81ytuEfh9V4
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Select « M », Luminor Hôtel de Ville if you are in France or Cinéma Galeries if you are in Belgium, and the January 23rd session.
As this is a local e-cinema platform and not a streaming platform, you will be asked to geolocate yourself, in order to respect the platform’s charter which limits the radius to France and Belgium only. Once you have purchased your e-ticket, you will receive a connection link by email and all you will have to do is connect on the day of the screening, a few minutes before the start of the film.
Lang’s story often prompts more questions than it resolves but that only makes M. a richer, more intriguing act of testimony…. Don’t miss your chance to discuss with the director after the screening!
🎬 The Lost in Frenchlation, Luminor Hôtel de Ville, Cinema Galeries, and 25e Heure Team