In The Name Of My Daughter


(L’Homme qu’on aimait trop)

 by André Téchiné (2014) – 116’

Tuesday16thAugust, 6pm – CINE 21

The Cine Club of the Alliance Francaise de KOTTE in partnership with the National Film Corporation presentAndré Téchiné’sIn the name of my daughter(L’Homme qu’on aimait trop)

Free of charge and open to the public, it will be screened at 6.00 pm on Tuesday 16thAugust 2016 at the National Film Corporation Hall at BauddhalokaMawatha, Colombo 07.

In the Name of My Daughter (L’Hommequ’onaimait trop; also known as French Riviera is a 2014 Frenchdrama film directed by André Téchiné and starring Catherine DeneuveGuillaume Canet and AdèleHaenel.In the Name of my daughter is a fictionalized account of the true story of the events surrounding the life of Agnès Le Roux, a casino’s heiress, before and after her unresolved disappearance in the fall 1977.

After a failed marriage, Agnès Le Roux, a young and independent woman, returns to Nice in 1976 and tries to start a new life. Her mother, a wealthy widow, is running a casino in trouble. Agnès falls in love with Maurice, the lawyer of the casino.

In the Name of my daughter premiered, screened out of competition, at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. The film was screened as the opening film of the 12thChennai International Film Festival in December 2014. In January 2015, the film received two nominations at the 20thLumières Awards.

“In the Name of My Daughter” has good intentions of taking a sensationalistic riddle and turning it into a human story – Washington Post

Situated at 11, Keppetipola Mawatha in Colombo 05, the Alliance Française de KOTTE is France’s ONLY such official French language and cultural centre in the Colombo City. It is the preferred choice of all Sri Lankans, across all ages, who wish to learn the French language, with certification and diplomas fully recognized by France.

The Alliance Française de KOTTE is fully affiliated to the Fondation Alliance Française in Paris and enjoys the total patronage of the Government of France and the Embassy of France in Sri Lanka and Maldives. There are no other branches of the Alliance Francaise in Colombo City.


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