Films

CinéSalon

The Science of Sleep

La Science des rêves

Tuesday, November 19, 2019
4 & 7:30pm

FIAF Florence Gould Hall

Charlotte Gainsbourg joins maverick director Michel Gondry to explore the tenuous line between dream and reality in this charming tale of a Mexican inventor who moves to Paris, falls in love with his neighbor and invites her into his dreams.

Exclusive Screening

Les Misérables

Screening and Q&A with director Ladj Ly

Friday, November 22, 2019
7pm

FIAF Florence Gould Hall

Post-screening Q&A with director Ladj Ly

Join us for an exclusive preview screening of Ladj Ly’s ambitious debut feature, Les Misérables, winner of the Jury Prize at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival and the film selected to represent France at the 2020 Oscars. Inspired by the 2005 riots in Paris with a nod to Victor Hugo’s famous novel, the film is a gripping look at social injustice today.

CinéSalon

L’effrontée

Tuesday, November 26, 2019
4 & 7:30pm

FIAF Florence Gould Hall

Charlotte Gainsbourg won a César for Most Promising Actress for this instant classic about the awkwardness and insecurities of early adolescence. Playing a thirteen-year-old navigating the summer doldrums, Gainsbourg delivered the kind of disarmingly honest performance that would make her
one of the greats.

CinéSalon

Promise at Dawn

La promesse de l’aube

Tuesday, December 3, 2019
4pm

FIAF Florence Gould Hall

Charlotte Gainsbourg earned her fifth César nomination as a powerhouse Russian Jewish mother in this dazzling adaptation of novelist Romain Gary’s classic autobio-graphical tale, a bittersweet tribute to the irrepressible power of maternal love. Directed by Eric Barber.

CinéSalon

Melancholia

Tuesday, December 3, 2019
7:30pm

FIAF Florence Gould Hall

Charlotte Gainsbourg’s second of three landmark collaborations with Danish auteur Lars von Trier starts with an epically botched wedding party and culminates in the earth’s collision with a rogue planet, delivering an aesthetically sublime vision of human frailty along the way.

Tunisian Cinema

Beauty and the Dogs

La Belle et la Meute

Saturday, December 7, 2019
4pm

FIAF Florence Gould Hall

When a young Tunisian woman—a tour-de-force performance from newcomer Mariam Al Ferjani—is raped by police officers after leaving a party she is propelled into a harrowing night in which she must fight for her rights even though justice lies on the side of her tormentors. Directed by Kaouther Ben Hania, the film is a striking critique on a repressive society and a forcefully feminist rallying cry.

Tunisian Cinema

Dear Son

Weldi

NY Premiere

Saturday, December 7, 2019
7pm

FIAF Florence Gould Hall

Post-screening Q&A with Mohamed Ben Attia

Director Mohamed Ben Attia explores generational gulfs and fraying family ties in contemporary Tunisia in this deeply moving drama about a father searching for his missing son.

CinéSalon

Jane Eyre

Tuesday, December 10, 2019
4 & 7:30pm

FIAF Florence Gould Hall

Franco Zeffirelli’s triumphant adaptation of Charlotte Brontë’s masterpiece beguiles with its visual elegance without sacrificing the novel’s emotional rawness. In the role of Jane Eyre, Charlotte Gainsbourg refined her trademark mix of deceptive fragility and fierce intelligence, delivering one of her finest performances.

CinéSalon

The Tree

L’arbre

Tuesday, December 17, 2019
4 & 7:30pm

FIAF Florence Gould Hall

In this surprisingly hopeful story of mourning and resilience, Charlotte Gainsbourg delivers a powerfully intimate, raw performance as a woman left to care for her four children in a remote part of Australia after her husband’s sudden death. Directed by Julie Bertuccelli.