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Meet the Actor and Director
Yvan Attal
presents I Got a Woman
and New York, I Love You

Saturday, March 13, 2010 at 7:30pm
Florence Gould Hall

Q&A moderated by Ronnie Scheib, Variety

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Yvan AttalFIAF and Unifrance are pleased to present, in collaboration with the 15th Rendez-vous with French Cinema, acclaimed actor and director Yvan Attal who will introduce screenings of I Got a Woman and New York, I Love You, and participate in a Q&A session with the audience.

I Got a Woman
Yvan Attal, 1997. Color. 7 min.
With Yvan Attal, Lionel Abelanski, Olivier Bouana
In French with English subtitles

Made in 1997, Yvan Attal’s first short humorously depicts the trials and tribulations of sharing the life of an actress. The piece became the starting point for his first feature, My Wife is an Actress (Ma femme est une actrice), in which he starred alongside his real-life wife Charlotte Gainsbourg (shown recently during FIAF’s CinémaTuesdays series Charlotte Forever).

New York, I Love You
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Two segments directed by Yvan Attal, 2009. Color. 103 min.
With Maggie Q, Ethan Hawke, Chris Cooper, Robin Wright Penn
In English, No subtitles

The passions of the city that never sleeps come to life in New York, I Love You (a follow-up to 2006’s Paris, je t'aime)—a collaboration of storytelling from some of today's most imaginative filmmakers, featuring an all-star cast. Together they create a kaleidoscope of spontaneous, surprising, and electrifying human connections that unfold beneath the New York skyline. From Tribeca to Central Park to Brooklyn, the story weaves a tale of love as diverse as the very fabric of New York itself. The other filmmakers involved include Fatih Akin, Randall Balsmeyer, Allen Hughes, Shunji Iwai, Wen Jiang, Shekhar Kapur, Joshua Marston, Mira Nair, Natalie Portman, and Brett Ratner.

Moderator: Ronni Scheib
For the past eight years Ronnie Scheib has been the New York film reviewer for Variety. She received a PhD in French Literature from Yale and taught for several years. While on a Fulbright to Paris, she discovered the Cinématheque where her fascination with film became a full-blown addiction. Subsequently, she wrote film criticism for various journals, including Film Comment, American Film, Framework, and Metro, and for film anthologies like American Directors, The American Animated Cartoon, and Ida Lupino, Queen of the B’s. Ms. Scheib has also written dialogue for Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck, co-produced an Ida Lupino video series for Kino International and appeared in a recent documentary on the roots of animation.

Florence Gould Hall
55 East 59th Street

Ticket Prices
FIAF Member $10
Non-Member $12
Student w/ ID $10

Image: New York I Love You /
Courtesy of Photofest
Image: Yvan Attal /
Courtesy of Unifrance

A very special thanks
to Unifrance and Yvan Attal.


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

FIAF's Winter 2010 Season Sponsors: American Airlines, the official airline of FIAF; the Cultural Services of the French Embassy; Culturesfrance; and the Florence Gould Foundation

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