A French Perspective in New York...
Join me as I search New York for everything that reminds me of Paris but of course is still New York. Follow me as I figure out what it means to be Paris in New York.
Watch top players from around the world as well as Brooklyn locals fight it out in the largest Petanque Tournament in the US. Drink the famous Ricard and eat Merguez and Frites like the local petangue guy from Marseille.
Directed by Guillaume Canet. starring François Cluzet, Kristin Scott Thomas, Marie-Josée Croze, André Dussollier, Nathalie Baye, Jean Rochefort, Marina Hands Awards: 2007 César Awards - including Best Director, Best Actor 2007 Lumiere Awards - Best Film
Based on Harlan Coben’s international best selling thriller about pediatrician Alexandre Beck who still grieves the murder of his beloved wife Margot Beck eight years earlier. When two bodies are found near the scene of the crime, the police reopen the case and Alex becomes a suspect again. The mystery deepens when Alex receives an anonymous e-mail with a link to a video clip that seems to suggest Margot is somehow still alive and a message to "Tell No One."
"The kind of conspiracy-minded mystery almost no one seems capable of creating anymore. "-Stephen Holden, New York Times
"Tell everyone about Tell No One." - Kenneth Turan, LA Times
"A prime example of a first-rate, genre-jumping movie" - James Van Maanen, Greencine
"A top-drawer thriller"-Andy Klein, LA City Beat
"An intricate, intelligent, and very watchable thriller" - Andrew Pulver, The Guardian
"If you like your thrillers delivered in Hitchcockian style, this is the film for you. "- Melbourne Times
by Serge Bozon 2007, 102 minutes, 35mm. In French with English subtitles. Starring Sylvie Testud and Pascale Greggory. Special thanks to Adam Sekuler (Northwest Film Forum) and Paul Richer (Pyramide International).
One of the most genuinely peculiar movies to emerge in many a moon, LA FRANCE is a bizarre but beautiful brew, equal parts gender-bending drama, war-film, romantic odyssey, and anachronistic folk-musical. Determined to find her husband, who has vanished into the storm of WWI, Camille (Testud) disguises herself as a man and sets off into the countryside, where she soon falls in with a band of wandering soldiers (equipped with more than the usual instruments of war) who are burdened with a secret of their own. Eschewing realism for an allegorical, fable-like tone, LA FRANCE is note-perfect, a soulful, mysterious, and poetic voyage through a landscape that is both war-torn and enchanted. Like the songs that punctuate the narrative, LA FRANCE is melancholy, strange and lovely.
“Audacious in concept but superbly controlled in execution, what might easily have seemed a gender-bending stunt instead registers as a highly sensitive, inspired approach to the subject of men – and one woman – confronting the dehumanizing effects of war.” –Scott Foundas, VARIETY
“[A] WWI troop movie with the soul of a troubled nation and the heart (and tune!) of a Beach Boys album…. Bozon’s film channels the hooks and melodies of ’60s sunshine pop while evoking the frontline grit of Fuller and the formal austerity of Bresson – a work of startling originality and charm.”–Chi-hui Yang, SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
In the Summer Fun in French program, children are immersed in the French Language through workshops and activities designed to both educate and entertain. Through this year's theme, Le Carnaval des Animaux, they will enter a world of discoveries, curiosities, and questions, while learning how to observe, describe, and respect nature.
In one-week, two-weeks or three-weeks sessions, children will participate in art, theatre and culinary workshop, play games and sports, and take filed trips around the city, while integrating the theme of Le Carnaval des Animaux
French Institute Alliance Française 22 East 60th Street, NYC
On Sunday, July 13, 2008 from noon to 6pm everyone is invited to be French for a day. Experience the sights, sounds, and flavors of France right in your own backyard at New York's "Street Fair with French Flair," Bastille Day on 60th Street.New this year, Bastille Day on 60th Street will include a touch of luxury with a theme of “Beauty and Personal Care." At booths throughout the festival, you will be able to experience “l’art de la beauté” with massages, mini facials, and hair and skin care treatments. Just relax and let yourself be pampered!Everyone is invited to come and share in the Bastille Day on 60th Street festivities and experience le joie de vivre à New York!
Bastille Day on 60th Street still includes all the popular favorites that thousands of visitors look forward to each summer: Sample the cuisine of France and other French-speaking countries, browse the French-themed market stalls, enjoy the music by DJ Indaloh, and dance in the street in our French-style "bal-musette." Throughout the afternoon, live performers will be appearing on the festival-stage (between Madison and Park Avenues) and this year, we are very pleased to be presenting a wonderful New Orleans-style Gospel Choir as well as some emerging, young, and talented French and francophone musicians and singers—andoh-la-la, Can-Can dancers.
Don't forget to bring the kids! Family-friendly fun abounds at Bastille Day on 60th Street.Sports-based activities with a French twist including a stationary Tour de France Bike Race provided by New York Health and Racquet Club, and pétanque, along with Arts & Crafts activities provided by the
FIAFLanguage Center will all help burn off the extra calories from the delicious pommes-fritesand authentic Belgian Waffles.
Starting July 17, 2008, Air France offers nonstop flights between New York - JFK and Lyon. Its SkyTeam partner, Delta, will operate this new service, following a very convenient schedule on a comfortable Boeing 757-ER. JFK to Lyon Flight AF8987/DL174, departs 4:30PM and arrives 7:05AM no fligts on Mondays and Wednesdays Lyon to JFK Flight AF8992/DL175, departs 9:30AM and arrives 12:15PM no fligts on Tuesdays and Thursdays