Alliance Française de Bath is showing: Bled Number One by Rabah Amar-Zaïmeche who also plays, Kamel the main character ( le personnage principal).
As soon as Kamel comes out of prison, he is sent back to his country of origin, Algeria.Through the eyes of Kamel, the spectators discover the Algeria of today with its hopes, its worries, its nationalism and intolerance, all its contradictions.
Kamel is happy to be back in the land of his parents and grand parents but also unhappy. Towards the end of the film, he says: " Je ne peux pas rester là, je vais craquer, péter les plombs."
Craquer: to break down
Péter les plombs: to freak out.
Anyone interested in the French language and curious about Algeria is welcome to come and see the film next Friday at 7.30pm. For more info...
There is another event not to miss: The show of sketches and games put on by Alliance Française de Bristol next Tuesday at 8.30pm at the Hen & Chicken, Bedminster in Bristol.
You will have the pleasure of witnessing the trial ( le procès) of Gérard Depardieu and vote: will you allow him to keep his French passport or no? Peut-il garder son passeport français ou non?
Come and join the fun! For more info...