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"Raw, funny and incredibly moving." - Time Out

Directed by Deniz Gamze Ergüven, 2015, PG-13, 1h34, France-Turkey (Courtesy of Cohen Media Group)

Presented in partnership with the American Turkish Society, with the support of Sézane.

It’s the beginning of summer in a small village in Northern Turkey. Lale (Sensoy) and her four sisters come home from school, innocently playing with boys. The supposed debauchery of their games arouses a scandal with unexpected consequences and causes the family home to be transformed into a prison. Lessons on housework and cooking replace school, and marriages begin to be arranged. The five sisters, driven by the same desire for independence, fight back against the limits imposed on them.

#FilmsOnTheGreen | Free French films in NYC Parks

Film in Turkish with English subtitles
FREE and open to the public

DATE: Friday June 28 at 8:30pm

LOCATION: Transmitter Park, Brooklyn

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"Utterly charming. Sweet and buoyant in its innocence. Director Diane Kurys demonstrates impressive wit and talent." - New York Times

PEPPERMINT SODA (Diabolo menthe)
Directed by Diane Kurys, 1977, PG, 1h41, France (Courtesy of Cohen Media Group)
With Anouk Ferjac, Eléonore Klarwein, Odile Michel

Anne (Klarwein) and Frédérique (Michel) are sisters entering their teen years in 1963 Paris. Their life, like the world around them, is in full swing. Their personal struggles include the difficulties of divorced parents, getting their first period, discovering boys, and struggling with the confines of their strict school all while figuring out where they fit in the society around them. All the fiasco they undergo presents an opportunity for both a political and romantic awakening.

#FilmsOnTheGreen | Free French films in NYC Parks

Film in French with English subtitles
FREE and open to the public

DATE: Friday June 21 at 8:30pm

LOCATION: Transmitter Park, Brooklyn

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MINUSCULE, VALLEY OF THE LOST ANTS (Minuscule – La vallée des fourmis perdues)
Directed by Hélène Giraud and Thomas Szabo, 2013, 1h29

In a peaceful little valley, the remains of an abandoned picnic sparks warfare between two tribes of rival ants. At stake, a box of sugar. So when a bold young ladybug finds herself caught in the middle of the battle, she befriends one the black ants, Mandible, whom together must protect the anthill from the encroaching red ant warriors, led by the fearful Butor.

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

#FilmsOnTheGreen | Free French Films in NYC Parks

Date: Monday June 10, 2019 at 8:30PM

Location: McGolrick Park, Greenpoint, Brooklyn

No dialogue - Recommended for all ages
FREE and open to the public

More information: https://www.facebook.com/events/2357078047844421/

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Episode 8 avec Peter Paine


Juriste, homme d'affaire, philanthrope et francophile, Peter S. Paine est l'invité du 8ème épisode de Révolution Bilingue. Cet Américain, amoureux de la langue française depuis près de 70 ans, a fait de son bilinguisme une force à chaque étape de sa carrière. Tour à tour, Peter Paine a défendu la compagnie Peugeot aux États-Unis, sauvé de la faillite le Fort Carillon, sur l'Hudson, et soutenu de nombreux projets environnementaux autour du Lac Champlain.
Écoutez l’épisode ici, sur le site de French Morning ou sur iTunes Podcast.
Le podcast “Révolution Bilingue” est proposé par French Morning avec le soutien de CALEC (Center for the Advancement of Languages, Education, and Communities).

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WHERE DO WE GO NOW? (Et maintenant on va où ?)
Directed by Nadine Labaki
2011, PG-13, 1h40, France-Lebanon, with Claude Baz Moussawbaa, Layla Hakim, Nadine Labaki, Yvonne Maalouf

Presented in partnership with the Consulate General of Lebanon in New York and the Washington Square Park Conservancy, with the support of Sézane and FF2 Media LLC.

In a remote village in Lebanon, where the church and the mosque stand side by side, the town’s women try to keep their blowhard men from starting a religious war. Women heartsick over sons, husbands, and fathers lost to previous flare-ups unite to distract their men with clever, even comical ruses, from faking a miracle to hiring a troop of Ukrainian strippers.

#FilmsOnTheGreen | Free French Films in NYC Parks

Date: Friday June 7, 2019 at 8:30PM

Location: Washington Square Park, under the Arch

Film in Arabic, Russian, English with English subtitles
FREE and open to the public

More information here.

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COCO BEFORE CHANEL (Coco avant Chanel)
Directed by Anne Fontaine, 2009, PG-13, 1h50, France-Belgium
With , Alessandro Nivola, Benoît Poelvoorde, Emmanuelle Devos

Orphaned at a young age, Gabrielle Chanel (Tautou) learns to embroider and sew at a strict convent school before her singing ambitions lead her to perform in cafés and bars. She soon earns the nickname “Coco” and attracts the attention of Étienne Balsan (Poelvoorde), a rich gentleman intrigued by her stubborn ingénue. Swept up in her rich admirer’s world, Coco draws the eyes of society towards her with her unique, elegant style but complications arise when she falls in love with the young Arthur Capel (Nivola).

#FilmsOnTheGreen | Free French Films in NYC Parks

Date: Friday May 31, 2019 at 8:30PM

Location: Central Park, Cedar Hill, entrance at Fifth Avenue and 79th Street

Film in French with English subtitles
FREE and open to the public

More information here.

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This summer, Films on the Green Festival presents 13 French and francophone movies directed by females filmmakers in different NYC parks. This year's theme is "Women Behind the Camera" and pays tribute to Agnés Varda, feminist filmmaker and pioneer of the French New Wave. 

Free French Films in NYC Parks | May 31 - Sept 3, 2019
Free and open to all!

Video by Shea Vassar
Music by Hakan Eriksson

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Spécialiste du bilinguisme et du développement du langage, Anne Mazuis Goldenberg accompagne les enfants qui font face à des troubles du langage, des dysphasies, ou des problèmes d’attention et de concentration en lien avec les apprentissages. Elle est l'nvitée de Fabrice Jaumont pour ce 7ème épisode de Révolution Bilingue.

Passage par la Belgique et le Luxembourg, pays dans lesquels cette praticienne évolue depuis longtemps, pour évoquer le contexte linguistique spécifique de cette région multilingue mais aussi le rôle essentiel de la logopédie, terme utilisé en Belgique, au Luxembourg et en Suisse, et qui signifie l’art de corriger les fautes et les défauts de prononciation. Le mot orthophonie est préféré en France et au Canada.

Écoutez l’épisode ici, sur le site de French Morning ou sur iTunes Podcast.

Le podcast “Révolution Bilingue” est proposé par French Morning avec le soutien de CALEC (Center for the Advancement of Languages, Education, and Communities).

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Selon le dernier rapport de la Modern Language Association, qui fait chaque année l’état des lieux de la place des langues dans l’enseignement supérieur américain, 129 programmes de français ont été supprimés entre 2013 et 2016. Karl Cogard, attaché de coopération éducative à l’ambassade de France à Washington D.C., fait le point sur cette situation inquiétante.

France-Amérique : Toutes langues confondues, 651 programmes universitaires ont été supprimés, précise le rapport de la Modern Language Association. Comment expliquer une telle perte de vitesse des langues étrangères ?

Karl Cogard : Les coupes budgétaires liées à la crise de 2008 ont entraîné de nombreuses fermetures de départements. Les cours de langues, qui sont souvent les moins populaires et donc les moins rentables, ont été les premiers à être supprimés par les universités. Par ailleurs, certains politiciens ont aussi déclaré que l’argent du contribuable n’a pas à financer des programmes universitaires qui ne débouchent pas sur un métier concret. Eastern Kentucky University a ainsi perdu treize millions de dollars de subventions publiques et a dû supprimer neuf programmes, dont celui de français.

Lire la suite de l'article sur France-Amerique.com

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The 2019 Films on the Green lineup focuses on female directors in French and Francophone cinema through a selection of 13 movies. This 12th edition pays tribute to “Women Behind the Camera” in honor of Agnès Varda, feminist filmmaker and pioneer of the French New Wave, who passed away earlier this year.

Follow Films on the Green on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!

Films on the Green is a free outdoor French film festival produced annually in New York City parks by the French Embassy, FACE Foundation and NYC Parks.

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Every morning as I walk to school, I smile the minute I set sight on our Blooming Mural. The colors and patterns remind me of the sunny day when PS 84 students, faculty, and parents proudly joined together to listen to artist Herve Tullet dictate when to paint a circle, a dot, or a line of color. Working together, side by side, our school community shared a transcending experience of creating something together --something large, colorful, and unique. Together we painted a message for the world to see. A message of how bringing different shapes, form,s and colors creates beauty.  
The masterpiece we created needs to be treasured and tended to. Knowing this, Mr. Herve Tullet has generously gifted our school once again. He has created and donated works of art that we will be offering for sale during our annual Spring Fair this Saturday, May 11. The proceeds collected with go toward our PS 84 Wall Fund. It is our hope that the monies raised will enable us to maintain and upkeep our special mural for years to come.
Please take the opportunity during our Spring Fair to get a collector's edition Hervé Tullet artwork and help us to keep our Blooms of Multiculturalism Mural beautiful for years to come!

PS 84 and Herve Tullet invite you to Let's Paint! “PS 84”
11 AM - 4:30 PM 
Fundraising for the PS84 Wall Fund*
Buy a brush to paint the 91st street wall and get an original Herve Tullet Special Edition drawing! 
*The PS84 Wall Fund is dedicated to the completion and the conservation of our beautiful Blooms mural.
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Put your artist’s outfit on and join us for a Flower Workshop with Herve Tullet to continue our Blooms of Multiculturalism Mural on the bottom wall of  our school on 91st street .
Small brush : $100
Medium brush : $200
Large brush : $500
Limited Golden brush : $2,500
+ Raffle (suggested donation)

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French teacher vacancies!

Boerum Hill School
French Language Acquisition Teacher Position
Overview Program:
The Boerum Hill School for International Studies, an International Baccalaureate World School, aims to create a better and more peaceful world through the study of language - to celebrate and understand cultural perspectives and empower our future leaders to develop innovative solutions that impact the world. Our focus is to enhance student French proficiency and experience of language by meeting students where they are, whether they are beginners or fluent. An increase in their reading, writing, speaking and listening skills will build a community of bilingual /biliterate/bicultural students who will gain the necessary tools to solve world problems and compete in a global society.
Position Description:
We are looking for NYC DOE certified French Teacher to teach in our Middle School or High School (grades 6-12). The position requires someone who will work with their colleagues to develop curriculum and daily lesson aligned to the International Baccalaureate teaching framework. We are looking for someone who is fluent and bilingual in French and English. Candidates should have a passion for teaching and have a global perspective and see the importance of language as a tool, to communicate and unite people and cultures around the world. We are looking for an educator who is:
  • committed to ensuring that every child succeeds;
  • an inclusive educator who embraces multilingualism;
  • a nurturing instructor committed to teaching and reaching all children;
  • a critical thinker who inspires children to think deeply;
  • a dynamic team player who understands that working with others benefits their students, their school, and their own practice.
Please send your resume and cover letter to samantha.schmoeger@k497.org

PS 05 - Dr. Ronald Mcnair School

Public School 5 is a growing community of active learners making a difference in the lives of every student. Our school has many exciting features that makes our school unique in this changing community. Our new Dual French Program is just one of many stars we are adding to our framework of EXCELLENCE. We are currently looking for a French Teacher who has:

  • An energetic, fun, caring teacher willing to join a growing community of active learners developing their mastery of pedagogical learning.
  • Motivated to enhance the life and educational experience of all students.
  • Fresh ideas, a love for learning, and a need to make choices that lead to the overall well being of students.
  • A spirit to allow students to develop a love for learning providing them with experiences that create lasting educational memories.
Based on the above description and if you meet all of the Department of Education Teacher qualifications and willing to be a part of our growing community, please contact our Hiring Team or Ms. Van at 718-218-2444 Ext 0 or email your resume to lgates@schools.nyc.gov

Commack Public Schools

Human Resources Office

The Commack School District seeks qualified applicants for the positions of:

World Language Teachers

  • Probationary French/Spanish Teacher
  • Part Time Spanish Teacher

Start Date September 1, 2019

The NYS Dual Certification Required. All applicants should send a letter of Interest by May 23, 2019 to:

Mr. Daniel E. Laub, Administrative Assistant for District Office

Fax: 631-912-2017 / e-mail: opportunities@commack.k12.ny.us

PS 58 - The Carroll School

We are seeking a highly qualified fluent French-speaking teacher for the 2019-2020 school year. This position is for a well established dual language program at PS 58 in Brooklyn where instruction in all subjects happens in both French and English. 

Qualifications required: Permanent US citizenship or green card; New York State certification in early childhood, childhood education, ESL and/or FSL; Fluency in written and spoken French, Experience working with young children; Excellent communication skills; Eager to collaborate with hard working teachers.

Qualifications preferred: New York State extension in Bilingual Education – French; Knowledge of bilingual education or ESL.

Please send your resume and cover letter in English and a French writing sample to aleman@ps58online.org

New York French American Charter School

Position Title: Middle School Math Teacher

Reports To: Principal


The New York French American Charter School is a Prek - 7 school, located in the heart of Harlem and the Francophone community. Comprised of parents, teachers and families from over 80 different countries and nationalities around the world, the school provides lessons in cultural diversity alongside a strong bi-lingual education in an immersive environment. We offer immersive French classes to non-French speakers and through our ICT classes we are the only school in the U.S to offer immersive French courses to children with special needs.

Job Requirements:

  • Build a classroom culture in which students love math
  • Provide clear and consistently high-quality math instruction for all students
  • Create instructional lesson plans and classroom activities that contribute to a climate where students are actively engaged in a meaningful learning experience
  • Manage and support an organized and professional classroom that is conducive to learning.
  • Implement instructional strategies and resources that are aligned with the rigor of the Common Core to meet the needs of all students, including those with varying backgrounds, learning styles and special needs
  • Motivate students to think critically and take ownership over their own learning
  • Drive academic outcomes by analyzing student work and studying data, and implementing high-leverage instructional moves to ensure dramatic gains for all students
  • Support student and school needs in preparing to be successful on the NYS State Exam
  • Develop strong relationships with parents and students to create investment in school culture and academics
  • Maintain effective and efficient data gathering procedures
  • Meet professional obligations through efficient work habits such as: meeting deadlines, honoring schedules and collaborating effectively with co-teachers and colleagues

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution is required; Masters degree preferred
  • A minimum of 2 years teaching experience is required; experience in an urban school setting in which the students were selected by lottery and not by entrance exam or by discretionary criteria is preferred
  • Hold NYS certification in content area or working towards certification is preferred
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Passionate about teaching and learning your subject area


Competitive salary package commensurate with education and experience plus excellent Benefits package

Position Title: Elementary/Middle School Assistant Principal

Reports To: Principal



The New York French American Charter School is Prek-6 school, located in the heart of Harlem and the Francophone Community. Comprised of parents, teachers and families from over 80 different countries and nationalities around the world, the school provides lessons in cultural diversity alongside a strong bi-lingual education in an immersive environment. We offer immersive French classes to non-French speakers and through our ICT classes we are the only school in the U.S to offer immersive French courses to children with special needs.

The Position:

The position requires an educational leader, with a highly developed level of interpersonal empathy. The successful candidate will be able to navigate complex cultures, and demonstrate an international mind-set. He/she will bring a rich experience with national and international curricular frameworks. Personal attributes expected include self-motivation, the ability to think both strategically and tactically, and the flexibility to successfully work within a diverse and demanding school environment.

In partnership with the School Principal, the Assistant Principal will:

  • Understand and can articulate the school’s Mission and Guiding Principles to students, faculty, families, staff, and the public outside the school
  • Promote the School’s educational philosophy, initiatives, and the development and sustainability of a collective and vibrant middle school community
  • Demonstrate an understanding of what is required to develop small, supportive, professional learning communities
  • Encourage and designs opportunities for collaborative decision-making among faculty, students, families, and staff
  • Encourage and creates opportunities for healthy critique
  • Engage enthusiastically with and responds positively to the needs of students, faculty, families, and staff
  • Support the principal in all his/her responsibilities and for the on-going improvement of the school in optimizing the learning of all students
  • Be responsible for the smooth running of the school in the Principal’s absence, including daily communication to teachers
  • Support the principal to place students in appropriate grades, homerooms, classes and other programs, and in such support systems as determined appropriate by teachers, and following up on the progress of those students who have been referred
  • Help coordinate security and safety procedures
  • Support the Principal to direct, supervise, and evaluate and appraise faculty and staff in accordance with the standards, policies and practices of the School

Duties and Responsibilities:

Student Support and Success

  • Meet with advisors and counselors who need additional support regarding students of concern socially or behaviorally
  • Meet with students, teachers, and parents to support students with repeated or more serious behavioral concerns
  • Lead communication with parents regarding discipline
  • Meet weekly with the referral team to oversee support for all students with academic and/or social emotional concerns

Faculty and Staff

  • Goal setting and observation of teachers in collaboration with the Principal
  • Meet weekly with all grade level teams regarding implementation of Advisory Program
  • Manage annual schedule for the School
  • Analyze needs for schedule changes for following year driven by curricula, staffing, space needs of the School
  • Assist School Principal in the recruiting and selection of all faculty


  • Lead Professional Development for teachers & staff
  • Work with School Principal to oversee changes and implementation of curriculum
  • Assist in presentation of curriculum information to parents (e.g. curriculum evenings, parent coffees)

Education, Work Experience, and Skills Requirements

  • M.A. or M.Ed. in educational leadership, administration and supervision, curriculum and instruction, or related field
  • New York School Building Leader Certification
  • Experience in a leadership role, preferably in an international, multi-lingual setting
  • Excellent leadership, inter-personal, communication skills
  • Experience leading and implementing social emotional programs to promote academic success
  • Teaching experience in a middle school, preferably in an international, multi-lingual setting
  • Knowledge of current research in education, administration and supervision
  • Experience evaluating and appraising teachers, preferably in an international setting
  • Effective management of conflict in the workplace
  • Native French Speaker Preferred

Competitive salary package commensurate with education and experience plus excellent Benefits package

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3438670842?profile=originalThree years have flown by since the current 2019 French Dual Language Program students entered Lafayette Academy with wide eyes, big goals, and an appetite to learn. It was September 2016 when the school welcomed this diverse, energetic, and ambitious group of young people to its unique learning environment on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.

Over the past three years, Lafayette Academy's French Dual Language students have traveled the world from their classrooms, viewing history through both French and American lenses. From stories of the pharaohs in ancient Egypt, to in-depth analysis of world religions; from studies of racial and cultural inequalities around the world, to the dramatic stories of French collaboration in the American Revolution, the French Dual Language graduating class has experienced world history in a bilingual learning environment. They have traveled to Philadelphia to experience our shared histories and walk in the footsteps of such famous Americans as Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, and George Washington, as well as the school's very own French namesake, and American compatriot, the Marquis de Lafayette; all the while, continuing to perfect their French Language Arts skills, confirming their membershi3438671037?profile=originalp as multilingual citizens of the world.

When asked to sum up their experiences as students in Lafayette Academy’s French Dual Language Program, one student quote by Khadija stands out -- “In the past three years, the French Dual Language Program has given me huge advantages, and I can say that I will continue to study French as I grow older because of this school. I had so much fun in the past three years. I remember coming into this school a shy, insecure girl; but now I am a confident 8th grader and I will always thank this school because of it.”

On the eve of Lafayette Academy’s 5th French Dual Language Program graduating class, Principal Brian Zager shares, “We couldn’t be more proud of our French Dual Language Program graduates! Let this be a lesson for all -- whatever barriers society puts on us can easily be broken down when children come together united through language and culture.” At Lafayette Academy, it is part of the school's mission to enrich the lives of all students through multilingualism and multiculturalism, opening the wonders of our world to each and everyone. The graduating class had received offers to attend some of the top high schools that the New York City Department of Education has to offer including specialized high schools, Bard, Beacon, NYC iSchool, Museum School, and many others.

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3438669539?profile=originalApply for a Tournées Film Festival grant to fund a French film festival on your campus!

The applications for the 2019-2020 season of Tournées Film Festival are now open! You can submit your application here.

The Tournées Film Festival, a program of the French American Cultural Exchange (FACE) and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, supports French film festivals on college campuses in the U.S.

Tournées Film Festival offers the best of contemporary and classic French films (recently released in the U.S.) with a wide variety of genres.

Professors, departments, student organizations, film clubs, or other university-affiliated institutions are eligible to apply.

Application deadline: MAY 31, 2019

Information regarding program guidelines can be found on the Tournées Film Festival website and descriptions of the films selected for this year’s program (both the Featured and Classic Selections), as well as a list of films that are still available from previous years’ selections (the Alternative Selection). You can also request a brochure, or download the brochure.

If you have any questions you can email us at tournees@face-foundation.org

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Episode 6 avec Ofelia Garcia

3438669971?profile=originalOfelia Garcia est une des grandes voix américaines qui s’élèvent en faveur du bilinguisme dans les salles de classe américaines. Elle est mon invitée pour ce 6ème épisode de Révolution Bilingue.

Professeure d’éducation urbaine et de littérature hispanique et luso-brésilienne au Graduate Center de CUNY (City University of New York), cette Cubaine d’origine est à la fois praticienne et théoricienne du bilinguisme. Elle défend notamment la thèse du “translangagisme”, qui étudie la dynamique qui s’établit entre les langues maîtrisées par une personne bilingue, et qui conclut que le bilinguisme est plus que l’addition de deux langues qui évolueraient séparément dans le cerveau.

Écoutez l’épisode ici, sur le site de French Morning ou sur iTunes Podcast.

-Podcast La Révolution bilingue-

Le bilinguisme n'est ni une anomalie ni un privilège. Révolution Bilingue, animé par Fabrice Jaumont, s'intéresse à un mouvement qui va changer l'école -et le monde. Le podcast “Révolution Bilingue” est soutenu par CALEC (Center for the Advancement of Languages, Education, and Communities).

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Live in Brooklyn? Did not get accepted to a French DLP kindergarten? Don’t give up! These two schools (both in Bed-Stuy) will likely have to reach outside of their zones to find sufficient numbers of Francophone kids, giving your kid a very good chance of admission:

  • PS 3 - the Bedford Village School
    Contact the school secretary, Ms. Tanya Johnson, to pre-register: TJohnso4@schools.nyc.gov 
    • UPDATE: I spoke with PS 3 again today, and they are all set to go with a French DLP kindergarten in September. Spots are still available, and French-speaking kids from outside the district are being accepted. Reach out to them directly or message me for info.

  • PS 5 - the Ronald McNair School
    Contact parent dynamo, Mr. Benoit Busseuil, on FaceBook for information.
    • UPDATE:  There will be an informational meeting about the French DLP this Wednesday, May 1 at the school.

Bonne chance!

Photo Credit: Jonas Cuénin

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3438669945?profile=originalPanorama Europe 2019, the eleventh edition of the essential festival of new European cinema, co-presented by Museum of the Moving Image (MoMI) and the European Union National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC), includes a wide range of outstanding films by some of the continent’s most exciting emerging directors. The festival, which runs May 3 through 19 with a full slate at MoMI and two encore screenings at Bohemian National Hall, offers New Yorkers an overview of the current European film scene including three French language films highlighted below.

Our Struggles (Nos batailles)
SATURDAY, MAY 4, 2:00 P.M. at MoMI / New York premiere
Presented by Wallonie Bruxelles International (WBI)
Belgium/France. Dir. Guillaume Senez. 98 mins. DCP. With Romain Duris, Laure Calamy, Laetitia Dosch. Guillaume Senez confirms himself as one of Europe’s most deeply humanist directors, working in a lower-key vein than his compatriots, the Dardenne brothers. Following his acclaimed debut Keeper (about a teen boy whose soccer dreams are disrupted when his girlfriend gets pregnant), Our Struggles dramatizes the struggles of a factory manager and labor activist whose wife unexpectedly leaves him, forcing him to care for their two children. Romain Duris, one of Europe’s most magnetic actors (The Beat That My Heart Skipped, All The Money in the World), is compelling as a decent but overwhelmed man dealing with the challenges the contemporary world throws him.

3 Days in Quiberon (3 Tage in Quiberon)
With lead actress Marie Bäumer in person
SUNDAY, MAY 5, 4:30 P.M. at MoMI / New York Premiere
Presented by the Goethe-Institut New York
Germany/Austria/France. Dir. Emily Atef. 2018, 116 mins. DCP. With Marie Bäumer, Birgit Minichmayr, Charly Hübner. Actress Marie Bäumer accomplishes an amazing feat in Emily Atef’s engrossing drama about an extensive interview that Romy Schneider gave while staying at a French spa just a year before her untimely death in 1982. Bäumer captures the unique blend of magnetism, self-awareness, and vulnerability that made Schneider one of the most fascinating European stars of her time. Filmed in lush widescreen black-and-white well-suited for the setting’s gentle, windswept solitude, the film focuses on the increasingly close but wary friendship that emerges between Schneider and the journalist, while also following Schneider’s interactions with a close friend who arrives to keep her company. Further complicating the retreat is the photographer, who is an old flame of Schneider—who is haunted throughout by the recent suicide of her ex-husband, and an estrangement from her teenage son. Bäumer’s Schneider is bracingly honest, funny, and emotionally open.

Romy Schneider in Le combat dans l'île
SUNDAY, MAY 5, 7:15 P.M. at MoMI
Dir. Alain Cavalier. France. 1962, 104 mins. 35mm. With Romy Schneider, Jean-Louis Trintignant.

Romy Schneider is at her best as the wife of an industrialist and right-wing extremist played by Jean-Louis Trintignant, in this rarely screened thriller from the height of the French New Wave. A jazzy noir that is set against the political turmoil of the early 1960s, Alan Cavalier’s film is stunningly photographed by the great Pierre Lhomme (best known for such films as Jean-Pierre Melville’s Army of Shadows and Jean Eustache’s The Mother and the Whore).

Return to Bollène (Retour à Bollène)
SUNDAY, MAY 12, 2:00 P.M. at MoMI / New York premiere
Presented by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy
France/Morocco. Dir. Saïd Hamich. 2017, 69 mins. Digital projection. With Anas El Baz, Saïd Benchnafa, Kate Colebrook. Nassim, a 30-year-old French-Moroccan man, returns from Abu Dhabi to his hometown in Southern France, with his American fiancée. But the trip offers little comfort; the failing city is now governed by the far right, the Moroccan community is isolated, and Nassim is virtually estranged from his father. Relationships and family bonds are tested. With a sure touch, Hamich draws us into a deeply absorbing series of confrontations and realizations, telling a universal story that is very much rooted in today’s political climate.

Tickets for screenings at MoMI are $15 (with discounts for seniors, students, and Museum members) and free at Bohemian National Hall. Advance tickets at MoMI are available at movingimage.us; reservations for BNH tickets may be made at www.czechcenter.com. A festival pass (good for all MoMI screenings) is available for $50.

For full lineup and schedule please visit movingimage.us/panoramaeurope2019

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The 2019 Films on the Green lineup focuses on female directors in French and Francophone cinema through a selection of 13 movies. This 12th edition pays tribute to “Women Behind the Camera” in honor of Agnès Varda, feminist filmmaker and pioneer of the French New Wave, who passed away earlier this year.

This year's selection highlights the diversity of French and Francophone cinema, featuring movies from Lebanon, the Ivory Coast, Mexico and Turkey, and shines a light on well-known woman filmmakers as well as emerging ones.

Follow Films on the Green on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram! #FilmsOnTheGreen

Free and open to the public - Screenings begin at sunset
All films have English subtitles.



3438669757?profile=originalMay 31 | Central Park



June 7 | Washington Square Park

WHERE DO WE GO NOW? (Nadine Labaki)

Presented in partnership with the Consulate General of Lebanon in New York and the Washington Square Park Conservancy, with the support of Sézane and FF2 Media LLC. In Arabic, Russian and English with English subtitles.


June 10 | McGolrick Park, Greenpoint, BK

MINUSCULE, VALLEY OF THE LOST ANTS (Hélène Giraud, Thomas Szabo)

Presented in partnership with the North Brooklyn Parks Alliance, Council Member Stephen Levin, PS110 The Monitor School, and PS110 PTA. Recommended for all ages.


June 14 | Washington Square Park

IN SAFE HANDS (Jeanne Herry)

Presented in partnership with agnès b and the Washington Square Park Conservancy


June 21 | Transmitter Park, Greenpoint, BK



June 28 | Transmitter Park, Greenpoint, BK

MUSTANG (Deniz Gamze Ergüven)

Presented in partnership with the American Turkish Society, with the support of Sézane. In Turkish with English subtitles


July 5 | Tompkins Square Park

TOMBOY (Céline Sciamma)


July 10 | J. Hood Wright Park

THE AMAZING CATFISH (Claudia Sainte-Luce)

Presented in partnership with the Mexican Cultural Institute of New York, the Instituto Cervantes, Cinema Tropical, and Mano a Mano: Mexican Culture Without Borders. In Spanish with English subtitles.


July 12 | Tompkins Square Park

AYA OF YOP CITY (Marguerite Abouet, Clément Oubrerie)

Presented in partnership with the African Film Festival and the Consulate General of Cote d'Ivoire in New York


July 19 | Riverside Park, Pier I

SEQUINS (Éléonore Faucher)


July 26 | Riverside Park, Pier I

CHOCOLAT (Claire Denis)

Presented with the support of Sézane.

Aug. 31 | Fort Lee Community Center, New Jersey


Preceded by MATRIMONY’S SPEED LIMIT (Alice Guy-Blaché)

Presented in partnership with the Fort Lee Film Commission

Sept. 3 | Columbia University

OLIVIA (Jacqueline Audry)

Presented in partnership with Columbia Maison Francaise, with the support of Sézane.


Films on the Green is a free outdoor French film festival produced annually in New York City parks by the French EmbassyFACE Foundation and NYC Parks.

2019 Festival's official sponsors: Air France, BNP Paribas, CHANEL Fund for Women in the Arts and Culture, JC Decaux, and TV5 Monde; 2019 Festival's Friends: agnes b., and Maman NYC.

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2019 Albertine Prize

3438669867?profile=originalThe 2019 Albertine Prize, one of the only literary awards in the United States whose winner is selected by the reading public rather than a judging panel, today unveiled its nominee list of five works of fiction in French, translated into English and published in the U.S. over the past year. As of today, U.S. readers nationwide can vote for their favorite book. The $10,000 prize is co-presented by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and Van Cleef & Arpels.

Showcasing the extraordinary  diversity and creativity of contemporary French writing, the five nominated books map a literary journey that spans three continents and encompasses the outbreak of a civil war and the Rwandan genocide (Small Country, Gaël Faye); the epic journey of a family over three generations between Teheran and Paris and eastern and western cultures (Disoriental, Négar Djavadi); the creation and destruction of a family in a southwestern village in France (Waiting for Tomorrow, Nathacha Appanah), the ambivalent and tragic relationship between a family and a nanny (The Perfect Nanny, Leila Slimani), a narrative analysis of WWII outbreak and Nazi Germany’s annexation of Austria (The Order of the Day, Éric Vuillard).

You can now read about the nominated works and vote for your favorite book at  http://www.albertine.com/albertine-prize-2019/ through April 30, 2019. The author and translator of the prize-winning book will be honored in a ceremony, in the presence of the Prize's Honorary Chairs, acclaimed author and translator Lydia Davis and French literary critic and TV and radio host François Busnel, at the Cultural Services of the French Embassy on June 5th, 2019. The author will receive $8,000 and the translator will receive $2,000.

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173 écoles, 94 villes, 34 États ! Il s'agit des dernières données sur les filières bilingues francophones aux États-Unis. Les écoles qui ont répondu à l'enquête sont majoritairement des écoles publiques au niveau élémentaire. Quelques établissements secondaires proposent un enseignement bilingue en français, leur nombre devrait cependant augmenter dans les prochaines années tant la demande est forte pour un continuum de qualité au collège et au lycée. C'est le cas en Utah, en Louisiane, en Floride et à New York. Toutes les écoles sondées suivent le programme de la ville ou de l'État dans lesquelles elles se trouvent. Celui-ci est enseigné en anglais et en français selon des modèles d'enseignement qui peuvent varier d'un district scolaire à l'autre.

Alors que les écoles publiques du comté de Montgomery (Montgomery County Public Schools) comptent la plus ancienne filière d'immersion en français des Etats-Unis, ouverte en 1974, c'est la Louisiane qui, par ses liens historiques avec la langue française, est à la tête de l'éducation bilingue francophone aux États-Unis, notamment grâce au soutien du Conseil pour le développement du français en Louisiane, le CODOFIL. Cet État comptait 405 élèves inscrits dans une filière d'immersion en français en 1991, 5 279 élèves sont aujourd'hui inscrits dans 34 écoles en 2018-19. Deuxième sur la liste, grâce à un mode de développement spécifique, les filières bilingues de l'Utah servent 5 000 élèves dans 31 écoles différentes en 2018-2019. Avec sa "Révolution bilingue", la ville de New York propose le plus grand nombre de filières bilingues en français, à l'échelle d'une ville, avec 12 écoles servant 2 000 élèves.

La croissance de ces programmes reflète également leur popularité parmi les familles non-francophones dont les enfants représentent la majorité des élèves inscrits dans ces filières. Beaucoup d'autres manifestent régulièrement de l'intérêt pour ces filières à en juger par les longues listes d'attente et les systèmes de sélection par loterie mis en place dans les écoles.

De plus, selon l’enquête de recensement American Community Survey, 1,3 million d’Américains de plus de 5 ans parlent français à la maison. On estime que 250 000 enfants en âge d'être scolarisé vivent dans des foyers où le français est utilisé quotidiennement. Cependant, moins de 10% d'entre eux bénéficient d'un accès à un enseignement bilingue français-anglais. On peut donc espérer voir grandir ce nombre d'écoles afin qu'elles puissent servir un plus grand nombre d'élèves.

Une solution pour y parvenir est celle que je propose dans mon livre, La Révolution bilingue : l'avenir de l'éducation s'écrit en deux langues. en impliquant les parents dans la création de nouvelles filières, en leur faisant comprendre les avantages du bilinguisme pour qu'ils ne renoncent pas et continuent à maintenir leur langue à la maison, en les aidant à s’organiser pour qu'ils puissent convaincre les directeurs d'écoles et trouver des solutions localement, et en leur faisant prendre conscience de l'immense pouvoir qu'ils ont sur leur école. Avec cette démarche qui part des parents, il sera possible de multiplier le nombre de filières bilingues aux Etats-Unis et dans bien d'autres pays.

Fabrice Jaumont, PhD

- L'enquête n'a pas inclus les 47 établissements homologués qui connaissent également un développement constant.
- Les résultats de l'enquête ont été présentés lors de la 7ème édition de la conférence internationale sur l'immersion et l'éducation bilingue (International Conference on Immersion & Dual Language Education) à Charlotte, en Caroline du Nord, le 8 février 2019.
- Remerciements particuliers à Solène Burtz & Massinissa Baleh pour leur collaboration lors de cette enquête.
- Téléchargez gratuitement l'ebook La Révolution bilingue sur http://www.tbr-books.org avec le code coupon : CALEC

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