Focus on FRENCH CINEMA Festival offers a diverse slate of U.S. Premiere and feature films in multiple genres, exploring the richness of contemporary and classic cinema highlighting the diversity of French culture.
The 13th edition of the festival announced an exciting lineup of over 20 films, including multiple César nominations and an award-winning selection of short films. The festival is celebrating the Cinema of Québec and present films from Francophone countries with a wide selection of newly released narrative and documentary films.
The 13th edition of the festival honors the illustrious career of the filmmaker CLAUDE LELOUCH whose contributions to cinema are both essential and unforgettable. The legendary director will be at French Institute Alliance Française for the screening of his film “A man and a woman”, starring Anouk Aimée and Jean-Louis Trintignant in a timeless, beautiful, and breath-taking love story.
Our Coup-de-cœur : "Un plus une", Tuesday, March 28 at 4pm
- CLAUDE LELOUCH will be at FIAF for the screening of his film “Un plus Une”.
Synopsis : Antoine resembles one of the heroes in the films whose scores he composes. He's charming, successful, and goes through life with humor and lightheartedness. When he travels to India to work on an original version of Romeo and Juliet, he encounters Anna, a woman with whom he has nothing in common, but who he finds devastatingly attractive. Together, they'll live an incredible adventure. Starring Academy Award winner Jean Dujardin and directed by the legendary Claude Lelouch, Un plus une is an instant film classic.
THE LINEUP FOR THE 13th FESTIVAL
Tuesday, March 28th
NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE, 50th ANNIVERSARY RESTORATION OF A MAN AND A WOMAN (UN HOMME ET UNE FEMME) SCREENING AT FRENCH INSTITUTE ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE, Presented by Legendary Director Claude Lelouch , Preceded by a special 20-min. excerpt of Philippe Azoulay’s forthcoming documentary Shoot to Live (Tourner pour vivre)
U.S. PREMIERE, HEAVEN WILL WAIT (LE CIEL ATTENDRA), SCREENING AT THE LYCEE FRANÇAIS DE NEW YORK,With Director Marie-Castille Mention-Schaar
Wednesday, March 29th
EAST COAST PREMIERE , 1:54, SCREENING AT THE UNITED NATIONS, With Oscar-nominated Director Yan England
Thursday, March 30th
- Part of the Tribute to Québec -
FESTIVAL WEEKEND IN GREENWICH, CT OPENS WITH N.Y. AREA PREMIERE OF XAVIER DOLAN’S, IT’S ONLY THE END OF THE WORLD (JUSTE LA FIN DU MONDE)