Comedy, drama, love story…This month, discover classics of French Cinema of the 20th century through 4 major directors: Jean Renoir, Louis Malle, Jean-Luc Godard and Claude Sautet. The films are part of the Collection of Great Restored Classics of the French Institute.

-From 18:00
-Free screenings in French with English subtitles
– Pizzas, popcorn and drinks
– Safe parking

Wednesday, 04 November

French Cancan
1955/ 1h37

By Jean Renoir

This comedy drama from Jean Renoir chronicles the revival of Paris’ most notorious dance as it tells the story of a theater producer who turns a humble washerwoman into a star at the Moulin Rouge.


Wednesday, 11 November

Ascenseur pour l’échafaud (Elevator to the gallows)
1958, 1h31

By Louis Malle

A self-assured businessman murders his employer, the husband of his mistress, which unintentionally provokes an ill-fated chain of events.


Wednesday, 18 November

Le Mépris (Contempt)
1963, 1h50

By Jean-Luc Godard

Contempt (Le Mépris) is a 1963 French New Wave drama film based on the 1954 Italian novel Il disprezzo (A Ghost at Noon) by Alberto Moravia. It stars Brigitte Bardot, Michel Piccoli, Jack Palance, and Giorgia Moll.Michel Piccoli plays Paul Javal, a novelist turned screenwriter who is offered the job of rewriting an adaptation of Homer’s The Odyssey for lecherous Hollywood producer Jeremiah Prokosch (Jack Palance). Once an autonomous, self-respecting and fulfilled artist, Paul has given in to the pressures of both his ambition and the lifestyle associated with Hollywood productions. Having done so, Paul has stepped onto a slippery slope where selling his soul has not only eroded his morality, it has put irreparable strains on his marriage to Camille (Brigitte Bardot).


Wednesday, 25 November

César et Rosalie
1972, 1h52

By Claude Sautet

Cesar, played by Yves Montand, is in love with Rosalie (Romy Schneider). But Rosalie isn’t making it easy for him, especially when her old flame enters the picture.