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Saturday, September 2, 2017


The Alliance Française de Durban’s Ciné Club will show the film, Little Lion / Comme un lion on September 5.

The film will be the French version with English subtitles. Directed by Samuel Collardey, it runs for one hour and 41 minutes and is based on a true story.

Mitri is 15 and lives in a Senegalese village. Like all boys his age, he plays football and dreams of Barça and of Chelsea. When a recruiting agent picks him up out, Mitri believes his chance has come. But to get seen by the great European football clubs, one has to pay.

His family chips in and puts itself into debt to help him. Once in Paris, everything collapses: Mitri finds himself abandoned, without a dime in his pocket, and unable to imagine dealing with the shame should he return to his village. An odyssey which will require all his resourcefulness hence begins. But his football dream will soon catch up with him...

The film will be shown at 11h30 on September 5. Entrance is free. Food and refreshments will be available at Cash Bar (Fusion French Cafe)

Alliance Française de Durban is situated at 22 Sutton Crescent (off Windermere Road) in Morningside. For more information contact 031 312 9582 or fax 031 312 2864 or email:

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