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SCREENING: Paris Prestige by Hamé & Ekoué

  • Embassy of France - La Maison Francaise 4101 Reservoir Road Northwest Washington, DC, 20007 United States (map)
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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11 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 NEED TO PRINT YOUR TICKET, BUT NO ONE WILL BE ADMITTED WITHOUT RESERVATION AND PROPER ID

Name on reservation must match ID for each attendee.

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.

PARIS PRESTIGE/LES DERNIERS PARISIENS
By Hamé & Ekoué
2016 - France - 105 min

In French with English subtitles.

Out on parole, Nas (Reda) has to meticulously clock-in to work at his older brother Arezki’s bar Le Prestige in order to avoid being thrown back in prison. But Nas has other plans: he wants to get back into promoting parties, and Le Prestige’s location in Pigalle, the heart of Paris’ bustling nightlife, is an ideal calling card for party-goers. It soon becomes apparent that the two brothers are on a collision course started long ago, with the death of their mother and Arezki’s decision to leave Nas with their aunt.

This gripping first feature by Hamé and Ekoué, two rappers in leading French rap group La Rumeur, is a Paris-by-night tour that stays far away from the glimmer of the Eiffel Tower, offering instead an insider’s portrait of a vibrant, quickly gentrifying urban neighborhood, with its African hairdressers, Algerian groceries, German tourists, neon sex shops, and every street scam known to man. But beneath its kinetic surface and groovy soundtrack, one finds a profound reflection on the struggles and disappointments of two generations of Algerian immigrants in France.

This screening is part of the film series Paris, a Hundred Villages.

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This screening by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States is made possible through the generous support from TV5Monde.

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