Special Screening
Notre-Dame de Paris,
The Age of the Builders

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

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

US Premiere

Monday, February 10, 2020
FIAF Florence Gould Hall

Dir. Emmanuel Blanchard, 2018, 100 min
In English

For over eight centuries, Notre-Dame de Paris has witnessed the history of France, watching over its greatest triumphs and most challenging moments. This acclaimed and breathtaking documentary, spanning 850 years, traces the fascinating story of the grand cathedral from its visionary beginnings through the tragic fire of April 16, 2019. As France embarks on an ambitious restoration project, this documentary pays homage to the extraordinary craftsmen, stonecutters, blacksmiths, glassmakers, and architects who contributed to this masterpiece.

This special screening is presented as part of FIAF’s 2020 Animation First Festival.

Pre-Screening Event

Notre-Dame: Assassin’s Creed Interactive Tour

Tinker Auditorium (55 E 59th St)

Before the screening, join us for an interactive cinematic tour inside Notre-Dame de Paris. Based on the acclaimed 3D re-creation of the monument from Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed : Unity, the tour takes you from the nave to the rose, from the bell towers to the roof, and all the way up to the famous spire.