FESTIVAL LINE-UP 2012

The 2012 festival featured classic and contemporary French films based on French and American literature. From Donald E. Westlake's bestselling novel, The Ax, to Victor Hugo's poem, "How Good are the Poor," Films on the Green introduced viewers to renowned directors such as François Truffaut, Jacques Demy and Costa-Gavras’ adaptations of literature.

In keeping with the French Embassy’s mission to strengthen student and younger audience access to French art and culture the Festival has partnered with WNYU, New York University‘s radio station, which is solely operated by NYU students. Before screenings, guest DJs from the station play a variety of classic and contempory French tunes.


June 1 | Central Park–Cedar Hill 

OSS 117, LE CAIRE NID D’ESPIONS  |
OSS 117: CAIRO, NEST OF SPIES (2006)
Directed by Michel Hazanavicius
Starring Jean Dujardin & Bérénice Bejo
Based on OSS 117, a series of novels by Jean Bruce

 

June 8 | Washington Square Park

LES NEIGES DU KILIMANDJARO |
THE SNOWS OF KILIMANJARO (2011)
Directed by Robert Guédiguian
Starring Jean-Pierre Darroussin & Ariane Ascaride
Based on the poem Les Pauvres Gens from La Légende des Siècles by Victor Hugo

 

June 15 | Washington Square Park

LA GUERRE DES BOUTONS | WAR OF THE BUTTONS (1962)
Directed by Yves Robert
Starring André Treton, Jacques Dufilho & Jean Richard
Based on the novel La Guerre des Boutons by Louis Pergaut

 

June 22 | Tomkins Square ParkLE COUPERET | THE AXE (2005)
Directed by Costa-Gavras
Starring José Garcia, Karin Viard & Yolande Moreau
Based on the novel The Ax, by Donald Edwin Westlake

 

June 29 | Tomkins Square Park
PEAU D’ANE | DONKEY SKIN (1970)
Directed by Jacques Demy
Starring Catherine Deneuve, Jean Marais & Jacques Perrin
Based on the fairy tale Peau d’Ane by Charles Perrault

 

July 6 | Riverside Park Pier I 
NE LE DIS A PERSONNE | TELL NO ONE (2006)
Directed by Guillaume Canet
Starring François Cluzet & Kristin Scott-Thomas
Based on the novel Tell No One by Harlan Coben

 

July 13 | Riverside Park Pier I PERSEPOLIS | PERSEPOLIS (2007)
Directed by Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud
With the voices of Chiara Mastroianni & Catherine Deneuve
Based on the graphic novel Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

 


Sept. 6 | Columbia University Low-Library StepsJULES ET JIM | JULES AND JIM (1962)
Directed by François Truffaut
Starring Jeanne Moreau, Oscar Werner & Henri Serre
Based on the novel Jules et Jim by Henri-Pierre Roché

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