eventsThe Cultural Services of the French Embassy, in partnership with the National Gallery of Art and American University's School of Communication and College of Arts and Sciences, present a retrospective of French filmmaker Agnès Varda, a distinctive figure in French Cinema. Awarded at the 68th Cannes Film Festival with the “Palme d’honneur”, she has been making documentaries and fiction films for more than 50 years and heralded major trends such as the French New Wave.
October 2 to November 22, 2015
Trained to be an assassin alongside other children, an 11-year-old boy (Jeremy Chabriel) begins to question the ways of his commune leader (Vincent Cassel). Watch this French cast in select theaters on Friday, October 2.
eventsThe monthly French Cinémathèque series at the Avalon Theatre, in partnership with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, presents the screening of the 2014 film 24 jours (24 days) by Alexandre Arcady. In his most recent feature film, Alexandre Arcady brings to the audience a perspective on the 2006 true story of Ilan Halimi, a 23-year-old Parisian kidnapped and tortured by a group that was soon to be known as the Gang of Barbarians.
October 21, 2015 | 8:00 p.m
After her ten-year-old daughter is promised in marriage as part of a peace treaty, the wife of a tribal chieftain flees with the girl through the mountains of Pakistan, pursued by both her husband and the intended groom's henchmen.
Muriel Bayen, a divorced beautician and mother of two, loves to tell stories. She is a huge fan of this singer Vincent Lacroix, in fact she is a dedicated fan. One day Vincent knocks on her door and asks for her help.
Paulette, a retiree, discovers a surprising way to supplement her meager pension: an unlikely but successful career selling cannabis.
Featuring tap dancers from across the globe. We guarantee that you won’t be able to keep your own feet still!