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Ideas and Ideals: Strong Female Voices III ONLINE EVENT  Albertine Bookstore/French Embassy 972 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10075 
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Ideas and Ideals: Strong Female Voices III ONLINE EVENT  Albertine Bookstore/French Embassy 972 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10075 

Leos Carax In Person: An American Cinematheque Retrospective

Visionary and enigmatic, Leos Carax has authored some of the most beautiful moments of French cinema in the last 35 years. A poetic genius with an overflowing imagination, this “l'enfant terrible” has consistently transcended filmic codes and genres to create a world full of visions and ghosts.

At the mere age of 24, Carax began a trilogy from which urban and nocturnal beauty emanated in a magical Paris. Shot in black-and-white, Boy Meets Girl (1984) paid tribute to silent films, Cocteau’s universe, and Godard’s cinema.

With Bad Blood (Mauvais Sang) (1986), an ode to rhythm and love starring Denis Lavant, Juliette Binoche, and Michel Piccoli, Carax established his hard-hitting emotional style and with it, found his first international success. Dominated by an assertive aesthetic universe and lyricism, this expressionist thriller offers a one-of-a-kind visual experience.

In 1991, the director embarked on a most ambitious project, The Lovers on the Bridge (Les Amants du Pont-Neuf). Recreating an entire Parisian neighborhood over a 3-year-long shooting schedule gave this ode to passionate love a legendary place in French cinema.

After 8 years of silence, Pola X (1999) marked Carax’s return to the Festival de Cannes’ Competition. In 2012, Leos Carax was back at Cannes with Holy Motors, a meandering film experience that imbues reality with magic and everyday life with fantasy. Another declaration of love for cinema, the film featured Edith Scob from Georges Franju’s Eyes Without a Face.

Carax’s latest is Annette. The film pairs stand-up comedian Adam Driver with world-renowned opera singer Marion Cotillard; with the birth of their first child, Annette – a mysterious little girl with an exceptional destiny – their lives are turned upside down. Featuring story and music by Ron & Russell Mael of Sparks, this original musical is a journey of love, passion, and fame.


This one-week-only event will take place August 9-16, 2021, at the Aero Theatre and Los Feliz 3 Theatre

August 9th: Double Feature! Pola X / Boy Meets Girl
August 10th: Annette Q&A following with Leos Carax, Sparks, and actor Simon Helberg
August 14th: Double Feature!  Bad Blood Q&A following with Leos Carax / Holy Motors
August 16th: The Lovers on the Bridge


Aero Theatre  - 1328 Montana Avenue Santa Monica, CA 90403

Los Feliz 3 Theatre -  1822 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027

 

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