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Burning Bright: New French Filmmakers at FIAF

Image : "L'amour debout" directed by Michaël Dacheux

"Burning Bright: New French Filmmakers", an annual highlight of FIAF’s popular CinéSalon series, returns on Tuesdays from May 7 to June 25 with recent noteworthy films by nine exciting filmmakers, including seven US and NY premieres.

This spring, "Burning Bright" will reveal the creativity and innovation of French cinema today with poignant coming of age tales told through vibrant new voices, fascinating fusions of genres such as documentary and musical theater, and many instances that blur reality and fiction in urgent ways.

The series highlights 4 films featured in the Young French Cinema 2019 selection, including the opening film L'Amour Debout by Michaël Dacheux. 

Young French Cinema is a program of UniFrance and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, which aims to bring French films with no US distribution to art house cinemas, film societies, the Alliance Française network, and American universities.


Love Blooms / L’amour debout
Directed by Michaël Dacheux
Year: 2018
Runtime: 83 mins
US Premiere
> Tuesday, May 7 – 4pm, 7:30pm. Q&A with director after the 7:30pm screening

Gaspard at the Wedding / Gaspard va au mariage
Directed by Antony Cordier
Year: 2018
Runtime: 105 mins
NY Premiere
> Tuesday, May 14 – 4pm, 7:30pm

Directed by Jean-Bernard Marlin
Year: 2018
Runtime: 109 mins
US Premiere
> Tuesday, May 21 – 4pm, 7:30pm

Something is Happening / Il se passe quelque chose 
Directed by Anne Alix
Year: 2018
Runtime: 103 mins
NY Premiere
> Tuesday, May 28 – 4pm, 7:30pm

Father and Sons / Deux fils
Directed by Félix Moati
Year: 2019
Runtime: 90 mins
US Premiere
> Tuesday, June 4 – 4pm, 7:30pm

Raising Colors / Volontaire
Directed by Hélène Fillières
Year: 2018
Runtime: 101 mins
> Tuesday, June 11 – 4pm, 7:30pm

Whatever Happened to My Revolution / Tout ce qu’il me reste de la revolution
Directed by Judith Davis
Year: 2018
Runtime: 88 mins
> Tuesday, June 18 – 4pm, 7:30pm

The Grand Hotel Ballet / Les petits maîtres du grand hôtel  
Directed by Jacques Deschamps
Year: 2018
Runtime: 80 mins
US Premiere
> Tuesday, June 25 – 4pm

Blonde Animals / Bêtes blondes
Directed by Alexia Walther & Maxime Matray
Year: 2018
Runtime: 111 mins
US Premiere
> Tuesday, June 25 – 7:30pm