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The Man Makes the Clothes:
Pierre Cardin in Film

Italian-born French designer Pierre Cardin is a fashion pioneer known for futuristic designs, bright colors, and an entrepreneur’s spirit. Over his prolific seven-decade career, this superstar revolutionized women’s fashion, brought fashion to postwar Japan, and pioneered fashion in China. Cardin also applied his talent and space-age aesthetic to costume design for more than a dozen film and television productions.

Now, in tandem with Fashion at FIAF, FIAF presents a collection of his greatest costumes captured on film.

Tuesday, March 5, 12, 19, and 26, 2013
FIAF, Florence Gould Hall / Tinker Auditorium
Films are in French with English subtitles unless otherwise noted

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Beauty and the Beast

Tuesday, March 5, 2013
12:30, 4. & 7:30pm

 
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La Belle et la Bête
Jean Cocteau, 1946. B&W. 96 min.
With Josette Day, Jean Marais, Michel Auclair


Cocteau’s second feature as director remains a fantastical, sumptuous viewing experience with few peers in cinema. Heightened by lavish costumes that an uncredited Cardin worked on, this is a spirited adaptation of the centuries-old French fairytale of a man who sacrifices his youngest daughter to appease a mystical beast and the curious courtship that follows.

“A sensuously fascinating film, a fanciful poem in movement given full articulation on the screen.”—The New York Times

Part of First Tuesdays

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FIAF, Florence Gould Hall
55 East 59th Street
New York, NY 10022

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Viva Maria!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 12:30, 4, & 7:30pm
Recommended by The Village Voice and Time Out New York
Screenings in Tinker Auditorium, advanced tickets recommended

 
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Viva Maria!
Louis Malle, 1965. Color and B&W. 120 min.
With Brigitte Bardot, Jeanne Moreau, Paulette Dubost
In French with English subtitles


Malle mines the frenzy of political upheaval for thrills, comedy, and a flirtatious sense of adventure with two of European cinema’s most alluring stars. Bardot and Moreau are two Marias—one sings, the other dances—who unexpectedly become catalysts of a socialist revolution in Central America. Witty and appealingly delirious, the film is a tribute of sorts to the buddy films of Cooper & Lancaster or Hope & Crosby.

“A rollicking, comic adventure opus impeccably brought off by director Louis Malle."—Variety

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FIAF, Tinker Auditorium
55 East 59th Street
New York, NY 10022

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Eva

Tuesday, March 19, 2013
12:30, 4, & 7:30pm

Recommended by Time Out New York

 
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Eva
Joseph Losey, 1962. B&W. 116 min.
With Jeanne Moreau, Stanley Baker, Virna Lisi.
In English with Swedish subtitles


In a body of work filled with femme fatales, Losey arguably reached a peak with Eva, his collaboration with Jeanne Moreau examining a prostitute’s entrapment of a Welsh author (Baker). Cardin’s costume design for Moreau fundamentally informs her character, as Eva’s appearance often reveals more than the words she speaks.

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FIAF, Florence Gould Hall
55 East 59th Street
New York, NY 10022

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Princess of Clèves

Tuesday, March 26, 2013
12:30, 4, & 7:30pm

 
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La Princesse de Clèves
Jean Delannoy, 1961. Color. 101 min.
With Jean Marais, Marina Vlady, Jean-François Poron


Adapted by Jean Cocteau and released during the ascension of the nouvelle vague, this opulent costume drama set in 16th-century France was unjustly dismissed. Seeing the film now, its themes of tradition, loyalty, and forbidden love resonate as timeless, and its production and costume design remain undeniably elegant.

Venue

FIAF, Florence Gould Hall
55 East 59th Street
New York, NY 10022

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Cinéma programs are made possible by the Institut français, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy & the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo & the New York State Legislature.

CinémaTuesdays is sponsored by American Airlines, the Official Airline of FIAF; Lancôme, Nespresso, TV5MONDE, & Renault

Series curated by Marie Losier

Special thanks to Pamela Golbin & Pierre Cardin.


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