Cinema in Song:
A Concert with Jeanne Cherhal

Wednesday, May 25, 2022
FIAF Florence Gould Hall

I see this concert as an object in motion, an insight into musical pleasure, and above all else a wonderful opportunity to sing my love for films.” — Jeanne Cherhal

FIAF is delighted to welcome acclaimed French singer Jeanne Cherhal to New York for a one-night-only concert featuring famous theme songs and soundtracks from beloved films by artists ranging from Serge Gainsbourg and Jacques Demy to Pedro Almodóvar.

Cinema in Song has been conceived by Cherhal in collaboration with Thierry Frémaux, director of the Cannes Film Festival, to celebrate some of the most iconic moments in cinema. Cherhal’s beautiful arrangements for solo piano add new dimension to timeless songs chosen from throughout film history. For the concert at FIAF, Cherhal has added several new songs to the program including a special tribute to New York City.

The world tour kicks off with a premiere at Cannes in May, and this will be your only chance to enjoy the show in New York!


Jeanne Cherhal

Author, composer, performer, pianist, and singer, Jeanne Cherhal gained recognition in the 2000s for her songs that are at turns bold, humorous and moving.

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    • She has become one of the great names in French music, releasing six albums including Douze fois par an (2004, Tôt ou tard, Grand Prix Charles Cros et Victoire de la Musique), Histoire de J. (2014, Barclay, Grand Prix Charles Cros) et L’An 40 (2019, Barclay). Cheral has a fondness for collaborations and has written for Johnny Hallyday and Julien Clerc, and has often sung with Benjamin Biolay and Bernard Lavilliers. Whether performing solo, in a group, or in a piano duet with the musician Bachar Mar Khalifé, she is never as happy as she is on stage.

      2002 : Jeanne Cherhal (tôt ou tard)
      2004 : Douze fois par an (tôt ou tard)
      2006 : L’eau (tôt ou tard)
      2010 : Charade (Barclay)
      2014 : Histoire de J. (Barclay)
      2019 : L’an 40 (Barclay)

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Related CinéSalon Series
From Varda to Lynch: Jeanne Cherhal Selects

May 3–31, 2022
Tuesdays at 4 & 7:30pm

FIAF Florence Gould Hall

To coincide with the concert, Jeanne Cherhal has curated the film selection for FIAF’s May CinéSalon series. Her picks are profoundly eclectic and offer a diverse range of genres and styles, from comedy with Life is a Long Quiet River to the psychedelic drama Mulholland Drive and the tragic road trip Vagabond.

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