7:30pm screening introduced by Marco Agnolucci, actor and filmmaker
Enjoy conversation, wine, and beer after both screenings
Michel Hazanavicius, 2006. 99 min. 35mm VOSTA.
With Jean Dujardin, François Damiens, Khalid Maadour, Youssef Hamid.
In French with English subtitles.
Academy Award-winner Jean Dujardin stars as the slick but clueless secret agent OSS 117, tasked by the French government to find a missing agent in Cairo—and bring peace to the Middle East, no less. Set in 1955, this delightful spoof of early James Bond adventures and other spectacles of silver screen exoticism has retro allure to spare, but a distinctly contemporary flair in turning the joke against the navel-gazing French spy.
OSS 117’s constant cultural faux pas—such as complaining that the call to prayer is interfering with his beauty sleep—make for hilarious but slyly incisive entertainment.
Marco Agnolucci is a tri-lingual actor and filmmaker from New York, as well as an avid movie fanatic and film reviewer, having seen over 5,300 motion pictures thus far. On February 23rd he will play five parts in a series of one-act plays based on the writings of Italo Calvino. He will begin shooting a New York City documentary feature film this spring and will direct his first fiction feature in 2018, which he wrote. An admirer of French culture, Marco Agnolucci is very happy to present OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies.
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.