Virtual Film Discussion
Classics of French Cinema with Olivier Barrot:
The Films of Michel Piccoli

Thursday, October 29, 2020
6:30pm ET
LIVE on Zoom

Take a fresh look at the work of French screen legend Michel Piccoli with acclaimed French journalist and TV personality Olivier Barrot.

Barrot will share his keen insight on Piccoli and explore the esteemed actor’s career through the films featured in Michel Piccoli … Tenderly, Tragically, Totally, FIAF’s current CinéSalon series. Barrot will delve into the social and cultural context of the films.

The presentation, in English, will be followed by a lively discussion with participants.

Michel Piccoli … Tenderly, Tragically, Totally

Virtual CinéSalon Series
October 6–November 2, 2020
Available on The Criterion Channel

To commemorate the esteemed and versatile actor Michel Piccoli, who died in May at the age of 94, FIAF presents a small retrospective of his work, showcasing the gravity and humor, cynicism and humanity he brought to French cinema.

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Olivier Barrot

Olivier Barrot— journalist, author, and television personality—is a prominent voice in French cultural life.

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    • He created the daily literary TV program Un livre un jour on France 3 and TV 5. He currently produces and hosts the cultural program L’art et la manière on Public Sénat. He taught at New York University, Ecole Polytechnique Zurich, and Sciences-Po Paris and launched ongoing film clubs in America and Europe. He is the author of many books published by Gallimard, including Lettres d’Amérique, United States, and the forthcoming Les Voyages deM. Feininger, which will be published in February 2021.