Magnetic Gaze: Isabelle Adjani on Screen honors one of France’s greatest actresses, lauded for the mesmerizing intensity and sensuality she brings to roles that have inspired multiple generations of directors.
The series will screen 10 of her films by 10 different directors, showcasing her unparalleled commitment to her craft and incandescent presence on screen. The films, selected by Adjani herself, span five decades, from her Academy Award nominated breakout performance in François Truffaut’s The Story of Adele H. (1975) to her most recent film, The World Is Yours (2018), Romain Gavras’s madcap heist film that shows off her underrated comedic talents.
Director James Ivory will make a special appearance following the screening of his film Quartet (1981), which stars Adjani alongside Maggie Smith and Alan Bates. Adjani, who began her acting career on the stage at the Comédie-Française, will also be performing at FIAF in Opening Night (Sep 12–14), presented as part of the Crossing the Line Festival.
Films in French with English subtitles. After each screening, join us for a complimentary glass of wine or beer.