Wednesday, September 14, 2011 (7)

Sep 14, 2011
September 1, 2011
  • LOVE CRIME directed by Alain Corneau

  • Sep 1, 2011 to Sep 30, 2011
  • Location: Lincoln Plaza and Landmark Sunshine Theatres
  • Description: LOVE CRIME is a remorseless tale of extreme office politics, played brilliantly by Kristin Scott Thomas and Ludivine Sagnier. Isabelle (Sagnier) is the young ingénue assistant, while Christine (Scott Thomas) is the older woman, a senior executive in a multinational company doing deals around the world. At first they are friendly. Christine, the able executive, is happy to pass the grunt work along to the up-and-coming Isabelle as she learns the ropes. But when Christine starts to take credit for Isabelle's ideas, and a fellow worker bee begins to fuel Isabelle's growing doubts about Christine's duplicitous "all-for-one" attitude, the ground is prepared for all out war. LOVE CRIME is a complex, mischievous, surprising and ultimately devastating look on the corporate world, a last magical effort from one of the world's most loved directors.
  • Created by: Aimee Morris

  • Sep 1, 2011 to Sep 16, 2011
  • Location: Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center
  • Description: Inspired by true events, I’M GLAD MY MOTHER IS ALIVE was written and directed by father and son filmmaking team Claude (“A Secret”) and Nathan Miller. Given up for adoption as a toddler, troubled teenager Thomas (César nominee for Best Male Newcomer Vincent Rottiers in a powerful performance) becomes obsessed with tracking down his birth mother. After years of searching, Thomas finds her (a riveting Sophie Cattani) single, with a small child, living in a nearby suburb, and introduces himself. Traumatized by years of emptiness and longing for his mother, he starts an ambiguous relationship with her - part courtship, part obsession, which slowly drives him to an act of madness.
  • Created by: Aimee Morris
September 13, 2011
  • French Born Artist, Christian Perez de Carvasal, Featured in NYC Exhibition

  • Sep 13, 2011 at 7:00am to Oct 4, 2011 at 2:00pm
  • Location: Agora Gallery
  • Description:

    Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature French artist, Christian Perez de Carvasal, in The Rhythm of Color. The exhibition is scheduled to run from September 13, 2011 through October 4, 2011 (opening reception: Thursday, September 15, 2011).


    About the Artist

    Combining symbolic elements of the figurative and the abstract, French artist Christian Perez de Carvasal creates stunning canvases that reflect all the movement and energy intrinsic to city life. Inspired by a childhood in Paris, the artist paints sprawling scenes highlighting the majesty of modern architecture and the dynamism of crowded sidewalks and streets. Yet interspersed amid his urban landscapes are peaceful humanlike creatures which serve in juxtaposition to the harried pace that commonly defines city life. He explains, “I am inspired by urban life, people in motion, architecture, and colors. My mission is to provoke emotional and political reflections and visual expressions.”


    One of the hallmarks of Carvasal’s work is his us

  • Created by: Lee Eagle
September 14, 2011
  • The French Culture Nights celebrate Fashion Week by taking you on a Yacht Cruise to discover the creations of our talented designers

  • Sep 14, 2011 from 2:00pm to 7:30pm
  • Location: New York Skyports Marina
  • Description:

    Take a bite of the Big Apple as the sun sets on our two-hour cruise on board the triple-decker yacht the Harbor Lights. Capture a close view of the Statue of Liberty at night, the Brooklyn Bridge and more jewels of the Manhattan skyline.


    During the evening, live mannequins courtesy of le Monde Management Productions will walk around the boat wearing the unique creations of jeweler Virginie Millefiori and designer Yodit Tibebu. Woman centered photographies by Charlotte Jardat-Katz will also be on display. Music by DJ MBFM (My Best French Music).

    Virginie Millefiori is a French designer based in New York City. She creates jewelry and bags for whimsical people with an eye for detail and a taste for the unexpected. Her collections are colorful and playful, mingling poetry and wordplay with delicate designs. 


    Yodit Tibebu worked for designers such as Ralph Lauren and Liz Claiborne while creating her own label. Her inspiration comes from fabric and color while maintaining her love for natural

  • Created by: Enrique Gonzalez
  • Nuremberg, from "Atrocities" to "Genocide:" History on Trial and on Film Christian Delage

  • Sep 14, 2011 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm
  • Location: Buell Hall, East Gallery at Columbia University
  • Description:

    Presented as part of a new series at the Maison Française, Cinema: History and Theory

    The Nuremberg trials introduced procedural and evidentiary novelties that remain relevant today:  the filming of the trials, the presentation of filmed images as evidence, the passage from the description of “atrocities”, inherited from the First World War, to “genocide,” the statute of non-delimitation concerning the crime of genocide and crimes against humanity.


    Christian Delage is a Professor at the University of Paris 8 and Sciences Po Paris and
    Visiting Professor at the Cardozo Law School.


    Event co-sponsored by the Alliance Program. 

  • Created by: Columbia Maison Francaise
  • ANTONIN BAUDRY, Cultural Counselor of the French Embassy

  • Sep 14, 2011 from 3:00pm to 4:30pm
  • Location: La Maison Française of NYU
  • Description:

    Cultural Counselor of the French Embassy

    Nos sociétés actuelles:
    Entre construction de soi et perception de l’Autre

    La globalisation semble avoir transformé profondément notre rapport individuel aux nations. Certains des grands phénomènes structurant nos sociétés se situent désormais largement en-dehors des systèmes traditionnels des Etats et de leurs politiques. Comment nos appartenances se recomposent-elles ? L'art contemporain ou la littérature permettent-ils d'en saisir les nœuds ? Comment participent-ils à l'élaboration d' « effets de lieu » collectifs et à de nouveaux systèmes de construction de soi et de perception de l'Autre ? La diplomatie culturelle est au cœur de ces questions. Permet-elle d'élaborer des outils pour travailler ces mécanismes ?


  • Created by: La Maison Française of NYU