Special Screenings

French Cinema Week 2019

French Cinema Week brings for the first time to New York films from the 2019 edition of Le Festival du Film Francophone d’Angoulême, the renowned festival co-founded in 2007 by Dominique Besnehard and Marie-France Brière.

FIAF co-presents three special screenings during French Cinema Week: The US premieres of What If New York Were Called Angoulême and My Dog Stupid on Tuesday, November 12 at its Florence Gould Hall, and the NY premiere of The Swallows of Kabul on Thursday, November 14 at The Landmark at 57 West.

Past Screenings

Film + Q&A

What If New York Were Called Angoulême

Et si New-York s’appelait Angoulême

US Premiere

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

FIAF Florence Gould Hall

Post-Screening Q&A with Marie-France Brière and Florent Gaillard

When the Italian explorer Giovani di Verrazzano became the first European to visit New York, he named the region “Angoulême” in honor of King Francis I of France, former count of Angoulême. Filmmaker Marie-France Brière and historian Florent Gaillard trace his extra-ordinary journey on both sides of the Atlantic.

CinéSalon + Q&A + Party

My Dog Stupid

Mon chien stupide

US Premiere

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

FIAF Florence Gould Hall


Post-screening Q&A with Charlotte Gainsbourg and Yvan Attal, followed by a festive reception with hors d’oeuvres and drinks

When an enormous dog unexpectedly takes up residence in the family home, a has-been novelist must reckon with his own failings. Charlotte Gainsbourg lets her comedic instincts shine in this riotous comedy of family life, her latest film with her real-life partner, actor-director Yvan Attal.

Film + Q&A

The Swallows of Kabul

Les hirondelles de Kaboul

NY Premiere

Thursday, November 14, 2019

The Landmark at 57 West

Post-screening roundtable, introduced by Antoine Arnault (LVMH Board), with director Zabou Breitman and a panel of United Nations experts.

FIAF:Animation First, French Cinema Week, and the Permanent Mission of France to the United Nations in New York co-present a special screening of the highly-anticipated beautifully-animated film The Swallows of Kabul based on the bestselling novel by Yasmina Khadra.