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The Rich and Sacred:
The Language and the Art
of Fabrice Luchini

October 6, 13, 20, 27, 2009
Florence Gould Hall

FIAF is honored to welcome Fabrice Luchini onstage for Le Point sur Robert and host this retrospective covering all phases of his film career. Despite nearly uninterrupted activity on stage, Luchini has brought his wit and verve to the screen in both arthouse favorites (particularly with Eric Rohmer) and mainstream triumphs alike.

On October 6, meet the actor Fabrice Luchini when he introduces The Discreet.


Fabrice Luchini & Judith Henry

The Discreet
Tuesday, October 6, 2009 at 12:30 & 4pm

La Discrète
Christian Vincent,1990. Color. 94 min.
With Fabrice Luchini, Judith Henry, Maurice Garrel
In French with English subtitles

Betrayed by his cheating girlfriend, Antoine seeks revenge
by searching out a new lover whom he will abandon with similar cruelty. To boost his writing career, he will document every step of the deception. Sharp insight, faultless lead performances, and genuine romance buoy this Rohmer-esque winner of multiple César awards.

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Fabrice Luchini

Meet the Actor
Fabrice Luchini presents
The Discreet

Tuesday, October 6 at 7:30pm

The 7:30pm screening of The Discreet will be introduced by actor Fabrice Luchini who will be interviewed by Pauline Lévêque, U.S. correspondant for Paris Match.

La Discrète
Christian Vincent,1990. Color. 94 min.
With Fabrice Luchini, Judith Henry, Maurice Garrel
In French with English subtitles

Betrayed by his cheating girlfriend, Antoine seeks revenge
by searching out a new lover whom he will abandon with similar cruelty. To boost his writing career, he will document every step of the deception. Sharp insight, faultless lead performances, and genuine romance buoy this Rohmer-esque winner of multiple César awards.

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Fanny Ardant & Fabrice Luchini

Colonel Chabert
Tuesday, October 13, 2009 at 12:30 & 7:30pm

Le Colonel Chabert
Yves Angelo, 1994. Color. 110 min.
With Gérard Depardieu, Fanny Ardant,
Fabrice Luchini, André Dussolier
In French with English subtitles

A superior costume drama anchored by luscious cinematography and Depardieu’s arresting performance
as the titular Colonel. Long thought dead, Chabert roams through France, ultimately discovering that his wife has remarried a wealthy Count and wants nothing to do with him. Luchini delights as the lawyer who takes on Chabert’s case.

Review
The film reunites Gérard Depardieu and Fanny Ardant,
two formidable actors… these two are expert, as might be
expected, but the startling performance comes from
Fabrice Luchini as their lawyer.

—Janet Maslin, The New York Times

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Fabrice Luchini

Molière
Tuesday, October 13, 2009 at 4pm

Laurent Tirard, 2007. Color. 120 min.
With Romain Duris, Fabrice Luchini,
Ludivine Sagnier, Edouard Baer
In French with English subtitles

Virtually nothing is known of the months spent between the end of Molière’s prison sentence in 1645 and when he began touring with his troupe. Tirard offers an inspired vision of this time, with the wealthy Monsieur Jourdain (Luchini) bailing out the writer in exchange for lessons in performance and courtship.

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Fabrice Luchini

The Tree, the Mayor
and the Médiathèque

Tuesday, October 20, 2009 at 12:30 & 7:30pm

L’Arbre, le Maire et la Médiathèque
Eric Rohmer, 1993. Color. 105 min.
With Pascal Greggory, Arielle Dombasle, Fabrice Luchini
In French with English subtitles

Luchini’s most recent collaboration with Rohmer is this charming, intelligent look at the young mayor of a village hoping to build a large arena in a rural meadow.
Despite sufficient funds and positive encouragement
from the voters, the mayor soon learns that in politics,
nothing is quite as it first appears.

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Fabrice Luchini
and Pascale Ogier

Full Moon in Paris
Tuesday, October 20, 2009 at 4pm

Les nuits de la pleine lune
Eric Rohmer, 1984. Color. 100 min.
With Pascale Ogier, Fabrice Luchini, Tchéky Karyo
In French with English subtitles

Discontent with the security of her lover and home, Louise (Ogier) escapes to Paris with the goal of gaining experience
and wisdom. Her newfound independence, though, invites
an uneasy loneliness she could not foresee. Rohmer’s
unequalled gift for dialogue shines especially in Luchini,
here playing one of Louise’s new paramours.

Review
Brilliantly balanced comedic performance by Fabrice Luchini.
—Alexander C. Ives, Senses of Cinema

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Fabrice Luchini

Keep It Quiet
Tuesday, October 27, 2009 at 12:30 & 7:30pm

Pas de scandale
Benoît Jacquot, 1999. Color. 105 min.
With Fabrice Luchini, Isabelle Huppert, Vincent Lindon
In French with English subtitles

A career high for Jacquot and Luchini, Keep It Quiet finds a man released from prison estranged from the family and life he left behind. As guilt, anger, and frustration linger long after his sentence is served, the man reenters society with regret and a sliver of hope.

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Louise Bourgoin
and Fabrice Luchini

The Girl from Monaco
Tuesday, October 27, 2009 at 4pm

La fille de Monaco
Anne Fontaine, 2008. Color. 95 min.
With Fabrice Luchini, Roschdy Zem, Louise Bourgoin
In French with English subtitles

Forced to employ a zealous bodyguard, accomplished attorney Bertrand Beauvois (Luchini) is initially wary but ultimately friendly with his new hire. Things turn sharply when a gorgeous woman (Bourgoin) throws herself at Beauvois and his bodyguard grows suspicious. A spirited, sensual film that allows Luchini to explore a vulnerability rarely seen.

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Venue
Florence Gould Hall
55 East 59th Street

Ticket Prices
FIAF Members Free** ($2 advance tickets)
Non-Members $10
Students with ID $7
**Present your membership card at the box office for FREE tickets on day of the screening or get advance tickets for $2

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Cultural Services of the French EmbassyFlorence Gould Hall

Curated by Marie Losier

Special thanks to the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Fabrice Luchini, Anne Hermeline, and Pauline Lévêque

Cinéma at FIAF is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a State agency

Fall 2009 Sponsors:
American Airlines, the official airline of FIAF
Cultural Services of the French Embassy
Culturesfrance
Florence Gould Foundation

Photos courtesy of Photofest

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