The Alliance Française Amsterdam, in collaboration with different partners, is glad to present to you Soirée ciné. Join us for
a unique screening of a French film!
Next edition on October 13th at 18h30,
Anatomie d'une chute
by Justine Triet
Palme d'Or du Festival de Cannes 2023
(in French, Dutch subtitles) -
- followed by an exchange in French -
At Rialto, De Pijp
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Every last monday of the month, join us at Café Brecht to (re)discover a cult French movie.
Au Hasard Balthazar (1966) - Robert Bresson
FRench-Speaking Movies in Dutch Theaters
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INTERDIT AUX CHIENS ET AUX ITALIENS
In the early dawn of the 20th century, life for the Ughetto family in their village — Ughettera, located in the Piedmont
mountain country of northwest Italy — is increasingly tough. Faced with mounting privations — one scene shows a single potato
chopped into fifths and distributed between the younger children of the family — and the lure of work elsewhere, Luigi Ughetto follows
the opportunities presented by tunnel- and road-building projects, finally crossing to France and changing the course of the family’s
history. In this charming, very personal, factually-based stop motion animation, Luigi’s grandson, French animator Alain Ughetto, not only
traces that history, he also enters into a dialogue with it.
Ughetto lays out an immortal, cyclical story of love and family, poverty and prosperity, accident and
fortune. But the content moves well beyond sentimental nostalgia: two World Wars, the rise of fascism and the Spanish flu epidemic, among
other momentous signs of the 20th century, all mark this sometimes tragic (but never solemn) reconstruction. Above all, Ughetto traces
the path of a cross-cultural migration from Italy to France, as a tightly-knit community of workers finds itself exploited as a social
class by State and Church alike, suffering a galling dose of racism along the way. A splendid, life-affirming portrait.
Released on 18th of May.
Inspired by true events, ANNIE’S FIRE is the warm, tender and humane new film from Blandine Lenoir
(writer/director of 2018 hit Aurore), featuring another terrific performance from the unstoppable Laure Calamy (Antoinette
in the Cévennes, Full
Time, Call My Agent!) as an
ordinary woman who becomes emboldened by a cause far bigger than herself.
February 1974, regional France. When mild-mannered working class mother of two Annie (Calamy) and her husband accidentally fall pregnant,
they know they can’t afford to care for another child. Annie is introduced to a group of local women and doctors who offer both
judgement-free support and family planning. Far from underground, the network defiantly refuses to hide from public view, even though
their efforts are considered illegal across the nation. Annie is surprised by the camaraderie and conviction of her new friends, and
through them, finds her mind opened to feminism and self-empowerment.Anchored by Calamy’s generous and hugely-engaging performance, amid
an exceptional ensemble cast of authentic, memorable characters, Lenoir’s ode to female solidarity tells a tale as important as ever, not
only a compelling reminder of how things were, but also a warning of how they could yet be.
Released on the 11th of May.
"Stirring and engrossing. Lovingly crafted, heartily acted, powered by Laure Calamy's typically lovable performance. Emotionally
nuanced, there’s no one-size-fits-all story in this open-hearted, empathetic film"
- Guy Lodge, Variety
une belle course
A seemingly simple taxi ride across Paris evolves into a profound meditation on the realities of the
driver, whose personal life is in shambles, and his fare, an elderly woman whose warmth belies her shocking past. Charles (Dany Boon) is a
taxi driver in Paris, and he is having a very bad day. Some pressing personal debts are due, he’s in danger of losing his driver’s licence
to numerous traffic infractions, and his marriage, like Charles himself, is strained to the point of snapping. A quick fare in the suburbs
seems like an easy distraction. Enter Madeleine (Line Renaud), an immaculately groomed 92-year-old woman, who informs Charles that the trip
today will not be a direct one. She is moving into a care home and would like to make some stops along the way, predicting that this might
be her last car ride through the city. Initially exasperated and grumbling, Charles is slowly lured in by her warm charm and directness,
fascinated by the stories she wants to tell. Their ride takes them through the momentous locations of her life and we discover that she has
had a shocking and very dramatic journey indeed. Their short friendship is sure to have a lasting impact as Madeleine listens to Charles
confess his own worries, all of which she absorbs with candour and clarifying humour.
Boon, an actor best known for his comedic work, creates a dramatic portrait of a frustrated man facing a
personal crisis of epic proportions. His darker, sharper edges allow Renaud (renowned for decades in France as a singer) to shine as the
pure shimmering light that is Madeleine. She reminds us that inside every seemingly benign elderly woman we might pass on the street is a
warrior, a nurturer, and a spirited adventurer.
Une fois que tu sais (2021) - Emmanuel Cappellin + Q&A
Un petit frère (2022) - Léonor Serraille + Q&A
Tout le monde aime Jeanne (2022) -
Une histoire à soi (2021) - Amandine Gay
Les jeunes amants (2021) - Carine Tardieu +
Q&A - SOLD OUT
La Brigade (2022) - Louis-Julien Petit + discussion after screening
Arthur Rambo (2021)
- Laurent Cantet + Q&A with Laurent Cantet Tom Medina (2021) - Tony Gatlif + Q&A with David Murgia Presque (2021) - Alexandre Jollien, Bernard Campan + speaker L'Horizon (2022) - Emilie Carpentier + Q&A with Emilie Carpentier
Madeline Colins (2021) - Antoine Barraud France (2021) - Bruno Dumont Le brio (2017) - Yvan Attal Ibrahim (2020) - Samir Guesmi Les éblouis (2019) - Sarah Suco Seules les bêtes (2019) - Dominik Moll + Q&A with Dominik Moll Rouge (2021) - Farid Bentoumi + Q&A with Farid Bentoumi Le discours (2021) - Laurent Tirard
Alliance française Amsterdam is the co-creator of Tapis Rouge Festival
and fondation Echappée belle and official
partner of the frans film festival for 2019 and 2020 editions. At Het Ketelhuis, de Filmhallen and Pathé Tuschinski, more than 30 French
movies were screened for an international audience, including school screenings. With exclusive premieres, interviews and Q&A sessions,
Tapis Rouge offersthe best of French cinema in the Netherlands.