French cinema club for English speakers goes online – but not for viewing in U.S.

Cinema lovers who struggle to watch French movies without English subtitles may rejoice as Lost in Frenchlation is setting up virtual screenings starting this Friday.

 

What is happening?

Lost in Frenchlation, a cinema group that regularly screens French films with English subtitles in Paris, will host its first virtual screening on Friday, November 27th, at 8pm.

“These virtual screenings will take place every Friday until cinemas reopen,” Manon Kerjean, Founder of Lost in Translation, told The Local.

Which film is on this week?

Friday’s film is called À cœur battant (The End of Love) and tells the story of a couple that must embark on a long distance relationship where their conversations are reduced to video calls.

A fuller description of the – arguably very timely – film is available on the Facebook event (link here).

The screening will be followed by a discussion with director Keren Ben Rafael and the scriptwriter.

Who can access?

The screening will be limited to France only, so those interested must confirm their location in order to purchase tickets.

Tickets cost €5 and can be found here.

What is Lost in Frenchlation?

Lost in Frenchlation is a company that sets up screenings of recent French film releases with English subtitles to give Paris’s large international community access to French culture and meet others in the same situation.

Usually the events are always preceded with drinks (including a cocktail inspired by the film), but since Covid-19 forced cinemas across France to close their doors that has no longer been feasible.

On the plus side, these new virtual screenings will be available to all of France, meaning not just Parisians will be able to access new French films with English subtitles.

In addition to the online screenings, Lost in Frenchlation has launched a VOD page (link here) with more than 70 French films available to watch with subtitles in different foreign languages, including, of course, English.

The first movie is free. After that, you may rent or buy the film.

For more information, check out their website or sign up to their newsletter (link here).

Source: French cinema club for English speakers goes online with virtual screenings – The Local

The film “Deux” will represent France at Oscars 2021

It’s “Deux”, the drama by Filippo Meneghetti featuring the secret love story between two elderly women, who will be responsible for representing France in the race for the Oscar for best international film. A rather unexpected choice.

He was not the most prominent candidate on the list. Deux , the French-language film by Italian director Filippo Meneghetti, produced by Paprika Films, has been chosen by the selection committee of the CNC (Center National de la Cinématographie) to represent the tricolor chances for the next Oscars ceremony, which will be held in April 2021.

Deux tells the story of Nina and Madeleine, two elderly neighbors who are in love with each other. They go from apartment to apartment, without anyone suspecting the nature of their relationship. Until the day when a tragic event turns everything upside down. Barbara Sukowa and Martine Chevallier are the interpreters of this drama, in the credits of which also appears Léa Drucker.

Hailed by critics, this film attracted less than 50,000 spectators in French theaters when it was released. The CNC selection committee preferred it to Eté 85 by François Ozon, which attracted more than 360,000 spectators this summer, to DNA from Maïwenn who made a nice start before confinement, to Gagarin by Fanny Liatard and Jérémy Trouilh, again new in theaters, and the controversial Mignonnes by Maïmouna Doucouré.

It is now for the Academy of the Oscars to decide if it will retain Deux in the final list of the 5 films candidates for the trophy of the best international film. Last year, the French candidate Les Misérables was there. But it was ultimately the South Korean Parasite who won the statuette.
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Source: Surprise, le film “Deux” représentera la France aux Oscars 2021 | LCI

10 ‘Emily in Paris’ Locations You Can Visit in Real Life

From well-known spots like the Palais-Royal to museums like L’Atelier des Lumières, here are 10 “Emily in Paris” filming locations you can visit in real life.

If you’ve watched Emily in Paris, the new Netflix show about a young marketing executive from Chicago who moves to Paris to bring an American perspective to a French marketing firm, you likely have a few thoughts about it. Love it or hate it, there’s one thing we can probably all agree on: The setting is absolutely stunning.

Glamorous shots over the Seine and scenes set in iconic locales reaffirm my personal belief that Paris is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. We’ve rounded up some of the filming locations depicted in Emily in Paris, so you can walk in Emily’s footsteps during your next trip to the city — or just daydream about the City of Lights.

1. Pont Alexandre III

Pont Alexandre III at sunrise, Paris, France
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In a city full of picturesque bridges, Pont Alexandre III stands out as one of the most beautiful. Savoir, the French marketing firm where Emily works, films a perfume advertisement here with their client, Maison Lavaux. With an ornate design and views of the Grand Palais and Eiffel Tower, it’s a truly stunning place to walk.

2. Jardin du Palais-Royal

Emily In Paris (L to R) ASHLEY PARK as MINDY and LILY COLLINS as EMILY in episode 101 of Emily In Paris
CREDIT: COURTESY OF NETFLIX

The beautifully landscaped grounds of a 17th-century palace called the Palais-Royal (now government buildings) are where Emily meets her new friend, Mindy, a nanny living in Paris, during her lunch break. It’s located in the center of Paris, just steps from the Louvre, making it the perfect place to stop while touring the city.

3. L’Atelier des Lumières

EMILY IN PARIS (L to R) LILY COLLINS as EMILY and LUCAS BRAVO as GABRIEL in episode 105 of EMILY IN PARIS
CREDIT: COURTESY OF NETFLIX

Emily joins her neighbor (and love interest), Gabriel, and his girlfriend, Camille, on a visit to L’Atelier des Lumières, an abandoned factory-turned-art space. The innovative experience opened in 2018, and right now, visitors can be completely immersed in the works of Renoir, Chagall, and Monet during the “Journeys Around the Mediterranean” exhibition.

4. Palais Garnier

The staircase of the Palais Garnier Opéra National de Paris
CREDIT: SYLVAIN SONNET/GETTY IMAGES

With an Audrey Hepburn-inspired look, Emily visits the Palais Garnier for a showing of “Swan Lake.” The truly impressive opera house was built in the 1800s, and today, it’s probably most famous as the setting for “The Phantom of the Opera.”

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