Illustrator Jean-Jacques Sempé and writer René Goscinny created one of the most beloved fiction characters in French literature with Le Petit Nicolas, enchanting audiences for generations.
Join Françoise Mouly, Artistic Director of The New Yorker, Gallerist Martine Gossieaux, as well as Amandine Fredon and Benjamin Massoubre, co-directors of Little Nicholas – Happy as can be, for a discussion on the new film, the lifelong collaboration of the two artists, and the legacy of Sempé, who recently passed away.
The NY premiere of Little Nicholas – Happy as can be will open the festival on January 27 at 7pm, and the exhibit Signature Sempé will showcase original works by the artist in the FIAF Gallery through April 7.
The panel discussion and Q&A will be moderated by Philippe Labaune, of the Philippe Labaune Gallery.
The East Coast Premiere of Little Nicholas: Happy as can be will open the festival on January 27 at 7pm in FIAF Florence Gould Hall.
Join us for the Opening Night Party following the screening, from 8:30–9:30pm in FIAF Tinker Auditorium.Learn More
About Benjamin Massoubre
He earned his stripes as a film editor.
About Amandine Fredon
Amandine Fredon is a film director and screenwriter.