Valentine’s Day Special Screening of Midnight in Paris at Ciné Lumière

Midnight in Paris + Q&A

14 Feb

The Craft of Film: Academy of Motion Picture at Ciné Lumière


Paris is a city that lends itself to daydreaming, to walking the streets and imagining all sorts of magic, a quality that Woody Allen understands perfectly. Midnight in Paris is Allen’s charming reverie about just that quality, with a screenwriter hero named Gil (Owen Wilson) who strolls the lanes of Paris with his head in the clouds and walks right into his own best fantasy. A midnight encounter draws him into the jazzy world of Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, Picasso and Dali, and an intense Ernest Hemingway. Gil wakes up every morning back in the real world, but returning to his enchanted Paris proves fairly easy…

Valentine’s Day special screening followed by a Q&A with Academy Award nominated Production Designer Anne Seibel and Jason Solomons, author of Woody Allen Film by Film

As part of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences at Ciné Lumière, bringing archive films associated with the Oscars and on-stage conversations.


What's On

Cold War

8 - 14 Feb

Did You Miss It?

Winner of the Best Director Award at the Cannes Film Festival 2018, Pawel Pawlikowski (Ida) melds the personal with the political in this epic romance. Sumptuously shot in luminous B&W, Cold War spans decades and nations to tell a heartbreaking story of ill-fated love.

The Favourite

8 - 13 Feb

Did You Miss It?

Yorgos Lanthimos returns with this 18th century period drama garnering 12 nominations at the BAFTA this year. It recounts the rise to the inner-circles of power of Abigail (Emma Stone) as she tends to the frail Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) at the request of Lady Sarah (Rachel Weisz), too occupied in governing in her stead the politics of war between England and France.

Dogman

9 - 12 Feb

Did You Miss It?

Matteo Garrone, the master filmmaker behind Gomorrah returns to the crime thriller genre with the tension filled and relentlessly captivating Dogman which won his lead actor Marcello Fonte the Best Actor Award at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.

Delicatessen

10 Feb

French Classics Special César Awards

Revealing the cinematic duo of Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Marc Caro to the world and Best First Feature Film at the 1992 César Awards, this groundbreaking debut is a grimly funny fairytale with stunning design and unique special effects set in the near-future, in a tenement block that harbours a gallery of larger-than life grotesque characters.


Coming Soon

Mektoub My Love: Canto Uno

15 - 21 Feb

New Release

Abdellatif Kechiche (winner of the Palme d’Or at Cannes in 2013 for Blue Is the Warmest Colour) casts a nostalgic glow on the wonders of youth in this coming-of-age saga set in 1994. Looking for inspiration and hungry for hedonist experience, Amin (Shaïn Boumedine), an aspiring screenwriter living in Paris, decides to reconnect with his family and his childhood friends in the South of France.

Shoplifters

15 - 21 Feb

Did You Miss It?

Winner of the Palme d’Or at Cannes 2018, Hirokazu Kore-eda’s (Nobody Knows) latest film Shoplifters is a profoundly moving drama about a poverty-stricken family petty thieving to make ends meet, whose unity is shaken when they come across a shivering little girl foraging for scraps in the cold winter night.

Beautiful Boy

16 - 21 Feb

Did You Miss It?

Felix van Groeningen (Belgica) adapts with screenwriter Luke Davies (Lion) two memoirs by David Sheff (Beautiful Boy) and his son Nic (Tweak) on the heartbreaking and inspiring experience of survival and recovery in a family coping with addiction.

Tchao Pantin

17 Feb

French Classics Special César Awards

Winning 5 César Awards in 1984, including Best Actor for then France’s favourite comedian, Coluche, Claude Berri’s film tells the story of Lambert a former cop turned drunk gas station attendant after a tragedy leading to the loss of his son. When he meets Bensoussan (Richard Anconina), an unlikely friendship forms until history repeats itself...



Lucky Draws

Win 2 tickets to see Midnight in Paris + Q&A

For a chance to see Midnight in Paris and meet Academy Award nominated Production Designer Anne Seibel and Jason Solomons, author of Woody Allen Film by Film, send "Paris" to offers@institutfrancais.org.uk by Tue 12 Feb at 12pm.

Win 2 tickets to see Delicatessen

For a chance to see Delicatessen, send "Delicatessen" to offers@institutfrancais.org.uk by Tue 12 Feb at 12pm.


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