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French Essentials, a film selection curated by Justice G. Breyer

French Essentials, a selection curated by Justice G. Breyer 

On the invitation of Philippe Etienne, Ambassador of France to the United States, Justice Stephen G. Breyer has selected three French classic films he will present to our dear audience at La Maison Française: Children of Paradise directed by Marcel Carné (1945), The Great llusion directed by Jean Renoir (1937), Rendez-vous de Juillet directed by Jacques Becker (1949) and Jules and Jim, directed by François Truffaut (1962). We are honored to let you discover these timeless and beautiful movies under his patronage. 


JULES AND JIM, directed by François Truffaut (1962), 102 min, France 

Nov 9 - 7:00 PM 

Paris, 1912. Jules, a German-Austrian, and Jim, a Frenchman, are two aspiring writers who strike up a close friendship. They enjoy a carefree life in the city, sharing a passion for the arts, sport, literature and women. After a trip to Greece, during which they become fascinated by a sculpture of a woman with an enchanting smile, they return to France, where they meet Catherine, who bears an uncanny resemblance to the statue. She is delightful, desirable, and dangerous. Both men are attracted to Catherine, but it is Jules she decides to marry. Then, abruptly, all three are separated, as war breaks out across Europe, and Jules and Jim are forced to fight on opposing sides.


In French with English Subtitles

These screenings by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States are made possible through a generous grant from TV5 Monde.



Please note that masks and proof of vaccination will be required. All necessary measures are taken, including but not limited to: controlled capacity, frequent cleaning of high traffic areas, circulation patterns, and safe social distancing throughout the buildings and embassy grounds.