CinéSalon Series

À la plage: French Cinema by the Seaside

July 6–August 2, 2021
Online & FIAF Florence Gould Hall


Decamping for summer vacation is a quintessential part of French life. FIAF CinéSalon invites you to join in this annual ritual through a selection of films that depict languid days at the French seaside.

The seaside is a place to reset, unwind, and forget your worries. In the summer it is also a place where anything can happen—where one-night stands can lead to budding romances, and hope to deception. From Brittany to the Côte d’Azur, from the Belgian border to the Western Atlantic coast, these films will transport you to shores across France, where tourists and locals mingle, and where love and (mis)adventure rule.





Past Screenings


CinéSalon

A Tale of Summer

Conte d'été

Online on Eventive:
Tuesday, July 6–Monday, July 12, 2021

In Person at FIAF:
Tuesday, July 6, 2021 at 7pm

FIAF Florence Gould Hall


Dir. Eric Rohmer, 1996, 113 min. DCP
In French with English subtitles

Based on events from director Eric Rohmer’s youth, this film follows amateur musician Gaspard to a picturesque seaside resort on the coast of Brittany. There, three women each offer the possibility of romance—yet Gaspard’s inability to commit to just one places all of his chances at love in jeopardy.

CinéSalon

A World Without Women

Un monde sans femmes

Online on Eventive:
Tuesday, July 13–Monday, July 19, 2021

In Person at FIAF:
Tuesday, July 13, 2021 at 7pm

FIAF Florence Gould Hall


Dir. Guillaume Brac, 2012, 56 min. DCP
In French with English subtitles

The coast of Picardy, August: The normally solitary Sylvain gets acquainted with two attractive young women on a beach vacation, quickly making himself indispensable to his new friends. Yet things get complicated when a local womanizer gets involved, and as Sylvain considers his feelings.

CinéSalon

An Easy Girl

Une fille facile

Online on Eventive:
Tuesday, July 20–Monday, July 26, 2021

In Person at FIAF:
Tuesday, July 20, 2021 at 7pm

FIAF Florence Gould Hall


Dir. Rebecca Zlotowski, 2019, 92 min. DCP
In French, English and Italian with English subtitles

Naïma has turned 16 just in time to spend the summer with her free-spirited older cousin Sofia. The pair seek out unforgettable encounters during a long summer that will mark them forever. The sun-drenched French Riviera provides the setting for Rebecca Zlotowski’s playful, intimate, and intense coming-of-age story.

CinéSalon

Ava

Online on Eventive:
Tuesday, July 27–Monday, August 2, 2021


Dir. Léa Mysius, 2017, 105 min.
In French and Spanish with English subtitles

The 13-year-old Ava learns that she will lose her sight earlier than predicted while on a seaside vacation with her mother. Ava decides to spend the summer months living life to the fullest—a season rendered in director Léa Mysius’s thrilling and surreal mise-en-scène.

CinéSalon

Summer of 85

Eté 85

In Person at FIAF:
Tuesday, July 27, 2021 at 7pm

FIAF Florence Gould Hall


Dir. François Ozon, 2020, 100 min. DCP
In French with English subtitles

When Alexis capsizes off the coast of Normandy, David comes to the rescue and soon opens the younger boy’s eyes to a new horizon of friendship, art, and sexual bliss. The two lovers steal every possible moment for a fugitive kiss, a motorcycle ride, or a trip to the cinema—until their relationship gets quickly rocked by a host of challenges.