CinéSalon Series

Comedy on Film: What Makes the French Laugh?

January 11–February 28, 2022
FIAF Florence Gould Hall & Online

Start 2022 with a good laugh! This January and February, FIAF CinéSalon presents Comedy on Film: What Makes the French Laugh?, a series of delightful new French and Francophone comedies.

The featured film remind us that what really matters is not what happens around us, but how we respond to life’s misadventures. And that everything is always better with a good dose of humor!

Many of these films are not distributed in the US and this series offers a rare chance to see these popular films on the big screen. Select films will also be available online nationwide.


Upcoming Screenings


CinéSalon

The Trouble With You

En liberté !

In Person: Tuesday, January 18, 2022
4 & 7:30pm

FIAF Florence Gould Hall


Dir. Pierre Salvadori, 2018
In French with English subtitles

When detective Yvonne (Adèle Haenel) discovers that her late husband was not the model of virtue she believed him to be and that an innocent man, Antoine (Pio Marmaï), has spent eight years in prison as his scapegoat, her world is turned upside down.

CinéSalon

Enormous

Énorme

In Person: Tuesday, January 25, 2022
4 & 7:30pm

FIAF Florence Gould Hall

Online: Tuesday, January 25–Monday, January 31, 2022


Video introduction by filmmaker Sophie Letourneur

Dir. Sophie Letourneur, 2020
In French with English subtitles

Claire (Marina Foïs) is a world-renowned piano prodigy. She travels the world, assisted and pampered by Frédéric (Jonathan Cohen), her husband-agent-coach-PA. Things are turned upside down after Frédéric witnesses unexpected childbirth during a Paris-New York flight and decides he wants children.

CinéSalon

Madly in Life

Une vie démente

In Person: Tuesday, February 1, 2022
4 & 7:30pm

FIAF Florence Gould Hall


Dir. Raphaël Balboni & Ann Sirot, 2020
In French with English subtitles

Thirty-something Alex (Jean Le Peltier) and Noémie (Lucie Debay) would like to have a child. But their plans are disrupted when Alex’s mother, Suzanne (Jo Deseure), contracts ‘semantic dementia’, a fatal neurodegenerative disease that affects her behavior.

CinéSalon

The Specials

Hors normes

In Person: Tuesday, February 8, 2022
4 & 7:30pm

FIAF Florence Gould Hall


Dir. Olivier Nakache & Éric Toledano, 2019
In French with English subtitles

For twenty years, Bruno (Vincent Cassel) and Malik (Reda Kateb) have been living and working in the world of autistic children and teenagers. They are committed to training young adults who care for these “extremely complex cases”.

CinéSalon

Delete History

Effacer l'historique

In Person: Tuesday, February 15, 2022
4 & 7:30pm

FIAF Florence Gould Hall


Video introduction by filmmakers Benoît Delépine & Gustave Kervern

Dir. Benoît Delépine & Gustave Kervern, 2019
In French with English subtitles

A sex tape, cyberbullying, and low Uber ratings… In a provincial suburb, three neighbors (Blanche Gardin, Denis Podalydès, and Corinne Masiero) fall victim to the pitfalls of new technology and social media. With the help of a genuine hacker, they resolve to fight the Big Tech companies.

CinéSalon

My Days of Glory

Mes jours de gloire

US Premiere

In Person: Tuesday, February 22, 2022
4 & 7:30pm

FIAF Florence Gould Hall

Online: Tuesday, February 22–Monday, February 28, 2022


Video introduction by filmmaker Antoine de Bary

Dir. Antoine de Bary, 2019
In French with English subtitles

Adrien (Vincent Lacoste), a former child star, had high hopes for his future. As he’s approaching 30, his love life is empty and he’s been kicked out of his flat and had to go back to living with his mother (Emmanuelle Devos).

CinéSalon • Sneak Preview

The Rose Maker

La fine fleur

US Premiere

In Person: Tuesday, January 11, 2022
4 & 7:30pm

FIAF Florence Gould Hall


Dir. Pierre Pinaud, 2020
In French with English subtitles

FIAF presents an exclusive sneak preview screening of The Rose Maker, ahead of its spring release. Eve (Catherine Frot) used to be one of the most famous rose creators in the world. Today, her company is on the verge of bankruptcy and her secretary has hired three outcasts with absolutely no gardening skills.