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CinémaTuesdays
Swiss Cinema Today
Tuesdays, March 6, 13, 20, and 27, 2012
FIAF, Florence Gould Hall

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Screening Schedule
Tue, Mar 6: I Think About Alain Tanner; Loving Father, 12:30 & 4pm
Tue, Mar 6: Jacob Berger presents I Think About Alain Tanner & Loving Father, 7pm
Tue, Mar 13: Play; Animal Heart, 12:30, 4 & 7:30pm
Tue, Mar 20: Jonas; Our Dreams, Your Nightmares; and The Invitation, 12:30, 4 & 7:30pm
Tue, Mar 27: The Man without a Shadow; Accomplices, 12:30, 4 & 7:30pm (Tinker Auditorium)

Swiss cinema reflects the country’s rich cultural diversity with films in German, French, and Italian. In honor of the Mois de la Francophonie, FIAF, in collaboration with the Consulate General of Switzerland in New York and Swiss Films, presents a month-long exploration of Swiss films in French.

Included in this series are Jonas and Nos rêves, vos cauchemars, two shorts, to be screened on March 20, La journée de la Francophonie, in celebration of the 300th anniversary of Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s birth.

On March 6, FIAF kicks off the series with director Jacob Berger, an important voice in Swiss cinema today, who will present his films Je pense à Alain Tanner and Aime ton père.

CinémaTuesdays
Swiss Cinema Today

Short & Feature
I Think About Alain Tanner
and Loving Father

Tuesday, March 6, 2012
12:30 & 4pm: Film only
7pm: Film + Q&A with director Jacob Berger
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FIAF, Florence Gould Hall
Free for FIAF Members

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I Think About Alain Tanner
Je pense à Alain Tanner

Jacob Berger, 2010. Color. 9 min.
In French with English subtitles

Loving Father
Aime ton père

Jacob Berger, 2002. Color. 100 min.
With Gérard Depardieu, Guillaume Depardieu,
Sylvie Testud, Julien Boisselier
In French with English subtitles

When a renowned author disappears en route to receive an award in Stockholm, most believe him to be dead. No one suspects that his own son has kidnapped him in a hostile yet sincere attempt to reconnect.

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CinémaTuesdays
Swiss Cinema Today

Meet the Director
Jacob Berger presents
I Think About Alain Tanner
and Loving Father

Tuesday, March 6, 2012
7pm

FIAF, Florence Gould Hall
Free for FIAF Members

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Director Jacob Berger, an important voice in Swiss cinema today, presents his films Je pense à Alain Tanner and Aime ton père and participates in a Q&A session following the screening.

I Think About Alain Tanner
Je pense à Alain Tanner

Jacob Berger, 2010. Color. 9 min.
In French with English subtitles

Loving Father
Aime ton père

Jacob Berger, 2002. Color. 100 min.
With Gérard Depardieu, Guillaume Depardieu,
Sylvie Testud, Julien Boisselier
In French with English subtitles

When a renowned author disappears en route to receive an award in Stockholm, most believe him to be dead. No one suspects that his own son has kidnapped him in a hostile yet sincere attempt to reconnect.

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CinémaTuesdays
Swiss Cinema Today

Short & Feature
Play
and Animal Heart

Tuesday, March 13, 2012
12:30, 4 & 7:30pm

FIAF, Florence Gould Hall
Free for FIAF Members

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Play / Jeu
Georges Schwizgebel, 2006. Color. 4 min.
Without dialogue

Animal Heart / Coeur animal
Séverine Cornamusaz, 2009. Color. 90 min.
With Olivier Rabourdin, Camille Japy,
Antonio Buil, Alexandra Karamisaris
In French with English subtitles

A middle-aged man and his younger wife form the core of Animal Heart, a film concerned with deception, paranoia, lust, and helplessness. Confined to the rural farm they share, the gradual disintegration of their marriage is riveting.

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CinémaTuesdays
Swiss Cinema Today

Two Shorts & Feature
Jonas;
Our Dreams, Your Nightmares;
and The Invitation

Tuesday, March 20, 2012
12:30, 4 & 7:30pm

FIAF, Florence Gould Hall
Free for FIAF Members

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Please Note
Due to a scheduling conflict, FIAF has cancelled the pre-screening introduction by Jean Perret, director of the Cinema Department at Haute École d'Art et de Design Genève (HEAD), and former Director of the international documentary film festival Visions du Réel in Nyon, Switzerland. The films will be screened as usual at 12:30, 4 & 7:30pm.

Jonas
Alain Tanner, 1975. Color. 4 min.
In French with English subtitles

Our Dreams, Your Nightmares
Nos rêves, vos cauchemars

Felipe Monroy, 2012. Color. 4 min.
In French with English subtitles

The Invitation
L’invitation

Claude Goretta, 1973. Color. 100 min.
With Jean-Luc Bideau, Michel Robin, Roger Jendly,
William Jacques, François Simon
In French with English subtitles

An undistinguished man invites his office co-workers to a lavish gathering at his country house. As the guests loosen up and enjoy his estate (and his alcohol), they come to appreciate each other in unexpected ways.

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CinémaTuesdays
Swiss Cinema Today

Short & Feature
The Man without a Shadow
and Accomplices

Tuesday, March 27, 2012
12:30, 4 & 7:30pm

FIAF, Tinker Auditorium
Free for FIAF Members

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The Man without a Shadow
L’homme sans ombre

Georges Schwizgebel, 2004. Color. 10 min.
Without dialogue

Accomplices
Complices

Frédéric Mermoud, 2009. Color. 93 min.
With Emmanuelle Devos, Gilbert Melki, Nina Meurisse
In French with English subtitles

Two middle-aged detectives are partnered to work the case of a murdered teenage boy and his missing girlfriend. As they make progress solving the mystery, the agony of their own loneliness and lack of love only intensifies.

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Venue & Ticket Information

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

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

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**Free Member tickets 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.

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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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Main Course, Dessert, & 1 Glass of Wine for $35
Appetizer, Main Course, Dessert, & 1 Glass of Wine for $45

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Consulate General of Switzerland in New York Swiss Films
American Airlines New York State Council on the Arts a State agency Lancôme TV5MONDE Wheels in Europe/Renault Eurodrive

Curated by Marie Losier & Catherine Scharf

Co-presented with the Consulate General of Switzerland in New York & Swiss Films. Special thanks to Jean Perret (Geneva University of Art and Design)

Cinema programs at FIAF are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature

CinémaTuesdays is sponsored by Lancôme, TV5MONDE, and Wheels in Europe/Renault Eurodrive

The FIAF Winter 2012 season is sponsored by American Airlines, the official airline of FIAF; the Cultural Services of the French Embassy; Institut français; the Florence Gould Foundation; National Endowment for the Arts; New York State Council on the Arts; the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs; Robert de Rothschild

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