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November 15, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
☞ FILM: ‘Première Année’ (‘The Freshmen’) directed by Thomas Lilti (1h 32m)
☞ DATE & TIME: Thursday November 15th – 🍷Drinks and snacks available from 7pm at the cinema bar; 1st screening at 8pm; 2nd screening at 9:30pm
☞ CINEMA: Cinéma Luminor Hôtel de Ville, 20 Rue du Temple, 75004, Paris
☞ TICKETS: €9.50 full price; €7.50 for students and all other concessions. Tickets available ONLINE and at the door. Both cards and cash accepted at the cinema.
☞TICKET LINK: 🎟https://www.luminor-hoteldeville.com/reserver/
🔔Due to very high demand, there will be TWO SCREENINGS of ‘Première Année’ this Thursday! Drinks from 7pm, First screening at 8pm; and 2nd screening at 9:30pm. Guests who would like to come to the first screening will be able to come for a drink before (7pm) or after the movie (9:30pm), while those who prefer to watch the film later will be welcome to have a drink from 8pm.
2,500 young candidates line up behind their desks like chickens in cages in a large shed in the suburbs of Paris. Their goal: 329 places in the second year of medicine – the infamous ‘closed number’ system that the current French government had planned to review. It’s this extreme selection process that Thomas Lilti has decided to devote his fourth feature film. ‘Première Année’ promises to be an intimate and specific look into the lives of young students in their transformative freshman year.
Antoine is about to start his first year of medical school…for the third time. Benjamin, just out of high school, will make his first try. He soon realizes it’s not exactly a walk in the park…
In a fiercely competitive environment, with nights dedicated to hard studying rather than hard partying, the two freshmen will have to adapt and find a middle ground between despair for the present and hope for the future. 📝
“Gifted with an undeniable talent for shaping popular films on intelligent social issues that affect countries other than France, too, Thomas Lilti delivers a very nice, simple and spirited film that is both entertaining and analytical in its own right, by tapping into a beautiful story of friendship. A way of encouraging discourse around the crucial topic of “putting society at the service of schools rather than the other way around.” – Cineuropa
Watch the trailer (with English subtitles) here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJaIMlIZHHc
The screening will take place at cinéma Luminor Hôtel de Ville, located in the beautiful area of the Marais, by Centre Pompidou. We will be offering a selection of Parisian drinks and snacks during our cocktail hour from 7pm to 9:30pm. At 8pm, the 1st screening begins! Followed by a second screening at 9:30pm. Tickets available both online and at the cinema.
Don’t miss this transformative, relevant view into the lives of two young students…’Première Année’ is sure to please and surprise. The screening is on Thursday November 15th at Luminor. We can’t wait to see you there!
🎬The Lost in Frenchlation Team