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French Cinema in New York

Image: "Mandibles" by Quentin Dupieux

Wondering where you can find French Cinema in New York?

Come right here and discover an eclectic and representative list of French Cinema showing now in the heart of the city! More information by clicking on the title.


  • ChavelaCatherine Gund, Daresha Kyi, 2017, Mexico/Spain/USA, 93 min

The life of pioneering singer Chavela Vargas, from her birth in Costa Rica in 1919 to her death in Mexico in 2012.

July 19th in virtual cinema.

A young man is sent to "La Maca", a prison of Ivory Coast in the middle of the forest ruled by its prisoners. With the red moon rising, he is designated by the Boss to be the new "Roman" and must tell a story to the other prisoners.

July 19th in theater.

Naima is 16 and lives in Cannes. She has given herself the summer to choose what she wants to do with her life. Then her cousin Sofia, with her alluring lifestyle, arrives to spend the holidays with her.

July 20th in theater and virtual cinema.

Piel, a 7 or 8 year old boy, is alone on the desert planet Perdide, only survivor of an attack by giant hornets. Calling for help, Piel's father's friend Jaffar keeps contact with the kid and hurries across space toward Perdide.

July 20th in theater.

A revolutionary story of guitars, motorcycles, cell phones, and the music of a new generation

July 21st in virtual cinema.

This film shows the disaster of the Kuwaitian oil fields in flames, with few interviews and no explanatory narration. Hell itself is presented in such beautiful sights and music that one has to be fascinated by it.

July 22nd in virtual cinema.

  • Mandibles, Quentin Dupieux, 2021, France, 117 min

Two simple-minded friends discover a giant fly in the trunk of a car and decide to domesticate it to earn money with it.

July 23rd in theater.

While investigating a suspected affair between her headstrong teenaged daughter and a cabaret musician, young widow Lilia becomes drawn to the lively and hidden nightlife of sensuous belly dancers. Though initially reserved, she strikes up a friendship with one of the dancers, then eventually takes the stage herself… An unlikely journey of self-discovery.

July 23rd in outdoor theater and virtual cinema.

A mysteriously linked pair of young women find their daily lives preempted by a strange boudoir melodrama that plays itself out in a hallucinatory parallel reality.

July 23rd in theater.

  • Tokyo!, Leos Carax, Michel Gondry, Bong Joon-Ho, 2008, France/Japan/South Korea/Germany, 112min

A cinematic triptych of three Tokyo-set stories.

July 24th in virtual cinema.


In the eighteenth century, Casanova, known for his taste for fun and play, arrived in London after having to go into exile. In this city of which he knows nothing, he meets several times a young courtesan, the Charpillon, which attracts him to the point of forgetting the other women. Casanova is ready to do anything to achieve her ends, but La Charpillon always escape...

In theater.

While boating, Alexis's boat capsizes and almost drowns before being rescued by David, who ultimately ends up as the friend of his dreams.

In theaters.

The story of the 1964 Japanese Olympic volleyball team, the "Oriental Witches."

In theater.

In Paris outskirts Blanche, a young clerk, befriends Lea, a girl livelier than she is. Lea is going steady with Fabien who is a friend to Alexandre who is going steady with Adrienne but is however loved by Blanche. Somehow a way has to be found to get out of this emotional chaos!

In virtual cinema.

  • La Haine, Mathieu Kassovitz, 1995, France, 98 min

24 hours in the lives of three young men in the French suburbs the day after a violent riot.

In theater and outdoor cinema.

Academy Award Nominee - Best Short Film Animated

One night Reine, a young and solitary person, sees in the urban chaos a lively and vibrant movement, a kind of guide.

In virtual cinema, showing with all Oscar Nominated Animated Shorts. 

Lovers Marianne and Jean-Paul spend their vacation in a villa on the French Riviera near St-Tropez. Marianne invites her former lover, Harry, and his teenage daughter to stay. Tension rises between them, especially when Jean-Paul seduces Penelope.

In theater.

After leaving prison, master thief Corey crosses paths with a notorious escapee and an alcoholic former policeman. The trio proceed to plot an elaborate heist.

In theather.

  • UndineChristian Petzold, 2020, Germany/France, 90min

Undine works as a historian lecturing on Berlin's urban development. But when the man she loves leaves her, the ancient myth catches up with her. Undine has to kill the man who betrays her and return to the water.

In theaters.

  • Shoah, Claude Lanzmann, 1985, France, 569min

Claude Lanzmann's epic documentary recounts the story of the Holocaust through interviews with witnesses - perpetrators as well as survivors.

In virtual cinema