Monthly Screenings

French Film Festival 2018

Every year the Festival organizers bring a diverse selection of films to a screen near you, from films that have reached artistic and commercial success throughout the year to some of the new releases. 

French Film Festival

Opening Event in Memory of Lia Van Leer

Screening in the presence of director Albert Duponte

Au revoir là-haut

Dir.: Albert Dupontel
| 117 minutes

1918. A few days before the Armistice, Édouard Péricourt, a gifted artist, saves Albert Maillard’s life. These two men have nothing in common but the war and a shared hatred for Lieutenant Pradelle. Albert and Édouard mount a monumental scam to get their revenge.


Dir.: Mathieu Amalric
| 97 minutes

An actress gets the lead role in a biopic about the French singer Barbara. She works on her character, her voice, the songs, gestures, and so on. All is going well. The film director is also working. As he goes through the archives, the music, he falls for the actress.


Dir.: David Foenkinos, Stéphane Foenkinos
| 107 minutes

Nathalie Pécheux is a divorced literature teacher who is an overbearing and jealous mother. Her first target is her kind 19-year-old daughter, Mathilde. But her spectrum only grows to include friends, colleagues, and neighbors.


Dir.: Sara Forestier
| 98 minutes

Lila and Mo meet at a bus stop. Lila has a paralyzing speech impediment. Mo is chatty and exuberant. Lila is preparing for her exams, while Mo illegally races cars for a living. They fall in love. But Mo carries a secret that is a burden. 

Screening in the presence of director Robert Guédiguian

La villa

Dir.: Robert Guédiguian
| 107 minutes

Three grown children gather at the house of their dying father on a small and beautiful creek near Marseille. Here, in the house where they grew up, in the pastoral landscape of southern France, secrets from the past will be revealed and relationships will be tested. 

French Cancan

Dir.: Jean Renoir
| 102 minutes

An exuberant and colorful homage to the Belle Epoque in a beautiful film about the beginnings of the Moulin Rouge. When Henri Danglard is about to lose his popular café, he comes up with the idea of taking the Cancan dance off the streets and into a club.


Dir.: Guillaume Gallienne
| 107 minutes

Maryline grew up in a small village. Her parents never entertained and the curtains were always drawn. At 20, Maryline decides to travel to Paris and become an actress, but she is naïve about life. Now, Maryline will have to discover some truths about herself. 

Ôtez-moi d’un doute

Dir.: Carine Tardieu
| 100 minutes

Erwan discovers by chance that the man who raised him isn’t his real dad, he sets out to find his biological father. He also meets the mysterious Anna, who has surprising ties to them both.


Dir.: Marcel L’Herbier
| 85 minutes

Claire Lescot is a famous prima donna. All men want to be loved by her, but she does not return their affection. Among them is the young scientist Einar Norsen. When he is rejected by Claire, Einar devices a plan to win her over…. 

Casque d’Or

Dir.: Jacques Becker
| 96 minutes

When Marie, the girlfriend of a gangster, falls for Georges, an underworld rivalry spurs that leads to tragedy and revenge. 

Le fils de Jean

Dir.: Philippe Lioret
| 98 minutes

Mathieu never knew his father. When he receives a phone call telling him his father has passed away and that he has two brothers, he decided to go to the funeral in Montreuil. But upon arrival he discovers that no one knows about him…. 

Les yeux sans visage

Dir.: Georges Franju
| 88 minutes

Dr. Génessier is a brilliant surgeon. When his daughter’s face is severely damaged in a car accident, Génessier kidnaps a young girl to perform a face transplant. His every attempt fails, but Génessier will not give up his efforts.

At War

Dir.: Stéphane Brizé
| 113 minutes

The workers of a motor factory are laid off. They decide to fight back under the leadership of the energetic chairman of the workers union, but find themselves confronted with a host of forces. At War is a powerful work.