Focus on French Cinema, the acclaimed film festival presented by the Alliance Française of Greenwich, returns April 21–30, 2021 for an entirely online edition.
FIAF will co-present a special virtual screening of the Festival’s closing night film Aznavour by Charles on Friday, April 30 at 7pm ET.
About the Film
Dir. Marc di Domenico and Charles Aznavour, 2019, 83 min, Color and B&W
In French with English subtitles
With Romain Duris (voice), Marie Montoya (voice), Charles Aznavour (archive footage), Edith Piaf (archive footage)
In 1948, Edith Piaf offered Charles Aznavour a Paillard-Bolex camera, the first of many that would remain with him for the rest of his life. Through this never-before-seen archival footage, we observe the world through the eyes of the celebrated French-Armenian troubadour.
Though his voice is known around the globe, Aznavour’s eye was equally gifted. Until 1982, he would shoot hours and hours of material which would become the corpus of his film diary. A few months before his death in 2018, Aznavour entrusted this trove to his friend, director Marc di Domenico. The result is an intimate and touching portrait spanning nearly 40 years.
Mischa Aznavour will speak about his father’s life and enduring legacy in a special video which will be made available along with the film.
April 21–30, 2021
Online • CT, NJ, NY only
Focus on French Cinema, presented by the Alliance Française of Greenwich, is an independent film festival showcasing a diverse selection of the best and the latest contemporary French-language films from around the world.
This 16th edition—which will be entirely online—features a slate of newly released feature-length films including dramas, thrillers, LGBTQ stories, documentaries, family-friendly films, comedies, love stories, and more.
FIAF Member: $8 per film
Non-Member: $10 per film
Festival Pass: $75 (includes all 13 films)
FIAF Members should email firstname.lastname@example.org for their discount code.View Festival Program
Trailer: Aznavour by Charles