In partnership with FIFOG, le Festival International du Film Oriental de Genève


Wednesday 16 April 2014 at 20:00
CERN Council Chamber

Où est l’amour dans la palmeraie? 




Directed by Jérome le Maire (Belgium, 2006) 87 minutes

Jérôme Le Maire quitte la Belgique avec sa famille et s’installe dans une palmeraie au Maroc. Dans cet univers traditionnel musulman, il tente de comprendre comment s’exprime l’amour et ce qu’il veut dire pour des villageois imperméables aux conceptions des Européens «libérés».

Original version French/Arabic; English subtitles



Thursday 24 April 2014 at 20:00
CERN Council Chamber


4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days


Directed by Cristian Mungiu (Romania, 2007) 113 minutes


Romania 1987, the brutal Ceausescu communist regime is in place; birth control is illegal and abortion is a crime punishable by death.  Gabita is almost five months into an unwanted pregnancy and in meek desperation turns to her friend and roommate, Otilia for help in organizing an illegal termination. Unfortunate circumstances force the two women to use a male abortionist, Bebe, who, in addition to an absurd amount of money, also demands sex with both women as payment. The bleakness of the storyline expresses a dark socio-political critique in the twilight years of a repressive dictatorship.








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