Monday, 7 June 2010

rendez-vous with French Cinema

This week, London's Institut Francais presents a Rendez-vous with French Cinema. It Starts tomorrow, when they will show what must be the debut UK screening of Gainsbourg: Vie Heroique at the Curzon Soho. I can't make it myself, but I did get a sneak preview of the film and it's definitely been worth waiting for. I'm in London on Friday so the new print of Breathless (À bout de souffle) might be on the cards.

"The event dedicated to French cinema returns to London this June. A showcase of the crème of French films, this year’s Rendez-vous with French Cinema will take place from Tuesday 8 June to Friday 11 June, at London’s Curzon Soho and the Ciné Lumière, plus one special screening at the BFI Southbank. Six French films, representing the strength and rich diversity of French production, past and present, will be given special Gala screenings open to the public, ahead of their release by UK distributors. Directors, both the young and the renowned, will be present alongside up and coming actors and more established stars, to introduce their films and discuss them with the public at post-screening Q&As. So far confirmed to attend are actors Kristin Scott-Thomas, Louis-Ronan Choisy plus directors Radu Mihaileanu, François Ozon, Catherine Corsini and Joann Sfar."

Dim lights


Tuesday 8 June
6.15pm: GAINSBOURG @ Curzon Soho
9.00pm: LEAVING @ Curzon Soho

Wednesday 9 June
6.15pm: THE CONCERT @ Curzon Soho
9.00pm: THE REFUGE @ Curzon Soho

Thursday 10 June
6.20pm: WILD GRASS @ BFI South Bank
8.30pm: THE CONCERT @ Ciné Lumière

Friday 11 June

6.30pm: BREATHLESS: 50TH ANNIVERSARY @ Ciné Lumière

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