Marie Losier and Sam Di Iorio, Associate Professor of French at Hunter College, the series promises to explore a cross-section of films that represent a more eclectic list than the expected canon, and includes a U.S. premiere -- Nouakchott Rocks (click and scroll down; photo shown above), a 20-minute film from 2010, directed by Moira Tierney about daily life in Nouakchott, a coastal capital in Saharan Africa -- as well as an in-person appearance by one of France’s most acclaimed young directors, Mia Hansen-Løve (shown below, the writer/director of last year's a widely-heralded movie The Father of My Children), who will present her debut feature All Is Forgiven (Tout est pardonné). Click here and scroll down for my "take" on her earlier film.
Coline Serreau’s documentary “But What Do Women Want?” -- which is also included in the series.
Alice Guy Blaché, the first woman director and first woman to establish and preside over her own film studio; Christelle Lheureux and Sébastien Betbeder’s All Mountains Look Alike (Toutes les montagnes se ressemblentm, a still from which is shown above); Paula Delsol’s powerful New Wave gem La dérive; the U.S. premiere of Cecile Paris’ The Italians, A Debut (click and scroll down; photo shown below); Claire Denis’ acutely personal coming-of-age film U.S. Go Home; and Jackie Raynal’s moving documentary Merce Cunningham (click and scroll down), which she will present in person.
here. This special series, as are all the CinemaTuesdays, is free to FIAF members: quite the good reason for joining, don't you think?