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Brilliant Quirky: Jeanne Balibar on Film at FIAF

Image: "Barbara" directed by Mathieu Amalric

Jeanne Balibar has a special place in French cinema portraying zany, delightfully offbeat characters. For more than 20 years, her singular voice, fierce intellect, and unconventional beauty have made her a muse to some of France’s greatest auteurs. For this special series, Balibar has selected works by some of the filmmakers she feels closest to—including Jacques Rivette, Raùl Ruiz, Mathieu Amalric, and Pierre Léon.

Balibar will be at FIAF for Q&As after the screenings on Oct 2 and Oct 9 and at Anthology Film Archives on Oct 5, 6 and 12. 

On Oct 12, as part of a roundtable discussion Women's Voices, Women's Stories, Jeanne Balibar will be in conversation with historians Anne-Emmanuelle Demartini, Emmanuelle Loyer, and Charlotte de Castelnau-L’Estoile at the Columbia Maison Française.

“Brilliant Quirky: Jeanne Balibar on Film” coincides with Balibar’s one-woman performance, LES HISTORIENNES, taking place on Saturday, October 13 at 7pm in FIAF’s Florence Gould Hall, as part of FIAF’s Crossing the Line Festival 2018. In the world premiere of this live presentation, Balibar brings attention to three pioneering female French historians and their writings.

In French with English subtitles

Screenings at FIAF:

Only God Sees Me
Directed by: Bruno Podalydès
Year: 1998
Duration: 120 mins

L'Idiot and Mange ta soupe
Directed by: Pierre Léon & Mathieu Amalric
Year: 2008 & 1997
Runtime: 61 & 75 mins

The Army of Shadows
Directed by: Jean-Pierre Melville
Year: 1969
Runtime: 145 mins

The Duchess of Langeais
Directed by: Jacques Rivette
Year: 2007
Runtime: 135 min

Tomorrow's Another Day
Directed by: Jeanne Labrune
Year: 2000
Runtime: 89 mins

Directed by: Mathieu Amalric
Year: 2017
Runtime: 98 mins

Comedy of Innocence
Directed by: Raúl Ruiz
Year: 2000
Runtime: 100 mins

Trois ponts sur la rivière
Directed by: Jean-Claude Biette
Year: 1999
Runtime: 117 mins

The Joy of Singing
Directed by: Ilan Duran Cohen
Year: 2008
Runtime: 92 mins

Par Exemple, Électre
Directed by: Jeanne Balibar & Pierre Léon
Year: 2013
Runtime: 80 mins

Showtimes and more information are available through FIAF

For more information on the screenings at Anthology Film Archives, visit this page