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FIAF's Burning Bright: New French Filmmakers 2020

"Real Love" by Claire Burger

Burning Bright, FIAF’s annual summer celebration of emerging French and Francophone voices in cinema, is back for a fourth year, in partnership with Kino Lorber. Running from Tuesday, June 16 through Monday, August 3, the series presents seven new feature films from a crop of exciting directors. From poignant if unconventional coming-of-age tales to examining relationships between elected officials and their communities, this year’s series includes four US premieres and one NY premiere.

For the first time, this popular CinéSalon series will take place online, allowing even greater access to these films and increased visibility for these remarkable new talents.

Each film will be available for one week on Kino Now for $12. FIAF Members receive access codes via email to watch the films for free.

Simon’s Got a Gift / La dernière vie de Simon - US Premiere 
Dir. Léo Karmann, 2019, 103 min.
With Benjamin Voisin, Martin Karmann, Camille Claris, Julie-Anne Roth, Nicolas Wanczycki
In French with English subtitles
June 16 - 22, now available on Kino Now

Real Love / C’est ça l’amourNY Premiere  
Dir. Claire Burger, 2018, 98 min.
With Bouli Lanners, Justine Lacroix, Sarah Henochsberg
In French with English subtitles
June 23 - 29

Wonders in the Suburbs / Merveilles à Montfermeil US Premiere
Dir. Jeanne Balibar, 2019, 109 min.
With Jeanne Balibar, Ramzy Bedia, Emmanuelle Béart, Mathieu Amalric
In French with English subtitles
Official Selection: Locarno International Film Festival
> June 30 - July 6
>> Conversation with Jeanne Balibar on July 2, at 5pm (ET). LIVE on Zoom and Facebook, in English. RSVP

Burning Ghost / Vif-argent 
Dir. Stéphane Batut, 2019, 104 min.
With Thimotée Robart, Judith Chemla, Saadia Bentaïeb
In French with English subtitles
> July 7 - 13

The Bare Necessity / Perdrix - US Premiere  
Dir. Erwan Le Duc, 2019, 100 min.
With Swann Arlaud, Maud Wyler, Fanny Ardant
In French with English subtitles
> July 14 - 20

Stars by the Pound  / 100kg d’étoilesUS Premiere  
Dir. Marie-Sophie Chambon, 2018, 88 min.
With Laure Duchene, Angèle Metzger, Pauline Serieys, Zoé De Tarlé, Philippe Rebbot
In French with English subtitles
> July 21 - 27

Alice and the Mayor / Alice et le maire 
Dir. Nicolas Pariser, 2019, 103 min
With Fabrice Luchini, Anaïs Demoustier
In French with English subtitles
> July 28 - August 3