French Cine Club presents a Philippe de Broca film on February 21

Moviegoers can watch the drama Vipère au poingfor free at the Alliance Française de Manille tonight, February 21.

Founded in 1920, Alliance Française de Manille (AFM) is a cultural institution committed to promoting the French language and culture in the country. The AFM encourages friendly relations between the Filipinos and the French through art and educational programs.

As part of its mission to enhance Philippine-France cultural relations, the Cine Club of the AFM regularly shows French films, usually with English subtitles. Tonight, the AFM will be showing:

Vipère au poing (Viper in the Fist)


French version, with English subtitles.

100 minutes

Genre: Drama

Director: Philippe de Broca

Starring: Catherine Frot (Paule "Folcoche" Rézeau), Jacques Villeret (Jacques Rézeau), Richard Bremmer (Abbé Traquet), Sabine Haudepin (Tante Thérèse), Jules Sitruk (Jean Rézeau), Cherie Lunghi (Miss Chilton)


A cry of hatred and revolt, Vipère au Poing is adopted from one of the most famous and popular childhood-themed novels in French literature. Largely autobiographical, it tells of the tragical-comic mode of the violent and ruthless fight of a ten-year-old child against his own mother in the midst of a declining upper-middle class family at the end of the 1920s.

Venue: Alliance Ondeo Auditorium, Alliance Française de Manille, 209 Nicanor Garcia Street (formerly Reposo Street), Bel-Air 2, Makati City

Screening Date: Wednesday, February 21 (8:30 p.m.)

Free Admission.

(Le Coude Rouge Restaurant is open before and after the film)

Office hours: Monday - Thursday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For inquiries, please contact 895-7585 / 895-7441 or send an e-mail to





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