festivals

100 Years Later: France and America Commemorate the Great War

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.
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CHIC!

The ruthless director Hélène Birk reigns over the prestigious haute couture fashion house led by the world-renowned designer Alicia Ricosi. Following her recent breakup, creative block gets the better of Alicia. However, the timing could not be worse, with the deadline of her next collection around the corner, Hélène must find a fast solution in order to help Alicia regain her creative mojo!
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24 DAYS

In January of 2006 a beautiful young woman walks into a Parisian cellphone shop, looks around, and asks for the sales attendant's number. Later, she calls asking to meet. Who could have known Ilan, the 23 year old man, was flirting with death? The next time his family hears from him is through a cryptic online message from kidnappers demanding ransom.
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FÉLIX AND MEIRA

FÉLIX AND MEIRA is a calling card for its young director, Maxime Giroux; a story of an unconventional romance between two people living vastly different realities mere blocks away from one another. Each lost in their everyday lives, Meira (Hadas Yaron), a Hasidic Jewish wife and mother and Félix (Martin Dubreuil), a secular loner mourning the recent death of his estranged father, unexpectedly meet in a local bakery in Montreal’s Mile End district. What starts as an innocent friendship becomes more serious as the two wayward strangers find comfort in one another. As Felix opens Meira’s eyes to the world outside of her tight-knit Orthodox community, her desire for change becomes harder for her to ignore, ultimately forcing her to choose: remain in the life that she knows or give it all up to be with Félix. Giroux’s film is a poignant and touching tale of self-discovery set against the backdrops of Montreal, Brooklyn, and Venice, Italy.
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LOU!

Lou is 12. She’s been best friends with Mina since daycare, and she’s been in love with Tristan, her neighbor since preschool. Her mom has set aside her own personal life over the past few years to dedicate herself to her daughter, but their little bubble bursts when Mom starts a new relationship with Richard and Lou finally plucks up the courage to speak to Tristan.
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Marie's Story

At the turn of the 19th century, a humble artisan and his wife have a daughter, Marie, who is born deaf and blind and unable to communicate with the world around her. Desperate to find a connection to their daughter and avoid sending her to an asylum, the Heurtins send fourteen-year-old Marie to the Larnay Institute in central France, where an order of Catholic nuns manage a school for deaf girls.
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Dior and I

Dior and I Directed by Frederic Tcheng | 2014With Raf Simons, Pieter Mulier, Christian DiorRun Time: 90min
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The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq

Michel Houellebecq, possibly the most widely read living French writer, was believed kidnapped on September 16, 2011. But was he really? After a flurry of media reports of his abduction, the story goes cold and Houellebecq, famously reclusive, refuses to set the record straight. Now he goes one step further by starring as himself in a film that purports to tell the tale.
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La Sapienza

At the height of his career, Alexandre decides to set off for Italy with the idea of completing his draft - interrupted years earlier - of a book on Borromini. He is accompanied by his wife Alienor who feels her relationship with her husband gradually slipping away along with the passion it used to inspire. Having reached Stresa they happen to meet Goffredo and Lavinia, a pair of siblings who live there: the former is about to embark in architectural studies, the second is suffering from a nervous disorder. Reviving a maternal instinct that has lain dormant within her for so many years, Alienor feels the need to stay by Lavinia's side to help her overcome her anxiety and suggests that her husband continue on his travels with Goffredo. This separation will be the start of an inner journey for both Alexandre and Alienor.
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François Truffaut: Love and Life Stories at the Movies...

April 10, 2015 - April 11, 2015
San Francisco State University
Conducted by film historian Manfred Flügge, the class will feature several films by Truffaut, with an emphasis on the 1962 award-winning "Jules et Jim".
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François Truffaut: Love and Life Stories at the Movies...

April 10, 2015 - April 11, 2015
San Francisco State University
Coppola Theatre
Fine Arts Building 101
San Francisco State University
San Francisco, CA.
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Afterimage: Filmmakers & Critics in Conversation Nino Kirtadze

April 9, 2015 - April 11, 2015
Pacific Film Archive Theater
2626 Bancroft Way,
Berkeley, CA. 94720
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Special Screening of Kung-Fu Master! / Agnès Varda: From Here to There Parts 4-5

04/11/2015
Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403
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8th Disposable Film Festival

April 9, 2015 - April 12, 2015
The Castro Theatre
San Francicso, CA.
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Screening of Good Old Growth! and Q&A with Marie Monique Robin at the UN

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
United Nations Headquarters (ECOSOC)
Use the visitors' Entrance on First Avenue at 46th St
Room: ECOSOC (United Nations Economic and Social Council)