Dans Paris/Inside Paris

Friday, January 16, 2009 - 7:00pm
Dans Paris/Inside Paris explores the intimacy of a family of idle, sensitive men, and the city in which they live and struggle. As director Honoré's attempt to grapple with the weighty legacy of the French New Wave and his place within it, the spatial and emotional trajectory of his characters self-consciously declares the endless presence of film history within contemporary spaces and film images. "A story of love between brothers who are a study in contrasts — light and dark, delight and despair, hope and its absence — Dans Paris/Inside Paris is very much also about that glorious, fizzy, enlivening flashpoint when you think love might have struck, and that crushing, seemingly bottomless moment when you know it has left the room for good." - The New York Times (Christophe Honoré, 2006, 93 min, 35mm) Dans Paris/Inside Paris is presented as part of the 2009 Tournées Festival of New French Film at the Film Studies Center. You are invited to spend five Friday nights this winter watching a conversation unfold between the contemporary work of classic French New Wave directors Garrel, Resnais, Godard and recent films by Honoré and Desplechin, members of the "new, new wave."

The Tournées Festival was made possible with the support of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the French Ministry of Culture (CNC).