Free Virtual CinéSalon Series

Curator's Picks: French Films from FIAF & Kino Lorber

May 5–June 1, 2020
Stream for free on Kino Now

CinéSalon, free French films and wine receptions every Tuesday in FIAF’s theater, is a major highlight of FIAF membership. In celebration of May Members Month, FIAF has forged its first ever partnership to offer free online streams of recent French films with American film distributor Kino Lorber.

Every Tuesday in May, FIAF Virtual CinéSalon will make available a new film to stream for free till June 1. For each film, FIAF Members will enjoy priority access for the first 48 hours.

Thoughtfully selected by FIAF Film Curator Delphine Selles-Alvarez from Kino Lorber’s acclaimed collection, the five entertaining films will be accompanied by video introductions from experts and special live Q&As with surprise guests.

Film Selection

Virtual CinéSalon

The Trouble With You

En liberté !

Tuesday, May 5–Monday, June 1, 2020

Stream on Kino Now

Directed by Pierre Salvadori. When a police detective’s widow discovers that her husband was not the model of virtue she believed him to be, her world is thrown into turmoil.

Virtual CinéSalon



Tuesday, May 12–Monday, June1, 2020

Stream on Kino Now

Directed by Volker Schlöndorff. As the Allies march toward Paris in the summer of 1944, Hitler gives orders that if the French capital should fall into enemy hands, then ‘only as a field of rubble.’ A Swedish Consul General attempts to save the city from total destruction.

Virtual CinéSalon

Slack Bay

Ma Loute

Tuesday, May 19–Monday, June 1, 2020

Stream on Kino Now

Juliette Binoche stars as the matriarch of an eccentric bourgeois family summering in a seaside villa. Director Bruno Dumont elicits a virtuoso slapstick performance from the cast in this delightful foray into winking, absurdist farce.

Virtual CinéSalon

A Faithful Man

L’homme fidèle

Tuesday, May 19–Monday, June 1, 2020

Stream on Kino Now

Directed by Louis Garrel. Shifting points of view as nimbly as its players switch partners, this sophomore feature from actor/director Louis Garrel—co-written with the legendary Jean-Claude Carrière—is at once a beguiling bedroom farce and a playful inversion of the patriarchal tropes of the French New Wave.

Virtual CinéSalon

The Fairy

La Fée

Tuesday, May 26–Monday, June 1, 2020

Stream on Kino Now

Directed by Dominique Abel, Fiona Gordon, and Bruno Romy. A whimsical tale about how happiness can be squeezed out of the most mundane life follows a man searching for a fairy, whom he loves.

Free Virtual Talk

The Fairy: Film Discussion with Dominique Abel & Fiona Gordon

Introduced by Karine Nguyen

LIVE on Zoom and Facebook

Thursday, May 28, 2020
5pm ET

In English

Filmmakers Dominique Abel and Fiona Gordon will participate in a live discussion about The Fairy, part of FIAF’s May CinéSalon series. They will talk about their process on The Fairy as well as their longstanding collaboration as writers, directors and actors.