7:30pm screening introduced by comedian Wary Nichen
Enjoy conversation, wine, and beer after both screenings
Mohamed Hamidi, 2016. 91 min. Color. DCP VOSTA. With Farsah Bouyahmed, Lambert Wilson, Jamel Debbouze, Hajar Masdouki. In French & Arabic with English subtitles.
If the movies can provide an antidote to these troubling times, it must be with this heartwarming road movie about Fatah, an Algerian farmer who decides to cross the Mediterranean with his beloved cow Jacqueline and walk across France to enroll her in a Paris agricultural show. Making unlikely alliances and getting into lots of trouble along the way, Fatah and his cow become unwitting media stars and symbols of cross-cultural solidarity. This surprise box office smash manages to bring out the best in France and Algeria while gently poking fun at both.
Wary Nichen is a Nomad – born in Africa, he has started Stand-Up comedy and filmmaking in Montréal, and has then performed in different clubs across the US, UK and France. He has performed his first one hour comedy set called Diwan Man Show in Paris, an introduction to African roots music through stand-up comedy, and is now touring with his new show Nomade 2.0.
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).
CineSalon is made possible
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.