Cinema | International Women’s Day Series

[as part of events around International Women’s Day]

On the occasion of March 8, International Women’s Rights Day, the French Institute of Cambodia is offering you a cinema cycle bringing together stories of women from here and elsewhere, from March 6 to 9, in its cinema!

Wednesday, March 6th

at 14h

“Aya of Yop City” by Marguerite Abouet and Clément Oubrerie (2012) – From 12 years old

IVORY COAST, FRANCE – 104 minutes – French with English subtitles  

It is the story of the studious and clear-sighted 19-year old Aya, her easy-going friends Adjoua and Bintou, and their meddling relatives and neighbors. It’s wryly funny, breezy account of the simple pleasures and private troubles of everyday life in Yop City. Watch the trailer!


“Persepolis” by Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud (2007) – For all

FRANCE – 95 minutes – Français sous-titré anglais  

When she rebuts a teacher’s lies about government abuses, she is expelled. Fearing her arrest, her parents send her to a French lycée in Vienna to live with her mother’s best friend. Marjane is later sent to live in a boarding house with Catholic nuns. Marji makes few friends and feels isolated. Watch the trailer!


Thursday, March 7th at 6:30pm

“Memoir of War” by Emmanuel Finkiel (2017) – Not suitable for audiences under 16 years old

FRANCE – 106 minutes – Français sous-titré anglais  

Marguerite must navigate through the hardships of the Liberation after losing her husband and starting a relationship with the enemy during the War. Watch the trailer !


Saturday, March 9th
at 2pm

“India Song” by Marguerite Duras (1974) – Not suitable for audiences under 16 years old

FRANCE – 95 minutes – French with English subtitles

“India Song” stars Duras fixture Delphine Seyrig as Anne-Marie Stretter, the spouse of the French ambassador to India. She leads an indolent, dissipated life enlivened, just barely, by the company of gentlemen callers who float in and out of the vast, immaculately furnished embassy in Calcutta. Watch the trailer !

at 4pm

“Hiroshima mon amour” by Alain Resnais (1959) – Not suitable for audiences under 16 years old

FRANCE – 91 minutes – Français sous-titré anglais  

A French actress is shooting a pacifist film in Japan; she has a brief affair with a Japanese architect, they talk, in a hotel room, in a bar, in the night. She talks about herself, a little girl from Nevers who once, in occupied France, loved a German soldier… She talks about herself, painful, radiant, terrified, appeased. Watch the trailer!

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