French Film Comes to Louisiana! [fr]
This April, film festivals in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and Shreveport highlight French cinema
The French were among the earliest film makers in the world and continue to produce some of the most thought-provoking features today. Take advantage of the numerous screenings around Louisiana this month and enjoy the world of French cinema!
For over six years, the Robinson Film Center (RTC) has featured French films during their annual French Film Week. This year, RTC will be showing Frantz (2016) directed by François Ozon, and My Life as a Zuccini (2016) directed by Céline Sciamma.
This year, the Louisiana International Film Festival presents five French/francophone films during its fifth annual festival:
After Love (2016) directed by Joachim Lafosse
Cézanne and I (2016) directed by Daniel Thompson)
Frantz (2016) directed by François Ozon
NOLA Circus (2015) directed by Luc Annest
The Paris Opera (2016) directed by Jean-Stéphane Born
The New Orleans Film Society presents the 20th annual French Film Festival, a showcase of the best in contemporary and classic French cinema, in partnership with the Consulat General de France a la Nouvelle-Orleans and the Prytania Theatre. The festival will feature fifteen films of diverse genres, including classics such as The Demoiselles du Rochefort, poignant documentaries such as Swagger, and family-friendly screenings of Ma Vie de Courgette.
Additionally, live music, guest speakers, and 15 minute French language classes will be held before select screenings.
With the support of Unifrance, the Consulat General of France in New Orleans will welcome French director Antoine Desrosières, to present his short film "Haramiste" on Monday April 24 at 5:30pm.