Monday, May 11 | 7:00 PM
Directed by Stefan Liberski
Belgium, France, Canada | 2014 | 100 min. | French, Japanese & English with English subtitles
Preceded by a reception at 5:45 PM featuring French and Japanese cuisine in the theater's second floor lobby; a separate admission of $29 is required. Film tickets must be purchased separately. Limited to 50 people, so reserve early to guarantee your place at the table. Purchase reception tickets here.
Amélie, who has always felt Japanese having been born and raised in Japan until she was five years old, moves back from Belgium when she turns twenty. Initially she decides to teach French in order to pay for her Japanese lessons and other living expenses. Her first student comes from such a wealthy family, however, that she does not have to take on any others, and together they explore a different, darker side of Tokyo. A mutual fascination with each other's cultures draws them close until a sweet, but odd romance blossoms. Based on the semi-autobiographical novel by Amélie Nothomb.
Includes a complimentary French macaron from Praliné, a new French bakery in Belmont.
Speaker: Emmanuelle Marchand, cultural attaché at the Consulate General of France in Boston and a career diplomat. Previously she worked at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Paris and was also first secretary and the ambassador’s chief of staff and protocol at the French Embassy in Tokyo, Japan.