A View of Love/Un Balcon sur la mer (2010) 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. The film 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 lecture by Dr Fiona Barclay, Lecturer in French at the University of Stirling. The lecture 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. The lecture and film screening are supported by the AHRC as part of the project ‘Representations of the French settlers of Algeria’.
You can book via the Macrobert Arts Centre website.
The exhibition ‘Experiences of Exile’, which is part of this project, is currently on show in the Pathfoot Building.