Join the Alliance Française of Greenwich as they celebrate the 11th edition of Focus on French Cinema, the acclaimed showcase for new cinema from France and across the French-speaking world, returns to Connecticut and New York March 27- 31st with an exciting line-up of 16 feature films including 1 World Premiere, 6 U.S. Premieres, 2 New York Premieres, 25 César Nominations, 10 César awards, and 1 Oscar Nomination, as well as an award-winning selection of short films.

The festival opens with the U.S. premiere of Jean-Paul Rouve’s family dramedy Memories (Les Souvenirs), starring Michel Blanc and Annie Cordy, at the Bow Tie Cinemas in Greenwich, CT. Closing Night is Number One Fan (Elle l’adore), a comedic thriller, nominated for the 2015 César for Best Actress (Sandrine Kiberlain) and Best First Film (Jeanne Herry), at FIAF’s Florence Gould Hall in New York.

Celebrating 10 years of success, Focus on French Cinema has created an international meeting place to discover the best of everything French.


The selection of Award Winning Short and Animated films includes:  A la Française, Les Contes de la Goutte d’Or, Carnet de voyage au Québec, Aubade, César winner La Femme de Rio (by Emma Luchini and Nicolas Rey), and others. Also included in the selection: a spotlight on Le Festival du Film Francophone d’Angoulême award-winners. The new-this-year Out of the Box programming will feature New Faces of French Animation, curated by Marcel Jean, artistic director of the Annecy International Film Festival. FFC Spotlight: Young French Producers will highlight Les Talents Cannes, a series of short films that premieres at the Cannes Film Festival each year and promotes new French artists, and The Vian Collection by Maxime Delauney, winner of the 2015 César for Best Short Film, La Femme de Rio (2013).


EDUCATION INITIATIVE: Focus on French Cinema opened in a university theater in 2005 with the mission of promoting French language and culture through Cinema. Over 6,000 students have participated in the festival over the past 10 years. As Focus on French Cinema advances into the next decade, the festival will continue to expand its educational outreach program with screenings in 2015 for over 1,500 middle School, high School and university students. The educational initiative for Focus on French Cinema offers students of all ages the opportunity to exploret French and Francophone cultures through cinema.


Focus on French Cinema will take place at Greenwich’s Bow Tie Cinemas, as well IFC Center and FIAF in New York.


For the full lineup - with titles and schedule - please click here.



 

Various Locations New York, NY 10075, USA

FOCUS ON FRENCH CINEMA 2015

When
March 27 - 31, 2015
Where
Various Locations
New York, NY 10075, USA

Join the Alliance Française of Greenwich as they celebrate the 11th edition of Focus on French Cinema, the acclaimed showcase for new cinema from France and across the French-speaking world, returns to Connecticut and New York March 27- 31st with an exciting line-up of 16 feature films including 1 World Premiere, 6 U.S. Premieres, 2 New York Premieres, 25 César Nominations, 10 César awards, and 1 Oscar Nomination, as well as an award-winning selection of short films.

The festival opens with the U.S. premiere of Jean-Paul Rouve’s family dramedy Memories (Les Souvenirs), starring Michel Blanc and Annie Cordy, at the Bow Tie Cinemas in Greenwich, CT. Closing Night is Number One Fan (Elle l’adore), a comedic thriller, nominated for the 2015 César for Best Actress (Sandrine Kiberlain) and Best First Film (Jeanne Herry), at FIAF’s Florence Gould Hall in New York.

Celebrating 10 years of success, Focus on French Cinema has created an international meeting place to discover the best of everything French.


The selection of Award Winning Short and Animated films includes:  A la Française, Les Contes de la Goutte d’Or, Carnet de voyage au Québec, Aubade, César winner La Femme de Rio (by Emma Luchini and Nicolas Rey), and others. Also included in the selection: a spotlight on Le Festival du Film Francophone d’Angoulême award-winners. The new-this-year Out of the Box programming will feature New Faces of French Animation, curated by Marcel Jean, artistic director of the Annecy International Film Festival. FFC Spotlight: Young French Producers will highlight Les Talents Cannes, a series of short films that premieres at the Cannes Film Festival each year and promotes new French artists, and The Vian Collection by Maxime Delauney, winner of the 2015 César for Best Short Film, La Femme de Rio (2013).


EDUCATION INITIATIVE: Focus on French Cinema opened in a university theater in 2005 with the mission of promoting French language and culture through Cinema. Over 6,000 students have participated in the festival over the past 10 years. As Focus on French Cinema advances into the next decade, the festival will continue to expand its educational outreach program with screenings in 2015 for over 1,500 middle School, high School and university students. The educational initiative for Focus on French Cinema offers students of all ages the opportunity to exploret French and Francophone cultures through cinema.


Focus on French Cinema will take place at Greenwich’s Bow Tie Cinemas, as well IFC Center and FIAF in New York.


For the full lineup - with titles and schedule - please click here.



 

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