In the 1920s a young French girl meets an important Chinese diplomat on the boat down the Mekong river. He is immediately attracted to her and she in turn does not hesitate long before offering the seducer her innocence.
eventsThough he was a documentarian, Chris Marker (1921–2012), was among the most idiosyncratic of filmmakers, perhaps more essayist than artist. In these films, two of his earliest and most well known works, he gives a sense of why Alain Resnais called him “the prototype of the twenty-first-century man.”
Dec 11, 12 & 13, 2013
eventsAs a special event to celebrate another year of films at the Cinémathèque, the Cultural Service of the Embassy of France is delighted to present 'La belle et la bête' (Beauty and the Beast), the classic film by French poet and filmmaker Jean Cocteau in its 2013 restored version. The screening will be followed by a reception at the Embassy of France.
Dec 9, 2013 | 7:00 p.m.
Embassy of France
eventsThe Cultural Service of the Embassy of France participates with the National Gallery of Art to include a series of French films as part of its fall film programming. Under Realité Tales, Young French Cinema, the selection features six non-fiction French films brought by the Association du Cinéma Indépendant pour sa Diffusion (ACID), a Paris-based collective of independent filmmakers. For its opening night, the film 'The Virgin, the Copts and me' will be screened at the Embassy of France on December 5th at 7:00 p.m.
Dec 5 - Dec 15, 2013
From the innovative director Michel Gondry comes this unique animated documentary on the life of controversial MIT professor, philosopher, linguist, anti-war activist and political firebrand Noam Chomsky.
A world-weary political journalist picks up the story of a woman's search for her son, who was taken away from her decades ago after she became pregnant and was forced to live in a convent.
eventsThis year, the Jacob Burns Film Center joins the Romanian Film Initiative and the Film Society of Lincoln Center in copresenting the eighth edition of Making Waves.
Nov 29 - Dec 10, 2013
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts