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Mr Klein directed by Joseph Losey with Delon, Jeanne Moreau. Playing now until September 16th- Film Forum

“‘Mr. Klein’ had its première in 1976, at Cannes, and came out in America the following year. Since then, it has proved hard to catch on the big screen. Now it is back and showing for two weeks at Film Forum. For hunters of rarities and students of wartime oppression, the emergence of ‘Mr. Klein’ will be an event to match that of another fierce appraisal of Occupied France, Jean-Pierre Melville’s ‘Army of Shadows,’ which finally arrived on American screens in 2006, thirty-seven years after it was made. All good films come to those who wait.”
– Anthony Lane, The New Yorker


From the serie Films on the Green: Jacquot de Nantes.
Directed by Agnès Varda, 1991

An early lesson of family loyalty and artistic passion is presented to Jacquot, an 8 years old boy, in this biopic that is based off Jacques Demy’s childhood.Aug. 31, 2019 | 8:30 pm


Peau dÂne: (Donkey Skin) The 1970 lovingly crafted, wildly eccentric adaptation of a classic French fairy tal directed by Jacques Demy, with Catherine Deneuve. Tuesday, July 30 at 4pm
FIAF, Florence Gould Hall. Introduced by film journalist Anne-Katrin Titze


Les Demoiselles de Rochefort (The Young  Girls of Rochefort). A tribute to Hollywood optimism from sixties French cinema’s preeminent dreamer Jacques Demy. Tuesday, July 30 at 7:30pm Florence Gould Hall
Introduced by author Laurent Valière.Performance by Filmharmonic Brass
Post-screening karaoke & wine reception


Le chant du Loup (the Wolf call): French nuclear submarine thriller. 

US Premiere june 6th, at 7:30pm - FIAF Florence Gould Hall
55 East 59th Street

From the Human Watch for Humanity film festival:

Ni d'Eve ni d'Adam. Une histoire intersexe (no box for me, an intersex story) A beautifully crafted, poetic documentary about brave young people as they seek to reappropriate their bodies and explore their identities. 

June 19, 2019 6:30 PM /IFC Center and June 20,2019 at 8:30 pm/Film at Lincoln's center.  Both evening, followed by a Q&A with filmmaker Floriane Devigne, Kyle Knight, Researcher, LGBT Program at Human Rights Watch and additional guests

#FilmsOnTheGreen | Free French films in NYC Parks

Pupille (In safe hands): Directed by Jeanne Herry, 2018, 1h47, France
With Sandrine Kiberlain, Gilles Lellouche, Élodie Bouchez. June 14th, Washington Square Park

Diabolo Menthe (Peppermint Soda)Directed by Diane Kurys, 1977, PG, 1h41, France .With Anouk Ferjac, Eléonore Klarwein, Odile Michel

Teenagers entering highschool in 1963 Paris - June 21st, 8:30pm

Transmitter Park, 2 Greenpoint Ave, Brooklyn NY


Coco avant Chanel: (Coco before Chanel) The story of the young Gabrielle Chasnel before she becomes the best of Paris Haute Couture. 

Friday, May 31st 8:30pm, Central Park, Cedar

Il se passe quelque chose (something is happening).A poetic road trip. Irma and Dolores serve as our fictional guides into a little-seen France of factory workers, hunters, and fishermen.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019, 4pm & 7:30pm. FIAF Florence Gould Hall55 East 59th Street

Followed by a wine and beer reception

Take concrete steps to a sustainable future : Screening of eco-doc Tomorrow (demain) followed by a panel discussion in Harlem

Thursday, May 9, 2019 6:00 PM- Mayles Cinema 343 Lenox Avenue, NYC


High Life: Claire Denis makes her English debut with this science fiction film. Playing until May 9th. With Juliette Binoche, Robert Pattinson, Mia Goth, André Benjamin. 

Non Fiction: Juliette Binoche and Guillaume Canet reunite with acclaimed director Olivier Assayas (Personal Shopper, The Clouds of Sils Maria) for this wry, slyly seductive tale of sex, lies, and literature.

Playing May 9th only at 7:10pm and 9:40 pm 

FIAF Cinema:

Mon Garçon (My Son) Dir. Christian Carion, 2017, 84 min, DCP
With Guillaume Canet, Mélanie Laurent, Olivier de Benoist, Antoine Hamel. In French with English subtitlesWeekends of May 10–12 & May 17–19

New French Filmmakers: an annual highlight of FIAF’s popular CinéSalon series, returns Tuesdays from May 7 to June 25 with recent noteworthy films by nine exciting filmmakers, including seven US and NY premieres.

French Films in the Tribeca Films Festival:

April 24-May 5

Accused No.2: Walter Sisulu: (short) Audio recordings of the notorious Rivonia Trial in South Africa in 1964 come to life in this black-and-white animated VR experience.

Ayahuacas: (short)Participants are immersed in visions triggered by a dose of ayahuasca. The spectator lives this through director Jan Kounen’s eyes as he travels on a spiritual voyage.

Carlito leaves forever: A short poetic film following Carlito (Carlito Tirira Meshi), a young man living in an indigenous village at the heart of the Amazonian jungle, who decided to leave and change his life forever

Drop in the ocean:  Short immersive experience. Hitch a ride on a jellyfish and encounter the mysteries of the deep—and team up to restore this natural wonderland

Inna De Yard: the Soul of Jamaica (99 mins)

A joyous portrait of a group of pioneering reggae musicians, Inna De Yard captures the ongoing relevance of reggae and its social values, and the music’s passion to revitalize an older generation while passing it on to younger listeners.

Lil' Buck: Real Swan : (85 mins documentary) After a breathtaking video of him dancing to Camille Saint-Saëns’ “The Swan” accompanied by cellist Yo-Yo Ma went viral, everything changed.

11.11.18: (short) A few minutes before the suspension of fighting in World War on November 11, 1918, soldiers have to face a series of decisions.

Pearl: (80 mins) Léa Pearl (Julia Föry) is set to compete in the final of the international female bodybuilding championship, Miss Heaven. Her plans are upended when her ex-lover shows up with the six-year-old son she left behind

Prune Nourry and Serendipity: At the tender age of 31, Prune is diagnosed with breast cancer and she starts documenting her treatment and its effect on her own body, turning her medical odyssey into an epic artistic adventure — and feature documentary film Serendipity

7 lives: An afternoon in June. Tokyo. 5 p.m. A girl jumps in front of the subway. Her soul rises from the rails. On the platform, the witnesses of the scene are in shock. It revived a trauma in them, painful memories they never overcame

White as Snow: Prolific French filmmaker Anne Fontaine recasts the tale of Snow White as the story of a sheltered young woman’s sexual awakening in this racy feminist fable

Movies Streaming

French movies currently playing on streaming forms

The latest Godard film, "Le Livre d'Images", is streaming on Wednesday, April 24th, watch " on Arte and France Culture. Collage inviting the viewers to reflect on life, war, revolution, the world. 



Lady J: When her romance with a lustful Marquis takes a unwelcome turn, a wealthy widow concocts a scheme to get revenge. With Edouard Baer, Cécile de France.

Paris is Us: Amid a turbulent romance and raising tensions in Paris, a young woman finds herself caught in a dizzying spiral of dreams, memories and what ifs.

Blue is the warmest color (La Vie d'Adèle): Determined to fall in love, 15 years old Adèle is focused on boys, but it's a blue-haired girl she meets on the streets who piqued her interest. Won The Palme d'or in the Cannes festival in 2013

Standind Tall (La Tête Haute): A determined judge and social worker slowly rehabilitate a rebellious teenager who was abandoned by his parents and left rudderless.

Nothing to hide (Le jeu): To spice up a dinner party, old friends agree to share every private messages that pops up on their phone - with disastrous results.

Clouds of Maria Sils: A veteran actress (Juliette Binoche) comes face-to-face with an uncomfortable reflection of herself when she agrees to take part in a revival of the play that launched her career 20 years earlier.

They Are Everywhere (Ils Sont Partout): Dark comedy. In sessions with his therapist, a preoccupied Yvan shares stories of anti-semitism and what it's like to live as a Jew in modern France.

I'm Not An Easy Man: ( je ne suis pas un homme facile) Damien, an unmarried Don Juan, finds himself propelled into a matriarchal society where he falls in love with Alexandra. Comedy

Un Plus Une: When a famous French composer goes to India to write the score for the Indian version of "Romeo and Juliet," he meets the wife of the French ambassador and a complicated relationship begins.

The Climb ( L'ascension): A young Senegalese French man sets out to climb Mount Everest to impress the woman he loves... and slowly becomes a media sensation

To each her own ( les goûts et les couleurs) Simone has been in a relationship with Claire for three years, but she has never spoken to her family. Things get even more complicated when she falls in love with Senegalese chef Wali,  

The daughter's boss: ( la fille du patron) While working together a textile foreman and his boss' daughter have a torrid affair, stirring up hostility among the factory crew.


Call My Agent (10 pourcent): At Paris talent firm, A.S.K, agents scramble to keep their star clients happy and their business afloat. Three agents, Mathias, Gabriel and Andréa, juggle one situation to another in circumstances that blend their personal and professional lives.

The Hook Up Plan: Perpetually single Elsa can't seem to figure out why she is so unlucky in love, and her friends want to rally around her. In a misguided attempt to build up Elsa's confidence, they hire a male escort

The Break: A police detective mourning a painful loss moves back to his hometown, only to be drawn into a murder case that alludes to dark secrets.

Marseille: A tale of power, corruption and redemption set against the rich backdrop of the French port city of Marseille. Robert Taro, Marseille's mayor of 25 years, is opposed by his young, ambitious former protégé.

Amazon Prime:


Back To Burgundy: (Ce Qui Nous Lie). Cedric Klapisch direct this film about siblings who have to learn to trust each other again when their father falls ill.

The House by The Sea (La Villa) By a little bay near Marseille lies a picturesque villa owned by an old man. His three children have gathered by his side for his last days: Angela, an actress, Joseph, who has just fallen in love and Armand, the only one who stayed behind in Marseille. The arrival, at a nearby cove, of a group of boat people will throw these moments of reflection into turmoil he created in this magical place.

Une Saison en France: (Une Saison en France). An African high school teacher flees his war-torn country for France, where he falls in love with a Frenchwoman who offers a roof for him and his family

Frantz: In a small German town in the immediate aftermath of WWI, Anna (Paula Beer) grieves for her late fiancé, Frantz. When she encounters a mysterious young Frenchman (Pierre Niney) laying flowers at Frantz's grave, Anna welcomes him into her life and their shared connection to Frantz propels a haunting and romantic tale of guilt and forgiveness in the shadow of war. Directed by François Ozon

All About Them: (A Trois on y va) Lille, France. The affairs between a young couple living a tense period of their relationship, and a long term friend of theirs who cannot decide which one she likes the most.

Plonger: César and Paz are madly in love. Paz gets pregnant and the perspective of motherhood smothers her. Until she suddenly leaves behind Cesar and their baby with no explanation.

The Midwife (Sage Femme):This bittersweet drama depicts the unlikely friendship that develops between Claire (Catherine Frot), a talented but tightly wound midwife, and Béatrice (Catherine Deneuve), the estranged, free-spirited mistress of Claire's late father.

Older Movies:

All The Mornings in the World: (Tous les Matins Du Monde) tells a provocative tale of romance, lust, desire, and intrigue based ob the lives of 17th Century French composer, Sainte Colombe and his protege, Marin Marais.


Alice in Paris: A series where we follow an energetic young woman through the streets of Paris to find the best food and places in a city she knows like the back of her hand, but can still easily get lost in.

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