Les Rayures du Zèbre | 3/15/2016


The Annual Francophonie Festival Atlanta will present the Belgian Movie “Les Rayures du Zèbre” [Scouting For Zebras – released in Belgium 2014] by director-writer Benoît Mariage with Belgian actors Benoît Poelvoorde [José Stockman], Marc Zinga [Yaya Koné] who won the Magritte du meilleur espoir masculin 2015 and Tom Audenaert [Koen] at the Alliance Française on March 15th,  at 7 pm.  It’s free but you must register.  See Logistics below for details.

Synopsis: Tackling a touchy subject with dark humor and complex underlying morals, the film details the shrewd maneuverings of José, a Belgian soccer expert specializing in scouting Third World talents, bringing them to Europe and making them stars.  José thinks he has found an amazing player in the Ivory Coast. When the rookie’s tryout goes poorly, both men rethink their assumptions about the game…   Check the intro with our dear actor Benoit Poelvoorde (attention language châtié).

The screening will be followed by a Belgian themed reception from 8.30 to 9.30 pm.
Atlanta’s Francophonie Festival is organized by the Atlanta Francophonie Committee, a multi-cultural collaboration between represented by the Consulates of Belgium, Canada, France, Haiti and Switzerland, the Québec Delegation in Atlanta,the American Association of Teachers of French, the Alliance Française of Atlanta, the French American Chamber of Commerce, Atlanta-Accueil and Ecole du Samedi.
Other French-language events are organized throughout March.
Logistics
  • When – 15 March, 2015 at 7 pm.  You must register.
  • Where – Alliance Française | Colony Square, Plaza level | 1197 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, GA 30361 | Tel: 404-875-1211 | Directions.
  • Parking –  parking is underneath the building.  Once inside Colony Square, take the escalator up to the very top (Plaza Level).   Alliance Française is located directly above Moe’s Grill.  Bring your parking stub to validate for FREE parking.
  • The movie – I imagine it’s clear for all … the film will be in French with English subtitles …   Dramedy ‧ 80 minutes | Rating: PG13 – some coarse language and might be shocking to those sensitive to racial discrimination … The movie has been filmed in Belgium and Ivory Coast.

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