Come and discover the hidden gems of Mediterranean Cinema and join us for engaging discussions with other language and culture enthusiasts! Every month, we showcase a film in one of the Taalhuis languages
Before the screening, our teachers will provide an introduction to the film (in English), offering insights into its context, noteworthy elements, and characteristics of the work and the director, as your guide to fully savoring the cinematic experience.
After watching the film, we will have small conversation activities to chat more about what we have seen and share discoveries and points of view, and, if possible, use the language you are learning with fellow students, teachers, and native speakers.
This month it’s France’s turn with La Haine, by Mathieu Kassovitz (1995):
La Haine is a raw portrait of life on the fringes of society, depicted in black and white. Despite being shot in 1995, this modern classic is still relevant today. The movie follows a single day in the lives of three young men, Saïd (Saïd Taghmaoui), Hubert (Hubert Koundé), and Vinz (Vincent Casse) living in the French ‘banlieue’. In the aftermath of violent riots, Saïd becomes a victim of police brutality and ends up in the hospital, and his two friends get furious and want to take revenge on the police.
18:00 – Bar open
19:00 – 19:15 – Introduction
19:15 – 21:15 – Film
21:15 – 22:00 – Aftertalk