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14 Jours, 12 Nuits

Publié le March 1, 2022
This film is presented at a part of the DC Francophonie Festival, in partnership with the Bureau du Québec Government Office in Washington, and the Smithsonian associates.


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WHAT: 14 Jours, 12 Nuits

WHEN: Tuesday, March 22 , 2022 – 7:00pm - 8:30pm

WHERE: La Maison Française – Embassy of France – 4101 Reservoir Rd NW, 20007, Washington, D.C.

PRICE: Free - Donations are encouraged

RESERVATION: Eventbrite.

INFOS: Registration and valid ID required. Masks and full vaccination certificate required. No parking inside the embassy. No large bags, helmets and suitcase.

Directed by Jean-Philippe Duval
| 2019 | 99min | France |
Cast: Anne Dorval, Leanna Chea, François Papineau
Produced by: Antonello Cozzolino
In French with English Subtitles

D.C. Francophonie Festival

Starting March 1, 2022, the Embassy of France in the United States celebrates the DC Francophonie Cultural Festival, in association with the embassies of members, associate members and observers of the OIF (International Organization of Francophonie), in order to offer a diverse cultural program, presenting French-speaking films from all over the world. Since 2001, the festival has honored the richness of the French language and French communities, bringing together more than 40 partners including the various embassies and the Alliance Française of Washington DC.

14 Days, 12 Nights introduces us to the world of Isabelle Brodeur (Anne Dorval), an oceanographer whose adopted Vietnamese daughter Clara tragically lost her life at the tender age of seventeen in an accident in the lower St. Lawrence region of Quebec. One year after Clara’s death and still shaken by the experience, Isabelle is driven by an overwhelming impulse to visit her daughter’s homeland. Once fully immersed in her daughter’s birthplace, she begins to believe that, somehow, she can prolong Clara’s life by retracing her origins. Her path leads her to the person who was once her daughter’s nanny, who in turn, reveals to Isabelle the existence and whereabouts of Clara’s biological mother. Armed with this new information, Isabelle tracks down Thuy Nguyen (Leanna Chea) who works as a tour guide for a travel agency in Hanoi. Motivated by an uncontrollable desire to meet this woman, Isabelle books a private excursion with Thuy. Throughout this stunningly beautiful journey, Isabelle discovers her daughter’s country through the eyes of the woman who brought her into this world. This pilgrimage of sorts leads the two women to unveil their innermost secrets. 14 Days 12 Nights examines the influence of culture, of identity, of loss and of forgiveness, and the extraordinary friendship between two women, cemented by the mutual love they share for the same child.

The film is an original idea and screenplay adapted by Marie Vien.

A panel discussion will follow the screening with Kim Thúy, Vietnamese-born Canadian, from which 14 Days, 12 Nights is adapted, and Professor Isabel Rivero Vilà from American University.

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Please note that proof of full vaccination and ID will be required to enter the French Embassy grounds. Masks are required throughout the screening.

Each person attending the event must have a ticket registered in their name and a government-issued ID that matches the name on the reservation in order to enter the Embassy. Due to strict security measures, please arrive on time, and allow extra time for security screening.