Date - March 27, 2017
6:30 pm until 9:30 pm
Avon Theatre Film Center
272 Bedford Street
Stamford, CT, 06901
Please join me for the first film featured in the 2017 Focus on French Film Festival, Un + Une, which will be shown at the Avon Theatre in Stamford. Other screenings for films in the Festival will in Greenwich and Manhattan from March 27 through April 2nd.
Cultural Pursuit members can RSVP to Laura, please respond by Sunday, March 26th.
Focus on French Cinema is an international independent film festival showcasing a diverse selection of the best and the latest contemporary French-language films from around the world. It has the freedom to curate from among the best filmmakers, screening a cutting edge selection of award-winning feature films, short films, documentaries and a special focus on animation. Focus on French Cinema encourages “educational outreach” as a way to promote cinema awareness, acknowledging film not only as entertainment but as a powerful educational and storytelling medium for cultural exchange in the tri-state community (CT, NY, NJ).
Focus on French Cinema Film Festival is sponsored by Alliance Française of Greenwich.
From the website: avontheatre.org
FOCUS ON FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL: UN + UNE (2015)
DIRECTED BY: Claude Lelouch
STARRING: Jean Dujardin, Elsa Zylberstein
Pre-film reception at 6:30pm
Special guest appearance by legendary film director Claude Lelouch
and director Philippe Azoulay
To purchase tickets, go to: focusonfrenchcinema.com
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:
Claude Lelouch is a Paris-born French film director, writer, cinematographer, actor and producer. He began his career with reportage as one of the first people to film daily life in the Soviet Union. He also filmed sporting events such as automobile racing and cycling. From his first feature film as a director in 1960, his credits now add up to nearly 50 films. He is most known for A MAN AND A WOMAN (1966) and LES UNS ET LES AUTRES (1981).
ABOUT THE FILM:
Antoine (Jean Dujardin) is a charming and successful film score composer who goes through life with humor and lightheartedness. When he travels to India to work on a Bollywood adaptation of Romeo and Juliet, he encounters Anna, a woman with whom he has nothing in common, but who he finds devastatingly attractive. They start an unexpected relationship. Claude Lelouch’s film received its world premiere at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival.
LANGUAGE: French with English subtitles
RUNNING TIME: 113 minutes
Focus On French Cinema Film Festival
Alliance Française of Greenwich
The Avon Theatre, 232 Bedford Street, Stamford, Connecticut