Virtual CinéSalon Series

Homage to Jean-Pierre Bacri

Tuesday, March 30–Monday, April 26, 2021
Online • Free for Members!

This spring, FIAF honors the great French actor and screenwriter Jean-Pierre Bacri who died earlier this year. Throughout his lauded career, Bacri exuded a touching humanity that shows through his gruff exterior and his prose.

In the first two films in the series, Bacri’s skill as an actor and screenwriter—collaborating with his longtime partner Agnès Jaoui—are on display: Cuisine et dépendances (1993), their first screenplay; and The Taste of Others (2000), which received an Academy Award nomination for Best Foreign Film.

The next two films spotlight Bacri’s ability to shine as both a supporting actor aside Isabelle Huppert in Right Here Right Now (2016) as well as the central figure holding together the screwball comedy C’est la vie! (2017).

Past Screenings

Virtual CinéSalon

The Taste of Others

Le goût des autres

Tuesday, March 30–Monday, April 5, 2021

Available on Eventive

Dir. Agnès Jaoui, 2000, 112 min
In French with English subtitles

Winner of four César Awards, Jean-Pierre Bacri and Agnès Jaoui’s comedy of errors examines our preconceived notions and the difficulty of breaking them.

Virtual CinéSalon

Cuisine et dépendances

Tuesday, April 6–Monday, April 12, 2021

Available on Eventive

Dir. Philippe Muyl, 1993, 94 min
In French with English subtitles

This film adaptation of Jean-Pierre Bacri and Agnès Jaoui’s Molière-winning play centers around a special reunion dinner that goes off the rails when the guests of honor arrive two hours late.

Virtual CinéSalon

Right Here Right Now

Tout de suite maintenant

Tuesday, April 13–Monday, April 19, 2021

Available on Eventive

Dir. Pascal Bonitzer, 2016, 98 min
In French with English subtitles

A family secret threatens Nora’s career aspirations at a high-pressure financial firm, starring Isabelle Huppert, Lambert Wilson, Agathe Bonitzer, Pascal Greggory, and Jean-Pierre Bacri.

Virtual CinéSalon

C’est la vie!

Le Sens de la fête

Tuesday, April 20–Monday, April 26, 2021

Available on Eventive

Dir. Olivier Nakache & Éric Toledano, 2017, 117 min
In French and Tamil with English subtitles

Max (Jean-Pierre Bacri) must pull off a magnificent wedding in a 17th-century French château as the celebration and his personal life descend into chaos.