Embassy of France
February 13
February 27
Embassy of France -
La Maison Française

The Cultural Services of the French Embassy are pleased to announce their first Film Series of 2018: "Comics Screens". 

While American comics are securing popularity and prestige in France, French comics, also called bandes dessinées or romans graphiques, are becoming more popular in the United States than ever before. Some of them have been successfully adapted to the screen. This series will offer a broad view of France's best next-generation bande dessinée adaptations. 

Aya of Yop City

February 13 | 7:00 p.m | Embassy of France - La Maison Française | 2013 - France - 105 min

A film by Clément Oubrerie & Marguerite Abouet. Adapted from Marguerite Abouet's best-selling graphic novels, Aya of Yop City has earned worldwide praise for its representation of relevant social and political topics in West Africa. Inspired by Abouet's childhood, Aya of Yop City is a lighthearted story about life on the Ivory Coast during the 1970s. 19-year-old Aya lives in Yopougon, a working class neighborhood in Abidjan that was renamed Yop City to be "like in an American film." Despite their joyfulness, Aya and her friends begin to make serious decisions about their future. Things go awry when Adjoua, Aya's best friend, becomes pregnant...

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February 27 | 7:00 p.m | Embassy of France - La Maison Française | 2007 - France - 95 min

A film by Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud. 1978 in Teheran: Marjane, 8 years old, grew up in a modern and cultivated family. She follows with exaltation the events that will lead to the revolution and to the fall of the Chah. With the establishment of the Islamic Republic, Marjane's life will change. She dreams of becoming a revolutionary. Soon, the war in Iran brings hardships and death. This heartbreaking true story of a childhood coinciding with regime change and war in Iran is the story of Marjane Satrapi who directed the film, adapted from her graphic novel.

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