Cinéma des femmes: Nouakchott Rocks/ Just About Love? (Et toi t’es sur qui?)
|Organization||French Institute Alliance Française||
|Address||22 East 60th Street, New York, NY, United States|
|Start||February 15, 2011|
|End||February 15, 2011|
The French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF), New York's premiere French cultural center, is proud to present a new CinémaTuesdays series celebrating the rich history of women’s filmmaking in France. This February and March, Cinéma des femmes: Perspectives on Women Filmmakers will explore a carefully curated selection of women filmmakers that represents a more eclectic list than the expected canon, and includes a U.S. premiere as well as an in-person appearance by one of France’s most acclaimed young directors, Mia Hansen-Løve, to present her debut feature All Is Forgiven (Tout est pardonné).
An entrancing, atmospheric film about daily life in Nouakchott, a coastal capital in Saharan Africa. Shopping, football, and factory work take on a hypnotizing quality in this survey of a city. Shot on DV and Super 8, Nouakchott Rocks is at once both voyeuristic and intimate, capturing details that often go unnoticed.
The debut feature of Lola Doillon (daughter of Jacques), Just About Love?, is a genuinely smart and empathetic portrayal of adolescence and sexual frustration, reminiscent of the John Hughes classics of the 1980s. Here, a group of boys determined to lose their virginity cannot predict the damage their pursuit will inflict on their friendships.