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COLLOQUE VIRTUEL DE COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY

SATURDAY, JANUARY 28, 10:00 AM-1:30 PM
L'Exploration de questions culturelles et sociales à l'aide de supports audiovisuels
Annual Columbia University Department of French and AATF Workshop for Teachers of French
ONLINE EVENT ON ZOOM
More information and RSVP

This year's free, annual workshop for teachers of French, co-presented by the Columbia French Department and the Metropolitan Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of French, will feature presentations on the theme of "L'Exploration de questions culturelles et sociales à l'aide de supports audiovisuels. »

This conference will be in French. It is open to all who RSVP.

PROGRAMME
10:00 Introduced by Heidi Holst-Knudsen and moderated by Polly Duke 
10:05-10:35 Laurence Marie: Nouvelles ressources sur Molière (à l'occasion de son 400e anniversaire)
10:35-11:05 Sophie Queuniet: Comprendre la nouvelle loi sur la bioéthique
10 minutes de pause
11:15-11:45 Wesley Gunter: Joséphine Baker : une Américaine au Panthéon
11:45-12:15 Pauline Guedj: La globalisation du hip hop en France : enjeux sociaux et culturels
15 minutes de pause
12:30-1:00 Pascale Crépon: Les enjeux de la restitution d’œuvres d’art
1:00-1:30 Pascale Hubert-Leibler: Le système éducatif français : l'avant et l'après de la réforme Blanquer

DO NOT MISS THIS REMARKABLE PROGRAM - VALUABLE FOR ALL - PARTICULARLY IF YOU TEACH AP OR PRE-AP FRENCH
 

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A Long Look Back

Bonjour à tout le monde et année!

I am announcing my first book has been published on Amazon entiled A Long Look Back:A Sentimental Journey of an American Growing up in France.  Readers will find an interesting and easy read with an enjoyable portrayal of the author’s life in France as a young boy in the 1950’s and 1960’s. It is a perspective that is often combined with beautiful family meals and always with delicious wines. My passion and deep love for France is made undeniably clear. .Readers will be signing on to an entertaining, oftentimes humorous, sentimental journey set first in a small village along the rugged and beautiful Emerald Coast of Brittany in the western part of France then we speed up (of course) to Paris and Neuilly s/Seine, where the story really first started. I describe family life In Neuilly s/S, going to school in the 16th, I talk about landmarks that are familiar to expats such as the American Hospital in Neuilly. the beautiful American Cathedras on Av. George V, sailing frigattes in the Jardin du Luxenbourg and many others. Then I conclude with a collections of unique travel and food experiences as I meanders down from Lyon (culinary ground-zero for France) and evntually reaching the Côte d’Azur. A separate section is devoted to a selection of a few persnal and delicious, traditional French recipes à la cuisine de grand-mère,” because how can one talk or write about France without fully appreciating and immersing oneself, in its cuisine. A Long, Look Back is an undeniably wonderful, warm-hearted, tender journey into a France of yesteryear. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0BQGJ6YNQ. in paperback, 320 pages.

Merci à tous.

Richard H Rogers

 

 

 

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Greenwich Entertainment is pleased to announce that Philippe Le Gay’s taut psychological French thriller based on a true story, THE MAN IN THE BASEMENT, will open in New York at The Quad Cinema on Friday, January 27 (Holocaust International Remembrance Day) followed by Los Angeles and a national expansion.
 
A benign real estate deal becomes a sinister standoff between a young Parisian French couple (Jérémie Renier and Academy Award nominee Bérénice Bejo) and a dangerous negationist. Simon Sandberg, a Jewish Parisian architect (Renier) sells his flat’s unused cellar to a seemingly normal and well-mannered former history teacher, Jacques Fonzic (The Untouchables’ François Cluzet). But when Fonzic takes up residence in the cellar, the stranger’s secret life emerges. Slowly and methodically, his far-right, radicalized beliefs about Judaism and conspiracy theories ensnare Simon’s very existence, driving him to more and more desperate strategies to evict the man. 
 
What ensues is a riveting cat-and-mouse game between Fonzic and Sandberg as the increasingly menacing buyer insinuates himself with their naive teenage daughter, turning the family’s idyllic world upside down. Impeccable acting and a nightmare scenario drive this tense and gripping thriller, based on a true story, to its logical and frightening conclusion. 
 
Directed by Philippe Le Guay. Written by Philippe Le Guay, Gilles Taurand, Marc Weitzmann. Cinematography by Guillaume Deffontaines. Music by Bruno Coulais. Produced by Anne-Dominique Toussaint. A Greenwich Entertainment release.
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When it comes to finding French films or TV shows for kids to watch, the number of programs available on streaming platforms in the US can be overwhelming. That's why, each month, CinéSchool program manager and all-around film expert Nathalie Charles puts together a list of the top French content for kids and teens that is available online. While some films or series are pure entertainment, others are designed to share useful educational concepts, and more still are great for the whole family to enjoy! So, what's on this month?
 
MyFrenchFilmFestival 2023

MyFrenchFilmFestival (From January 13 to February 13, 2023)

MyFrenchFilmFestival is a worldwide French film festival presented by Unifrance whose goal is to shine a spotlight on a new generation of French-language filmmakers.

Selection will be announced on January 5, 2023.

Available online here and on several US platforms/channels.

 

animated charaters two zebras

Zou

Directed by Olivier Lelardoux, animated TV series, recommended for ages 3+

Zou, a little five-year-old zebra, lives in a town inhabited only by zebras. He and his extended family live in a large house right next door to his best friend, Elzee. He is an imaginative and inquisitive foal, and he’s now old enough to start becoming his own person!

Available on Amazon Video: season 1 and season 3 | The Roku Channel

 

Kids running to fight

Trouble at Timpetill (Les Enfants de Timpelbach)

Directed by Nicolas Bary, 2008, 2h13, recommended for ages 13+

Welcome to Timpetill, a small, serene village. Well, not really that serene… Indeed, for several weeks, the children have been playing multiple practical jokes and nasty tricks. The victims are, of course, other children… but also, and most of all, the parents. Overwrought, they decide to leave the village for what they think will only be one day. But nothing happens as planned: on the way back, they are taken prisoner by a group of soldiers. In Timpetill, the news of a village without parents makes Oscar and his gang of thugs happy! But that isn’t the case of a few daredevils who decide to side with Manfred and Marianne to regain control of the village.

Available on Vudu | YouTube | AppleTV | Amazon Video

 

animated tv series

Wakfu

animated TV series, 2008-2017, 3 seasons, recommended for ages 9+

In a fantasy world, a mysterious figure leaves a baby boy with a retired bounty hunter in a small village with instructions to raise him until the time is right for him to find his biological family. Years later, that boy named Yugo discovers he has powerful magic abilities using the power of Wakfu even as his village is threatened.

Available on Netflix (#tip: be sure to click on "Audio & Subtitles" and select audio in French!)

 

If you like this series, you should like also this special series: Wakfu: The Quest for the Six Eliatrope Dofus
Animated TV series, 2014, 1 season, recommended for ages 9+

Available on Netflix (#tip: be sure to click on "Audio & Subtitles" and select audio in French!)

 

Animated movie

Terra Willy: Unexplored Planet (Terra Willy, planète inconnue)

By Eric Tosti, 2019, 1h30, PG, recommended for ages 7+

Following the destruction of their ship, the young Willy is separated from his parents with whom he traveled in space. His spare capsule lands on a wild and unexplored planet. With the help of Buck, a survival robot, he will have to hold until the arrival of a rescue mission.

Available on Hulu | Amazon Video | Vudu | GooglePlay | Redbox | YouTube | AppleTV

 

Week-end en famille

Weekend Family (Week-End Family)
Created by Baptiste Filleul, 2022, season 1, TV-PG, recommended for ages 8+

Every weekend, Fred takes care of his girls Clara (15), Victoire (12), and Romy (9). Each has a different mother with whom she lives during the week. A new stepmother joins in this happy mix when Fred falls madly in love with Emma, a Canadian doctoral student in child psychology.

Available on Disney+ (#tip: be sure to click on "Audio & Subtitles" and select audio in French!)

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New French dual-language program in Manhattan

Welcome to New York City's new French dual-language program at PS149. The Sojourner Truth School, located in West Harlem (District 3) where 117th Street meets Lennox Avenue, is pioneering a bold new approach to French Dual Language instruction. Launched in September 2022, with students in Pre-Kindergarten, the school is building out a fully immersive Pre-Kindergarten through Eighth Grade Dual Language educational experience - producing students who are fully fluent (reading, writing, and speaking) in both French and English upon graduation. Embracing the most up to date pedagogical practices around dual language instruction, students will enter high school bilingual in every sense of the word - with a full appreciation of not only the French language, but of the culture and uniqueness of the Francophone world and what it means to be a part of this world.  
 
With open enrollment available to all families within the five boroughs - whether French is spoken at home fluently, or there simply exists a desire to become immersed in the language and culture of those who speak French, all are welcome at Sojourner Truth. In the 2023-2024 school year the Dual Language Program will expand to include Kindergarten and First Grade, continuing to grow yearly until we reach our goal of a full Pre-K to Grade 8 French Dual Language Program - the only such one in all of New York City. Principal Flournoy White and her team look forward to families learning more about the powerful work being done here and having them join us as we collaboratively bring the French Dual Language Program to life.
 
For more information or to visit the school, please contact Jeffrey Perl at JPerl2@schools.nyc.gov

 

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New podcast episode: Antonella Sorace

With Bilingual Matters, Antonella Sorace challenges conventional wisdom about bilingualism

Antonella Sorace, an Italian living in Scotland, is the founder of Bilingualism Matters, an organization that advances research on bilingualism and language learning. Misconceptions in this area are rampant, and it is thanks to Antonella Sorace's work that we are now able to dispel some of the myths and misconceptions that are often found in our schools and in our societies.

The Bilingual Revolution podcast is produced by French Morning with the participation of CALEC.

Listen to this new podcast episode In French on New York in French

https://newyorkinfrench.net/podcast

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When it comes to finding French films or TV shows for kids to watch, the number of programs available on streaming platforms in the US can be overwhelming. That's why, each month, CinéSchool program manager and all-around film expert Nathalie Charles puts together a list of the top French content for kids and teens that is available online. While some films or series are pure entertainment, others are designed to share useful educational concepts, and more still are great for the whole family to enjoy! So, what's on this month?
 
2 birds walking in the street (animated image)

To celebrate the holidays, IFcinéma à la carte is offering a selection of French short and feature films to watch for free from December 1 to 31! 

  • En sortant de l’école : Claude Roy – 6 shorts from the serie: Le bestiaire incertain, L'oiseau futé, Etourdis étourneauxL'enfant qui a la tête en l'airL'escargot Capitaine au long cours, and La clé des champs (recommended for ages 6+)
  • Good Luck Algeria by Farid Bentoumi (recommended for ages 14+)
  • Les Invisibles by Louis Julien Petit (recommended for ages 16+)

 

Animated cartoon / horse in a kitchen

A Town Called Panic: The Christmas Log (Panique au village : La bûche de Noël)
By Stéphane Aubier and Vincent Patar, 2013, 26 min., Belgium-France, recommended for ages 10+

The end-of-year celebrations are coming. Christmas: the tree, the dinner, the presents. Indian and Cowboy are expecting their presents eagerly. Overexcited by the organization of the celebration, they fight and destroy the Yule Log on which Horse was putting the last touch. Horse is livid and cancels the gifts from Santa Claus. How will they win back the favors of Horse and The Old Bearded Man? How will they retrieve their gifts ? For Indian and Cowboy, this is just the beginning of a long, very long Christmas Eve.

Available on Amazon Prime | Vudu | GooglePlay | Microsoft | YouTube | AppleTV

 

Santa Claus

Christmas & Co (Santa & Cie)
By Alain Chabat, 2017, 1h39, France-Belgium, PG, recommended for ages 12+

Santa's 92,000 elves all fall ill and collapse... simultaneously, on Christmas Eve! Who will make the toys for all the kids all around the world? He has no choice! Santa and his reindeer must go to Earth in search of a cure. But once he gets there, Mr. Claus will need some help to save the magic of Christmas...

Available on Vudu | Amazon Video | YouTube | GooglePlay | AppleTV

 

Christmas scene

Noël Noël
By Nicola Lemay, 2003, 22 min., Canada, recommended for ages 6+

Noel Noël, a misguided billionaire, is in love with Beatrice, a bespectacled fairy. But thanks to little Zoey, her dog Snooze, and a blue-eyed reindeer, his eyes are finally opened. Enlivened by a humorous and rhymed narration spoken by Leslie Nielsen, Noel Noël is an animated fantasy about Christmas reminding us that happiness comes when the heart is allowed to speak.

Available on ONF website (French version) | Amazon Video (English version)

 

Scene of the animated movie L'apprenti Père Noël

Santa's Apprentice (L'apprenti Père Noël)
By Luc Vinciguerra, 2010, 1h11, Australia-France-Ireland, PG, recommended for ages 6+

Santa doesn't want to retire, but rules are rules and he must train someone to replace him. The lucky winner, to be chosen from among millions of children, must be named Nicholas, be an orphan, and have a pure heart.

Available on KanopyAmazon PrimeYouTube | GooglePlay | AppleTV | Vudu | Microsoft | Redbox

 

If you like this film, you should like also the sequel: The Magic Snowflake (L'Apprenti Père Noël et le flocon magique)
By Luc Vinciguerra, 2013, 1h25, France, recommended for ages 6+

Available on  Amazon Prime | YouTube | GooglePlay | AppleTV | Redbox | Vudu | Microsoft

 

a kid on a bike

Santa Claus (Le Père Noël)
By Alexandre Coffre, 2014, 1h20, France-Belgium, recommended for ages 14+

Santa doesn't want to retire, but rules are rules and he must train someone to replace him. The lucky winner, to be chosen from among millions of children, must be named Nicholas, be an orphan, and have a pure heart.

Available on VuduAmazon PrimeYouTube | GooglePlay | AppleTV | Microsoft 

 

Christmas in the farm

The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales (Le grand méchant renard et autres contes...)
By Benjamin Renner & Patrick Imbert, 2017, 1h19, France-Belgium, PG / Recommended for ages 5+

The countryside isn't always as calm and peaceful as it's made out to be, and the animals on this farm are particularly agitated: a fox who mothers a family of chicks, a rabbit who plays the stork, and a duck who wants to be Santa Claus.

Available on AppleTV | Microsoft | Vudu | GooglePlay | YouTube | Amazon Prime 

 

Ladybug with Eiffel Tower in the back

A Christmas Special - Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir (Pire Noël - Miraculous : Les aventures de Ladybug et de Chat Noir)
Animated TV Series, 2016, 21 min., recommended for ages 7+

Parisian teen Marinette transforms herself into superhero Ladybug to find her lonely secret crush Adrien when he runs away from home at Christmas.

Available on Netflix (#tip: be sure to click on "Audio & Subtitles" and select audio in French!)

 

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When it comes to finding French films or TV shows for kids to watch, the number of programs available on streaming platforms in the US can be overwhelming. That's why, each month, CinéSchool program manager and all-around film expert Nathalie Charles puts together a list of the top French content for kids and teens that is available online. While some films or series are pure entertainment, others are designed to share useful educational concepts, and more still are great for the whole family to enjoy! So, what's on this month?
 
Lilou © Rawan Rahim

Lilou
Directed by Rawan Rahim, 2015, 8 min., France-Lebanon, recommended for ages 8+ (no dialogue)

Lilou is sensitive and curious, but also paralyzed by unbearable shyness. She is given a gift that allows her to see the past of the people around her and this will suddenly bring her out of her introversion.

Available on Vimeo
You can read an interview of director Rawan Rahim on NYICFF's website.

 

Cartoon

Do, Re & Mi
Animated preschool series, recommended for ages 3+

Do, Re & Mi are three birdie best friends who live in Beebopsburgh, a town as musical as its inhabitants. From the piano keys sidewalk to the beat-notes bushes, music is its own character in this show and it’s everywhere!

Available on Prime Video (#tip: make sure to click on "Subtitles & Audio" and select audio in French!)

 

A monkey looking from a window (animated movie)

The Prince's Voyage (Le Voyage du Prince)
Directed by Jean-François Laguionie & Xavier Picard, 2019
1h18, France-Canada-Luxembourg, recommended for ages 9+

When an old monkey Prince named Laurent runs aground on an unknown shore, he is found, injured and lost, by 12-year-old Tom. Prince Laurent is then taken in by Tom’s parents, a couple of scientists who were banished from their community because they believe in the existence of other monkey civilizations. With Tom’s help, the Prince discovers a society he knows nothing about, while Tom’s parents decide to use him to prove that their theory was indeed correct …

Available on The Roku Channel | Tubi | Vudu | Amazon Video | GooglePlay | YouTube | Microsoft | AppleTV | Freevee

 

Aya of Yop City (Gkids)

Aya of Yop City (Aya de Yopougon)
Directed by Marguerite Abouet et Clement Oubrerie, 2013
1h28, France-The Ivory Coast, recommended for ages 16+

Set against the colorful and spirited backdrop of the Ivory Coast in the 1970s, Aya of Yop City is a vibrant, beautifully animated adaptation of the best-selling series of graphic novels by co-director Marguerite Abouet.

Aya is 19, and she loves her neighborhood of Yop City in Abidjan, where everyone knows each other. It’s always lively, with open markets, colorful fabrics, funky cafés and music everywhere. Her mom Fanta is the neighborhood’s most trusted healer. Her dad is a sales rep for a brewery, and certainly gets his fill of the product. While Aya has dreams of becoming a doctor, her two best friends, Adjoua and Bintou, just like to hang out and spend their evenings dancing, drinking and flirting with boys. Their ambition is to follow Plan C: Combs, Clothes and Chasing Men! But big trouble comes to town when Adjoua realizes she’s pregnant, and the baby’s father is the spoiled son of one of the richest and most feared men in the whole country. How can he possibly tell his old man?

Available on Kanopy | AppleTV | Ovid | GooglePlay | Amazon Video | YouTube | Vudu | KinoNow

 

The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec

The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec (Les Aventures extraordinaires d’Adèle Blanc-Sec)
Directed by Luc Besson, 2010, 1h46, PG , recommended for ages 12+

The year is 1912. A 136 million-year old pterodactyl egg, housed in the Natural History Museum, has mysteriously hatched, unleashing a prehistoric monster onto the Parisian streets. But nothing fazes Adèle, when she finds a connection with the ancient bird and reveals many more extraordinary surprises.

Available on tubi | Vudu | Prime Video | YouTube | Google Play | Microsoft | AppleTV | Plex

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When it comes to finding French films or TV shows for kids to watch, the number of programs available on streaming platforms in the US can be overwhelming. That's why, each month, CinéSchool program manager and all-around film expert Nathalie Charles puts together a list of the top French content for kids and teens that is available online. While some films or series are pure entertainment, others are designed to share useful educational concepts, and more still are great for the whole family to enjoy! So, what's on this month?

 
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This Fall, Albertine Cinémathèque partner with the Columbia Maison Française to present free online movies as part of the festival Being in the World: People and the Planet in the French and Francophone Cinema.

Animal
Directed by Cyril Dion, France, 2021, documentary, 1h45
Recommended for ages 12+
Movie available online from October 3 to 9, 2022. To register: click here.

Cave of Forgotten Dreams (La Grotte des rêves perdus)
Directed by Werner Herzog, Canada-USA-France-Germany, 2010, documentary, 1h30,
Recommended for ages 10+ (rated G)
Movie available online from October 13-16, 2022. To register: click here.

 

Animated image with a little girl and a panda

Stillwater
TV series, 2020, France-USA, recommended for ages 6+

Based on the Scholastic book series “Zen Shorts” by Jon J Muth, Stillwater centers on siblings Karl, Addy and Michael, who are typical kids with typical kid challenges – meaning that sometimes even the smallest things can feel insurmountable. Fortunately for these three, they have Stillwater, a wise panda, as their next-door neighbor. Through his example, stories and gentle humor, Stillwater gives the children a deeper understanding of their feelings as well as tools that help them face their own day-to-day challenges. Stillwater also brings newfound fun and adventure for the three, opening their eyes to the quiet wonders of the world around them, and guiding them to their place within it.

Available on Apple TV+ (#tip: make sure to select audio in French!)

 

Notre-Dame Cathedral burning in Paris

Notre-Dame: Rage Against the Inferno (Notre-Dame: L’épreuve du feu)
Directed by Fabrice Gardel, Simon Kessler, Josselin Mahot, 2019
44 min., documentary, France-UK, rated PG, recommended for ages 11+

On April 15, 2019 600 firefighters of the Paris Fire Brigade fought for over 7 hours to save the Notre Dame Cathedral from fire. In this stunning documentary, witness firefighters testimonies as they struggle to wage war. Looking to save the massive building from flames and save the relics inside, not only for Paris but for this structure that serves as a symbol of Paris for the world.

Available on Disney+ (#tip: make sure to click on "Subtitles & Audio" and select audio in French!)

 

A girl playing ball with a young white lion

Mia and the White Lion (Mia et le lion blanc)
Directed by Gilles De Maistre, 2018, France-Germany-South Africa, 1h38, PG, recommended for ages 9+

A young girl and her beautiful white lion, Charlie, set off on an epic adventure across the wild African savanna in search for somewhere Charlie can live out his life, safe and free.

Available on PeacockTVTubi | PlutoTVAmazon Video | YouTube | GooglePlay | iTunes | Redbox | Microsoft | Roku Channel | Vudu

 

Animated cartoon

Paprika
Animated Preschool Series, France, 2018, recommended for ages 3+

Stan and Olivia – the amazingly different Paprika twins – use their boundless enthusiasm to turn everyday life into an extraordinary adventure.

Available on Netflix (#tip: make sure to click on "Audio & Subtitles" and select audio in French!)

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Paris décor de cinéma !

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En se promenant dans la capitale française, notamment l’été, il n’est pas rare de croiser une équipe detournage ou de découvrir une rue totalement transformée façon Paris sous l’Occupation ou Paris des Lumières. Récemment, les films Notre-Dame brûle de Jean-Jacques Annaud, Les Trois Mousquetaires avec Vincent Cassel ou la série Lupin avec Omar Sy y ont été tournés.
En 2021, la ville a même battu un record de journées de tournages. La Mairie de Paris a comptabilisé 110 longs-métrages et 64 séries, grâce à sa Mission Cinéma, qui octroie les autorisations et récolte les rede-vances. Il peut y avoir un même jour jusqu’à dix ou vingt tournages dans la capitale. Le service veille à déran-ger le moins possible les riverains, les commerces ou la circulation. Les retombées économiques sont réelles. Outre la redevance perçue par la ville, il y a l’emploi de techni-ciens, de figurants, ou la restaura-tion et l’hébergement des équipes. Par exemple, le tournage de Mission : Impossible 6, avec Tom Cruise, en 2017, a généré 35 millions d’euros de dépenses, dont 7 millions en hôtels et restaurants.

Séries en séries
Michel Gomez, délégué général de cette Mission Cinéma, analyse : « Le nombre de jours de tournages a doublé entre 2015 et 2021, passant de 3 500 à 7 000 jours. Cela est en grande partie dû aux séries produites par les plateformes de vidéos en ligne comme Amazon Prime, Apple TV+, Netflix ou Disney+. Avec l’appari-tion de ces plateformes, quasi une nouvelle chaque année, la demande en contenus a explosé. »
D’autant qu’une série de plusieurs épisodes implique des tournages beaucoup plus longs que ceux d’un film de cinéma de deux heures. Durant un an, la plateforme amé-ricaine Netflix a, par exemple, tourné la troisième saison de Lupin, inspirée du célèbre gentleman cam-brioleur. Actuellement, Apple TV+ tourne deux séries à Paris, l’une consacrée aux débuts du couturier Christian Dior, l’autre à Benjamin Franklin, de passage dans la ca-pitale en 1776. Deux tournages avec des centaines de figurants en  costumes, de nombreux techniciens et des rues totalement dépouillées de leurs réverbères, panneaux publicitaires ou devantures de magasins du XXIe siècle pour les faire remonter dans le temps.
Sur les quelque 2 300 tournages dénombrés au cours du premier semestre 2022, plus de 2 000 sont des productions françaises, suivies de productions américaines (près de 200). Mais d’autres nationalités sont attirées par le décor parisien : 11 films espagnols, 15 japonais, 8 indiens… qu’il s’agisse de vidéo-clips de musique, de publicités, de courts-métrages ou de séries. Pourquoi la Ville Lumières attire-t-elle autant les projecteurs ? « Il y a plusieurs raisons, détaille Michel Gomez. L’attractivité fiscale, grâce à un mécanisme de crédit d’impôt pour les entreprises françaises comme étrangères, la qualité et la quantité de techniciens de l’audiovisuel pré-sents en région parisienne, et bien sûr l’iconographie parisienne, celle d’une ville romantique avec une im-portante dimension patrimoniale et historique. » Et cela tombe bien car les séries historiques sont de plus en plus nombreuses, comme Paris Police 1900, tourné pour Canal +. Toutes ces images de Paris diffusées sur petits ou grands écrans favo-risent-elles la venue de touristes ? Difficile à dire. Au moins, la ville reste ainsi dans l’imaginaire du plus grand nombre. Mais certaines séries, comme Emily in Paris, ont donné naissance à des visites gui-dées. Elles commencent au Jardin du Luxembourg, dans lequel Assane Diop, joué par Omar Sy, fuit la police en se mêlant à un groupe de livreurs à vélo, et se terminent au musée du Louvre, où il vole le collier de la reine Marie-Antoi-nette. Un passage aussi place de la Contrescarpe, où Emily habite, ou devant la boulangerie qui la fournit en croissants. De nouveaux tou-ristes veulent se promener dans le gigantesque décor qu’est Paris. 

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EFNY RECRUTE DES ASSISTANTS POUR SES CLASSES DE FRANCAIS APRES L'ECOLE, A BROOKLYN ET A MANHATTAN

Vous êtes de langue maternelle française, vous aimez travailler auprès d’enfants et vous êtes légalement autorisés à travailler aux Etats-Unis ? 

Dans le cadre de son « Enrichment program » en français, EFNY recherche pour la rentrée 2022 :

 

DES ASSISTANT(E)S 

Qualités requises :

- être de langue maternelle française

- avoir un bon contact avec les jeunes enfants

- savoir travailler en équipe

Missions :

- participer à la prise en charge individuelle et collective des enfants

- être capable de conduire le travail en ateliers de façon autonome

- adhérer au projet pédagogique de l’enseignant de la classe.

 

Volume horaire : entre 2 et 8 heures par semaine, les après-midis 

Durée : de septembre 2022 à fin juin 2023

Rémunération : $28/heure

 

Envoyer CV et lettre de motivation à efnycurriculum@gmail.com

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When it comes to finding French films or TV shows for kids to watch, the number of programs available on streaming platforms in the US can be overwhelming. That's why, each month, CinéSchool program manager and all-around film expert Nathalie Charles puts together a list of the top French content for kids and teens that is available online. While some films or series are pure entertainment, others are designed to share useful educational concepts, and more still are great for the whole family to enjoy! So, what's on this month?
 
 
cartoon characters

Samurai Rabbit on Netflix

Samurai Rabbit: The Usagi Chronicles (Lapin Samouraï : Les chroniques d'Usagi)
Developed by Doug Langdale and Candie Kelty Langdale, 2022
TV series, season 1, France-USA, recommended for ages 7+

A teenage rabbit eager to become a true samurai teams up with his new warrior friends to protect their city from Yokai monsters, ninjas and evil aliens.

Available on Netflix (#tip: make sure to click on "Subtitles & Audio" and select audio in French!)

 

animals

Tales of Tatonka

Tales of Tatonka (Les Légendes de Tatonka)
Created by Olivier Lelardoux, 2011
TV series, season 1, France, Recommended age 4+

Meet Wanji, Nunpa, Yamni and Topa, four wolf-cubs who live with their parents Winyan and Wicasa amidst a wolf pack in the plains and forests of North America. Their friend Tatonka, the lone bison, initiates them to a world unknown to wolves: they will have to learn to live outside the family, sometimes in a hostile and totally surprising environment.

Available on Vudu | Redbox Channel | Amazon Prime

 

Teenagers

Parallels (Para//èles) on Disney+

Parallels (Parallèles, stylized as Para//èles)
Directed by Quoc Dang Tran, 2022
TV series, season 1, France, recommended for ages 14+

Four childhood friends, Sam, Bilal, Romane and Victor, are leading a calm existence in a peaceful village in the mountains when a mysterious event turns their worlds upside down. In a split second, the universe discards its rules and reshuffles everything: the present, the future and multiverses merge, separating the teens and sending them into parallel worlds, in different time frames. They set about trying to fathom out what happened and strive to find each other and turn the clocks back, to return to the world "they used to live in." Facing their potential destinies will be the opportunity to grow up and to see things a new way, as their parents will or as Lieutenant Retz will, having to deal for the first time with an investigation challenging his scientific mind.

Available on Disney+ (#tip: make sure to click on "Subtitles & Audio" and select audio in French!)

 

Group of women pushing a rocket

Trip to the Moon by Melies

A Trip To The Moon (Le Voyage dans la lune)
Directed by Georges Melies, 1902, 14 minutes, recommended for ages 7+

Professor Barbenfouillis and five of his colleagues from the Academy of Astronomy travel to the Moon aboard a rocket propelled by a giant cannon.

Available on HBO Max | Amazon Prime | Film Box+

 

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Pachamama on Netlix

Pachamama
Directed by Juan Antin, 2019
1h11, France-Luxembourg-Canada, rated PG, recommended for ages 6+

16th century – Peruvian mountains. Tepulpaï, a mischievous ten-years-old, dreams of becoming a Shaman. But according to the great Shaman of his village, the boy still lacks concentration and maturity. Besides, the village has other concerns: the Great Inca is furious that a big part of the last harvest was wasted in offerings, and decides to confiscate the villagers’ sacred statue the Huaca. The Huaca, however, is essential to the Village’s balance, especially now that the signs and omens predict the arrival of invaders from the sea. For Tepulpaï, it is the opportunity to show what he is capable of. He secretly leaves the village, determined to retrieve the statue and save his people.Luckily for him, Tepulpaï won’t go on this quest alone: his friend Naïra has decided to join him, whether he likes it or not…!

Available on Netflix (#tip: make sure to click on "Subtitles & Audio" and select audio in French!)

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Films on the Green Festival presents the free outdoor screening of French animated movie ELEANOR'S SECRET (KERITY, LA MAISON DES CONTES). The event will take place this Friday Sept. 9 at 7:30pm at McGolrick Park in Brooklyn! #FilmsontheGreen
 
DATE: Friday September 9, 2022 at 7:30pm
LOCATION: McGolrick Park, Greenpoint, Brooklyn
 

Film dubbed in English
FREE and open to the public (no ticket needed)

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ELEANOR’S SECRET (Kérity, la maison des contes) 
Directed by Dominique Monféry, 2009, 1h20, France (recommended for ages 4+)

Based on a story by Anik Leray (released as a picture book in 2009). 

Presented in partnership with the North Brooklyn Parks Alliance, Council Member Lincoln Restler, PS110 The Monitor School and PS110 PTA. 

Nat has fond memories of his eccentric Aunt Eleanor reading to him from her enormous collection of storybooks. But he is frustrated by his inability to read the books himself. He is less than thrilled when he learns that his aunt has left him the keys to her attic library as a gift. Yet, just as Nat’s parents are selling the collection to an antique dealer, he discovers that the library is magical, and all the famous characters come to life! 

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From June 3 to September 9, Films on the Green is bringing French and Francophone cinema to the New York City area with our free screenings in nine different Manhattan and Brooklyn parks. Highlighting movies based on literature, with the theme From Page to Screen, this year’s lineup includes 12 features that you can enjoy even if you haven't read the book!

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Films on the Green Festival and the Columbia Maison Francaise present the free outdoor screening of French documentary THE VELVET QUEEN (LA PANTHERE DES NEIGES) by Marie Amiguet and Vincent Munier. The event will take place this Thursday Sept. 8 at 7:30pm at Columbia University! #FilmsontheGreen
 
DATE: Thursday September 8, 2022 at 7:30pm
LOCATION: Columbia University, Low Library steps, Morningside campus, entrance at 116th Street
 

Film in French with English subtitles
FREE and open to the public (no ticket needed)

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THE VELVET QUEEN (La Panthère des neiges) 
Directed by Marie Amiguet and Vincent Munier, 2021, 1h32, France

Based on the novel La Panthère des neiges by Sylvain Tesson (2019). 

In the heart of the Tibetan highlands, multi-award-winning nature photographer Vincent Munier guides writer Sylvain Tesson on his quest to document the infamously elusive snow leopard. Munier introduces Tesson to the subtle art of waiting from a blind spot, tracking animals, and finding the patience to catch sight of the beasts. Through their journey, the two men ponder humankind’s place amongst the magnificent creatures and glorious landscapes they encounter along the way. 

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From June 3 to September 9, Films on the Green is bringing French and Francophone cinema to the New York City area with our free screenings in nine different Manhattan and Brooklyn parks. Highlighting movies based on literature, with the theme From Page to Screen, this year’s lineup includes 12 features that you can enjoy even if you haven't read the book!

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Cooking up a Melting Pot

Many parents and educators today ask: "How do I engage children in fun activities without screens? This is precisely the question author Adrienne Mei Irving asked herself about her daughter while living in the southern port city of Marseilles, France. Have a taste of Franglais Soup e, the mixture is wonderful.
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Position Title: French Dual Language Teacher

 

Overview: 

PS 84, The Lillian Weber School of the Arts, is looking for a nurturing and caring French-speaking teacher for a dual language program. Students spend 50% of the time learning in an English classroom, and 50% learning in a French classroom. We are seeking somebody for the French component. Candidate must be fluent in French, and a certification in TESOL or Bilingual Education is an asset. We are looking for someone who aims to instill a love and passion for learning in all students. The position requires a positive attitude and an ambitious personality, with a desire to improve the lives' of students by helping young learners become bilingual and develop an appreciation for multi-culturalism. Applicants should also possess a warm and collaborative personality and be able to create an environment that encourages critical thinking and self-reflection. We are looking for a teacher who will provide meaningful lessons and educate young students in all academic subjects, while fostering a strong social emotional foundation. The ideal candidate is a team-player that is resourceful, flexible, and eager to work towards instructional excellence with colleagues.

Responsibilities:

  • The teacher will be responsible for teaching all elementary school subjects in French.
  • The teacher will be responsible for planning lessons according to the curricula used in the school, translating and adapting resources to the needs of the students.
  • The teacher will be responsible for collaborating with his/her colleagues to ensure coordinated instruction.

Minimum Requirements:

  • NYS Teacher Certification
  • Bilingual Certification or working toward one
  • Master’s Degree or enrolled in a Master’s Program
  • Fully fluent and literate in French
  • Detail-oriented individual
  • Position begins September 2022
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Highly organized individual with ability to multi-task

 

 

Salary and Certification Requirements:

  • Please refer to the NYC DOE Salary Schedule

 

If interested, please email your resume and cover letter to Principal Dr. Evelyn J. Lolis elolis@schools.nyc.gov

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Official Selection
Cannes International Film Festival
Rotterdam International Film Festival
Lincoln Center’s Rendez Vous with French Cinema
 
Kino Lorber is pleased to announce the September 9th theatrical release of Mathieu Amalric's deeply emotional drama HOLD ME TIGHT, a selection of the Cannes International Film Festival, nominated for Best Actress and Best Adapted Screenplay César Awards. HOLD ME TIGHT will open in New York at Film at Lincoln Center and the Angelika Film Center, followed by Los Angeles on Friday, September 23 at Laemmle Royal, and select top theatrical engagements. 
 
Adapted from a stage play by Claudine Galéa, HOLD ME TIGHT stars Vicky Krieps as Clarisse, a mother coping with great emotional upheaval, and Arieh Worthalter (Girl) as Marc, the husband she leaves behind. Krieps gives a riveting performance as a woman on the run from her family for reasons that aren't immediately clear. Amalric’s sophisticated narrative alternates between scenes of Clarisse's road trip and of Marc as he cares for their two children, Paul, and Lucie, a pianist prodigy. While giving clues along the way, Amalric keeps viewers uncertain as to the reality of what they're seeing until the film’s final moments. 
With a dual career as an acclaimed actor (The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, My Sex Life…or How I Got into an Argument, Grand Budapest Hotel, Munich) and writer-director (On TourBarbara, The Blue Room), Amalric's sixth directorial outing is his most ambitious to date. His virtuosic, daringly fluid portrait of a woman in crisis is a poignant and unpredictable story about love, absence, grief, and memory.
 
Born in Luxemburg and educated at Zürich’s University of the Arts, Vicky Krieps came to international attention with her performance opposite Daniel Day-Lewis in Paul Thomas Anderson’s Phantom Thread. Her other notable films include Bergman Island by Mia Hansen-Love, Old by M. Night Shyamalan, and the upcoming CorsageThe Three Musketeers and Sexual Healing.
 
HOLD ME TIGHT’s soundtrack includes piano pieces by Ravel, Debussy, Messiaen, Beethoven, Rameau, Schönberg and Rachmaninov; the film features clips of legendary pianist Martha Argerich performing Ravel, Mozart and Chopin.
“Vicky Krieps in a tour-de-force performance. An impressively shot and performed memory piece.” – Boyd van Hoeij, The Hollywood Reporter
 
“A gritty, engrossing tale of love and loss. Krieps delivers her strongest performance since 'Phantom Thread'.” – Adam Solomons, Little White Lies
 
“'Hold Me Tight' achieves something quite remarkable, blurring the line between reality and imaginings to burrow into the heart of grief and loss in ways that are also life-affirming.” – Lee Marshall, Screen Daily
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Dear people, 

 

Brooklyn Beanstalk is presently looking for Native French and Spanish teachers for the school year 2022 starting this Fall  for after school, in-school classes and tutoring based in Brooklyn

The ideal candidate is confident teaching children to inspire them to learn and grow, passionate about educational excellence and able to integrate a curriculum as a framework to create unique and engaging classroom experiences.  

 

REQUIREMENTS:

- Must be NATIVE French or Spanish speaker, living in NY and able to work legally in the USA

 

Preferred:            

3+ years Early Childhood Education Experience 

Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education 

-Teaching artists are welcome!

 

PROFILE REQUIRED:

-Possess great patience and understanding of children psychology

-Familiar with a linguistic immersion approach 

-Fully engaged and enthusiastic about integrating new ideas to enrich their teaching style 

-Demonstrate effective communication skills 

-Eager to work in a team and share knowledge with co-workers

-Strong class management skills

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

- Plan and organize age appropriate activities integrating a curriculum as a framework to create unique and engaging classroom experiences. 

-Assist in meetings as required.
-Modeling courteous behaviors and conflict resolution 

-Model instructional best practices including how to use appropriate methods and how to adapt instruction to individual learners.

-Create learning spaces that support and enhance curriculum activities.

- Communicate regularly with the structure to report meaningful connections  and assessing the learning process of the children.

- Attend to children's health and safety.

 

Please send us your resume, 3 professional references, and 1 letter of motivation at brooklynbeanstalk@gmail.com and let us know if you are currently teaching in NY.

During the interview, we'll ask you to present a class demonstrating your teaching approach in immersion so please be ready! We will contact and interview you based on our needs and your experience.

 

 

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Montclair State University, located 13 miles west of Manhattan, is offering the following translation courses in the fall, several available via synchronous or asynchronous delivery. The fall 2022 semester runs from September 2 to December 20.

FREN350 -- Translation I, Dr. Gorica Lalic

Conducted in French and English. Asynchronous online.

This course covers methods, techniques, and problems involved in translating from French into English, and English into French. It integrates theory and skill building with content that covers (but is not limited to) the following five disciplines: journalism, politics, literature, economics/business, and movie subtitling. Students will receive individual attention, immediate feedback, and intensive mentoring from their professor, greatly accelerating their development. While the course offers authentic practice opportunities, it also examines vocabulary, comparative sentence structure, grammar, and syntax, and how best to communicate ideas and imagery in both languages. Students will also begin their study of translation theory, exploring concepts such as: translation units; borrowing; calque; literal translation; degrees of freedom; translation loss; cultural issues; compensation; and more. 

FREN 521 – Translating, Reading & Culture, Dr. Kathleen Loysen

Conducted in French. Offered in-person with synchronous online option, Tuesdays 5:30-8.

Students will engage in close textual analysis in order to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of various translation approaches. They will also develop their cultural sensibilities so as to be attuned to target audiences’ needs, which vary not only according to geography, but also according to education, gender, age, social background, etc. Bringing this cultural awareness into close contact with textual analysis and awareness of genre, students will then develop their proficiency in translating across genres and areas of specialization, paying attention to textual purpose, generic conventions, specialized jargons, etc. Students will be sensitized to how cultural issues influence the task of translation. Students will combine theoretical readings on the issue of the interaction of culture, linguistics, and translation with textual/translation analyses organized around thematic units.

FREN 523: Translation Workshop II: Medical Interpreting in the Community, Prof. Rocio Txabarriaga

Conducted in French and English. Synchronous online, Thursdays 5:30-8:00 

This online course offers students the tools to build essential spoken language conversion skills, relevant knowledge of medical subjects, and professional protocol and ethics. It enables students to prepare for work as on-site or remote interpreters in community-based settings that include medical offices, hospitals, and clinics. Students will learn techniques to sharpen their listening skills and enhance their short-term memory, as well as basic interpreting abilities such as shadowing and note-taking. Practice will include the most common delivery modes, such as consecutive and simultaneous interpreting, as well as terminology-building exercises.

Additional fall course offerings

https://www.montclair.edu/modern-languages-and-literatures/2022/03/12/summer-and-fall-2022-french-course-descriptions/

To enroll as a visiting student: https://www.montclair.edu/graduate/how-to-apply/non-degree-and-visiting-students/

To apply to our graduate programs in French: https://www.montclair.edu/graduate/how-to-apply/

For more information contact Dr. Elizabeth Emery or Dr. Daniel Mengara

 

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