LEWISTON — The next two films, both comedies, in the Gendron Franco Center’s “French Film TV5MONDE-Days” have been announced. All films in the year-long series are in French with English subtitles. They are free and open to the public; donations will be accepted to benefit the center’s programming and maintenance.
Just in time for the holidays, the featured film will be “Montréal La Blanche” — a 2016 dramatic comedy made in Canada — will be shown Monday, Dec. 17 at 6:30 p.m., at the Franco Center, 46 Cedar St. One Christmas evening in Montreal, Amokrane, an Algerian taxi driver, picks up Kahina, a former pop star that he thought was dead.
“Super Lola,” a 2013 made-for-TV French comedy from France will be shown Monday, Jan. 28. The story goes that Lola is a visiting nurse. Her chronic shyness and her fear of heights make daily life difficult, but circumstances transform her into a masked heroine. She intrigues Laurent, a modest freelancer who dreams of being an investigative journalist, blissfully unaware that behind the mask is his wife Lola.
The movies are provided by TV5MONDE USA, and are shown with permission from the Franco Center season underwriter. TV5MONDE is the global French language entertainment network, broadcasting 24 hours a day, seven days a week without commercial interruptions. TV5MONDE can be found locally on Spectrum Cable at Channel 71.
The Franco Center is handicapped accessible. Contact or visit the box office or on-line at FrancoCenter.org. Call -207-783-1585. Box office hours are Monday through Friday, from noon to 4 p.m. and 90 minutes before the show.
PHOTO: The film “Super Lola” is one of the French comedies that will be shown at the Gendron Franco Center. (Submitted photo)