Today at The Clinton: Friday, Sep 24

My French Film Festival: Comme un lion

My French Film Festival: Comme un lion

Showtimes

SpectiCast, in association with UniFrance, is proud to present MyFrenchFilmFestival for the first time to big screens worldwide. At the Clinton Street Theater the festival includes six specially selected feature films from some of the world's best directors and featuring some of the industry's rising and accomplished stars. Each evening of the three day festival will include one comedy and one drama.

Comme un lion
Director: 
Samuel Collardey
Country: 
France
Year: 
2012
Runtime: 
102 minutes

Mitri is fifteen and lives in a Senegalese village. Like all boys his age, he plays football and dreams of Barça and of Chelsea. When a recruiting agent picks him up out, Mitri believes his chance has come. But to get seen by the great European football clubs, one has to pay.

His family chips in and puts itself into debt to help him. Once in Paris, everything collapses: Mitri finds himself abandoned, without a dime in his pocket, and unable to imagine dealing with the shame should he return to his village. An odyssey which will require all his resourcefulness hence begins. But his football dream will soon catch up with him...

Special Admission

$5 per film, $8 for a nightly double-feature, $20 for a weekend pass.