Screening: June 7th @ 7pm
Cinema: The Fox – 2236 Queen St. E.
Narrative – Feature
Release Year: 2014
Runtime: 87 minutes
Directed by: Riad Sattouf
Country/Language: France / French (With English subtitles)
In the People’s Democratic Republic of Bubunne, it’s the women who are in power, who give the orders and who fight the wars, while the men wear veils and look after the home. One of these men, Jacky, aged 20, has the same inaccessible fantasy as all the bachelors in the land to marry the Colonelle, daughter of the dictatrix known as the Generale, and have lots of daughters with her. But when the Generale decides to organize a grand ball to find a husband for her daughter, things look bad for Jacky. Mistreated by his aunt’s family, he sees his dream start to slip away.
Riad Sattouf, born in 1978, is a French writer, cartoonist, comics artist and film director of Syrian origin. He is best known for his weekly comics in the French weekly Charlie Hebdo entitled La vie secrète des jeunes, and for his award winning film Les Beaux Gosses (The French Kissers).