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The movie takes place in May of 1968, a month that has a special ring to the French ear. That was the month that the revolution seemed poised to overthrow bourgeois society, the month the radicals shut down the Cannes Film Festival, the students occupied the streets of Paris, and rumors flew that De Gaulle was going to flee the country.

Milou en mai, the last film that Louis Malle made in France, is among his least typical, a gentle comedy of manners which exposes the moral failings of the bourgeoisie through their reaction to the dramatic events of that month.

Against the backdrop of a peaceful bucolic setting, this light comedy will be a chance for us,  to get a glimpse of a nation in crisis and discuss the events that took place 50 years ago and were considered to be France's most turbulent times since the end of the Second World War.

When: Friday May 4th, 2018 at 6:30 pm
PLEASE NOTE
: We ask you to arrive at 6:30pm -- not before as we most often are still setting up until 6:30 -- so that you will have approximately 30 minutes to socialize, enjoy food and refreshments before we start the movie around 7:00. This schedule permits tardiness due to traffic, parking, or other reasons and allows us to have social time before and after the movie.
The Movie: Milou en mai (1990) de Louis Malle 
Synopsis: Une vieille dame s'éteint dans une grande demeure du Sud-Ouest. Son fils, Milou, qui a soixante ans et qui s'occupe de la propriété, convoque pour l'enterrement son frère Georges et sa belle-sœur Lily, sa nièce Claire, sa propre fille, Camille et le reste de la famille. Mais nous sommes en mai 1968. Depuis deux semaines Paris est à feu et à sang...
Where: The Language Exchange - 75 Market Street - Suite 305 - Portland 
What: Movie (in French with English subtitles) & Discussion in French (or English based on attendance)
Cost: $12/person, payable at the door (cash or checks) to help us with our expenses and feed our scholarship fund

RSVP by May 2. We need to have a minimum number of participants to hold the event and we also have a maximum number of people we can comfortably host. RSVP as soon as possible by E-mail: info@immersionprograms.com only.  Thank you.




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