Wednesday, April 25, 2018 (6)

Apr 25, 2018
March 22, 2018

  • Mar 22, 2018 to Apr 27, 2018
  • Location: Angelika Film Center
  • Description:

    Music Box Films is proud to announce the US release of BACK TO BURGUNDY by French writer-director Cédric Klapisch (L'Auberge Espagnole, Russian Dolls, Chinese Puzzle,) the tale of three thirty-something siblings reunited in the family vineyard where they grew up. Starring three of France’s most popular young actors, BACK TO BURGUNDY is scheduled to open in New York (Village East) and San Francisco (Vogue Theater) on Friday, March 23 followed by a national roll out.

    Jean (Pio Marmai,) left his native Burgundy and the family wine business a decade ago to travel around the world. The black sheep of the family, he unexpectedly returns home to reconnect with his ailing father. When Jean’s father dies, his sister Juliette (Ana Girardot,) takes over the reins of the “domaine” together with their younger brother, Jérémie (François Civil), who has recently married into one of the region’s more prestigious wine families. As the business is transferred to the children, a prohibitive inheritance ta

  • Created by: Aimee Morris
April 18, 2018

  • Apr 18, 2018 at 10:00am to May 1, 2018 at 5:30pm
  • Location: Film Forum
  • Description:

    Marine Le Pen was defeated in the French election that brought Emmanuel Macron to power, but her far right-wing party, with its nationalist, anti-immigrant platform, lives on to feed the fear and resentment that begot Donald Trump’s election. THIS IS OUR LAND is a fictionalized story of an attractive working-class single mother in the North of France who naively agrees to run for mayor, representing the Patriotic Bloc. Lucas Belvaux, who previously directed RAPT, a terrific thriller about a French politician’s kidnapping, deals with another type of kidnapping here: With the help of a charming André Dussollier as the town’s esteemed physician, the Populists’ rhetoric seizes control of the minds of the electorate. With Catherine Jacob as the blonde-bobbed leader who never met an angry crowd she couldn’t make angrier.


    2:00 4:30 7:00 9:30

    Wednesday, April 18 - Tuesday, May 1

    Tue, May 1: No 7:00 show


  • Created by: Cole Messina
April 20, 2018
  • Henri-Georges Clouzot's LE CORBEAU

  • Apr 20, 2018 at 10:00am to May 1, 2018 at 3:00pm
  • Location: Film Forum
  • Description:

    (1943) Fish-out-of-watered in a provincial town, coolly suave Parisian doctor Pierre Fresnay (Grand Illusion, Marius in Pagnol’s Marseilles trilogy) finds himself the target of poison pen letters from “Le Corbeau” (the “Raven” or “Crow”) — but then, slowly but surely, so does everyone else, even as an unknowingly terminal patient gets the bad news, the postmaster confiscates one addressed to his own wife, and letters literally float out of the air in public places. Hysteria and finger-pointing rule, with a suspect’s panicky flight through deserted cobble-stoned streets to the tune of an off-screen lynch mob an unnerving highlight. Made by a German production company during the — never mentioned — Occupation, though from a pre-war original script, Corbeau got Clouzot banned from the French film industry for two years post-Liberation. 4K DCP restoration. Approx. 91 min.

    Restored in 4K by Studiocanal, with the support of the CNC.

    Presented with support from The George Fasel Memorial Fund fo

  • Created by: Cole Messina
  • Ernest Oliveri

  • Apr 25, 2018 to May 31, 2018
  • Location: Stuyvesant High School
  • Description:

    French/German Languages Search


    New York’s preeminent STEM school wishes to expand its French and German language programs with one person, qualified in both. Teacher certification required. Candidates should email their resumes by May 31 to Ernest Oliveri, Asst. Principal of World Languages, Stuyvesant High School, New York City.

  • Created by: Ernest Oliveri
  • Focus on French Cinema Festival Closing Night

  • Apr 25, 2018 from 2:00pm to 3:00pm
  • Location: FIAF Florence Gould Hall
  • Description:

    Join filmmaker Gaël Morel for the NY premiere of his latest film Catch the Wind at the closing night of the Focus on French Cinema Festival.

    Screening will be followed by a Q&A with Morel and a festive after-party with wine and hors d’œuvres.

    Prendre le large
    Dir. Gaël Morel, 2017. 103 min. Color.
    With Sandrine Bonnaire, Mouna Fettou, Kamal El Amri, Ilian Bergala, Farida Ouchani
    In French & Arabic with English subtitles

    When her textile factory closes, Edith, a seamstress, astonishes everyone when she decides to forgo her severance package to follow her job to Morocco, where the factory has been relocated. What unfolds is more than a fish out of water story, as Edith must contend not only with new surroundings, but challenging workplace conditions and customs.

    Catch the Wind is beautifully shot and elegantly composed and Sandrine Bonnaire’s performance as Edith proves that she is one the finest actresses working today.

    "This is Gaël Morel’s best film, as convincing in the delicacy of his

  • Created by: FIAF