CinéSalon Series

New Voices in French Cinema 2023

Tuesdays, September 5–October 31, 2023
4pm & 7:30pm

FIAF Florence Gould Hall
Free for FIAF Members!

New Voices in French Cinema (previously known as Burning Bright: New French Filmmakers) is back for its seventh edition, showcasing the exceptional talent of emerging filmmakers who are making their mark in French cinema.

Over the years, New Voices has become a rendez-vous that not only introduces the next generation of visionary storytellers to a wider audience, but also recognizes their contributions to the art of filmmaking. New Voices has had the privilege of featuring the first works from such talented filmmakers as Bertrand Mandico, Audrey Diwan, Léa Mysius, Axelle Ropert, Mikhaël Hers, Clément Cogitore, Nicolas Pariser, and the 2023 Palme d’Or winner, Justine Triet.

This year’s lineup will highlight nine films by visionary storytellers and include the new season of Quartiers Lointains, a short film touring program which has highlighted Panafrican and French multicultural filmmakers since 2013. The series opens with a Happy Hour on September 5 and closes with a fun Halloween Party on October 31.

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Past Screenings


CinéSalon

Freestyle

En roue libre

NY Premiere

Tuesday, September 5, 2023
4pm & 7:30pm

FIAF Florence Gould Hall


Happy Hour: 5:30–7:30pm

Dir. Didier Barcelo, 2022, 89 min
In French with English subtitles

A madcap road trip begins when 45-year-old Louise, who is suddenly confined to her car with panic attacks, encounters a young highjacker with an obsession to drive to the ocean. Now stuck together, the unlikely duo begin to connect in a surprising and hilarious ride.

CinéSalon

Rodeo

Rodéo

Tuesday, September 12, 2023
4pm & 7:30pm

FIAF Florence Gould Hall


Preceded by a short: Boléro at 4pm ; Phalène at 7:30pm

Dir. Lola Quivoron, 2022, 105 min
In French with English subtitles

Hot-tempered and impulsive Julia (Julie Ledru), is drawn to the illicit culture of dirt bike ‘urban cowboys’, with their daring stunts and risky behavior. Her acceptance into their clique requires the completion of illegal cons and heists.

Fall Open House Screening

Promises

Les Promesses

US Premiere

Saturday, September 16, 2023
5:30pm

FIAF Florence Gould Hall


Dir. Thomas Kruithof, 2021, 98min
In French with English subtitles

The devoted longtime mayor of a Parisian suburb, Clémence (Isabelle Huppert) is near the end of her term when she is approached to become Minister. Her ignited ambition leads her to question the commitment to her citizens and whether power will come at the cost of her integrity.

CinéSalon

The Assembly Line

L'Établi

US Premiere

Tuesday, September 19, 2023
4pm & 7:30pm

FIAF Florence Gould Hall


Dir. Mathias Gokalp, 2023, 117 min
In French with English subtitles

Following France’s massive strikes in May 1968, Robert (Swann Arlaud), an academic and far-left activist, takes a job as a car factory line worker with hopes of rekindling a revolutionary fire. Though the majority of workers are tired of political struggle, the company moves to demand additional work with no compensation—creating an opportunity for Robert and others to ignite a social movement.

CinéSalon

Quartiers Lointains

US & NY Premieres

Tuesday, September 26, 2023
4pm & 7:30pm

FIAF Florence Gould Hall


Post-Screening Q&As with Claire Diao and Aude N’Guessan Forget

Quartiers Lointains is a touring, short film program which has highlighted PanAfrican and French multicultural filmmakers since 2013. The program now comes to FIAF on the occasion of its 10th anniversary with four new, inspiring short films.

CinéSalon

The Worst Ones

Les Pires

Tuesday, October 3, 2023
4pm & 7:30pm

FIAF Florence Gould Hall


Dir. Lise Akoka, Romane Gueret, 2022, 99 min
In French with English subtitles

A New York Times Critic’s Pick! The Worst Ones tells the story of a director shooting a film in the northern French suburbs. Looking for gritty authenticity, he casts four working class teenagers from the local housing project—kids the locals call “the worst ones”.

CinéSalon

Love According to Dalva

Dalva

NY Premiere

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

FIAF Tinker Auditorium


Dir. Emmanuelle Nicot, 2022, 87 min
In French with English subtitles

Twelve-year-old Dalva has been abruptly removed from her father’s home by authorities. With the help of a social worker and new roommate, Dalva begins her journey to recovery.

CinéSalon

Spare Keys

Fifi

NY Premiere

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

FIAF Florence Gould Hall


Dir. Jeanne Aslan, Paul Saintillan, 2022, 105 min
In French with English subtitles

Sophie, 15, escapes her family when given keys to her wealthy friend Jade’s empty summer home. When Jade’s older brother Stéphane arrives, Sophie is invited to stay, making for an unexpectedly surprising summer.

CinéSalon

Disco Boy

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

FIAF Florence Gould Hall


Dir. Giacomo Abbruzzese, 2023, 92 min
In French, English, Nigerian, Polish, Russian, and lgbo with English subtitles

Giacomo Abbruzzese’s debut feature film examines the consequences of capitalism, militarism, and immigration as it follows a Belarusian emigrant (Franz Rogowski) arriving in Paris only to be sent to serve in the French Foreign Legion. Trying to remain unnoticed until he obtains a passport, he becomes affected with a Nigerian villager’s plight to rebel against French oil companies that have inflicted harm.