Cinema Class


Like many already know, L’Union Française offers a once a month cinema night.

Everyone is welcome, even if you are not a student at L’Union Française… feel free to come and invite your friends or family.

Please find below the date and film coming up for the Spring Semester. If interested please contact me [email protected] a week before each session.

I will be very happy to share this cinema night with you with wine and popcorn!

About the Lesson

First Tuesday of the Month from 7:30pm to 9:30pm

This course will give you a chance to discover handpicked iconic French movies.

The class will be divided into two parts:

Presentation of the French film and the film director.

Visualization of some excerpts of the film and analysis of the language. Vocabulary, expressions related to cinema in general and the featured film.

Followed by the entire film with English subtitles!

Contact Manon at [email protected] if you are interested in attending.

Fee: $15 per session 

Next session

Tuesday February 20th ( different date because of Mardi Gras)

The 400 Blows, Françcois Truffaut, 1959

The 400 Blows (French: Les Quatre Cents Coups) is a 1959 French drama film, shot in DyaliScope and the debut by director François Truffaut; it stars Jean-Pierre Léaud, Albert Rémy, and Claire Maurier. One of the defining films of the French New Wave, it displays many of the characteristic traits of the movement. Written by Truffaut and Marcel Moussy, the film is about Antoine Doinel, a misunderstood adolescent in Paris who struggles with his parents and teachers due to his rebellious behavior. Filmed on location in Paris and Honfleur, it is the first in a series of five films in which Léaud plays the semi-autobiographical character.

400 Blows is widely considered one of the best French films in the history of cinema.

Tuesday March 6th

The Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe, 1972

(French: Le Grand Blond avec une chaussure noire) is a 1972 French comedy film directed by Yves Robert.

Tuesday April 3th

Gemma Bovery, Anne Fontaine, 2014

“A nice little gem for anyone intrigued by the concept of having fun with a giant of 19th century literature.”

Tuesday May 1th

Van Gogh, Maurice Pialat, 1991

About Van Gogh life, nominated for the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival, Winner of Best Actor (Jacques Dutronc) and nominated for Best Film, Best Supporting Actor (Gerard Sety and Bernard Le Coq) , Best Director, and Best Screenplay, Original or Adaptation at the Cesar Awards.