AGH i♥filmseries presents ‘Benda Bilili!’ + ‘The Women on the 6th Floor ’ MAR 10

 

Saturday, March 10
1:00 pm
Benda Bilili! 
Director: Renaud Barret, Florent de La Tullaye, 2010, Democratic Republic of the Congo|France, 85 min. Lingala, French with English Subtitles.Not Yet Rated

Ricky has a dream: to make “Benda Bilili” the best band in Congo Kinshasa. Roger, a street child, more than ever wants to join these stars of the ghetto, who get around in customized tricycles. Together, they must avoid the pitfalls of the street, stay united and find the force to hope in music. Chances of success were slim at first for the homeless handicapped artists who struggled to survive on the streets of their dilapidated capital. Benda Bilili! is not a music film, it’s the story of a dream that became reality.

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Saturday, March 10
4:00 pm
The Women on the 6th Floor
Director: Philippe Le Guay, 2010, France, 104 min. French with English Subtitles. Rated PG

Paris, 1960. Jean-Louis (Fabrice Luchini, Potiche) lives a bourgeois existence absorbed in his work, cohabitating peacefully with his neurotic socialite wife Suzanne (Sandrine Kiberlain, Mademoiselle Chambon) while their children are away at boarding school. The couple’s world is turned upside-down when they hire a Spanish maid Maria (Natalia Verbeke). Through Maria, Jean-Louis is introduced to an alternative reality just a few floors up on the building’s sixth floor, the servants’ quarters. He befriends a group of sassy Spanish maids (Carmen Maura, Lola Duenas, Berta Ojea, Nuria Sole, Concha Calan), refugees of the Franco regime, who teach him there’s more to life than stocks and bonds. The women’s influence on the house brings change… muy rápido!

 

 

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