Friday, March 09, 2018

French Me, Louis Garrel & Friends

The next couple of weeks are big ones for Francophiles here in New York City - the Film Society of Lincoln Center's annual ten-day "Rendezvous with French Cinema" series just opened last night with lovably bug-eyed auteur and actor Mathieu Almaric's latest directorial effort called Barbara; films from Xavier Legrand & Bruno Dumont and many others follow - there are over twenty movies screening, you can see the entire run right here.

And then starting this upcoming Tuesday at the The French Institute Alliance Française across town a series titled "Louis Garrel: Love Songs & Heartbreak" celebrating our most favorite floppy-haired Frenchman of all is beginning -- every Tuesday night for five weeks they'll screen a feature-length film of Garrel's alongside a short film of his! This Tuesday, March 13th they're showing Dans Paris, a movie about the relationship between Garrel's character and his brother, played by a bearded and dreamy Romain Duris...
... that I've been meaning to see, and not seen, for ages; it's screening with a 2008 short film that Louis directed himself. Later on they're showing the films A Castle in Italy, Two FriendsJealousy (directed by his father Philippe and co-starring his sister - and Call Me By Your Name's own Marzia! - Esther Garrel) and then of course Love Songs, which is a romantic musical that has Louis going boisterously gay for us. Cannot wait.


Bill Carter said...

I can't think of any actor in the world who's more...magnetic than Louis Garrel. When he's on screen, it's impossible to take your eyes off him. And he's not afraid to take risks---he's made some incredibly brave choices during his brilliant career.

PS Looks like your autocorrect changed "Dans Paris" to "Dan's Paris". I smiled.

J said...

He just oozes charisma. And magnetic is definitely the perfect word to describe him.