Van Gogh Film Screening at the French Embassy (FREE)

Washington, DC History & Culture
Washington, DC History & Culture
Public group

Ambassade de France / Embassy of France

4101 Reservoir Rd NW · Washington, DC

How to find us

TBD - info will be provided a few days beforehand.

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Please read the event description and note that this event requires a separate registration (in addition to your Meetup RSVP) via the following link:

Van Gogh by Maurice Pialat

1991 | France | 158 min

As part of the film series Vies d’Artistes, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy is proud to present a screening of the film Van Gogh.

As one of Maurice Pialat’s masterpieces, Van Gogh retraces the last 67 days of the Dutch painter’s life. It explores his complex relationships with women, his brother Theo, and his physician, as well as his declining mental health. The film also subtly portrays the social dynamics that characterized the 19th Century.

Perfectly encapsulating Pialat’s unsentimental and realist style, the film is renowned of its subtle anti-melodramatic approach to Van Gogh’s life. The film stars French actor Jacques Dutronc as Vincent Van Gogh, a role for which he won the 1992 César Award for Best Actor.

In French with English subtitles.

Film Trailer:


at La Maison Française - Embassy of France

4101 Reservoir Road, NW - Washington, DC


SECURITY RULES: Each person attending the event must have a ticket registered in their name and a government-issued ID that matches the name on the reservation in order to enter the Embassy.

No need to print your ticket, but no one will be admitted without reservation and proper ID.

Due to strict security measures, please arrive on time, doors will be closed at 7 p.m. sharp. Please allow extra time for security screening. Plan on arriving on site no later than 6:30 for security, etc.

Limited street parking available on Reservoir Road. We encourage you to use taxi, ridesharing or public transportation.

For events like these they often only provide a limited number of tickets, which get distributed quickly.
Because many people reserve a ticket but then "no show," if you want to attend but don't have a ticket you can try showing up and seeing if there are available spaces after the doors open. This doesn't always work so no guarantees.


This program is presented by the non-profit community organization Washington, DC History & Culture:
“bringing people together to experience the history and culture of Washington, DC.”

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