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CinémaTuesdays
Bernadette Lafont
Une belle fille comme elle !

Tuesday, April 3, 10, 17, and 24, 2012
FIAF, Florence Gould Hall

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Screening Schedule
Tue, April 3: The Good Time Girls, 12:30 & 4pm
Tue, April 3: The Mother and the Whore, 7:30pm
Tue, April 10: A Very Curious Girl, 12:30, 4 & 7:30pm
Tue, April 17: The Mischief Makers and Such a Gorgeous Girl Like Me, 12:30 & 4pm
Tue, April 17: Bernadette Lafont presents The Mischief Makers & Such a Gorgeous Girl..., 7pm
Tue, April 24: Stolen Holidays, 12:30, 4 & 7:30pm (cancelled)

Iconic French actress Bernadette Lafont has dazzled audiences throughout her five-decade-long career. Named “the new face of the New Wave” by Les Cahiers du cinéma and hailed by the New York Times as “one of France’s most original actresses,” Lafont comes to FIAF to present a selection of her work, including her films with legendary directors François Truffaut, Jean Eustache, and Claude Chabrol.

Bernadette Lafont will introduce The Mischief Makers and Such a Gorgeous Girl Like Me on Tuesday, April 17 at 7pm, and will also present a special reading of letters written by Truffaut on Wednesday, April 18 at 7pm.

CinémaTuesdays:
Bernadette Lafont

The Good Time Girls
Les bonnes femmes
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
12:30 & 4pm

FIAF, Florence Gould Hall
Free for FIAF Members

Time Out New York Critics' Pick!

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Claude Chabrol, 1960 B&W. 100 min.
With Bernadette Lafont, Stéphane Audran.
In Italian and French with English subtitles

Chabrol’s third film is one of the most important early works of the nouvelle vague. The seemingly loose structure ultimately reveals great insight and compassion for the four shopgirls at its core, whose romantic and professional adventures are chronicled.

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CinémaTuesdays:
Bernadette Lafont

Rare Screening
The Mother and the Whore
La maman et la putain
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
7:30pm

FIAF, Florence Gould Hall
Free for FIAF Members

The New Yorker Critics' Pick!

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Jean Eustache, 1973 B&W. 217 min.
With Bernadette Lafont, Jean-Pierre Léaud
In French with English subtitles

Disengaged from politics, family, and society, three youths seduce and destroy each other in the summer of 1972 as France still recovers from the events of 1968. Lafont is magnetic in her balance of narcissism and desperation in Eustache’s epic vision of sour relationships.

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CinémaTuesdays:
Bernadette Lafont

A Very Curious Girl
La fiancée du pirate
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
12:30, 4 & 7:30pm

FIAF, Florence Gould Hall
Free for FIAF Members

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Nelly Kaplan, 1969 Color. 107 min.
With Bernadette Lafont, Georges Géret,
Claire Maurier, Henry Czarniak
In French with English subtitles

Lafont is front and center here as a young woman in a small town who takes up prostitution. Turning tricks ends up providing her with a kind of currency, as the men who are allegedly outraged by her behavior are also sometimes her clients. A bitterly funny (and progressive) revenge parable.

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CinémaTuesdays:
Bernadette Lafont

Short & Feature
The Mischief Makers
and Such a Gorgeous Girl Like Me

Tuesday, April 17, 2012
12:30 & 4pm
(Films Only)
7pm (Films + Q&A with Bernadette Lafont)
FIAF, Florence Gould Hall
Free for FIAF Members

Recommended by The New Yorker

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The Mischief Makers
Les mistons

François Truffaut, 1957 B&W. 23 min.
In French with English subtitles

Truffaut’s second short and Lafont’s film debut captures two intertwined views of youth. The intimacy of two teens is threatened by five boys who, with no girlfriends of their own, jealously conspire to make trouble for the couple and everyone else they meet.

Such a Gorgeous Girl Like Me
Une belle fille comme moi
François Truffaut, 1972 Color. 98 min.
With Claude Brasseur, Charles Denner,
Guy Marchand, Bernadette Lafont
In French with English subtitles

A young sociologist’s interview with killer Camille Bliss is the unlikely foundation for one of Truffaut’s most successful comedies. Conceived as a tribute to Lafont, Such a Gorgeous Girl Like Me uses flashbacks and farce to chronicle the men who have fallen under her spell and paid dearly for it.

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CinémaTuesdays:
Bernadette Lafont

Meet the Actress
Bernadette Lafont
presents The Mischief Makers
and Such a Gorgeous Girl Like Me

Tuesday, April 17, 2012
7pm (Films + Q&A with Bernadette Lafont)
12:30 & 4pm (Films Only)
FIAF, Florence Gould Hall
Free for FIAF Members

Recommended by The New Yorker

More Info

Bernadette Lafont comes to FIAF and presents The Mischief Makers and Such a Gorgeous Girl Like Me followed by a Q&A session.

The Mischief Makers
Les mistons

François Truffaut, 1957 B&W. 23 min.
In French with English subtitles

Truffaut’s second short and Lafont’s film debut captures two intertwined views of youth. The intimacy of two teens is threatened by five boys who, with no girlfriends of their own, jealously conspire to make trouble for the couple and everyone else they meet.

Such a Gorgeous Girl Like Me
Une belle fille comme moi
François Truffaut, 1972 Color. 98 min.
With Claude Brasseur, Charles Denner,
Guy Marchand, Bernadette Lafont
In French with English subtitles

A young sociologist’s interview with killer Camille Bliss is the unlikely foundation for one of Truffaut’s most successful comedies. Conceived as a tribute to Lafont, Such a Gorgeous Girl Like Me uses flashbacks and farce to chronicle the men who have fallen under her spell and paid dearly for it.

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CinémaTuesdays:
Bernadette Lafont

Stolen Holidays
Les petites vacances
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
12:30, 4 & 7:30pm

FIAF, Florence Gould Hall

Cancelled
All three screenings of Stolen Holidays have been cancelled due to unavoidable circumstances. We apologize for any inconvenience. If you have already purchased tickets, please contact the FIAF box office at 212 355 6160 for a refund.

Stolen Holidays
Les petites vacances

Olivier Peyon, 2006 Color. 90 min.
With Bernadette Lafont, Adèle Csech,
Lucas Franchi, Claude Brasseur
In French with English subtitles

Danièle takes her grandchildren on a holiday—but hasn’t told their parents about her plans. Meanwhile, the kids, who are initially excited about their adventure, soon grow homesick and lonesome. Anchoring the film is Lafont’s marvelous performance as the grandmother, at turns playful, melancholy, and absorbing.

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Venue & Ticket Information

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

FIAF Member Tickets
Day of Screening: Free
Advance Tickets: $2

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

Non-Member Tickets
General Public $10
Students with ID $7

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for CinémaTuesdays Attendees

Dinner at Gaby Restaurant, Sofitel New York

Sofitel New York is proud to extend an exclusive offer to CinémaTuesdays attendees for a special post-screening dinner menu at the elegant Gaby Restaurant.

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Institut français Cultural Services of the French Embassy New York State Council on the Arts
American Airlines Lancôme Nespresso
TV5MONDE Wheels in Europe/Renault Eurodrive  

Curated by Marie Losier

Special thanks to Bernadette Lafont, Bernard Bastide & the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Cinema programs are made possible by Institut français, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, and 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, Lancôme, Nespresso, TV5MONDE, and Wheels in Europe/Renault Eurodrive

FIAF Spring 2012 Season Sponsors: American Airlines, the official airline of FIAF; the Cultural Services of the French Embassy; Florence Gould Foundation; Institut français; National Endowment for the Arts; New York State Council on the Arts; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs; Robert de Rothschild; Moeller Fine Art; The Peter Jay Sharp Foundation

Images courtesy of Photofest

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