Lost in Frenchlation: Virtual French cinema club expands to Australia

Lost in Frenchlation: Virtual French cinema club expands to Australia
Cinemas in Paris had to close their doors for the second time this year as the French government imposed a second nationwide lockdown on October 30th. Photo: AFP
Cinema club Lost in Frenchlation will organise its second virtual screening of a French film with English subtitles on Friday - and this time the event will also be accessible in Australia.

What is happening?

Lost in Frenchlation, a Paris-based cinema group that regularly screens French films with English subtitles in the capital, will host its second virtual screening on Friday, December 4th.

Last week the screening was only accessible in France, but this week Australia has been added to the list. The screening will be held at 8pm French time and 10am Sydney time.

Which film is on this week?

Friday's film is Jumbo, which explores human's relationships with technology, based on a true story.

We don't want to spoil anything by saying too much, but it's a very fun and quirky theme and if you want to know more you can find a fuller description of the film on the Facebook event (link here). You can also find a trailer of the film with English subtitles on Facebook (link here).

Tickets cost €5 and can be purchased for watchers in France here and those in Australia here.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the director, Zoé Wittock.

What is Lost in Frenchlation?

Lost in Frenchlation is a company that regularly screens of recent French film releases with English subtitles to give Paris's large international community access to French culture – and to meet others in the same situation.

Usually the events are always preceded with drinks (including a cocktail inspired by the film), but since Covid-19 forced cinemas across France to close their doors that has no longer been feasible. On the plus side though – the virtual screenings are now accessible to English-speakers all over France, not just Paris. 

“These virtual screenings will take place every Friday until cinemas reopen,” Manon Kerjean, Founder of Lost in Translation, told The Local recently.

In addition to the online screenings, Lost in Frenchlation has launched a VOD page (link here) with more than 70 French films available to watch with subtitles in different foreign languages, including, of course, English.

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These are not limited to France and you can access from other countries. The first movie is free. After that, you may rent or buy the film.

For more information, check out their website or sign up to their newsletter (link here).


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