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SPECIAL EVENT : Cinéast(e)s

Co-presented by the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF), UniFrance films and New York Women in Film and Television (NYWIFT), as part of Rendez-Vous with French Cinema.

Join us in celebration of International Women’s Day for an evening honoring women filmmakers on both sides of the Atlantic.

The evening kicks off with a screening of CINEAST(E)S, a documentary by Julie Gayet and Mathieu Busson. For the first time, twenty French women filmmakers (including Agnès Varda, Josiane Balasko, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Rebecca Zlotowski, Valérie Donzelli, Céline Sciamma, Julie Delpy, Mia Hansen Love, Katell Quillévéré, and Tonie Marshall) are brought together in front of the same camera to talk about their profession and their status in the movie industry. They respond to questions from Julie Gayet, such as: Do women have a different viewpoint? Can we identify a specific women’s cinema that is distinctly different from films made by men? Are there differences or specific ways that women from older and younger generations work on set? Julie Gayet challenges her interviewees by evoking contrasting perspectives, such as feminist and misogynous viewpoints, to broaden the debate.
Running time : 73 mins

Following the screening, hear from both French and American women directors who will delve deeper into this issue as well as explore why France has more women filmmakers than any other country in the world.

Rebecca Zlotowski, Justine Triet, Axelle Ropert and Katell Quillévéré will attend the discussion after the screening.

FIAF Members : Free*
*Advance Tickets : $2
Non-Members : $13
Students w/ID : $7

Book now on FIAF website