Virtual CinéSalon Series

Michel Piccoli … Tenderly, Tragically, Totally

September 8–November 2, 2020
Available to Stream Online


One of the most esteemed and versatile actors of his generation, Michel Piccoli inhabited a wide range of memorable characters etching an indelible impression across the seven decades of cinema in France and beyond. Over the course of his career, he imbued tenderness, passion, and dedication in roles as varied as popes, cops, artists, and ordinary men.

To commemorate Piccoli who died this May at the age of 94, FIAF presents a small retrospective of his work, showcasing the gravity and humor, cynicism and humanity he brought to roles.

Stream the September films on Kino Marquee and the October films on The Criterion Channel.





Past Screenings


Virtual CinéSalon

Max and the Junkmen

Max et les Ferrailleurs

Tuesday, September 8–Monday, September 14, 2020

Available on Kino Marquee


Directed by Claude Sautet. A Parisian detective enters into a cat-and-mouse game with a crew of petty thieves. But as plan comes to fruition, he realizes that he hasn’t fully considered all of its consequences.

Virtual CinéSalon

You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet

Vous n’avez encore rien vu

Tuesday, September 15–Monday, September 21, 2020

Available on Kino Marquee


Directed by Alain Resnais. A wry and wistful valentine to actors and the art of performance, featuring a who’s—who of French acting royalty—Mathieu Amalric, Michel Piccoli, Lambert Wilson, and Resnais’s frequent muse Sabine Azéma.

Virtual CinéSalon

Bad Blood

Mauvais sang

Tuesday, September 22–Monday, September 28, 2020

Available on Kino Marquee


Directed by Leos Carax. As a mysterious virus ravages a futuristic Paris, an American plots to steal its antidote.

Virtual CinéSalon

La Belle Noiseuse

Tuesday, September 29–Monday, October 5, 2020

Available on Kino Marquee


Legendary New Wave auteur Jacques Rivette offers one of the most incisive and immersive meditations on the creative process ever produced on screen in this film, starring Michel Piccoli and Jane Birkin.

Virtual CinéSalon

May Fools

Milou en mai

Pick of the Week: Tuesday, October 6–Monday, October 12, 2020

Available on The Criterion Channel


Set in the backdrop of the May 1968 protests, a multi-generational clan returns to the rural family estate, fixating on family politics rather than national uprisings. Directed by Louis Malle.

Virtual CinéSalon

Belle de Jour

Pick of the Week: Tuesday, October 13–Monday, October 19, 2020

Available on The Criterion Channel


A surreal and erotic late-sixties daydream, starring Catherine Deneuve and Michel Piccoli, from provocateur for the ages Luis Buñuel.

Virtual CinéSalon

Dillinger is Dead

Dillinger è morto

Pick of the Week: Tuesday, October 20–Monday, October 26, 2020

Available on The Criterion Channel


Michel Piccoli gives a tour-de-force performance as John Dillinger, an Italian gas mask designer, suffering from social malaise in Marco Ferreri’s existential masterpiece.

Virtual CinéSalon

The Young Girls of Rochefort

Les Demoiselles de Rochefort

Pick of the Week: Tuesday, October 20–Monday, October 26, 2020

Available on The Criterion Channel


This pastel-colored dream of a movie musical is a tribute to Hollywood-minted optimism from director Jacques Demy, composer Michel Legrand, and a star-studded international cast.

Virtual CinéSalon

One Hundred and One Nights

Les Cent et une Nuits de Simon Cinéma

Pick of the Week: Tuesday, October 27–Monday, November 2, 2020

Available on The Criterion Channel


This love letter to movie-making, pegged to the centennial of cinema and created by one of its most iconic voices, celebrates the magic of filmmaking with cameos from Robert De Niro to Gérard Depardieu. Directed by Agnès Varda.

Virtual CinéSalon

Les Créatures

Pick of the Week: Tuesday, October 27–Monday, November 2, 2020

Available on The Criterion Channel


This lesser-known gem from Agnès Varda is an eccentric and imaginative science fiction fantasia that explores human nature, free will, and the creative process.