The Consulate General of Switzerland in Bangalore joins in the celebration of the ‘Week of the French Language’ – Francophone Festival, at Alliance Francaise, Bangalore, with the screening of two acclaimed Swiss French movies: Tableau Noir and Les Choristes. The Francophonie Festival is an annual worldwide celebration of the French language. Being the second most widely spoken language in the country, the festival is of great importance to Switzerland. Entry to the screening is free and open to all.
Les Choristes (The Chorus)
Christophe Barratier, Switzerland & France, 2004, 86 min
When he takes a job teaching music at a school for troubled boys, Clement Mathieu is unprepared for its harsh discipline and depressing atmosphere. But with passion and unconventional teaching methods, he’s able to spark his students’ interest in music and bring them a newfound joy. It also puts him at odds with the school’s overbearing headmaster however, locking Mathieu in a battle between politics and the determination to change his pupils’ lives.