By Laman Ismayilova
“Paris”, a film directed by Cédric Klapisch, was screened at YARAT Contemporary Art Space as part of the Francophonie Weeks.
Artistic and strategic director of YARAT Bjørn Geldhof, addressing the event, welcomed the guests and stressed that the partnership between the French Embassy in Baku and YARAT Contemporary Art Centre will be strengthened and developed, Trend Life reported.
In turn, Ambassador of France to Azerbaijan Aurelia Bouchez thanked YARAT Contemporary Art Centre for the help in conducting the event.
The diplomat stressed that film screening takes place as part of the week of the Francophonie Weeks.
Later, the audience watched film in French with English subtitles.
The film tells the story of a Parisian, who is ill, and is wondering if he is going to die. His condition gives him a new look at the people he meets in Paris. The possible death has suddenly enhanced life, life of others and life of the whole city.
Market gardeners, a baker, a social worker, an architect, a homeless, a professor, a model, a clandestine Cameroonian ... All these people, who have nothing in common, are gathered in this City and in this movie. You may think they are not exceptional but, for each one of them, their life is unique. You may believe that their problems are insignificant, but for them, they are the most important in the world.
Francophonie Weeks, featuring cultural creativity and diversity of francophone countries, started in Baku on March 30.
Between April 1 and 22, the Embassies of Belgium, France, Egypt, Greece, Hungary, Lithuania, Morocco, Mexico, Romania and Switzerland jointly celebrate French language and Francophonie holiday.
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