- 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 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 15, 2012 at 3:00pm to Dec 2, 2012 at 10:00am EST
- Location: Theater for the New City - Joyce and Seward Johnson Theater
The New Stage Theatre Company updates Arrabal's tale of Lais' dazzling and bizarre journey in this mesmeric production directed by Ildiko Nemeth, with video projection designers Laia Cabrera and Isabelle Duverger. Through a carefully crafted imaginary, the play depict some of the ways that today's culture - celebrity-obsessed to an unprecedented degree - and the preponderance of certain primal behaviors within that culture, may inform the audience's interpretation of Arrabal's premise.
Garden of Delights showcases the vivid and surrealist imagination of controversial Spanish playwright Fernando Arrabal, whose work explores complicated themes of sexuality, violence, good, and evil. Lais, a celebrated but troubled actress, fields calls from a live studio audience while ensconced in her palatial home. The lines between reality, dream and memory are blurred as Lais interacts with figures from her past and with Zenon, an ape-like beast that she keeps in a cage but cannot quite control.
- Created by: Isabelle Duverger
- Nov 22, 2012 to Nov 29, 2012
- Location: WALTER READE THEATER, FRANCESCA BEALE THEATER
THE DISCREET CHARM OF THE BOURGEOISIE
LUIS BUÑUEL, 1972
FRANCE/ITALY/SPAIN | 102 MINUTES
Special 40th Anniversary Screening!
Rafael Acosta, Ambassador of the South American Republic of Miranda, arrives with M. and Mme. Thevenot and the latter's younger sister Florence to dine at the home of M. and Mme Sénéchal (the three men enjoy a profitable association, smuggling heroin in the diplomatic pouch). Learning from Mme. Sénéchal that her husband is out and that they have arrived a day early, the party repair to a nearby restaurant, but are deterred from eating the meal they have ordered by the corpse of the proprietor, laid out in the next room. Accepting a subsequent invitation from the Sénéchals (who have now acquired a worker-bishop as gardener), they deduce from the absence of their hosts (who have actually just slipped out to make love on the grounds) that a police raid is imminent and speedily depart.
Their further attempts to eat together are equally abortive. The tearoom where t
- Created by: Nathalie Charles
- Nov 22, 2012 to Dec 11, 2012
- Location: Various. More info here: http://nyadiff.org/adiff-2012-venues/
FRENCH PRODUCTIONS IN ADIFF 2012
WHAT: 20th Annual African Diaspora International Film Festival
WHEN: November 23 to December 11
WHERE: Manhattan and Queens
TICKETS: From $10 to $20
Tue, Nov. 27 @ 7:00PM - Cowin - Teachers C.
Also on Fri, Nov. 30 @ 6PM - NYIT Auditorium on Broadway
In Moussa Touré’s powerful epic fiction film, a group of 30 men and a woman sail to Europe in a pirogue, facing the sea -- and the possibility of never reaching their destination -- in exchange for the myth of a better life in Europe.
Official Selection, Cannes Film Festival 2012. Directed by Moussa Touré, 2012, 87 min, France/Senegal, Drama, English/Wolof/French with English subtitles. Q&A after the screenings.
Sat, Dec. 1 @ 5PM - Cowin - Teachers C.
Also Sun, Dec. 2 @ 4:30PM - Black Spectrum
Toussaint L’Ouverture is the long-awaited, two-part action-packed epic film, depicting the life of the H
- Created by: Diarah N'Daw-Spech