Jean de La Fontaine, le defi at Punchi Theatre
November 5, 2010 12:51 pm
Due to the commencement of the European Film festival, Alliance Française de Kotte will be screening the French film ‘Jean de La Fontaine, le defi’ at Namel Malani Punchi Theatre on 11th of November at 4.00pm.
The film follows the confrontation between Jean de La Fontaine, writer of the world renowned Fables, and Colbert, financial administrator for Louis XIV’s Kingdom of France. In 1661, Colbert gets his rival Fouquet arrested, a powerful advisor of the young king. While all the other artists support the decision and rush to the Court, poet de La Fontaine confirms his support for Fouquet. Colbert vows to make the rebel admit the truth, but La Fontaine, even when penniless, stands by his convictions. Without money, he resists, observes and writes the Fables, which protest against a despotic government in the height of its decline.
Directed by Daniel Vigne, this 2007, 01h 40mins film stars Lorant Deutsch, Philippe Torreton, Sara Forestier.
This screening is free of charge and open to the public at Namel Malani Punchi Theatre, Colombo 08.