ALLIANCE Française (AF) de Maseru has resumed screening of French films on Thursday nights after taking a break during the festive season.
Dubbed, Cinema Nights, the screenings are meant to help the international organisation’s students at its training centre in Lesotho learn the French language, and also to promote Francophone culture and way of life.
AF is the world’s largest French teaching centre with over 1 000 organisations in 134 countries, serving over 350 000 students every year, recognised and sponsored by the French government. France is the third biggest film market in the world both in terms of admissions, after the United States and India, and revenues.
The films are showcased on a big screen outside Ouh la la coffee shop in Maseru. France is regarded as the birthplace of cinema and was responsible for many of its early significant contributions. It is noted for having a particularly strong film industry, due in part to protections afforded by the French government.
Being this the period in which French films are celebrated worldwide and have been running from January 16 to end on February 16, AF de Maseru will be part of the celebrations by screening five short French movies tonight at their premises. The films are; Le Retour – The Return, Molii, Dip ‘n Dance, La viree a Paname and La buche de noel which were shot in 2013, also including 2014’s Aissa.