Films

CinéSalon

La Grande Bouffe

Tuesday, January 28, 2020
4 & 7:30pm

FIAF Florence Gould Hall

Followed by a wine and beer reception

In Italian eccentric Marco Ferreri’s hilarious send-up of consumer society, four of the greatest actors of the golden age of European cinema play a bourgeois quartet who isolate themselves in a luxurious Paris townhouse to literally eat themselves to death.

HD Screening

The Paris Opera & Ballet
Les Indes galantes

Post-Screening Q&A with director Clément Cogitore

Sunday, February 2, 2020
1pm

FIAF Florence Gould Hall

Post-Screening Q&A with director Clément Cogitore

Join visionary director and artist Clément Cogitore for an HD screening of his audacious reimagining of Jean-Philippe Rameau’s masterpiece, mixing Baroque music, street dance, and visual art.

CinéSalon

Parisienne

Peur de Rien

Tuesday, February 4, 2020
4 & 7:30pm

FIAF Florence Gould Hall

Followed by a wine and beer reception

With this partially autobiographical chronicle of a young Lebanese woman’s struggles, loves, and triumphs in the Paris of the early nineties, Danielle Arbid delivers a powerful testimonial to the resilience of those who risk everything for a better life.

Feature Film

The Painting

Le Tableau

Wednesday, February 5, 2020
6:30pm

Ages 9 and up

In this charming movie animated in sumptuous style, the world is an unfinished canvas populated by characters who go in search of their creator. This briskly paced French production tackles themes of identity and creativity.

Opening Night Feature Film

The Bears’ Famous Invasion of Sicily

US Premiere

Friday, February 7, 2020
7pm

FIAF Florence Gould Hall

All Ages

Inspired by the 1945 classic Italian children’s book by Dino Buzzati, acclaimed Italian illustrator Lorenzo Mattotti brings bold colors and a graphic eye to his first feature film, a tale about friendship, tolerance, and nature.

Free Screening

I Lost My Body

Special Guest: Benjamin Massoubre, Film's Editor

Saturday, February 8 , 2020
11am

FIAF Skyroom

Adults only

Based on Guillaume Laurant’s novel Happy Hand, I Lost My Body is the first animated film to win the Nespresso Grand Prize awarded by the jury of the International Critics’ Week at the Cannes Film Festival.

Feature Film

Hello World!

Bonjour le Monde!

US Premiere

Saturday, February 8, 2020
11:45am

FIAF Florence Gould Hall

Made with papier-mâché puppets animated in stop motion and hand-crafted sculptures set in beautifully painted backgrounds, this delightful and delicate film introduces audiences to a fragile ecosystem through the lives of ten animals.

Feature Film

The Prince’s Voyage

Le Voyage du Prince
Introduced by director Jean-François Laguionie

Saturday, February 8, 2020
1:45pm

FIAF Florence Gould Hall

Ages 7 and up

A follow up to director Jean-François Laguionie’s A Monkey’s Tale, this beautifully hand-drawn film with nods to classic films, enchants children and adults with its philosophical themes and sumptuous images.

Feature Film

Louise by the Shore

Louise en hiver
Introduced by director Jean-François Laguionie

Saturday, February 8, 2020
5:30pm

FIAF Florence Gould Hall

Ages 10 and up

A novel reinvention of a desert island story, Jean-François Laguionie’s poignant and personal allegory for aging follows Louise as she scavenges food, finds her Friday in a canine companion (voiced by Laguionie himself), eschews rescue, and reflects on her life.

Feature Film

The Swallows of Kabul

Les Hirondelles de Kaboul

Saturday, February 8, 2020
7:30pm

FIAF Florence Gould Hall

Based on Yasmina Khadra’s eponymous best-selling novel, this critically acclaimed film brings to life through shimmering watercolor-style animation the brutality of life under the Taliban regime.

Feature Film

Marona’s Fantastic Tale

L’extraordinaire voyage de Marona
Post-Screening Q&A with director Anca Damian

NY Premiere

Sunday, February 9, 2020
1pm

FIAF Florence Gould Hall

Ages 8 and up

Brilliantly told through vibrant colors and dazzling animation, this charming tale follows Marona, a small Labrador mix with a big heart, on her adventures as she meets and is adopted by fascinating characters.

Feature Film

Gwen, the Book of Sand

Gwen, le livre de sable
Introduced by director Jean-François Laguionie

Sunday, February 9, 2020
3:45pm

FIAF Florence Gould Hall

Ages 10 and up

For his first feature film, Jean-François Laguionie created a starkly beautiful post-apocalyptic desert where items from past civilizations drop out of the sky. Recently restored to preserve Laguionie’s lush, painterly images, this ecological parable casts two female characters as powerful instruments of change.

Special Screening

Notre Dame de Paris
The Age of the Builders

US Premiere

Monday, February 10, 2020
7pm

FIAF Florence Gould Hall

Co-presented with the French public institution responsible for the conservation and restoration of Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral

Special Guests: Director Emmanuel Blanchard & Jean-François Szlapka (SolidAnim Studio)

This acclaimed and breathtaking documentary, spanning 850 years, traces the fascinating story of the Notre-Dame de Paris from its visionary beginnings through the tragic fire of April 16, 2019.

CinéSalon

L’Âge d’or

Tuesday, February 11, 2020
4pm

FIAF Florence Gould Hall

Followed by a wine and beer reception

This epochal collaboration between Spanish iconoclasts Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dali is a paean to amour fou, an all-out assault on the bourgeoisie, and the greatest Surrealist film ever made. Not surprisingly, it was banned for 50 years after its scandalous debut!

CinéSalon

Marcel Proust’s Time Regained

Le Temps retrouvé

Tuesday, February 11, 2020
7:30pm

FIAF Florence Gould Hall

Followed by a wine and beer reception

Chilean exile Raoul Ruiz delivers a profound yet accessible digest of In Search of Lost Time, using that classic’s final volume as the foundation for a witty, wicked, and star-studded panorama of Proust’s great meditation on the passage of time.

CinéSalon

Favorites of the Moon

Les Favoris de la lune

Tuesday, February 18, 2020
4 & 7:30pm

FIAF Tinker Auditorium

Followed by a wine and beer reception

In Georgian auteur Otar Iosseliani’s first French feature, winner of the Venice Jury Prize in 1984, the intertwining lives of art thieves and pop stars, anarchists and scientists, prostitutes and pickup artists paint a tenderly comedic picture of a bygone Paris.

CinéSalon

The Earrings of Madame De…

Madame de...

Tuesday, February 25, 2020
4 & 7:30pm

FIAF Florence Gould Hall

Followed by a wine and beer reception

By following a pair of earrings as they get passed from hand to hand, German-born Max Ophuls traces the loves and losses of an aristocratic woman in Belle Époque Paris and reaches a peak of glamorous refinement and melancholy.

CinéSalon

The Captive

La Captive

Tuesday, March 3, 2020
4 & 7:30pm

FIAF Florence Gould Hall

Followed by a wine and beer reception

In adapting The Prisoner, Proust’s story of a frail young man who obsessively shadows his lover Albertine, Belgian filmmaker Chantal Akerman created a film as stylish as a Hitchcock classic, with a hint of subversion that is all her own.

CinéSalon

Black Girl

La noire de...

Tuesday, March 10, 2020
4 & 7:30pm

FIAF Florence Gould Hall

Followed by a wine and beer reception

Senegalese master Ousmane Sembène’s devastating story of an illiterate nursemaid from Dakar enslaved by her French employers on the Côte d’Azur was the first feature film produced in sub-Saharan Africa and a surprise winner of France’s prestigious Prix Jean Vigo in 1966.

CinéSalon

I’m Going Home

Je rentre à la maison

Tuesday, March 17, 2020
4 & 7:30pm

FIAF Florence Gould Hall

Followed by a wine and beer reception

Manoel de Oliveira, the legendary elder of Portuguese cinema, strikes his trademark blend of melancholy and comedy with this bewitching story of an aging Parisian actor whose wife, daughter and son-in-law die unexpectedly, leaving him to care for his grandson.

CinéSalon

The Double Life of Véronique

La double vie de Véronique

Tuesday, March 24, 2020
4pm

FIAF Florence Gould Hall

Followed by a wine and beer reception

Polish auteur Krzysztof Kieślowski won a Golden Globe Nomination for Best Foreign Film with this mystical tale of a French music teacher and a Polish singer—both played by the incredible Irène Jacob—who never meet but experience a mysterious connection.

CinéSalon

Claire’s Camera

La Caméra de Claire

Tuesday, March 24, 2020
7:30pm

FIAF Florence Gould Hall

Followed by a wine and beer reception

Shot in under a week at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival and premiered there to rapturous reviews in 2017, South Korean master Hong Sang-Soo’s bittersweet comedy stars Isabelle Huppert as a zany amateur photographer discovering life on the Croisette.

CinéSalon

The Sleeping Car Murders

Compartiments tueurs

Tuesday, March 31, 2020
4pm

FIAF Florence Gould Hall

Followed by a wine and beer reception

When a young woman is found dead on the overnight train from Paris to Marseille, suspicions fall on the five passengers who shared her compartment—until they too start being killed. Greek exile Costa-Gavras’s star-studded debut is a classic policier.

CinéSalon

Synonyms

Synonymes

Tuesday, March 31, 2020
7:30pm

FIAF Florence Gould Hall

Followed by a wine and beer reception

Israeli director Nadav Lapid confirms his position as a major filmmaker of our era with Synonyms, the exhilarating story of a young Israeli transplant in Paris and the winner of the top prize at the 2019 Berlin Film Festival.