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SCREENING: The Virgin, the Copts and Me

The Cultural Service - Embassy of France

Thursday, December 5, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (EST)

SCREENING: The Virgin, the Copts and Me

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General admission Ended $8.00 $1.43
Senior / Student Ended $5.00 $1.27
Parking - Advance pay only Ended $8.00 $1.43
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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5 AT 7PM

at the Embassy of France

4101 Reservoir Road, NW - Washington, DC

General Admission: $8 - Seniors & Students: $5

The screening will be followed by a reception


Advance pay parking available, additional parking available on Reservoir Road and accross the street at Georgetown University Hospital's pay lot


The Virgin, the Copts and Me

France/USA - 2011 - 87min - Blu Ray

Directed by Namir Abdel Messeeh

Documentary

in French and Arabic with English subtitles


The Embassy of France, in partnership with the National Gallery of Art, is proud to present Réalité Tales : Young French Cinema, a selection of seven recent non-fiction works that highlight new and dynamic trends in French documentary filmmaking. This program is presented under the auspices of ACID (Association du Cinéma Indépendant pour sa Diffusion), a French-based collective of independent filmmakers.

 

SYNOPSIS

Namir is a French filmmaker of Egyptian origin who returns to Egypt to make a film about the miraculous apparitions of the Virgin Mary among the Christian Copt community. Like his mother says, “there are people who see her and there are people who don't. Perhaps there is a message in this." The investigation quickly becomes a pretext for seeing his distant family once again, and for implicating the whole village in an incredible venture...

Between documentary and autobiographical fiction, this is a terrific comedy about roots, beliefs... and the movies.

 

Other films featured at the National Gallery of Art :

Sat Dec 7 (2:00) : Au Bord du Monde

Sat Dec 7 (4 :00) : Bovines

Sun Dec 8 (4 :30) : Braddock, America

Sat Dec 14 (2:00) : Time of Thanksgiving

Sat Dec 14 (4:30) : Entrée du personnel

Sun Dec 15 (4:30) : Swandown

 
Press reviews:

 

An alternately hilarious, moving and illuminating first-person documentary, ostensibly about miraculous apparitions of the Virgin Mary to Coptic Christians in Egypt, comes on at times like the work of a French-Egyptian Morgan Spurlock.” – Screen Daily

 “The Virgin, the Copts and Me is a disarmingly honest, thoroughly winning personal portrait of family and heritage, grounded in religion but not dependent on belief.“ – Variety

 “A touching feature walking the line between fiction and documentary, about the complicated dogmas of faith and belief.” – The Huffington Post

 

Awards and Festival Selections

 Cannes Film Festival – ACID Selection – 2012

 International Film Festival of Berlin – Official Selection – 2012

 Tribeca Film Festival – Official Selection – 2012

 

 Trailer : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rbFjax1HCs

 

 

 



 

 

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When & Where


Embassy of France
4101 Reservoir Road Northwest
Washington, DC 20007

Thursday, December 5, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (EST)


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