French Summer Cinema

Every Wednesday at 9 p.m., from 28 July until 1 September, at the plateau of the Svilara Cultural Station, you will have an opportunity to check out the French Summer Cinema, organised by the French Institute in Serbia.

The repertoire will include French films of newer production. The screenings will be held outdoors, adhering to all epidemiological measures.


28 July at 9 p.m.
Adopt a Daddy (2019)
Comedy, 1h 41min

Damien grew up in a suburb of Paris, his mother was a passionate human rights advocate. Twenty years later, while walking the city, he bumped into a boy named Bahzad. Scared of being deported due to living in France with his mother illegally, the boy runs away. Damien comes up with an ideal solution: he will tell the authorities he is Bahzad’s father. However, everyone started talking about his heroic deed and now all the mothers with unregulated status want the same. With the help of his sister, a lawyer, and a friend, Damien establishes an association of men who are willing to recognise children of illegal immigrants as their own, thus breaking the solidarity law. Roles: Franck Gastambide, Melisa Sözen. Director: Xavier de Choudens.

4 August at 9 p.m.
Good luck Algeria! (2016)
Comedy, 1h 30min

Sam and Stephane, childhood friends, have been successfully making high-quality skis until their job becomes endangered. In order to save the factory, they undertook the risks of qualifying Sam to participate in the Olympics as a representative of Algeria, his father’s mother country. Besides the sport achievement, this incredible challenge will encourage Sam to reconnect with his roots. Roles: Sami Bouajila, Chiara Mastroianni. Director: Farid Bentoumi

11 August at 9 p.m.
Enormous (2020)
Comedy, 1h 41min

Frédéric is 40 and suddenly realises he wants to become a father. His girlfriend Claire never wanted a baby, and they agreed not to have one. However, Frédéric does the unforgivable – he gets Claire pregnant without her knowledge, until she starts getting enormous… Roles: Marina Foïs, Jonathan Cohen. Director: Sophie Letourneur

18 August at 9 p.m.
Notre-Dame (2019)
Comedy, 1h 28min

Maud Crayon is from the Vosges, but she has been living in Paris for a long time. After a misunderstanding, an architect and a mother of two wins the opportunity to refurbish the

plateau in front of the Notre Dame cathedral. Maud will face a real challenge with this new responsibility, a love from her youth that reappears in her life, and a father of her children who she can’t cut out of her life. It’s a challenge she will have to deal with in order to become free. Roles: Valérie Donzelli, Pierre Deladonchamps. Director: Valérie Donzelli.

25 August at 9 p.m.
Play (2020)
Comedy, 1h 48min

In 1993, Max was 13 years old when he got his first camera. He won’t stop recording for the next 20 years. He will record his friends, lovers, achievements, failures… He captured a portrait of a whole generation in the period from the 90s to 2010s. Roles: Max Boublil, Alice Isaaz. Director: Anthony Marciano.