- Oct 11, 2012 to Nov 16, 2012
- Location: Lincoln Plaza Cinema and IFC Center
MPI Pictures is proud to announce the release of THE BIG PICTURE, Eric Lartigau’s French thriller adapted from Douglas Kennedy’s American novel, starring Romain Duris (The Beat That My Heart Skipped, Heartbreaker,) Marina Foïs, Neils Arestrup and Catherine Deneuve. THE BIG PICTURE is scheduled to open in New York at Lincoln Plaza Cinema and IFC Center on Friday, October 12.
Paul Exben (Romain Duris in an intense perfomance) is a handsome and successful thirty-something Parisian corporate lawyer with a beautiful wife, two children, and a glimmering future as a partner in the firm he co-owns with his mentor, Anne (Catherine Deneuve.) But behind this deceptively perfect bourgeois façade lies a desire for creative fulfillment, a restless spirit who despises his conformist life and envies the freedom of his neighbor Greg (Eric Ruf,) an uncompromising photojournalist.
Greg’s unexpected death throws Paul’s life into chaos, and he makes a startling decision that pushes him into unknown territor
- Created by: Aimee Morris
- Oct 25, 2012 to Nov 30, 2012
- Location: The Sunshine Cinema + Clearview Cinemas
Writer-director Lorraine Lévy’s THE OTHER SON, is a moving and provocative tale – filmed in Israel and the West Bank - of two young men – one Israeli, the other Palestinian, who discover they were accidentally switched at birth, and the complex repercussions on themselves and their respective families.
Joseph (Jules Sitruk), an 18-year-old musician preparing to join the Israeli army for his mandatory military service, lives at home in a comfortable suburb of Tel Aviv with his parents, France-born physician Orith (Emmanuelle Devos) and Israel-born army commander Alon Silbers (Pascal Elbé). A blood test for Joseph’s military service reveals that he is not their biological son; during the Gulf War Joseph was evacuated from a clinic along with another baby; both were given back to the wrong families. While the Palestinian Joseph went to Tel Aviv with the Silbers, their actual Jewish son, Yacine (Medhi Dehbi) was brought to the West Bank by the Arab couple, Said (Khalifa Natour) and Leila (
- Created by: Aimee Morris
- Oct 29, 2012 at 3:00pm EDT to Nov 26, 2012 at 2:00pm EST
- Location: The Metropolitan Room
- Description: A new «little sparrow» has landed. Ankah infuses her daringly dramatic evocation of Piaf’s art with a contemporary energy and rhythm.—Broadway WorldFloanne is the French Madonna—Timeout NYUndeniably effective renditions—Cabaret ScenesHer training is evident. Her voice has marvelous range.—Times Square ChroniclesTrip to France: $2,000. Hotel with a view of the Eiffel tower: $600 a night. Bottle of champagne: $100. Night in Paris in the city of New York being mesmerized and serenaded by Floanne: priceless. Treat yourself to a night in Paris without even leaving home. The French Chanteuse envelopes you with style and originality that eases you into a relaxed mood and leaves at the end of the night full of romance and forgetting where you are and where you came from… like in a Woody Allen movie.In her new show «Love is French», Floanne explores, rather academically… love. In a jazz cabaret show of French chanson with a a comedic flavor, a lot of personality and romantic overtones , Flo
- Created by: Flo Ankah
- Nov 2, 2012 at 7:00am EDT to Nov 21, 2012 at 1:00pm EST
- Location: Agora Gallery
NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of French artist, Veronique Forest in Altered States of Reality. The exhibition is scheduled to run from November 1 through November 21, 2012. The opening reception will be held on Thursday night, November 8, 2012 from 6-8 pm
About the Artist
With fresh angles and edges, abstracted yet eloquently tangible, French artist Veronique Forest photographs spaces and subjects with a zealous enthusiasm for movement and emotion. Trained as a dancer, Forest takes inspiration from the multitudes of gestures and motions that exist within the space of a dancer’s stage. Passionate in her tenacious search for novel and original moments to capture on photographic film, the artist has steadfastly trained her eye and technique through practice behind the camera. Sharp lines form abstracted, graceful gesticulations, while a metallic palette imbues a sparkling brilliance in these works. “As a dancer and photographer, I look through my pho
- Created by: Amanda Michaels - Agora Gallery
- Nov 6, 2012 to Nov 27, 2012
- Location: FIAF & Anthology Film Archives
- Description: Anthropologist Jean Rouch’s filmography includes over a hundred titles-from ethnographic studies of divine possession to a collective improvisation about itinerant chicken vendors-and although its central place in cinema history is recognized, the majority of it remains more talked about than seen.
This retrospective is supported by L’Institut Francais, Comité du Film Ethnographique, Archives françaises du film du CNC and by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy.
- Created by: Nathalie Charles
- Nov 8, 2012 at 7:00am to Nov 15, 2012 at 7:00pm EST
- Location: Lincoln Plaza Cinema and IFC Center
Based on the hit novel by Douglas Kennedy, The Big Picture follows Paul Exben (Romain Duris), who seemingly has it all: a great job, a glamourous wife and two wonderful sons. But when paul discovers that his wife is cheating on him, his perfect world is shattered and a chain of events results that will render him a fugitive. Retreating to a remote part of Montenegro, Paul sheds his old identity and starts over as an outcast. Through a series of unlikely encounters, Paul begin to build the existence he once dreamed of in his youth and discovers what might be the opportunity to redeem himself.
Starring Marina Fois, Romain Duris, Niels Arestrup, Branka Katic
Director Eric Lartigau
Go. See. It.
- Created by: eric e. (esquared)
- Nov 8, 2012 from 1:00pm to 2:30pm EST
- Location: Columbia Maison Française
Lecture by Olivier Wieviorka
Moderated by Professor Robert O. Paxton
The French Resistance remains a legend in France today, but its history differs from the myth. Olivier Wieviorka discusses the internal divisions within the Resistance, assesses its efficacy , and examines why the Resistance did not become a more widespread phenomenon in occupied France. Olivier Wieviorka’s new Histoire de la résistance: 1940-1944 will be published by Perrin in January 2013. Wieviorka is a historian and Professor at the École Normale Supérieure de Cachan.
Organized by the Columbia Maison Française.
Free and open to the public
- Created by: Columbia Maison Francaise
- Nov 8, 2012 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm EST
- Location: Friedman & Vallois Gallery
In exclusivity Friedman & Vallois Gallery will present, famed European painter and sculptor Rachid Khimoune, next November 8th, 2012 until December 21st 2012.
From a Berber background, Rachid Khimoune, grew up in Paris suburbs, in a housing project. His work is imbued of the dual cultural heritage he was born with.
Khimoune delivers a message of wisdom and peace by presenting a recent series made of found materials and objects. Totems and masks, made during the past five years, evoke Africa and its traditions with humor, assembling disparate scraps of modern life and fusing them into a new identity playing with their initial definitions.
- Created by: Laurence Fayard