Ciné-Club: La Femme de mon frère

Ciné-Club: La Femme de mon frère


Sunday, March 14 at 1:00 p.m.
Free admission - Donations encouraged
This event takes place online - Zoom links will be emailed Saturday evening

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To see the full schedule, including all of the films we are watching, click HERE. For more information on how to participate in Ciné-Club, please see the "about" section at the bottom of this page.


Am I my brother's keeper? (Or maybe just his roommate)? For this week of our month-long celebration of the Francophonie, we take a trip to Canada for a quirky drama about the indestructible bond between brother and sister... and brother's girlfriend. Join us as we discuss: 

 

La Femme de mon frère (Canada, 2019)

In French with English subtitles / 1 hour and 59 minutes

This film will be available to stream from 3/11 - 3/14. 

Get your exclusive screening link when you register for Ciné-Club!

Overeducated and underemployed - that's where Sophie finds herself after completing her PhD at the age of 35. Lucky she's got her brother Karim, who is her roommate, confidant, and loyal cohort - that is, until he starts dating her gynecologist. Thrust into the awkward situation of third wheel for Karim and his new girlfriend, Sophie finds herself less and less able to connect with the brother with whom she was once inseparable. Is their relationship destined to fray, or will Sophie come around to the new woman eating up Karim's time and attention? 

A funny yet moving story of sibling jealousy from director Monia Chokri (Canada's indie film darling and frequent collaborator with Xavier Dolan), La Femme de mon frère is an ode to the brothers and sisters who never quite grow up. Both silly and serious where it needs to be, this is a modern love story of a different tack - let's talk about it! 

 

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ABOUT CINÉ CLUB:

Isn’t it time you caught up on all those movies you've been meaning to watch? If you’re a cinéphilefrancophile, or just looking for some fun conversation in these isolating times, we’ve got you covered. 

Each week, we’ll reveal the film up for discussion by Wednesday on our social media and the events page of our website. We’ll also include some context to consider while watching, and some links for where to view it. You’ll have the rest of the week to watch the film independently and then we’ll group up online via Zoom on Sunday at 1:00 PM CST to discuss (Zoom links will be sent by email by Saturday evening). BYOB (or W)!

For the sake of inclusivity, the discussion will be in English. Come full of thoughts or just full of ramblings – we’ll take either, or both! 

Discussion will be led by Matthew Jackson, curator and animateur of the Ciné-Club since it began in March 2020. Matthew studied film at the University of Chicago and has written on cinema for the politics revue, Toquevillle21.