CinéSalon Series

Léa Seydoux: More Than a Bond Girl

November 2–December 20, 2021
FIAF Florence Gould Hall & Online


One of France’s most exciting young actresses, Léa Seydoux stars in two of this fall’s biggest US releases, the new James Bond film, No Time to Die, and Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch.

In November & December, FIAF CinéSalon presents eight of her career-defining films in Léa Seydoux: More Than a Bond Girl.

Léa Seydoux first came to prominence in Christophe Honoré’s 2008 The Beautiful Person, but she reached international stardom for her stunning performance in 2013’s Blue is the Warmest Color. For the first time ever in the history of the Cannes Film Festival, Léa Seydoux, with co-star Adèle Exarchopoulos and director Abdellatif Kechiche, received the Palme d’Or, a prize traditionally reserved for filmmakers. Since then, the rising star’s career has taken off with roles varying from Hollywood blockbusters, to lead parts in French and international independent cinema.

As the Los Angeles Times writes, “With her singular combination of flintiness and fleshliness, Léa Seydoux is among the contemporary screen’s most compelling performers. She can bring whole lives into focus or wrap them in mystery with a glance or gesture”.

The series includes an exclusive sneak preview of France, Bruno Dumont’s unexpected, unsettling new film about contemporary news media.



Upcoming Screenings


CinéSalon

Oh Mercy!

Roubaix, une lumière

In Person: Tuesday, November 30, 2021
4 & 7:30pm

FIAF Florence Gould Hall


Video introduction by filmmaker Arnaud Desplechin

Dir. Arnaud Desplechin, 2019
In French with English subtitles

Based on a true murder case, Arnaud Desplechin’s film noir follows a police captain (Roschdy Zem) as he investigates the death of a poor, elderly woman. Her neighbors, Claude (Léa Seydoux) and Marie (Sara Forestier), are the most obvious suspects.

CinéSalon
Sneak Preview

France

In Person: Tuesday, December 7, 2021
4 & 7:30pm

FIAF Florence Gould Hall


Introduction by Chloe Lizotte at 7:30pm

Dir. Bruno Dumont, 2021
In French with English subtitles

Léa Seydoux brilliantly holds the center of Bruno Dumont’s unexpected, unsettling new film, which starts out as a satire of the contemporary news media before steadily spiraling out into something richer and darker. Catch this exclusive sneak preview at FIAF ahead of the film’s US release.

CinéSalon

Sister

L'Enfant d'en haut

In Person: Tuesday, December 14, 2021
4 & 7:30pm

FIAF Florence Gould Hall

Online: Tuesday, December 14–Monday, December 20, 2021

On Eventive


Video introduction by filmmaker Ursula Meier

Dir. Ursula Meier, 2012
In French with English subtitles

Simon (Kacey Mottet Klein) lives with his older sister (Léa Seydoux) in a housing complex below a luxury Swiss ski resort. With his sister drifting in and out of jobs and relationships, twelve-year-old Simon takes on the responsibility of providing for the two of them.




Past Screenings


CinéSalon

Dear Prudence

Belle épine

In Person: Tuesday, November 2, 2021
4 & 7:30pm

FIAF Florence Gould Hall


Dir. Rebecca Zlotowski, 2010
In French with English subtitles

Having lost her mother just days earlier and out of contact with her father, 17-year-old Prudence (Léa Seydoux) falls in with a gang of bikers and racers at an illegal racetrack on the outskirts of Paris.

CinéSalon

Farewell, My Queen

Les Adieux à la reine

In Person: Tuesday, November 9, 2021
4pm

FIAF Florence Gould Hall


Dir. Benoît Jacquot, 2011
In French with English subtitles

Benoît Jacquot brilliantly captures the passions, debauchery, and chaos that engulfed the court of Marie Antoinette in her final days at Versailles. Diane Kruger stars as the doomed queen. Léa Seydoux plays one of her ladies-in-waiting.

CinéSalon

Blue is the Warmest Color

La Vie d'Adèle

In Person: Tuesday, November 9, 2021
7:30pm

FIAF Florence Gould Hall


Dir. Abdellatif Kechiche, 2013
In French with English subtitles

Adèle (Adèle Exarchopoulos), a passionate young woman, has a yearning she doesn’t quite understand until a chance encounter with the blue-haired Emma (Léa Seydoux in a fearless performance) ignites a flame and brings her to life.

CinéSalon

The Beautiful Person

La Belle personne

In Person: Tuesday, November 16, 2021
4 & 7:30pm

FIAF Florence Gould Hall


Dir. Christophe Honoré, 2008
In French with English subtitles

Christophe Honoré gives a modern spin to the 17th century French classic The Princesse De Cleves, setting the tale in a Parisian high school. New student Junie (Léa Seydoux) sets off a flurry of conjecture and flirtation with her Italian teacher (Louis Garrel).

CinéSalon

It’s Only the End of the World

Juste la fin du monde

In Person: Tuesday, November 23, 2021
4 & 7:30pm

FIAF Florence Gould Hall


Dir. Xavier Dolan, 2016
In French with English subtitles

After 12 years of estrangement, a writer (Gaspard Ulliel) returns to his hometown to announce his impending death to his family. However, his mother (Nathalie Baye), siblings (Léa Seydoux and Vincent Cassel), and sister-in-law (Marion Cotillard) have their own grievances to air.