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The Contenders 2019: French Films at MoMA

"Sorry Angel" by Christophe Honoré

Every year there are films that resonate far beyond a theatrical release—if they manage to find their way to a commercial screen at all—or film festival appearance. Their significance can be attributed to a variety of factors, from structure to subject matter to language, but these films are united in their lasting impact on the cinematic art form. For this annual series, the Department of Film combs through major studio releases and the top film festivals in the world, selecting influential, innovative films made in the past 12 months that they believe will stand the test of time. Whether bound for awards glory or destined to become a cult classic, each of these films is a contender for lasting historical significance, and any true cinephile will want to catch them on the big screen.

Film Schedule 

Thursday, November 14, 7:00 p.m
Un Film dramatique. 2019. France. Directed by Éric Baudelaire. French with English subtitles. 114 min.

Saturday, December 14, 5:00 p.m.
Synonyms. 2019. France/Israel/Germany. Directed by Nadav Lapid. Screenplay by Nadav Lapid, Haim Lapid. In French, Hebrew; English subtitles. 123 min.

Monday, December 23, 7:00 p.m.
Sorry Angel. 2018. France. Written and directed by Christophe Honoré. French with English subtitles. 103 min.

Tuesday, December 24, 2:00 p.m.
Les Misérables. 2019. France. Directed by Ladj Ly. Screenplay by Ly, Giordano Gederlini, Alexis Manenti. French with English subtitles. 103 min.

Sunday, January 5, 2020, 5:00 p.m.
I Lost My Body. 2019. France. Directed by Jérémy Clapin. DCP. 81 min.

More information about the films, location, and time available here.