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Seuls en Scène Festival | Princeton U. Wallace Theater - Lewis Center For The Arts Princeton University 120 Alexander St, Princeton, NJ 08540
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17
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Seuls en Scène Festival | Princeton U. Wallace Theater - Lewis Center For The Arts Princeton University 120 Alexander St, Princeton, NJ 08540
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Exhibition
Christophe Hutin at the CAB Chicago Architecture Biennial Graham Foundation Madlener House 4 West Burton Place Chicago, Illinois 60610

FIAF Wes Anderson's French Connection

FIAF is proud to welcome filmmaker Wes Anderson as a guest curator this fall. French cinema has always been part of Anderson’s artistic heritage and the acclaimed auteur has picked some of his favorite French films to be screened for FIAF audiences from September 14–October 26. The series coincides with the highly anticipated release of Anderson’s star-studded film, The French Dispatch.

A free screening of the quintessential coming-of-age film Peppermint Soda opens the series on September 14 as part of FIAF’s Fête de la Rentrée. The remaining CinéSalon screenings are free only for FIAF Members. 

 

  • Peppermint Soda (Diabolo Menthe)

Online: Tuesday, September 14-Monday, September 20, 2021
In person: Tuesday, September 14, 2021
FIAF Florence Gould Hall
Dir. Diane Kurys, 1977 
In French with English subtitles

A quintessential coming-of-age film, Peppermint Soda captures a year in the life of two adolescent sisters at an all-girls school in France in 1963. Together, they experience a rapid-fire onslaught of firsts during a time of political protest and social change.

  • From Mayerling to Sarajevo (De Mayerling à Sarajevo)

Online: Tuesday, September 14-Monday, September 20, 2021
In Person: Tuesday, September 21, 2021
4 & 7:30pm
FIAF Florence Gould Hall 
Video introduction by Richard Brody

Dir. Max Ophüls, 1940
In French with English subtitles

This opulent yet intimate film looks inside the vicissitudes of European court life in the 30 years leading up to the dual assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his lover Czech Countess Sophie Chotek—the event that sparked World War I.

  • The Man Who Loved Women (L'Homme qui aimait les femmes)

Online: Tuesday, September 28—Monday, October 4, 2021
In Person: Tuesday, September 28, 2021
4 & 7:30pm
FIAF Florence Gould Hall 
Video introduction by Sam Azulys

Dir. François Truffaut, 1977
In French with English subtitles

Bertrand Morane (Charles Denner) spent much of his life in pursuit of new lovers—then writing about his exploits. His editor (Brigitte Fossey) retraces his life of philandering as she attempts to posthumously finish his book.

  • Kings and Queen (Rois et reine)

In Person: Tuesday, October 5, 2021
4 & 7:30pm
FIAF Florence Gould Hall 
Introduction by Sam Di Iorio

Dir. Arnaud Desplechin, 2004
In French with English subtitles

A masterful blend of comedy and psychological drama from writer-director Arnaud Desplechin. Emanuelle Devos shines as Nora, a young mother facing the death of her father, with Mathieu Amalric in a gripping supporting turn as Ismael, her ne’er-do-well ex.

  • Get Out Your Handkerchiefs (Préparez vos mouchoirs)

Online: Tuesday, October 12—Monday, October 18, 2021 
In Person: Tuesday, October 12, 2021
4 & 7:30pm
FIAF Florence Gould Hall 

Introduction by Bingham Bryant

Dir. Bertrand Blier, 1977
In French with English subtitles

Doting spouse Raoul (Gérard Depardieu) attempts to alleviate the depression of his wife Solange (Carole Laure), and on a whim decides to open their marriage up to accommodate school teacher Stéphane (Patrick Dewaere). Bertrand Blier’s audacious sex comedy won the 1979 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

  • Max and the Junkmen (Max et les ferrailleurs)

 In Person: Tuesday, October 19, 2021
4 & 7:30pm
FIAF Florence Gould Hall 

Dir. Claude Sautet, 1971
In French with English subtitles

A Parisian detective (Michel Piccoli) enters into a cat-and-mouse game with a crew of petty thieves. But as his plan comes to fruition, he realizes that he hasn’t fully considered all of its consequences.”

  • Antoine and Antoinette (Antoine et Antoinette)

In Person: Tuesday, October 26, 2021
4 & 7:30pm
FIAF Florence Gould Hall 

Video introduction by Max Nelson

Dir. Jacques Becker, 1947
In French with English subtitles

In Jacques Becker’s zippiest, most stylish romantic comedy, the loss of a winning lottery ticket sends a young couple on a hunt through the streets of Paris. The result is a vivid, lighthearted picture of working-class life in the years following World War II.

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