CinéSalon Series

French Musical Comedies:
From Classic to Contemporary

January 10–February 28, 2023
Tuesdays at 4pm & 7:30pm

FIAF Florence Gould Hall

Ranging from the classic to the contemporary, the fantastical to the brooding, there’s something for everyone in this CinéSalon selection of eight French musical comedies!

The series includes musicals from some of the greatest directors including Jacques Demy, Alain Renais, and Chantal Akerman. Enjoy Demy’s enchanted Donkey Skin starring Catherine Deneuve, Resnais’ Same Old Song with music by Bruno Fontaine, and Akerman’s exuberant Golden Eighties, a musical that croons about feminism and consumerism.

Christophe Honoré’s romantic Beloved, with an all-star cast including Louis Garrel, Leos Carax’s rock opera Annette, Olivier Ducastel and Jacques Martineau’s Jeanne and the Perfect Guy, Jacques Rivette’s Up, Down, Fragile, and Serge Bozon’s contemporary Don Juan complete the series.


Upcoming Screenings


CinéSalon

Annette

Tuesday, January 31, 2023
4pm & 7:30pm

FIAF Florence Gould Hall


Dir. Leos Carax, 2020
Music by Sparks
In English

Leos Carax’s first English-language film is an rock opera written by pop duo Sparks, starring Adam Driver and Marion Cotillard. Annette is the story of a stand-up comedian (Driver) and his opera singer wife (Cotillard) who find their lives unexpectedly upended when they welcome their first child.

CinéSalon

Jeanne and the Perfect Guy

Jeanne et le garçon formidable

Tuesday, February 7, 2023
4pm & 7:30pm

FIAF Florence Gould Hall


Dir. Olivier Ducastel, Jacques Martineau, 1998
Music by Philippe Miller
In French with English subtitles

An unexpected encounter on the metro changes a young woman’s entire love life and outlook on dating.

CinéSalon

Up, Down, Fragile

Haut Bas Fragile

Tuesday, February 14, 2023
4pm & 7:30pm

FIAF Florence Gould Hall


Dir. Jacques Rivette, 1994
Music by François Bréant
In French with English subtitles

Three young women at turning points in their lives experience a surprising summer in Paris when their paths intersect.

CinéSalon

Same Old Song

On connaît la chanson

Tuesday, February 21, 2023
4pm & 7:30pm

FIAF Florence Gould Hall


Dir. Alain Resnais, 1997
Music by Bruno Fontaine
In French with English subtitles

In this comedy-musical by renowned director Alain Renais, a group of Parisians are entwined in an extended lovers’ knot.

CinéSalon

Don Juan

NY Premiere

Tuesday, February 28, 2023
4pm & 7:30pm

FIAF Florence Gould Hall


Dir. Serge Bozon, 2022
Music by Benjamin Esdraffo, Mehdi Zannad, Laurent Talon
In French with English subtitles

In an attempt to mend his broken heart, stage actor Laurent (Tahar Rahim) tries to seduce every woman he meets with elaborate (and musical) advances.


Past Screenings


CinéSalon

Donkey Skin

Peau d'âne

Tuesday, January 10, 2023
4pm & 7:30pm

FIAF Florence Gould Hall


Happy Hour & Karaoké from 5:30–7:30pm

Dir. Jacques Demy, 1970
Music by Michel Legrand
In French with English subtitles

In this wildly eccentric adaptation of a classic French fairy tale, Jacques Demy casts Catherine Deneuve as a princess who must assume the identity of a maid in order to fend off an unwanted marriage proposal—from her own father, the king (Jean Marais).

CinéSalon

Beloved

Les Bien-Aimés

Tuesday, January 17, 2023
4pm & 7:30pm

FIAF Florence Gould Hall


Dir. Christophe Honoré, 2011
Music by Alex Beaupain
In French with English subtitles

Christopher Honoré directs this musical drama about a mother and daughter navigating their complicated love lives.

CinéSalon

Golden Eighties

Tuesday, January 24, 2023
4pm & 7:30pm

FIAF Florence Gould Hall


Dir. Chantal Akerman, 1986
Music by Marc Hérouet
In French with English subtitles

Golden Eighties is Chantal Akerman’s unique vision of a feminist musical filled with love and consumerism. Inside a shopping mall, store employees cycle through breakups, makeups, misunderstandings, and reunions, punctuated by lively dancing and singing numbers.