Join us Saturday by 12:45p in the lobby on the right side walking in. And/or 2:45 in the lobby on the right side walking in -- for the second movie.
For more info, contact Guy Henoumont anytime at[masked] or at [masked] .
15th Annual New Orleans French Film Festival
August 10-16, 2012, at the Prytania Theatre (5339 Prytania Street)
Presented by the New Orleans Film Society and the Consulat General de France a la Nouvelle-Orleans
All tickets are $10 for NOFS members / $11 general admission (with the exception of Funny Face, which is $5.75 for everyone). NOFS members can purchase a 6-Film Pass for $50.Tickets are currently on sale now at the Prytania box office and online at the Prytania’s website.
All films are in French with English subtitles (except Funny Face, which is in English). Download a complete poster with all films and screening times by clicking here.
Friday, August 10th
7:30PM Beloved (135 Minutes)
Saturday, August 11th
1:00PM Farewell, My Queen (100 Minutes)
3:00PM Delicacy (108 Minutes)
FAREWELL, MY QUEEN [MES ADIEUX A LA REINE]
Farewell, My Queen marks the return of acclaimed director Benoit Jacquot (A Single Girl, Seventh Heaven, Sade, Deep in the Woods) and brilliantly captures the passions, debauchery, occasional glimpses of nobility and ultimately the chaos that engulfed the court of Marie Antoinette in the final days before the full-scale outbreak of the Revolution. Based on the best-selling novel by Chantal Thomas, the film stars Lea Seydoux as one of Marie’s ladies-in-waiting, seemingly innocent but quietly working her way into her mistress’s special favors, until history tosses her fate onto a decidedly different path. Diane Kruger gives her best performance to date as the ill-fated Queen and Virginie Ledoyen is the Queen’s special friend Gabrielle de Polignac. With the action moving effortlessly from the gilded drawing rooms of the nobles to the back quarters of those who serve them, Farewell, My Queen is at once accurate and sumptuous in its visual details and modern in its emotions.
DELICACY [LA DE'LICATESSE]
In the French romantic comedy Delicacy, Audrey Tautou (Amelie) is Nathalie, a beautiful, happy and successful Parisian business executive who finds herself suddenly widowed after a three-year marriage to her soul mate. To cope with her loss, she buries herself and her emotions in her work to the dismay of her friends, family and co-workers. One day, inexplicably, her zest for life and love is rekindled by a most unlikely source, her seemingly unexceptional, gauche, and average-looking office subordinate, Markus (French comic star Francois Damiens, Heartbreaker). At first stunned by Nathalie’s unexpected attention, Markus comes to gradually believe in her feelings and shifts into romantic high gear. As their relationship goes from awkward to genuinely loving, Nathalie and Markus will have to overcome a host of obstacles including everyone else’s judgmental perceptions as well as their own self-doubts.
Sunday, August 12th
10:00AM Funny Face (103 Minutes)
1:00PM Children of Paradise (190 Minutes)
4:30PM A Burning Hot Summer (95 Minutes)
Monday, August 13th
Noon Farewell, My Queen (100 Minutes)
7:30PM The Well-Digger’s Daughter (107 Minutes)
Tuesday, August 14th
Noon Children of Paradise (190 Minutes)
7:30PM Elles (99 Minutes)
Wednesday, August 15th
10:00AM Funny Face (103 Minutes)
Noon Beloved (135 Minutes)
7:30PM Sleepless Night (103 Minutes)
Thursday, August 16th
Noon Delicacy (108 Minutes)