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Véra Belmont's Surviving with Wolves

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CinémaTuesdays
Cinema According to Véra Belmont
April 6–27, 2010
Florence Gould Hall

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Screening Schedule

April 6: Naked Childhood
April 13: Quest for Fire
April 20: Farinelli
April 20: Marquise
April 27: Red Kiss
April 27: Véra Belmont presents Surviving with Wolves

FIAF is proud and honored to welcome the heralded film producer and filmmaker Véra Belmont, a true force in French cinema. The series is dedicated to the many hats that Belmont wears, and is divided by themes to showcase her varied talents as both a producer and filmmaker. She is a great supporter and creator of film and through the years has sought out new talent, producing the first films by Maurice Pialat and André Téchiné. Véra Belmont will come to FIAF on April 27 to present the New York premiere of her most recent film, Surviving with Wolves, and participate in a Q&A moderated by series co-curator and filmmaker Jackie Raynal.

Naked Childhood

Naked Childhood
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
12:30, 4 & 7:30pm

Florence Gould Hall

Trailer

L’Enfance nue
Directed by Maurice Pialat, 1969. Color. 83 min.
Produced by Véra Belmont.
With Michel Terrazon, Linda Gutemberg,
Raoul Billerey, Pierrette Deplanque
In French with English subtitles

A film as raw as it is honest. The performances are stunning.
—Time Out Film Guide

One of Belmont’s first discoveries as a producer was director Maurice Pialat, who made his debut with this astonishing look at a child whose life is disrupted by relocation to new foster parents. Shot in a verité style with non-professional actors, Pialat crafted a film as raw as it is honest.

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Quest for Fire
Ron Perlman & Everett McGill

Quest for Fire
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
12:30, 4 & 7:30pm

Florence Gould Hall

Trailer

La Guerre du feu
Directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud, 1981. Color. 100 min.
Produced by Véra Belmont.
With Everett McGill, Ron Perlman,
Nicholas Kadi, Rae Dawn Chong
No dialogue

A touching, funny, and suspenseful drama.
—Janet Maslin, The New York Times

The 7:30pm screening will be introduced by series co-curator and filmmaker Jackie Raynal, who was on-set for this film.

Set 80,000 years ago, the Oscar-winning Quest for Fire chronicles the loss of fire by a tribe and their search to reclaim it. Annaud, whose films are never less than beautiful, creates some of his most magical, breathtaking visions here.

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Farinelli

Farinelli
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
12:30 & 7:30pm

Florence Gould Hall

Trailer

Farinelli
Directed by Gérard Corbiau, 1994. Color. 111 min.
Produced by Véra Belmont.
With Stefano Dionisi, Enrico Lo Verso,
Elsa Zylberstein, Jeroen Krabbé
In French with English subtitles

Artistry abounds in every aspect of the film.
—Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times

Farinelli was the greatest castrato of the 18th century—a distinction that proved to be a gift and curse. Through this sumptuous spectacle of a film, Corbiau explores the complicated relationships Farinelli maintained with his family and, particularly, the scores of women who loved him.

Best Foreign Film at the Golden Globes in 1995.

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Marquise
Bernard Giraudeau

Marquise
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
4pm

Florence Gould Hall

Trailer

Marquise
Directed by Véra Belmont, 1997. Color. 120min.
With Sophie Marceau, Bernard Giraudeau,
Lambert Wilson, Patrick Timsit
In French with English subtitles

Though she started as an actress and later became a producer, Belmont has also found success as a director. With Marquise, Belmont vibrantly recreates 17th-century France to tell the story of the young woman who romanced Racine and performed with Molière. In the title role, Sophie Marceau is entirely winning.

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Red Kiss

Red Kiss
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
12:30 & 4pm

Florence Gould Hall

Rouge baiser
Directed by Véra Belmont, 1985. Color. 112min.
With Charlotte Valandrey, Lambert Wilson,
Marthe Keller, Laurent Terzieff
In French with English subtitles

A deeply personal film for Belmont, Red Kiss sets a coming-of-age tale against the unrest of 1952 Paris. Nadia (Valandrey in an award-winning performance) is beaten bloody at a Communist rally and discovered by photographer Stéphane (Wilson). As the two become lovers, she begins to grow alienated with her ideology.

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Surviving with Wolves
Mathilde Goffart

Meet the Director
New York Premiere

Véra Belmont presents
Surviving with Wolves

Tuesday, April 27, 2010
7pm

Florence Gould Hall

Trailer

Survivre avec les loups
Directed by Véra Belmont, 2007. Color. 118min.
With Mathilde Goffart, Yaël Abecassis,
Guy Bedos, Michèle Bernier
In French with English subtitles

Véra Belmont comes to FIAF to introduce the New York premiere of her film, Survivre avec les loups, and participate in a Q&A moderated by series co-curator and filmmaker Jackie Raynal.

Belmont’s most recent directorial effort is an adaptation of Misha Defonseca’s controversial novel Misha about a young girl’s journey through Nazi Europe. Alone and in search of her deported parents, she wanders from city to city, stealing food and clothing to stay alive. A wrenching examination of humanity and endurance.

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Venue & Ticket Information

Venue
Florence Gould Hall
55 East 59th Street

Ticket Prices
FIAF Members FREE** ($2 advance tickets)
Non-Members $10
Students with ID $7

**Free tickets for FIAF Members are distributed on the day of the event. Please present your Membership card at the box office. Tickets may be purchased in advance for $2.

Special Offer
Present your ticket and receive a 15% discount on your bill at Bistro 60 (37 E 60 St). Valid on date printed on ticket.

New York State Council on the Arts a State agency
American Airlines
Cultural Services of the French Embassy Florence Gould Hall

Curated by Marie Losier and Jackie Raynal

Special thanks to John Kochman, Unifrance NY, Sandrine Butteau, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Véra Belmont, Stephan Films, and Jackie Raynal

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

Additional Sponsors:
American Airlines, the official airline of FIAF
Cultural Services of the French Embassy
Culturesfrance
Florence Gould Foundation
New York City Department of Cultural Affairs
New York State Council on the Arts, a State agency

Naked Childhood / courtesy of Tamasa
Marquise / © Véra Belmont / Stephan Films
Surviving with Wolves / courtesy of Wild Bunch
Quest for Fire; Farinelli; Red Kiss / courtesy of Photofest

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