French Cinema Week 2019
French Cinema Week brings for the first time to New York films from the 2019 edition of Le Festival du Film Francophone d’Angoulême, the renowned festival co-founded in 2007 by Dominique Besnehard and Marie-France Brière.
FIAF will co-present three special screenings during French Cinema Week: The US premieres of What If New York Were Called Angoulême and My Dog Stupid on Tuesday, November 12 at its Florence Gould Hall, and the NY premiere of The Swallows of Kabul on Thursday, November 14 at The Landmark at 57 West.
Film + Q&A
Post-Screening Q&A with Marie-France Brière and Florent Gaillard
When the Italian explorer Giovani di Verrazzano became the first European to visit New York, he named the region “Angoulême” in honor of King Francis I of France, former count of Angoulême. Filmmaker Marie-France Brière and historian Florent Gaillard trace his extra-ordinary journey on both sides of the Atlantic.
Charlotte Forever: Gainsbourg on Film
CinéSalon + Q&A + Party
Post-screening Q&A with Charlotte Gainsbourg and Yvan Attal, followed by a festive reception with hors d’oeuvres and drinks
When an enormous dog unexpectedly takes up residence in the family home, a has-been novelist must reckon with his own failings. Charlotte Gainsbourg lets her comedic instincts shine in this riotous comedy of family life, her latest film with her real-life partner, actor-director Yvan Attal.
Film + Q&A
Post-screening roundtable, introduced by Antoine Arnault (LVMH Board), with director Zabou Breitman and a panel of United Nations experts.
FIAF:Animation First, French Cinema Week, and the Permanent Mission of France to the United Nations in New York co-present a special screening of the highly-anticipated beautifully-animated film The Swallows of Kabul based on the bestselling novel by Yasmina Khadra.