eventsThe year is 1798 in the French town of Aveyron. One summer day, a feral boy is discovered in the forest on the outskirts of the city. Despite the diagnosis as mentally impaired cast upon the child, Jean Itard, a young doctor specialized in the education of deaf-mutes, is convinced that the boy, later named Victor, only suffered from a lack of contact with society. In his attempt to lead Victor into modern society, Dr Itard explores the way young people grow up and function creatively in the world.
July 13, 2015 | 7:00 p.m
Embassy of France
eventsMartin Joubert left his Parisian life to convert into a baker in a Normandy village. Harboring a vivid passion for literature and for Gustave Flaubert in particulars, Martin Joubert has also a lively imagination. One day, an English couple moves into a small farm nearby. The names of the new arrivals are Gemma and Charles Bovery which lead Martin Joubert to convince himself that the couple is the very embodiment in flesh and bone of Gustave Flaubert’s heroes.
July 15, 2015 | 8:00 p.m
eventsEnjoy three double features honoring illustrious French filmmaker Jacques Tati!
July 17-19 I 7:30 PM
When Samba is suddenly ordered to leave France, he enlists the help of Alice, an emotionally vulnerable immigration advocate with little experience but plenty of heart. As the immigrant aspiring chef and the burned-out corporate executive tentatively explore an unexpected bond, they inspire each other to reinvent themselves in this vibrant comedy full of tender humor and heartfelt optimism.
At the end of their posting in Afghanistan, French Legionnaires Markov and Hamilton track a leopard until an ambush causes an abdication of duty.
A kindergarten teacher realizes one of her students has an amazing gift for poetry.
Director Franck Ribière gets into all the methods of farming, butchery, and preparation used to prepare and serve the most widely adored meat on the market. Informative, beautiful and utterly tantalizing, this documentary is a must see for any steak enthusiasts.
eventsThe Poitou-Charentes Region, in partnership with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, is pleased to offer a cultural program to join the celebration of the Hermione in Washington, DC. Discover the series The Hermione Brings to Shore French Animated Films featuring two César award-winning French animated films.
June 10 & 11, 2015 | 7:00 p.m.
Embassy of France
Hippocrates, Diary of a French Doctor is a darkly comic portrait of a Paris hospital as seen through the eyes of a young intern, Benjamin, who begins his internship at the hospital ward run by his father. Confident and determined that he will quickly become a successful doctor, Vincent soon realizes that the reality of the medical world is a lot grimmer than what he had imagined. He is also overshadowed by his co-junior partner Abdel, a foreign doctor, who’s obviously more competent than he is but who’s forced to work as an intern because of his immigrant status. When Vincent makes a medical error, his father quickly covers it up but Abdel is not fooled…