As part of the 'Experiences of Exile' week of events (Nov 8th-15th) at the University of Stirling, and the French Film Festival programme, the Macrobert Arts Centre is hosting a special screening of A View of Love/Un Balcon sur la mer (2010 dir. Nicole Garcia). A View of Love is a romantic mystery film about three French children who left Algeria very suddenly during the last violent months of the War of Independence in 1962.
The film moves between past and present as the characters, now adults in France, rediscover each other and their past. It illustrates how the nostalgia of the French settlers who lived in Algeria before it became independent, opens the door to the unexpected return of the past.
The film will be preceded at 4.30pm by an introductory talk by Dr Fiona Barclay. Her talk unpacks the emotional and historical attachments which linked Algeria to France for over a century, and which continue to shape the lives of millions living in France today.
You can book tickets directly from the Macrobert Art Centre here.
The film screening kicks off a week of events at the University of Stirling under the rubric 'Experiences of Exile' to launch the project's exhibition in the Pathfoot Gallery. You can learn more here.