Screening of « L’Humour à mort – je suis Charlie» during the French Film Festival of Alliance Française [fr]
Dans le cadre du French Cinépanorama organisé par l’Alliance Française de Hong Kong ce Dimanche 29 novembre à City Hall, une projection du documentaire "L’humour à mort - Je suis Charlie" a été organisée en présence des réalisateurs père et fils, Emmanuel et Daniel Leconte.
In order to pay tribute to the victim of the terrorist attack committed on January 7 2015, more than 400 spectators, including the Consul General of France and his wife, came to the City Hall Theatre this Sunday.
L’humour à mort - Je suis charlie by Daniel and Emmanuel Leconte
Daniel Leconte, who directed the film C’est dur d’être aimé par des cons, released in 2007 during the trial of Charlie Hebdo about the caricatures of Mahomt, is a director of this new documentary which will be released on December 16 in France. This time, the director worked with his son Emmanuel by going back and forth between the terrorist attack of January 7, the publication of the magazine and the life of writing before and after the attack. Among the speakers of the film there are the drawer Coco, the caricaturist Riss who escaped from the attack on January 11, Eric Portheault, the financial director of Charlie Hebdo, Gérard Biard, the current chief editor of the magazine, the journalist Antonio Fischetti and the lawyer Richard Malka. Some philosophers, such as Elisabeth Badinter and Soufiane Zitoun, were invited to express their points of view of these incidents.
Discussion over humour
Some local families and expatriates came to share their sorrows and hopes related to the recent incidents with the directors. During the one-hour discussion, the theatre was turned into a discussion room, and became a special place for humour, freedom of speech, tolerance and core value of the drawers of Charlie Hebdo.