I am cancelling this event as the Embassy has had an issue in importing the film. I will reschedule if and when the film comes back on the Embassy schedule.
Per the Embassy:
Unfortunately, due to technical and shipping issues beyond our control, we are unable to screen Populaire. We have explored various options; however we must cancel this screening.
We apologize for any inconvenience that this cancellation may cause you.
Join us on Tuesday, January 15 at 7 p.m. at the French Embassy film screening of Régis Roinsard’s Populaire!
From the producers of such French favorites asLe concert / The Concert(2009),Les petits mouchoirs / Little White Lies(2010), andOSS 117(2006), comes this romantic comedy starring Romain Duris (L’arnacoeur / Heartbreaker- 2010), Déborah François (Le premier jour du reste de ta vie / The First Day of the Rest of Your Life- 2008) and Oscar nominee Bérénice Bejo (The Artist– 2011).
Set in 1958, this entertaining film – already a classic – is like a French comedy version of Mad Men!
Admission (pay at the door):
- General: $8
- Seniors/students w/id.: $5
Advance Reservation: Required
Due to security considerations at the Embassy of France, you must make an advance Eventbrite reservation here: http://cinematheque15jan2013.eventbrite.com/
Seating for this screening is limited and it is very likely that the event will be fully subscribed. Please RSVP at the link above before you RSVP here to be sure of having a seat available.
Public transportation to the French embassy is via Metrobus D6 (Georgetown University Hospital stop.) A limited amount of advance-pay-parking in the Embassy garage may be purchased in conjunction with this event’s EventBrite reservation. Additional parking is available on Reservoir Road and across the street at Georgetown University Hospital’s pay lot.
We will not likely be able to sit together, but please look for me in a right aisle seat in the middle section of the theater and be sure to say hi!
France — 2012 — 111 min.
Directed by Régis Roinsard
Cast: : Romain Duris, Déborah François, Bérénice Bejo
In French with English Subtitles
Video Preview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5p6xo2W-DHs (the film is English subtitled, the video preview is not.)
From the acclaimed producers behind French favorites "The Concert", "Little White Lies" and "OSS 117", comes an incredibly funny and moving romantic comedy starring Romain Duris, star of the international hit "Heartbreakers", and acclaimed actresses Déborah François (The First Day of The Rest of Your Life) and Oscar-nominee Bérénice Bejo (The Artist).
Spring, 1958. 21-year-old Rose Pamphyle lives with her grouchy widower father who runs the village store. Engaged to the son of the local mechanic, she seems destined for the quiet, drudgery-filled life of a housewife. But that’s not the life Rose longs for. When she travels to Lisieux in Normandy, where charismatic insurance agency boss Louis Echard is advertising for a secretary, the ensuing interview is a disaster. But Rose reveals a special gift - she can type at extraordinary speed. Unwittingly, the young woman awakens the dormant sports fan in Louis. If she wants the job she’ll have to compete in a speed typing competition. Whatever sacrifices Rose must make to reach the top, Louis declares himself her trainer. He’ll turn her into the fastest girl not only in the country, but in the world! But a love for sport doesn’t always mix well with love itself...
"Somehow managing to combine the peppiness of a Doris Day with the sulky intensity of a Noomi Rapace, Deborah Francois is a revelation" — Lee Marshall, DailyScreen