Friday, February 3, 2017 (4)

Feb 3, 2017
January 19, 2017
Thursday
  • STAYING VERTICAL

  • Jan 19, 2017 to Feb 24, 2017
  • Location: Film Society of Lincoln Center & IFC Center
  • Description:

    Strand Releasing is proud to announce the US release of STAYING VERTICAL, French writer-director Alain Guiraudie’s new provocative and genre-defying character study about a filmmaker struggling with creativity, responsibility, fatherhood, and sexuality. A selection of the 2016 Cannes Film Festival competition and the New York Film Festival, STAYING VERTICAL is scheduled to open in New York on Friday, January 20 at The Film Society of Lincoln Center and the IFC Center, followed by a national roll out.

    Léo (Damien Bonnard), a blocked filmmaker seeking inspiration in the French countryside for an overdue script, begins an affair with a shepherdess (India Hair), with whom he almost immediately has a child. Combining the formal control of his 2013 breakthrough Stranger by the Lake with the shape-shifting fabulism of his earlier work, Alain Guiraudie’s new film, which often veers towards surreal black comedy, is a sidelong look at the human cycle of birth, procreation, and death, as well as

  • Created by: Aimee Morris
January 21, 2017
Saturday
January 26, 2017
Thursday
  • THE SALESMAN

  • Jan 26, 2017 to Feb 24, 2017
  • Location: Lincoln Plaza & Angelika Film Center
  • Description:

    Amazon Studios and Cohen Media Group are proud to announce the release of award-winning writer/director Asghar Farhadi’s (A SEPARATION, THE PAST, ABOUT ELLY, FIREWORKS WEDNESDAY) masterful, intimate, and suspenseful new drama THE SALESMAN, nominated for an Oscar® for Best Foreign Language Film. Winner of the Best Actor (Shahab Hosseini) and Best Screenplay (Farhadi) awards at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, and has won numerous other international awards. THE SALESMAN (a French co-production) will open in New York (Lincoln Plaza Cinema and Angelika Film Center) and Los Angeles on Friday, January 27, with a national roll out to follow.

    After their old flat becomes damaged, Emad (Shahab Hosseini) and Rana (Taraneh Alidoosti), a young couple living in Tehran, are forced to move into a new apartment.  Eventually, a sudden eruption of violence linked to the previous tenant of their new home dramatically changes the couple’s life, and creates a simmering tension between husband and wife. A

  • Created by: Aimee Morris
February 3, 2017
Friday
  • Patrick Timsit: On ne peut pas rire de tout

  • Feb 3, 2017 at 2:30pm to Feb 4, 2017 at 2:30pm
  • Location: FIAF, Florence Gould Hall
  • Description:

    "Today’s funniest comedian!" — L'Express

    Beloved French actor and award-winning comedian Patrick Timsit returns to FIAF this February with his acclaimed new show On ne peut pas rire de tout.

    No topic is too risqué. Timsit tests the limits of what makes us laugh, bringing to life a posse of bad guys—from racists to Nazis, anti-Semites and macho men—in order to tear them down.

    With biting wit and brilliant insights into politics and society, Timsit brings his signature style and caustic humor to show that you really “can laugh at everything—what’s important is how.”

    Co-written with Jean-François Halin and Bruno Gacci
    Directed by Ahmed Hamidi

  • Created by: FIAF