CinéSalon Series

Film Fantastique: Lust and Blood

Tuesdays, October 31–December 19, 2023
4pm & 7:30pm

FIAF Florence Gould Hall
Free for FIAF Members!

In this series of classic French fantasy films, FIAF transports you to extraordinary worlds beyond the realm of reality.

Since the birth of this genre, filmmakers have blended elements of surrealism, ghosts, vampires, witches, fairies, devils and monsters, as well as supernatural phenomena to create fascinating narratives that capture our imaginations. With their awe-inspiring visuals and whimsical storytelling, the films in the series will offer an escape from the ordinary—just in time for Halloween!

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Past Screenings


CinéSalon

The Five Devils

Les Cinq Diables

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

FIAF Florence Gould Hall


Halloween Party from 9pm

Dir. Léa Mysius, 2022, 96 min
In French with English subtitles

A New York Times Critic’s Pick! Léa Mysius’s captivating and witchy second feature is both a queer love story and a young girl’s time-hopping coming of age fantasy. This magical genre-defying tale of desire and revenge is, at its core, a story of the bonds between and mother and daughter. The 7:30pm screening will be followed by a spooktastic Halloween party featuring complimentary cocktails, a make-your-own-costume station, and a competition for scariest mime!

CinéSalon

The Five Devils

Les Cinq Diables

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

FIAF Florence Gould Hall


Halloween Party from 9pm

Dir. Léa Mysius, 2022, 96 min
In French with English subtitles

A New York Times Critic’s Pick! Léa Mysius’s captivating and witchy second feature is both a queer love story and a young girl’s time-hopping coming of age fantasy. This magical genre-defying tale of desire and revenge is, at its core, a story of the bonds between and mother and daughter. The 7:30pm screening will be followed by a spooktastic Halloween party featuring complimentary cocktails, a make-your-own-costume station, and a competition for scariest mime!

CinéSalon

Beauty and the Beast

La Belle et la Bête

Tuesday, November 7
4pm & 7:30pm

FIAF Florence Gould Hall


Happy Hour: 5:30-7:30pm
Q&A with Dr. David Haziza and Chloë Cassens following the 7:30pm screening


Dir. Jean Cocteau, 1946, 93 min, 35mm
In French with English subtitles

Jean Cocteau’s adaptation of the classic fairy tale called “one of the most magical of all films,” by Roger Ebert, is a groundbreaking surreal fantasy. An adaptation of the classic fairy tale is transformed into a visually stunning journey.

CinéSalon

Vampyr

Tuesday, November 14
4pm & 7:30pm

FIAF Florence Gould Hall


Dir. Carl Theodor Dreyer, 1932, 73 min, DCP, Black & White
German intertitles with English subtitles

This surreal cinematic nightmare from legendary director Carl Theodor Dreyer tells the story of an occult student assaulted by supernatural and evil forces outside of Paris. Dreyer creates a mood of dreamlike terror through signature disturbing imagery, powerful cinematography, and ominous audio hallucinations.

CinéSalon

Bluebeard

Barbe-Bleue

Tuesday, November 21
4pm & 7:30pm

FIAF Florence Gould Hall


Dir. Catherine Breillat, 2008, 80 min, DCP, Color
In French with English subtitles

In the dark French folktale Bluebeard, a 17th-century lord suspected of killing all his wives marries again—and plans to dispose of his latest. Richard Brody of The New Yorker called the film ‘haunting,’ referring to director Catherine Breillat’s feminist reworking of the gory tale that leads to a surprising new ending.

CinéSalon

Blood and Roses

...Et mourir de plaisir

Tuesday, November 28
4pm & 7:30pm

FIAF Florence Gould Hall


Dir. Roger Vadim, 1960, 74 min, 35mm, Color
In French with English subtitles

The beautiful Carmilla assumes the life of an un-dead vampire ancestor in order to pursue her cousin’s fiancée, Georgia, in a sensual but lethal encounter.

CinéSalon

Daughters of Darkness

Les Lèvres rouges

Tuesday, December 5
4pm & 7:30pm

FIAF Florence Gould Hall


Dir. Harry Kümel, 1971, 90 min, DCP, Color
In English

Stefan and Valérie, newlyweds at a vacation resort, draw the attention of the beautiful and myterious Countess Bathory. The Countess delights in telling Stefan a frightening story about one of his ancestors, revealing a connection to his shocking supernatural lineage.

CinéSalon

The Countess

La Comtesse

Tuesday, December 12
4pm & 7:30pm

FIAF Florence Gould Hall


Dir. Julie Delpy, 2009, 98 min, DCP, Color
In English

The 17th-century Countess Bathory of Hungary (Julie Delpy) is desperate to preserve her beauty after she falls in love with a young man—inspiring her murderous plan to sacrifice countless virgins and bathe in their blood. Both a rich period piece and psychological horror movie, The Countess was directed, written, and co-produced by Delpy.

CinéSalon

Beauty and the Devil

La Beauté du diable

Tuesday, December 19
4pm & 7:30pm

FIAF Florence Gould Hall


Dir. René Clair, 1950, Italy, France, 95min, DCP, Black & White
In French with English subtitles

Professor Henri Faust, a retiring yet unfulfilled 18th-century university scientist, is approached by Mephistopheles—Lucifer’s servant—with an offer of youth and a new life. Youth, however, diverts Faust’s attention from science to women, and Mephistopheles plots to take the young man’s fragile soul.