March 18, 2015 | 8:00 p.m.
The monthly French Cinémathèque series at the Avalon Theatre, in partnership with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, presents the screening of Deux jours, une nuit (Two Days, One Night)
Sept 2014 - Feb 2015
The Cultural Service at the Consulate General of France in Chicago presents a series of events to commemorate the WWI centennial in partnership with Midwest institutions.
In the late 1800's, Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austro-Hungarian empire, falls for Sophie Chotek, a Czech countess. He's already a problem to the Crown because of his political ideas; this love affair with someone not of royal blood breeches protocol. The Crown allows the union only after the couple agrees to a morganatic marriage. The emperor further neutralizes Franz by making him inspector general of the army, sending him afield for months at a time. In June of 1914, fearing for his safety, Sophie seeks permission to accompany Franz to Sarajevo; protocol dictates that no army troops attend Franz while she is present. An assassin strikes. Their deaths spark World War I.
Set in contemporary Tel Aviv, six diverse best friends gather to watch the wildly popular UniverSong competition. Appalled by the Israeli entry, they decide to create their own and record it on a mobile phone. Unbeknownst to them, their performance is seen by the UniverSong judges and selected as Israel’s entry for next year’s competition. With a soundtrack provided by Babydaddy from Scissor Sisters, this hilarious comedy is a refreshing ode to music and friendship.
Radio France Internationale (RFI), the French current affairs radio station that broadcasts worldwide in French and 12 foreign languages, and AudioNow® Digital, a leading provider of in-language mobile apps for radio broadcasters, today announced the launch of “RFI by AudioNow® Digital” with audio content in twelve RFI broadcast languages.
South By Southwest (SXSW), one of the biggest festivals in the US for film, music and digital technology, will gather around 300,000 participants in Austin March 13- 22, 2015. French professionals will not be left out.
March 10, 2015 | 7:00 p.m.
Embassy of France
The French Cinémathèque series by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy presents the screening of La Cour de Babel (School of Babel), a film by Julie Bertuccelli.
For the last 40 years, the photographer Sebastião Salgado has been travelling through the continents, in the footsteps of an ever-changing humanity. He has witnessed some of the major events of our recent history; international conflicts, starvation and exodus. He is now embarking on the discovery of pristine territories, of wild fauna and flora, and of grandiose landscapes as part of a huge photographic project which is a tribute to the planet's beauty.
Directed by Benoît Jacquot I 2014
A tax inspector, his new bride and her sister become entwined in a love triangle.
February 4, February 6 and March 31, 2015 | 7:00 p.m.
Embassy of France
The Cultural Services of the French Embassy, in partnership with the Film Department at the National Gallery of Art and the Embassy of Georgia, present three screenings by Georgian-French filmmaker, Otar Iosselian