Life is a Very Strange Thing
Wednesday 6 June @ 6.30pm | Arc Cinema | $10 All Tickets
2017 | Unrated | 83 mins (+ discussion) | Australia | P: Les McLaren & Annie Stiven
A warm, funny and cinematic portrait by an outsider which questions what it is to be French in the 21st century. Les McLaren & Annie Stiven’s camera follows Frédéric as he adjusts to a France reeling from terrorist attacks and a powerful resurgence of nationalist politics. Frédéric has been many things: a young rebel in Paris, ethnomusicologist, executive of a multinational garbage business. After decades living abroad he returns to a France that is familiar but on edge. Previously unseen archive from Papua New Guinea and Cambodia mix with contemporary observation to create a compelling and personal reflection on past events that shape the present.
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