SCREENING: Welcome by Philippe Lioret


28 nov, 2017 – 7:00 P.M.

4101 Reservoir Road Northwest
Washington, DC 20590 Mapa

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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 28 AT 7:00 PM at La Maison Française - Embassy of France 4101 Reservoir Road, NW - Washington, DC FREE ADMISSION Parking available on Reservoir Road and across the street at Georgetown University Hospital's pay lot. SECURITY RULES: A reservation on Eventbrite is mandatory, attendees must have a Government issued photo ID in order to enter the Embassy. NO ONE WILL BE ADMITTED WITHOUT RESERVATION OR PROPER ID Name on reservation must match ID. Due to strict security measures, please arrive on time, doors will be closed at 7 p.m. sharp. Please allow extra time for security screening. WELCOME BY PHILIPPE LIORET2009 - France - 110 min In French with English subtitles As part of its Winter film series "Films Across Borders: Stories of Migration", the Cultural Services of the French Embassy present the screening of the 2009 film Welcome by Philippe Lioret. Kurdish teen Bilal has traveled all the way to the north of France in the hope of reuniting with his girlfriend in England. To get around a legal technicality, he decides to swim across the English Channel -- even though he's unable to swim. Simon Calmat, the local swimming instructor who is struggling with his own impending divorce, agrees to train Bilal for his grueling journey. The two soon form a strong bond that helps them in unexpected ways. Online registration is required for this screening. Sign up online on to never miss an event by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in Washington, DC. This screening by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States is made possible through the generous support from TV5 Monde and the French-American Cultural Foundation. Films Across Borders: Stories of Migration is presented by AFI Silver Theater and Cultural Center, the American University School of Communication and College of Arts and Sciences, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, DC LaborFest, Goethe-Institut Washington, Immigration Film Festival, the Mexican Cultural Institute, the National Gallery of Art and SPAIN arts & culture. Find the complete series schedule on

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