French Film Week returns to the Noble Theater, beginning with a stunning new 4K restoration of rediscovered 60s classic La Piscine, a gorgeous tale of sun-soaked passion, rivalry and suspicion starring the devastatingly photogenic trio of Alain Delon, Romy Schneider and Jane Birkin.
Screening on 35mm film, François Ozon’s Cannes-selected period drama Summer of 85 follows the fateful friendship and love affair between two teenage boys on the Normandy coast. First love is also the subject of fellow Cannes drama Spring Blossom, the enchanting debut feature from 20-year-old writer-director-star Suzanne Lindon.
Featuring a magnetic lead performance from art-house icon Isabelle Huppert, French box office sensation Mama Weed is a witty crime caper based on the Hannelore Cayre’s international bestseller, The Godmother. The final film in the series, Perfumes, is a sparkling ode to the power of scent, starring celebrated actress Emmanuelle Devos as a reclusive perfume designer who forges a transformative friendship with her new driver, gregarious single father Guillaume.
As a complement to French Film Week screenings in the Noble Theater, we’re also excited to make New French Shorts 2021 available to watch at home, exclusively in our virtual cinema. This curated seven-film showcase includes the Oscar-nominated animated short Genius Loci, César Award winners And Then the Bear and So What if the Goats Die, alongside festival favorites from Cannes, Sundance, Berlinale, and beyond.
Join us throughout the month of July as we continue to showcase the best of French cinema with Quentin Dupieux’s (Deerskin) wonderfully weird new comedy Mandibles, and new restorations of Jean-Pierre Melville’s virtuosic heist film Le Cercle Rouge and Melvin Van Peebles’ groundbreaking Paris-set debut feature The Story of a Three-Day Pass.
À votre santé! On Saturday, July 17, bar service will be available on the theater mezzanine for the 5:30 and 8 pm showtimes. For all other French Film Week screenings, visit the bar inside Café Pompeii by Patrono for a variety of drinks to enjoy during the film.
OKCMOA Film Society members receive $5 tickets to every film screening in the Noble Theater as part of our French Film Week series. For more information about joining Film Society, visit: okcmoa.com/filmsociety/