Enjoy conversation, wine, and beer after both screenings
Marc Caro & Jean-Pierre Jeunet, 1991. 99 min. DCP VOSTA.
With Pascal Benezech, Dominique Pinon, Marie-Laure Dougnac, Jean-Claude Dreyfus, Karin Viard.
In French with English subtitles.
Nearly thirty years after its premiere, Delicatessen remains a thrilling outlier, a lyrical outburst bridging the gap between poetic realism, the circus, and the visionary tradition of French sci-fi comics. A tender, quirky tale of love and survival in a dystopian landscape, the film achieves a rare balance between grand spectacle and heartfelt emotion in the meet cute of a former clown and a shy violinist.
This first feature by Marc Caro and Jean-Pierre Jeunet, future director of enduring classic Amélie, is one of the most distinctive debuts in the history of cinema.
Series curated by Delphine Selles-Alvarez and Léonore Chastagner.
Special thanks to Louise Rinaldi (Ecce Films), Marie Tarascon and Élodie Dupont (The Festival Agency), Louise Paraut (Gaumont), Justin DiPietro (IFC Films), Anne-Catherine Louvet (Institut Français), Courtney Vlaming (Music Box Films), Eric Di Bernardo and Dave Franklin (Rialto Pictures).
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by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. CinéSalon is sponsored by Air France and Delta Air Lines, BNP Paribas, Lacoste, and Renault Nissan. Wine courtesy of Vinadeis, the exclusive wine sponsor of CinéSalon. Beer courtesy of Kronenbourg 1664, the exclusive beer sponsor of CinéSalon.
Season Sponsors: American Society of the French Legion of Honor, Cultural Services of the French Embassy, Edmond de Rothschild Foundations, Engie, FACE (French American Cultural Exchange), Florence Gould Foundation, Hermès Foundation within the framework of the New Settings program, Howard Gilman Foundation, Institut français, JCDecaux, National Endowment for the Arts, New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA), NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), Office de Tourisme de Boulogne-Billancourt, and Pommery.