A Rendez-Vous in Paris
FFC Chair Renée Ketcham (left), Mary Hardy of the FFC Selection Committee
(right)  with Director Nathan Ambrosioni (center)

The FFC Selection Committee has just returned from Rendez-Vous with French Cinema in Paris.  Now in its 21st year UniFrance organizes the 2019 Rendez-Vous with French Cinema in Paris (Jan 17-21), the worlds biggest film market and press junket dedicated exclusively to French films.

The festival opened with a special screening of Philippe de Chauveron's film , Qu'est ce qu'on a  (encore) fait au bon dieu,  a hysterically and timely funny sequel-stay tuned. 80 films were presented to international buyers and 120 French artists turned up to celebrate the 5 day event that also included a concert by the Orchestre Nationale de France-Que La MUSIQUE COMMENCE, (LET THE MUSIC BEGIN), conducted by Philippe Bran. Curated by famous director Bertrand Tavernier,  Voyage à travers le cinéma Français at FCC 2017, the concert presented music from some of the legendary titles of French cinema, including scores that had never been played in public.

A great 5 days adding to the selection committee's list of upcoming titles to be announced soon. bestffc
F rench Cinémathèque
Avon Theatre
272 Bedford St,  Stamford CT

Tuesday, February 19 | 7:30 pm

On February 19 at 7:30 p.m. we are featuring one of the most powerful movies from last year's FFC - 'Montparnasse Bienvenue' (
Jeune Femme)  featuring a spectacular performance by rising star Laetitia Dosch as a young woman who finds herself stranded on the streets of Paris after she is suddenly tossed aside by her older lover.

Writer-Director Léonor Serraille won the Camera D'Or at the Cannes Film Festival for this alternately harrowing and hilarious portrait of a woman who wonders if she will be able to make it on her own.  Don't miss this second chance to see why Laetitia Dosch has joined the ranks of the most acclaimed young performers working in French Cinema.

French Cinémathèque
Avon Theatre
272 Bedford St,  Stamford CT

Tuesday, March 19 | 7:30 pm

Un homme et une femme
The 2017 Focus on French Cinema guest of honor Claude Lelouch scored a critical and audience smash in 1966 with 'A Man and a Woman' which earned him the Palme d'Or and an Oscar for best screenplay and grossed $14 million in the United States alone (roughly $100 million today).

Lelouch also became one of the rare foreign language filmmakers to be nominated for a best director Oscar-Anouk Aimée earned a best actress nomination.  The picture was popular all over the US. Francis Lai's catchy musical score became a chart-topping hit album.  Lelouch supervised this 50th anniversary digital restoration.

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Netflix Streams 3rd Season of  Call My Agent
Our patrons are always ahead of the curve when it comes to the best new French films, but we also had the chance to become fans of the hit TV series,  Call My Agent  ( Dix Pour Cent)  long before it became an international hit on Netflix; thanks to producer Dominique Besnehard.

Three years ago, when Nathalie Baye was a guest of honor of FFC 2017, we screened preview episodes of the series about a high-powered Paris talent agency, including the one in which Baye made a very funny guest appearance as herself.

Netflix just added a third season which is must viewing for fans of French cinema. The series continues to display and satirize the world of show business stars, with real French actors like Baye and her peers willing to poke fun at themselves.  The new episodes of this love letter to French moviemaking are perfect for getting in the mood for the 15th edition of Focus on French Cinema in April.awards
Les Césars Nominations to the Friday February 22 Ceremony
Kristin Scott Thomas, President of the 2019 César Ceremony
(pictured at the Berlinale)

* Best Film
Memoir of War, Emmanuel Finkiel
Trouble With You, Pierre Salvadori
The Sisters Brothers , Jacques Audiard
Sink or Swim , Gilles Lellouche
Guy , Alex Lutz
Custody , Xavier Legrand
In Safe Hands , Jeanne Herry
* Best Actress
Elodie Bouchez,  In Safe Hands
Cecile de France,  Mademoiselle de Joncquieres
Lea Drucker,  Custody
Virginie Efira,  An Impossible Love
Adele Haenel,  The Trouble With You
Sandrine Kiberlain,  In Safe Hands
Melanie Thierry,  Memoir of War
* Best Actor
Edouard Baer,  Mademoiselle de Joncquieres
Romain Duris,  Our Struggles
Vincent Lacoste,  Amanda
Gilles Lellouche,  In Safe Hands
Alex Lutz,  Guy
Pio Marmai,  The Trouble With You
Denis Menochet,  Custody nearyou
French Cinema Near You
Ciné Club- Movies From Around the World
Byram Sh ubert  Library
21 Mead Avenue,  Greenwich CT

Thursday, January 31 | 7:00 pm

Le Grand Jeu (The Great Game)
Pierre (Melvil Poupaud), a onetime darling novelist disgusted with the publishing world, lets a duplicitous government insider (André Dussollier) tempt him into ghostwriting a manifesto designed to transform the landscape of French public opinion . Nicolas Pariser's debut feature is an elegant political thriller that makes much use of its stellar cast, particularly the Poupaud and Dussollier duo.

Free Screening! ffcfestival
FFC 2019
The 15th anniversary of the Focus on French Cinema festival "FFC2019" is presented by the Alliance Française of Greenwich!

We thank BNP Paribas for their continuous support as PRESENTING SPONSOR

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Stay tuned for more details on FFC 2019!
April 26th to 30th 2019