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Feb 15 2019

Say "Bonjour" to the Prytania Theatre's 22nd Annual French Film Festival

By: David Vicari

The 22nd New Orleans French Film Festival is happening at the Prytania Theatre (5339 Prytania St.) from February 15 to 21, 2019. This year's selection of French and French-language films, along with a program of short films, will also be accompanied by lectures and live music.

Here is a sample of the movies scheduled for the fest:

Beauty and the Beast – Jean Cocteau’s fantastic 1946 version of the classic tale.

Gaspard at the Wedding (2017) – Afraid to show up at his father's wedding alone, Gaspard (Félix Moati) begs a stranger (Laetitia Dosch) to be his date. The family also owns a zoo in this family-reunion comedy. Director Antony Cordier will be in attendance.

My Son (2017) – A man (Guillaume Canet) searches for his seven-year-old son, who has disappeared during a camping trip with his class.

On Va Continuer! (2018) – Grammy-winning Louisiana band Lost Bayou Ramblers push the boundaries of Cajun music and breathe new life into the Louisiana French language through their genre-bending music. Followed by a live music set from the Lost Bayou Ramblers to celebrate the film's world premiere.

Out of Chaos: An Artist’s Journey in Haiti (2018) – In this documentary, transmedia artist Pascal Giacomini spends a month in Port-au-Prince with a group of Vodou practitioners and artists to collectively create large metal sculptures from recycled materials sourced from the trash on the streets.

For a complete list of films, as well as information on tickets and passes, visit neworleansfilmsociety.org/french-film-festival-2.

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