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The Alliance Française of Greenwich, Connecticut, is presenting its 2024 Focus on French Cinema competition this spring.

Celebrating its 19th version, the FFC competition will run from April 25th to May 5th and have a curated collection of new releases, each in individual and on-line. Indeed, after the success of final yr's “hybrid” version that welcomed 8,000 viewers, the competition is eager to repeat the expertise.

Camille Cotin © Chi Fou Mi Productions, Studio Canal, France 2 Cinema

“After the challenges of the Covid disaster, it’s thrilling to develop the variety of public theatrical screenings this yr to 3 occasions on the lovely Avon Theater, Deborah and Chuck Royce Cinema Arts Center in Stamford, stated FFC Director, Joe Meyers. “We are additionally persevering with the extremely popular on-line facet of FFC with a collection of new French-language movies not obtainable on any streaming platforms.

“In addition to Fanny Ardant, this yr's Focus on French Cinema will characteristic a few of France's biggest stars together with Camille Cottin, Benoît Magimel, Karen Viard, and Miou Miou.

“The 2024 version displays Francophone movie makers distinctive means to take care of vital social points illustrated in a number of of our choices, together with two movies that look at the complexity of the worldwide migrant disaster in a really private means. 'Just a Couple of Days' follows a jaded journalist performed by a superb Benjamin Biolay who finds himself letting a migrant crash in his house, with life-changing outcomes. And the stirring French-Canadian drama 'Temporaries' takes us into lives of the migrant farm employees of Quebec.

“A personal favorite of mine, 'A Real Job' shows the challenges faced by a new teacher played by the popular Vincent Lacoste. If you share my belief that teaching is one of the most important professions you should enjoy this warm and moving story in the tradition of 'Up the Down Staircase' and 'To Sir, with Love'.”

Highlights embrace the opening evening screening of the US Premiere of Rachel's Game (The Kings of the Track) on the Avon Theater, in Stamford, CT, which can characteristic the actress Fanny Ardant and Q&A session with Director Thierry Klifa and FFC Director of Programming, Joe Meyers. The Centerpiece screening will characteristic, on Thursday, May 2n/athe US Premiere of Just a Couple of Days (Qa couple of days no extra) adopted by a Q&A with a panel from IRIS (Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services).

Tea on-line choice will probably be obtainable from April 25- May 5 highlighted by on-line zoom interviews with Director of Programming, Joe Meyers and expertise from the movies.

The FFC 2024 competition is definitely embracing as we speak's new methods of appreciating cinema, mixing the thrilling pleasure and high quality of viewing in a movie show and the consolation of lounging in your personal house in entrance of a movie. Today's social points and, typically, tough topics are additionally a welcome addition to the land of Hollywood which hardly ever offers with such tales.

Lead photograph credit score: French-Canadian drama 'Temporaries'

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Watch Over 10 Movies in 10 Days with Alliance Française’s Francophone Film Festival