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Francophonie Film Festival


Cover image for Belgian film "Un Monde."

La Maison Française at the Embassy of France
4101 Reservoir Rd., NW
Washington, DC, US 20007

From March 7 to March 27, 2023

For the Mois de la Francophonie, the Cultural Services of the Embassy of France will present four movies from Haiti, Québec, Senegal, and Belgium at La Maison Française. Throughout March, you will be able to enjoy the best that French-language cinema has to offer.


Directed by Gessica Généus, 2021, 1h33, Haiti

With Néhémie Bastien, Gaëlle Bien-Aimé

Synopsis: Freda lives with her family in a poor neighborhood of Port-au-Prince. They make ends meet thanks to their small street shop. Faced with precarious living conditions and the rise of violence in Haiti, each of them wonders whether to stay or leave. Freda wants to believe in the future of her country.… 



Directed by Sandrine Brodeur-Desrosiers, 2022, 1h28, Québec

With Charlotte St-Martin, Isabelle Blais

Synopsis : 12-year-old Justine believes that she will be happier once her parents are divorced. The only problem? They have no intention of doing so. Tired of the fighting and bickering at home, Justine rallies her friends and tries everything to put her plan into action.…



Directed by Moussa Sène Absa, 2022, 1h41, Senegal

With Nguissaly Bary, Ibrahima Mbaye Tché, Mabeye Diol

Synopsis: Awa, a 15-year-old schoolgirl, is happily living her teenage years alongside her twin brother Adama who dreams of Europe. When their grandmother dies, her aunt Fatou and her uncle Atoumane promise to marry in order to preserve the family union. But Fatou does not love Atoumane and the latter, tired of waiting to consummate his marriage, commits an act from which there is no going back.…



Directed by Laura Wandel, 2021, 1h12, Belgium

With Maya Vanderbeque, Günter Duret, Laura Verlinden 

Synopsis: When Nora witnesses Abel being bullied by other kids, she rushes to protect him. But Abel forces her to remain silent. Caught in a conflict of loyalty, Nora tries to find her place, torn between children’s and adult’s worlds.…


In partnership with

Québec Government Office in Washington

Opened in 1978, the Québec Government Office in Washington is responsible for furthering Québec’s bilateral relations with the U.S. federal government (Administration and executive agencies as well as Congress). It monitors legislative developments as well as the programs and policies of the U.S. federal government.

Embassy and Consulates of Belgium in the United States

Embassy and Consulates of Belgium in the United States

Wallonie – Bruxelles International

Wallonia-Brussels International (WBI) is the body responsible for Wallonia and Brussels international relations. It acts as an international policy instrument for Wallonia, the Wallonia-Brussels Federation and the French Community Commission of the Brussels-Capital Region (COCOF).

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