7:30pm screening will be followed by a Q&A with actor Patrick Timsit
Enjoy conversation, wine, and beer after both screenings
Directed by Coline Serreau, 1992. 95 min. 35mm VOSTA.
With Vincent Lindon, Patrick Timsit, Zabou Breitman, Maria Pacôme.
In French with English subtitles.
When thirtysomething Victor loses his wife and job in a single day, he sets off in search of a friend to comfort him but soon comes up against the bottomless self-absorption of his contemporaries. A random encounter with the annoying but oddly engaging barfly Michou finally provides Victor with companionship and an opportunity to take a hard look at himself.
While it may be dispiriting to note that this 1992 comedy of manners’ critique of egocentrism and consumerism is as relevant as ever, its gallery of hilarious characters serve as potent reminders that laughter is the best medicine.
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.