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November 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

🎞️ FILM: ‘Mignonnes’ (« Cuties ») directed by Maïmouna Doucouré (96mins)
🎬 DATE & TIME: Friday 6th November – 6:30PM
📽️ CINEMA: Club de L’Étoile, 14 Rue Troyon, 75017 Paris
🎟 MOVIE TICKETS: €10 full price; €8 for students and all other concessions. Covid-19 era sanitary measures apply – online bookings recommended: https://clubdeletoile-vad.cotecine.fr/reserver/F260223
A story about an 11-year-old immigrant girl named Amy and her coming-of-age journey won thousands of hearts at nearly 200 festivals winning over 60 awards across the globe. Acquired by Netflix, accused of hypersexualization, the film has sparked a lot of controversy in the US. However, we at Lost in Frenchlation think that “Depiction does not equal endorsement”, and art should be able to address taboos without necessarily advocating for them… Why not see for yourself on November 6th?
Amy, 11, becomes fascinated with a twerking dance crew. Hoping to join them, she starts to explore her femininity, defying her family’s traditions. – Synopsis
It is not for nothing that the movie won an award at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. Directed by Maïmouna Doucouré as her feature directorial debut, the movie is funny, heartwarming, thrilling, even nostalgic in parts, and holds the power to move you to tears. It is a truly raw portrayal of the coming of age experience of girls growing up in traditionally orthodox households — eager to break out of societal confines but lost in the real world.
Watch the trailer with English subs here: https://youtu.be/fEVQ6HwBflg
The screening will take place at Club de l’Étoile cinema, located a short walk from the world-famous Arc de Triomphe. At 6:30pm, the screening begins. End at 8pm to allow enough time to go home before the 9pm curfew.
❗️Covid-19 era sanitary measures, drawn up by French health authorities, include the obligatory wearing of masks, one empty seat between separate groups of spectators, the cleaning of the theatre at least twice a day, and buying your ticket online is recommended: https://clubdeletoile-vad.cotecine.fr/reserver/F260223
From the vibrancy of the visuals to the youthful vitality of the preteen actors and the feverish excitability with which the movie captures young female friendship, there are plenty of reasons to watch « Mignonnes » on a big screen – not on Netflix!
Manon, founder of Lost in Frenchlation, www.lostinfrenchlation.com


November 6
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm




Club de L’Étoile
14, rue Troyon
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