Half a billion Francophones around the world will celebrate International Day of Francophonie on 20 March. This event began in 1998 as a way for the 49 members of Francophone countries to celebrate their common bond, the French language, as well as their diversity. The International Organisation of La Francophonie represents one of the biggest linguistic zones in the world. Its members share more than just a common language. They also share the humanist values. The French language and its values represent the two cornerstones on which the International Organisation of La Francophonie is based.
This year, Alliance Française along with the Consulates of Belgium, Quebec, Switzerland and France will unit to honour French language values in a week-long festival bringing you films from the French speaking world.
Les barons by Nabil Ben Yadir (111′)
Somewhere in modern-day Brussels, Hassan, Aziz and Mounir are three friends who lead a life of pleasant apathy. Calling themselves ‘Les Barons’, they spend their days loafing around in unhurried torpor, bantering between each other and adhering to a curious theory which postulates that the fewer steps one takes in a lifetime, the richer and more satisfying one’s inner life. But, as is so often the case, when real life intrudes unpleasantly into their dream world, Hassan, Aziz and Mounir are forced to deal with life, love and the future.
In partnership with Consulate General of Belgium