From Nov 8, 2022 To Dec 20, 2022 Add to Calendar 2022-11-08 00:00:00 2022-12-20 23:59:00 Rouge, Movie viewing opportunity, watch from the comfort of your home As part of the One Film One Federation, Alliance Française offering, we are pleased to give you the opportunity to watch the movie Red soil/Rouge from the comfort of your home until December 31. The French Library, 53 Marlborough St, Boston, Massachusetts, United States America/New_York true
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About RougeAfter losing her job as an emergency room nurse, Nour Hamadi (Zita Henrot) returns to her small hometown and takes a position as a nurse at the chemical plant where her father, Slimane (Sami Bouajila) has worked for 30 years. As she settles into her new job, Nour becomes aware of multiple irregularities in the treatment of hazardous waste and the protection of workers. While her own father turns a blind eye in order to defend the factory that provides him with employment and serves as the region’s economic engine, Nour meets an investigative journalist (Céline Sallette) and finds herself compelled to become a whistleblower, at the risk of alienating her entire family. With his second feature, Algerian-French director Farid Bentoumi takes a nuanced look at the conflict between idealism and pragmatism in a complex political, economic, and environmental context sadly familiar to those who read the news (the film is based on true events). Co-produced by legendary Belgian filmmakers Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne and featuring their stalwart actor Olivier Gourmet, Red Soil establishes Bentoumi as a worthy heir to the Dardennes’ brand of socially relevant films in which regular people face the thorniest moral questions of our era.
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