This month, all the tastes are represented in French cinema: whether you want to see Dheepan, winner of the Palme d’Or 2015, or Fatima, the true story of a poet and a single mother, whether you are curious about the new Olivier Assayas movie starring Kristen Stewart, or you want to discover a film about famous French writer Louis-Ferdinand Céline in attendance with director Emmanuel Bourdieu, there are plenty of opportunities to see French films in New England!

My Life as a Zucchini

Now Playing - Providence -Cable Car Cinema

Zucchini is not a vegetable. He is a brave little boy. He believes that he's alone in the world when his mother dies. But in his new life in a home for children he meets Simon, Ahmed, Jujube, Alice, and Béatrice: they all have their stories to tell, and each story is as sad as it is tender. And then there's this girl, Camille. When you're ten years old, having a gang of pals, falling in love... there are things to discover and learn. And you may even be happy.

Frantz

 Opening on March 31 - Landmark Kendall Square (Cambridge) - West Newton Cinema
Set in Germany and France in the immediate aftermath of the First World War,
Frantz tells the story of Anna, a bereft young German woman whose fiancé, Frantz, was killed during trench warfare. When French young man mysteriously shows up in her town, placing flowers on Frantz’s grave, his presence is met with resistance by the small community still reeling from Germany’s defeat. Yet Anna gradually gets closer to the handsome and melancholy young man, as she learns of his deep friendship with Frantz, conjured up in evocative flashbacks.

Personal Shopper

Boston - Now Playing - Landmark Kendall Square - Coolidge Corner Theatre
Maureen is a young American woman in Paris making her living as a personal shopper for Kyra, a celebrity. Also, Maureen may have the psychic ability to communicate with spirits, just like her twin brother, Lewis, who recently passed away. She soon starts receiving ambiguous messages coming from an unknown source.

Fatima

Boston - April 13th at 6:30PM - Museum of Fine Arts
As part of the Hollywood Scriptures: Migrations series, the MFA will be screening the French movie Fatima. Winner of three 2016 César awards—Best Film, Best Supporting Actress, and Best Adapted Screenplay—Fatima tells the true story of a Moroccan-born single mother who faces prejudice and cultural upheaval in France, where she works as a maid to support herself and her two daughters. The film is based on the book Prayer to the Moon, a collection of poems and short prose pieces by Fatima Elayoubi, published in Arabic in France.

Dheepan

Boston - April 16th at 11AM - Museum of Fine Arts
As part of the Hollywood Scriptures: Migrations series, the MFA will be screening the French movie Dheepan. Winner of the Palme d’Or at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, this film from acclaimed director Jacques Audiard (A Prophet) is a gripping tale of human survival. On the losing side of a civil war in Sri Lanka, a Tamil soldier poses as the husband and father of two other refugees in order to escape their ravaged homeland. Arriving in France, the makeshift “family” sets about establishing a new life—only to find themselves once again embroiled in violence on the mean streets of Paris.

Celine


1948. Suspected by the justice system of having collaborated with the nazis, French wirter Louis-Ferdinand Céline is forced to retreat in Denmark with his wife. Milton Hindus, a young Jewish American writer who would become a professor at Brandeis, joins him in the hope to write a book about their meeting.
In attendance with director Emmanuel Bourdieu.
Free but ticketed event: contact Lisa Brown (lisaebrown@brandeis.edu) for more information.

Kendall Square Cinema (& other venues) 355 Binney St. Cambridge, MA

French Flicks in April

When
From April 6th to April 24th
Where
Kendall Square Cinema (& other venues)
355 Binney St. Cambridge, MA

This month, all the tastes are represented in French cinema: whether you want to see Dheepan, winner of the Palme d’Or 2015, or Fatima, the true story of a poet and a single mother, whether you are curious about the new Olivier Assayas movie starring Kristen Stewart, or you want to discover a film about famous French writer Louis-Ferdinand Céline in attendance with director Emmanuel Bourdieu, there are plenty of opportunities to see French films in New England!

My Life as a Zucchini

Now Playing - Providence -Cable Car Cinema

Zucchini is not a vegetable. He is a brave little boy. He believes that he's alone in the world when his mother dies. But in his new life in a home for children he meets Simon, Ahmed, Jujube, Alice, and Béatrice: they all have their stories to tell, and each story is as sad as it is tender. And then there's this girl, Camille. When you're ten years old, having a gang of pals, falling in love... there are things to discover and learn. And you may even be happy.

Frantz

 Opening on March 31 - Landmark Kendall Square (Cambridge) - West Newton Cinema
Set in Germany and France in the immediate aftermath of the First World War,
Frantz tells the story of Anna, a bereft young German woman whose fiancé, Frantz, was killed during trench warfare. When French young man mysteriously shows up in her town, placing flowers on Frantz’s grave, his presence is met with resistance by the small community still reeling from Germany’s defeat. Yet Anna gradually gets closer to the handsome and melancholy young man, as she learns of his deep friendship with Frantz, conjured up in evocative flashbacks.

Personal Shopper

Boston - Now Playing - Landmark Kendall Square - Coolidge Corner Theatre
Maureen is a young American woman in Paris making her living as a personal shopper for Kyra, a celebrity. Also, Maureen may have the psychic ability to communicate with spirits, just like her twin brother, Lewis, who recently passed away. She soon starts receiving ambiguous messages coming from an unknown source.

Fatima

Boston - April 13th at 6:30PM - Museum of Fine Arts
As part of the Hollywood Scriptures: Migrations series, the MFA will be screening the French movie Fatima. Winner of three 2016 César awards—Best Film, Best Supporting Actress, and Best Adapted Screenplay—Fatima tells the true story of a Moroccan-born single mother who faces prejudice and cultural upheaval in France, where she works as a maid to support herself and her two daughters. The film is based on the book Prayer to the Moon, a collection of poems and short prose pieces by Fatima Elayoubi, published in Arabic in France.

Dheepan

Boston - April 16th at 11AM - Museum of Fine Arts
As part of the Hollywood Scriptures: Migrations series, the MFA will be screening the French movie Dheepan. Winner of the Palme d’Or at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, this film from acclaimed director Jacques Audiard (A Prophet) is a gripping tale of human survival. On the losing side of a civil war in Sri Lanka, a Tamil soldier poses as the husband and father of two other refugees in order to escape their ravaged homeland. Arriving in France, the makeshift “family” sets about establishing a new life—only to find themselves once again embroiled in violence on the mean streets of Paris.

Celine


1948. Suspected by the justice system of having collaborated with the nazis, French wirter Louis-Ferdinand Céline is forced to retreat in Denmark with his wife. Milton Hindus, a young Jewish American writer who would become a professor at Brandeis, joins him in the hope to write a book about their meeting.
In attendance with director Emmanuel Bourdieu.
Free but ticketed event: contact Lisa Brown (lisaebrown@brandeis.edu) for more information.

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