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AFDC Film Festival: the opening film "La pointe courte" by Agnès Varda

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Alliance Française of Washington, DC and a French film magazine Cahiers du Cinéma are partnering again, this time to bring you its first Film Festival "SEVEN WOMEN: Seven Decades of Alliance Française through Seven Films by Women".

The opening film, La Pointe Courte, will be screened at the National Gallery of Art on November 11, 2019 at 3 pm. The film will be Introduced by Nicholas Elliott, a US correspondent for Cahiers du cinéma.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE EVENT IS FREE AND ADMISSION IS BASED ON THE "FIRST-COME-FIRST-SERVED BASIS". TO GUARANTEE YOURSELF A SPOT, PLEASE ARRIVE IN ADVANCE.

La Pointe Courte (1954) | 86 minutes | France

In French with English subtitles. FREE.

Agnès Varda’s first feature, La Pointe Courte was filmed with a small crew in a coastal fishing village and, typical for Varda’s work, proved to be ahead of its time, ultimately inspiring the cinematic new wave in France. Local fishermen play themselves, while a pair of actors, playing a young couple with marital woes, arrive on holiday, a counterpoint to local life against a backdrop of Varda’s neorealist visuals. Check out the trailer here.

Film Festival Schedule:

Monday, November 11, 3:00 pm at the National Gallery of Art, Lecture Hall of the West Building
La pointe courte (1954), by Agnès Varda | 86 min | France | in French with English subtitles

Tuesday, November 12, 7:00 pm, at Alliance Française of Washington, DC
Détruire, dit-elle (1969), by Marguerite Duras | 100 min | France | in French without subtitles

Wednesday, November 13, 7:00 pm, at the Avalon Theatre
Fad, Jal (1979), by Safi Faye | 112 min | France, Senegal | in Serer with English subtitles

Thursday, November 14, 7:00 pm, at Alliance Française of Washington, DC
La nuit porte-jarretelles (1985), by Virginie Thevenet | 85 min | France | in French without subtitles

Friday, November 15, venue and time TBC
De l’autre côté (2002), by Chantal Akerman |103 min | France, Belgium, Australia, Finland | in French, English, Spanish with English subtitles

Saturday, November 16, venue and time TBC

35 rhums (2008), by Claire Denis | 100 min | France, Germany | in French and German with English subtitles

Monday, November 18, 7:00 pm, at La Maison Française of the French Embassy

Paul Sanchez est revenu! (2018), by Patricia Mazuy |110 min | France, Belgium | in French with English subtitles

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