Chicago – Mar 29 2017

Bullying: A Free Screening with Oscar-nominated Director Yan England


We’d like to extend our warmest invitation to a special free film screening on Wednesday, March 29 at 6:30 p.m. by the Alliance Française de Chicago. As part of their Festival de la Francophonie, Oscar-nominated Quebec director Yan England will introduce his film 1:54 which just won le Prix du Public at the Festival du Film Francophone de Rome. The film will also be shown at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on March 30.

High school has been hard for Tim, who goes out of his way to avoid provoking the local bullies. But when his only friend and crush Francis meets tragedy at their hands, Tim decides to take his own revenge. He joins the track team, gunning for the head bully in the 800-meter dash – but will things go as planned? A dark drama that looks at sports, adolescent angst and the cruelty of bullying…

In French with English subtitles, followed by a Q & A with film director and reception. REGISTER, please click HERE.

We hope you will be able to spread the word and join the Alliance Française de Chicago for this amazing opportunity and celebrate the last event of the Festival de la Francophonie with their partners from Canada and Quebec in Chicago!

A bientôt!