Bordeaux-USA provides to residents of Gironde the opportunity to share Franco-American friendship, culture and ideas through English-speaking events and our Library in the heart of Bordeaux.
We can try for FREE to take part in one talk (Thursday evening 7:00 pm) OR one conversation hour (see 'Practice your English' tab).

The Librarian's Choice.

Hello everyone,
it's a pleasure to present the newest and freshest addition to our Library: the movie Philomena by Stephen Frears.
Click on the picture
to watch the trailer.

Falling pregnant as a teenager in Ireland in 1952, Philomena (Judi Dench) was sent to the convent of Roscrea to be looked after as a "fallen woman". When her baby was only a toddler, he was taken away by the nuns for adoption in America. Philomena spent the next fifty years searching for him but with no success. Then she meets Martin Sixsmith (Steve Coogan), a world-weary political journalist who happened to be intrigued by her story. Together they set off to America on a journey that would not only reveal the extraordinary story of Philomena's son, but also create an unexpectedly close bond between Philomena and Martin. Based on a real life story.

It was in the cinema few months ago and Concetta recommended it as a thought-provoking and moving film. Find out for yourselves - the DVD is on the Display table by the entrance.

Thanks to your generous response to our fund-raising initiatives for the Library, we now have a modest but potent budget to get more books or movies you may be interested in. Please do not hesitate to send me your wishes and I will try my best to get them for you!

As always, keep reading and stay cheerful...
Your Librarian