Dans notre voisinage - In our neighborhood
This page features events in our area not organized by the Alliance Française de DuPage but which have a French theme and which may be of interest to some of our members and friends.
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50 Years Later : Memories of May '68
May 2 - June 1, 2018
The University of Chicago
The University of Chicago is hosting this month a series of events on its campus in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the tumultuous month of May 1968 that forever changed France. The program features a photo exhibit Au Coeur de Mai 68 by Philippe Gras, a roundtable discussion and a film series including filmmaker Romain Goupil in person.
Let the Sunshine In, a film by Claire Denis
Starring Juliette Binoche, Xavier Beauvois, Philippe Katerine
Opens Friday, May 11th
Juliette Binoche delivers a luminous performance in the deliciously witty, sensuously romantic new film from acclaimed director Claire Denis (White Material). Isabelle (Binoche) is a divorced Parisian painter searching for another shot at love, but refusing to settle for the parade of alltoo-flawed men who drift in and out of her life. There’s a caddish banker (Xavier Beauvois) who, like many of her lovers, happens to be married; a handsome actor (Nicolas Duvauchelle) who’s working through his own hang-ups; and a sensitive fellow artist (Alex Descas) who’s skittish about commitment. What reads like a standard romantic comedy premise is transformed, in the hands of master filmmaker Denis, into something altogether deeper, more poignant, and perceptive about the profound mysteries of love.
In French with English subtitles
Philippe Garrel: The Gift of Intimacy
April 27 - May 30, 2018 | Gene Siskel Film Center
Virtually unseen in the US during most of his career, Philippe Garrel's earliest films are making their first break on U.S. shores showcasing his romantic self-immolating career, his unique styles of sparse dialogue, stark imagery and poetic moments of intimacy and alienation.
Last update: May 10, 2018