FEBRUARY 22, 2013

Playlist: French Music for Film

By French Culture

French filmmakers, actors, writers, technicians and musicians are up for Oscars at the Academy Awards this Sunday. With Amour nominated for both Best Picture and Best Foreign Film, and Emmanuelle Riva up for Best Actress in a Leading Role, it could be a historic night for French film in the US.

FEBRUARY 22, 2013

Rendez-Vous with French Cinema Touring the US

By French Culture

French cinema is as varied and vital as ever in 2013, and this year's edition of 'Rendez-Vous Near You' covers the widest possible spectrum. This range includes new works from uncompromising auteurs like Damien Odoul and master filmmakers Patrice Leconte and the late Claude Miller, as well as films featuring French stars like Audrey Tautou, Romain Duris and Charlotte Gainsbourg.

FEBRUARY 21, 2013

Le président de Caltech va prendre la présidence de l’Université des sciences et technologies du Roi Abdallah

By French Culture

Jean-Lou Chameau, président du California Institute of Technology, va prochainement prendre la présidence de l’Université des sciences et technologies du Roi Abdallah (KAUST) en Arabie Saoudite.

FEBRUARY 19, 2013

The Future of OuLiPo

By Rachael Small

2013 has begun quite auspiciously for English readers of OuLiPo, a group that is now in its sixth decade of existence, with the publication of two exciting translated books, a spotlight on the comic book offshoot OuBaPo, and the release of a new critical work on the group.

FEBRUARY 19, 2013

Special Discount New York International Children's Film Festival

By Fabrice Jaumont

NY Int'l Children's Film Festival - March 1-24, 2013! Tickets are now available for NYICFF 2013, featuring a lineup of AMAZING new films from around the world, with premieres, special events, filmmaker Q&As, filmmaking camps for kids, globe-spanning short film programs, audience voting, and the NYICFF Awards & Best of Fest celebration. New York in French Members can receive a reduced price of $3 per ticket by entering code FRNY2013

FEBRUARY 19, 2013

French Kids Don't Get Fat: Why?

By Karen Le Billon

France has one of the lowest rates of child obesity in the developed world, and is the only country in which child obesity rates have remained stable in the past decade, in stark contrast to the rapidly rising rates elsewhere. In fact, American kids are three times more likely to be overweight than French children. And child obesity rates in France have also remained stable over the past decade (whereas they are increasing rapidly in most other countries). Why?

FEBRUARY 19, 2013

2012 Translated Titles List

By Rachael Small

As 2013’s new batch of books starts appearing on the shelves, we take a look back at the astonishing number and quality of French books in translation published last year in the United States. French filmmaker Claude Lanzmann’s anticipated The Patagonian Hare: A Memoir and Michel Houellebecq’s newest novel The Map and the Territory are two of the most revealing examples from a long list of exciting new literature.

FEBRUARY 15, 2013

Maurice Pialat at the French Cinémathèque in Paris

By French Culture

Starting 18 February 2013, the Maurice Pialat collection, which Sylvie Pialat recently entrusted to La Cinémathèque française, will be on exhibit in Paris. Comprising posters, archives, costumes, photographs, films and, above all, drawings and paintings, this exhibition accompanies the complete retrospective of the director who passed away ten years ago, on 11 January 2003.

FEBRUARY 15, 2013

Concours d'écriture French Heritage-Aimé Césaire

By Benoît Le Dévédec

This year marks the 100th birthday of French writer Aimé Césaire, the famous author of "Cahier d'un Retour au Pays Natal" and creator with Leopold Sédar Senghor of the Negritude literary movement. In partnership with the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie and the Bureau de la Martinique, the French Heritage Language Program organizes a writing contest to pay tribute to the great poet during the Month of Francophonie-March 2013.

FEBRUARY 15, 2013

Le Petit Sénégal: Senegal in New York City

By Earlene Cruz

Traditional meat and fish dishes, soccer, industrious film-making, and Tam Tam music are all things that categorize the cultural richness of the Senegalese population, but you don’t have to go all the way to Senegal in order to experience this culture. You can discover all of this between Lenox/Malcolm X Avenue on the east and Fredrick Douglas Avenue to the west and notice the numerous Senegalese stores, restaurants, and cafes that are represented in the area, advertised in English, French, and oftentimes, Walof.

FEBRUARY 12, 2013

France Honors Gary Tinterow

By French Culture

On January 23, Antonin Baudry, Cultural Counselor of the French Embassy, conferred the insignia of Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters upon Gary Tinterow, as recognition for his contribution to furthering the arts in France and throughout the world.

FEBRUARY 12, 2013

Danser Sa Vie Exhibiting the Ephemeral

By French Culture

In recent years contemporary art museums and galleries have show shown an increasing interest in the performative arts, from Marina Abramović: The Artist is Present and On Line at the Museum of Modern Art in New York to Move at the Haywar

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