Save the Date...
The 15th anniversary of the Focus on French Cinema festival "FFC2019" is presented by the Alliance Française of Greenwich!

NEW THIS YEAR -"Focus on French Cinema of the Alliance Française is presented in partnership with the Greenwich Arts Council"
Mark your calendars for an exciting Opening Night at the Greenwich Arts Council on Friday, April 26 featuring an artistic "look back" at 15 years of the best of French-language films from around the world.

Stay tuned for more details on Opening Night !
Friday April 26th 2019
Fall Film Festivals 2018
On our way to Festival Cinemania
The FFC 2019 selection committee is on their way to CINEMANIA in Montreal from November 1-11. 
Curated by FFC partner and Directeur Général, Guilhem Caillard, CINEMANIA is dedicated to French-language films from around the world.
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Toronto 43rd Film Festival

TIFF September 6-16- First trip for FFC Selection committee - TIFF honored the filmography of women featuring 8 women directors and a fabulous selection of great actors' including Juliette Binoche, Laeticia Costa, Lily-Rose Depp, Cécile de France, Christa Théret and many others...Outgoing Director and CEO of TIFF since 1994, Piers Handling has raised the profile of independent movies and has propelled women into the spotlight by programming their stories on screen" (Kareen Rispal, French Ambassador to Canada). Incoming Cameron Bailey was lauded for " empowering women in all sectors of the film industry"
  • The Fall of the American Empire , (La Chute de l'empire American) by Denis Arcand (Canada)
  • Graves Without a Name, (Les tombeaux sans noms) by Rithy Panh (France /Cambodia)
  • The Fireflies are gone, (La disparaging des lucioles) by Sébastien Pilote (Canada)
  • Mothers' Instincts, (Duelles) by Olivier Masset- Depasse (Belgium)
  • Mademoiselle de Jonquières by Emmanuel Mouret (France)
  • Maria by Callas by Tom Wolf (France)
  • Les Salopes or the Naturally Wanton Pleasure, (Les salopes ou le sucre naturel de la peau) by Renée Beaulieu (Canada)
  • The Great Darkened Days, (La grande noirceur) by Maxine Giroux (Canada)
  • Ulysses & Mona, (Ulysses & Mona) by Sébastien Betbeder (France)
  • The Mercy of the Jungle by Joe Karekezi (Belgium/France)
  • A Faithful Man, (Un homme fidèle) by Louis Garrel (France)
  • Girl by Lukas Dhont (Belgium)
  • Angel (Un Ange) by Koen Mortier (Belgium)
  • Climax by Gaspar Noé (France)
  • Minuscule - Madibles from Far Away by Thomas Szabo and Hélène Girard (France)
  • Ad Vitaam by Thomas Cailley (France)
  • Maya by Mia Hansen Love (France)
  • High Life by Claire Denis (France)
  • Non-Fiction, (Doubles Vies) by Olivier Assayas (Canada)
  • The Sisters Brothers, (L es Frer ès Sisters)  by Jacques Audiard (In English)
  • Girls of the Sun, (Les Filles du Soleil) by Eva Hudson (France)

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NYFF 56th Festival
NYFF Festival- 56th Edition- September 28- October 14
French films were well represented and highlighted at the New York Film Festival from September 28- October 14 - NYFF "serves as a "cinephile's" cauldron of competing ideologies, storytelling traditions and global perspectives"
(Variety) Key names this year: Olivier Assayas (Non-Fiction) Louis Garrel (A Faithful Man), Claire Denis (High Life), Jean-Luc Godard (The Image Book) , Julian Schnabel (At Eternity's Gate), Christophe Honoré (Sorry Angel)

FRANCE'S ENTRY in the race for the OSCAR for Best Foreign Language Film - 2019: 

Memoir of Pain ( La Douleur)  by Emmanuel Finkiel, based on the autobiographical novel by Marguerite Duras
Film was chosen from following nominees:
Memoir of Pain by Emmanuel Finkel
by Gaspar Noé
by Xavier Legrand
Les Quatres Soeurs by Claude Lanzmann
Mademoiselle de Joncquières by Emmanuel Mouret

French Cinema Near You
Cin é Critique @ Cos. Cob Library

101 West Putnam Ave. 
Greenwich CT, 06830
Co-presented with AFG & FFC

Manon des Sources de Claude Berri
D 'apr ès le livre de Marcel Pagnol. 
Film suivi d'un discussion en français 

Free Event, reserved to AFG members

Thursday, November 15 | 1pm

French Ciné math è que @ Avon Theatre

272 Bedford St
Stamford, CT 06901

Diabolo Menthe (Peppermint Soda)
Film by Diane Kurys
Followed by Q & A's hosted by Joe Meyer, entertainment editor at CT Post

Advanced Tickets Recommended

Tuesday, November 20 | 7:30pm