French Cinémathèque

A monthly showcase of contemporary French cinema, presented by the Embassy of France and the Avalon Theatre. Films screenings are held at the Avalon and the Embassy.

Wed, Apr 16

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  93 min • in French with English subtitles • Official SiteBuy Tickets

Arman is 33 and ready to make a change, starting with a run in the park. When he literally bumps into Amélie – slightly cynical but nevertheless lovely – on the jogging path, he’s dead-set on making a connection with her. As a bit of contrived fate brings them together, Arman’s best friend Benjamin suffers an unexpected stroke, relegating him to the hospital for weeks where he falls for his doting young physical therapist. Over the course of two autumns and three winters, Arman, Amélie and Benjamin share the incidental moments, unexpected accidents, unconventional love stories and unforgettable memories that will define who they are.

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  Film Movement

Wed, May 21 @ 8PM

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  114 min • in French with English subtitles • Official Site

Doors slam and papers fly in this off-the-wall comedy about French politics directed by master filmmaker Bertrand Tavernier (THE PRINCESS OF MONTPENSIER). Tavernier’s blistering assault – based on the award-winning graphic novel by Abel Lanzac, a former government speech writer – zeroes in on fictional Minister of Foreign Affairs Alexandre Taillard de Vorms (a tour-de-force comic performance by Thierry Lhermitte). A human whirlwind and a man confident in France’s importance on the world stage, de Vorms takes on American neo-cons, corrupt Russians and the opportunistic Chinese while his hapless speech writer (Raphael Personnaz) endures the eccentricities of his megalomaniacal boss and his sycophantic entourage. In the vein of recent political comedies such as IN THE LOOP, THE FRENCH MINISTER is a hilarious send-up of diplomacy and international politics with rapid-fire dialogue and a brilliant ensemble cast.

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