This event is preceded by a New French Cinema Week opening reception from 6:00-7:30 PM, which will include wines from the Angers region (Loire Valley) and complimentary French bites. The reception is open to all ticket buyers and AFS members.
“Charming. Louda Ben Salah-Cazanas’ directorial debut is sensitively made, well observed and beautifully performed”
“Unassuming in approach, but lively and authentic when it comes to unpicking the social and financial pressures facing any young artist”
A breathless Parisian romance that owes as much to Éric Rohmer as John Cassavetes, Louda Ben Salah-Cazanas’s debut feature is an immersive journey back to first love. A penniless aspiring writer Labidi, lives on the floor of his friend’s not-quite-studio apartment in Paris. Labidi has a promising start with an optioned novel, but no income. When he meets the girl of his dreams (played by talented French cinema it-girl, Louise Chevillotte), Labidi puts the pieces together for an ideal romance that he can’t quite afford. Ben Salah-Cazanas’ skillfull direction offers an authentic experience of today’s Paris from the perspective of a young artist. A competition selection of the Premiers Plans Festival, and winner of Best Film at the Champs-Elysées Film Festival.
Series passes are available for New French Cinema Week at a 15% off discount from the list price. Passes include admission into all screenings and events.
ABOUT NEW FRENCH CINEMA WEEK
This mini-festival is our annual celebration of the Francophone world’s most distinct new cinematic voices, programmed and presented in partnership with France’s leading festival for first films—the Premiers Plans Festival of Angers, France. Between November 10 and 13, cinephiles will have a unique opportunity to see new, undistributed French-language films including festival favorites and award-winners.