The Horseman on the Roof/Le Hussard sur le toit

by Jean-Paul Rappeneau
1995 - France - 135 min
July 25 | 7:00 p.m

As part of its Summer film series "Once Upon a Time: From Books to Movies," the Cultural Services of the French Embassy present the screening of the 1995 film The Horseman on the Roof by Jean-Paul Rappeneau, based on Jean Giono's 1951 novel.

Angelo, the handsome Italian officer with a face like an angel, runs along the alleyways and across the sun-beaten rooftops, gallops down the sunken trails of the fields. Towards what? For What? The story takes place in 1832 during a cholera epidemic that has laid waste to Provence, leaving a mass of corpses with blue, hideously grimacing faces in its wake. Yet Angelo finds time to tend to the innocent victims with his last reserves of energy. He also finds time to love, calmly and serenely, the young Pauline de Théus, who is looking for a mysterious husband who may already be dead...

Online registration is required for this free admission screening.

Register here

This screening by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States is made possible through the generous support from TV5 Monde and the French-American Cultural Foundation.

  

Embassy of France - La Maison Française 4101 Reservoir Road, NW Washington, DC 20007

The Horseman on the Roof by Jean-Paul Rappeneau

When
July 25, 2017 - 7 p.m.
Where
Embassy of France - La Maison Française
4101 Reservoir Road, NW
Washington, DC 20007
The Horseman on the Roof

The Horseman on the Roof/Le Hussard sur le toit

by Jean-Paul Rappeneau
1995 - France - 135 min
July 25 | 7:00 p.m

As part of its Summer film series "Once Upon a Time: From Books to Movies," the Cultural Services of the French Embassy present the screening of the 1995 film The Horseman on the Roof by Jean-Paul Rappeneau, based on Jean Giono's 1951 novel.

Angelo, the handsome Italian officer with a face like an angel, runs along the alleyways and across the sun-beaten rooftops, gallops down the sunken trails of the fields. Towards what? For What? The story takes place in 1832 during a cholera epidemic that has laid waste to Provence, leaving a mass of corpses with blue, hideously grimacing faces in its wake. Yet Angelo finds time to tend to the innocent victims with his last reserves of energy. He also finds time to love, calmly and serenely, the young Pauline de Théus, who is looking for a mysterious husband who may already be dead...

Online registration is required for this free admission screening.

Register here

This screening by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States is made possible through the generous support from TV5 Monde and the French-American Cultural Foundation.

  

more events
1/3
recomended for you
event

Bertrand Bonello's film influences for Nocturama

Aug 18 - Aug 24, 2017
Film Society of Lincoln Center
165 West 65th Street
New York, NY
event

Tribute to Jeanne Moreau at Film Forum

Aug 4 - Aug 26, 2017
Film Forum
209 W Houston St
New York, NY 10014
event

Cinema of Resistance, a Film Series Curated by Nora Philippe

Oct 12 - Oct 26, 2017
Maison Française Columbia
Buell Hall
event

French summer programs at BAMPFA

June 29, 2017 - August, 17 2017
BAMPFA
2155 Center Street
Berkeley, CA 94720