Watch French movie Joyeux Noel at Alliance Francaise du Bengale

With Christmas just a week away, celebrate by watching Joyeux Noel, a French movie based on the Christmas Truce in 1914

Sharmistha Ghosal Published :  18th December 2019 12:00 AM   |   Published :   |  18th December 2019 12:00 AM

Joyeux Noël

Alliance Francaise du Bengale's Cine Club will be screening the film, Joyeux Noel (Merry Christmas). This acclaimed film by Christian Carion that released in 2005 is about the Christmas Truce in 1914.


When war broke out in the summer of 1914, it surprised and swept millions of men into its whirlwind. Nikolaus Sprink, a prodigious tenor at the Berlin Opera, will have to give up his beautiful career and especially the one he loves: Anna Sörensen, soprano and singing partner. The Anglican priest Palmer volunteered to follow Jonathan, his young church helper. 


They leave Scotland, one as a soldier, the other as a stretcher-bearer. Lieutenant Audebert had to leave his wife pregnant and bedridden to go fight the enemy. But since then, the Germans have occupied the small northern town where the young wife probably gave birth now.

And then comes Christmas, with its snow and its procession of gifts from families and staffs. But the surprise will not come from the generous packages that litter the French, Scottish and German trenches.  


The screening will be followed by an interactive session with Fabrice Plançon, director, Alliance française du Bengale.

When: 18 December, 6 pm
Venue: Alliance française du Bengale