21st New Orleans French Film Festival
The 21st annual New Orleans French Film Festival kicks off on February 23 and goes until March 1, 2018. Presenting 14 feature films, 5 shorts and a retrospective of the magnificent Agnes Varda at the historic Prytania Theater.
The festival celebrates French cinema with a stellar line-up of best French films of the year, including but not limited to Francois Ozon’s erotic thriller Double Lover which competed in Cannes last year, All That Divides Us starring Catherine Deneuve and Diane Kruger as mother and daughter, This Is Our Land which is not so loosely based on French politician Marine Le Pen. Jean Luc Godard’s all time classic Breathless (A Bout De Souffle) is also among the program for those who did not have the chance to see it on the big screen.
This year, the festival features a retrospective of Agnès Varda, the only female director of the French New Wave and the only female director to ever receive an honorary Oscar. Born in Belgium in 1928, Agnès Varda has occupied a singular and well-respected role within the film industry since her first film La Pointe Courte in 1956. This three-film retrospective includes an under-seen example of her early, formally audacious fiction work as well as two of her more recent autobiographical documentaries.
Discover the complete line-up, screenings and lectures on neworleansfilmsociety.org and get your tickets or all access passes before they sell out!
The 21st annual French Film Festival is organized by the New Orleans Film Society, in partnership with The Consulate General of France in New Orleans and the Prytania Theater, and sponsored by TV5 Monde.