Tuesday, March 10, 2015

The Alliance Française de Manille’s Cine Club Wednesday presents: Les petits mouchoirs (English: Little White Lies) on Wednesday, March 11, 2015, 8:30 p.m. Admission is free!

Little White Lies is a 2010 French comedy-drama film written and directed by Guillaume Canet, starring an ensemble cast of François Cluzet, Marion Cotillard, Benoît Magimel, Gilles Lellouche, Jean Dujardin, Laurent Lafitte, Valérie Bonneton and Pascale Arbillot. The original French title is Les petits mouchoirs, which means “the small handkerchiefs.” The film was released in France on October 20, 2010.

The French title Les petits mouchoirs refers to a French expression le mettre dans la poche avec le mouchoir par dessus, which means “to put something in your pocket with your handkerchief on top of it,” in other words to keep something hidden, try to forget about it, not want to think about it.

In a Parisian nightclub, party man Ludo (Jean Dujardin) takes off late at night on his scooter, where he’s blindsided by a truck. Lying between life and death in the hospital, Ludo is visited by his band of longtime pals, who decide that the gruesome crash should not prevent them from embarking on their coveted summer holidays.

Prior to the trip, another major problem arises when one of the friends, osteopath Vincent (Benoît Magimel), confesses his attraction to nervous-wreck restaurateur Max (François Cluzet); their initial tête-à-tête is one of the film’s comic highlights. Both are married, and Max clearly isn’t game, so when they arrive later with their families at his pristine seaside cottage, tensions are sky-high. The group’s stress level is further goosed by pot-smoking rebel Marie (Marion Cotillard), lovesick actor Eric (Gilles Lellouche) and the even more lovesick Antoine (Laurent Lafitte), all of whom are suffering from failed or failing relationships.


“Emmené par une belle brochette de comédiens “Les Petits Mouchoirs” nous entraîne dans un incroyable tourbillon d’émotions. On en ressort un peu sonné. Et ça fait un bien fou.”


(...) Si l’humeur est empreinte d’une vraie mélancolie, l’humour est toujours en embuscade. Si bien que l’on passe avec bonheur du rire aux larmes.

Télé 7 jours

The film, which is 2 hours and 34 minutes long, will be shown in its original version with English subtitles.

Film screenings are subject to changes without prior notice. Entrance is free but on a first-come, first-served basis. No reservations.

Alliance Française de Manille is located at 209 Nicanor Garcia Street (formerly Reposo Street), Bel-Air 2, Makati City.

For inquiries, you may call 895-7585 / 895-7441.

You Might Also Like