Off-site Screening – “Les Misérables” | Black History Month

To celebrate Black History Month, Lost in Frenchlation is organizing a screening of Ladj Ly’s movie Les MisérablesThe screening will take place on Thursday, February 20 at 8pm at the Luminor Cinema.

About the movie

French-Malian Writer-director Ladj Ly (‘Speak Up’) new film has exploded on the French film scene. The Cannes Jury Prize–winning debut feature became France’s Oscar submission, with Ly becoming the first black French filmmaker so honored. Almost an update of « La Haine » or Spike Lee’s « Do the Right Thing » “Les Misérables” is inspired by the violent 2005 Paris riots, which primarily involved youth of African descent.


France has won the World Cup. Summer has arrived. It should be a good day. « Les Misérables » begins here in Montfermeil, the same banlieue of Paris where part of Victor Hugo’s chef-d’oeuvre on the downtrodden of France also took place. A century and a half later, Ly picks up the thematic threads of the great writer in a modern take on revolution against a broken system. “Les Misérables is an example of the work of directors who are audacious and diverse, and want to challenge traditional narratives of what it means to be French. During a time of rising nationalism and right-wing politics in France, Ly’s film further reverberates with an urgency, as this isn’t merely a portrait of a community: it is a study of a nation on the brink.” – TIFF

Lost in Frenchlation

Lost in Frenchlation brings the best of French cinema to the international community in Paris by screening French films with English subtitles at independent cinemas, with a convivial cocktail hour before or after the movie. Private screenings available upon request. Check out their Facebook page!

Practical Information

Tickets : €9.50 full price | €7.50 for students and all other concessions. Tickets available online and at the door. Residents of the FEU, some free tickets are available on a first come first serve basis. Please contact: Thursday, February 7 at 8pm – Drinks and snacks available from 7pm at the cinema bar Screening starts at 8pm

Address : Cinéma Luminor Hôtel de Ville, 20 Rue du Temple, 75004, Paris

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