March 21 to 25: BMICH
Cinema Hall: 2:30 p.m.
A children’s film programme will be held to
coincide with the Bonjour Cinema 2009, organised by
the embassies of country members of Francophonie in
Sri Lanka (Belgium, Canada, France, Romania and
Switzerland) and the Alliance Française of Colombo.
Bonjour Cinema is organised in association with the
BMICH, Bonsoir, National Film Cooperation, Hilton,
and Colombo Film Circle.
Saturday, March 21
Nico La Taupe, directed by Brian Duchscherer
(Canada/ 2002 /Colour /22 minutes)
Synopsis: Nico, a cute little mole, keeps losing its
lunch box and fails everything in class and in life
until a visit to the optometrist changes it all.
Awards: Norman McLaren Award for Best Animation
Sunday, March 22
La Prophetie Des Grenouilles, directed by
Jacques-Rémy Girard (France / 2003 / Colour / 90
Synopsis: A new flood is drowning the Earth. A small
heterogeneous band, led by Ferdinand (modern times’
Noah), succeed in defying the raging elements. Both
humans and animals embark in a fantastic and
whirling adventure… ‘Raining Cats and Frogs’ is a
tumultuous fable based on the story of Noah’s Ark.
Awards: Crystal Bear, special mention – Berlin
International Film Festival 2004
Monday, March 23
Globi, directed by Robi Engler (Suisse / 2003 /
Colour / 72 minutes)
Synopsis: Rock musician Benji leads a charmed life
until the day the evil Maestro steals his shadow in
order to take possession of Benji’s musical talent.
At first, Benji loses the ability to play, then he
slowly becomes invisible. Desperate to help his
friend, Globi follows the maestro to his old ‘Opera
house’ and discovers that the villain has been
stealing the shadows of all the gifted musicians, so
that he may rule the world of music. With Globi’s
help, Benji and his musical partner Lucinda set out
to regain their stolen shadows. Will the three of
them be able to conquer the evil Maestro and save
Tuesday, March 24
U, directed by Serge Cocante (France / 2006 /
Colour / 75 minutes)
Synopsis: Mona is an orphan princess Or pheline. One
day, a unicorn called U appears to comfort her. She
grows up and discovers Wéwés, a troupe of peaceful
beings. Among them, Kulka, a dreamy musician.
Wednesday, March 25
Pom, Le Poulain, directed by Olivier Ringer
(Belgium/France/2006, Colour / 85 minutes)
Synopsis: In the forest, Mirabelle, the mare, is the
proud mother of Pom and is the best horse of the
team. Made wrongly responsible for an accident which
wounded the boss’s son, she’s sold and separated
from her foal. Julien, the old groom, would like to
help the young horse, but Pom is too desperate.
Mirabelle will do everything possible to find and
bring back her foal.
Entrance free. All films are subtitled in English.
Management of Education: Decentralisation and
Devolution, by President and CEO of AdvancED, United
States, Dr Mark A. Elgart (will be linked via
Digital Video Conferencing) with Deputy Director,
Ministry of Education, Sri Lanka, Dr Jayantha
Balasooriya, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the
American Centre, 44, Galle Road, Colombo 3. It is a
part of the public lecture series on ‘Education –
Investing in Future Generations’ by the American
Centre and Room to Read. Seating is limited. Call
249 8106 or 249 8163 for registration.
To Be Utterly Free Of Disorder, organised by the
Krishnamurti Centre, Sri Lanka, at the Public
Library, Colombo 7, at 10:30 a.m.
Until March 25
Sanctity of Life, by the women artists of the
Vibhavi Academy commemorating International Women’s
Day, at the Vibhavi Academy, 39, New Jayaweera
Mawatha, Athul Kotte.
Until March 27
A New Beginning, by David Pretre, at the Alliance
Francais de Colombo, 11, Barnes Place, Colombo 7.
An exhibition of art by the National Art Council, at
the Lionel Wendt Art Gallery, Colombo 7.
Apasu Harenna Be by Rajitha Dissanayake, at the
Lionel Wendt Theatre, Colombo 7.
Sanda Langa Maranaya by Kaushalya Fernando, at the
Lionel Wendt Theatre, Colombo 7, at 7 p.m.
March 23 to 29
Beer Pitcher Promotion at the Galadari Hotel,
Colombo 11 a.m. to 12 midnight