Cinémathèque française Tribute to Tel Aviv Cinematheque’s 40th Anniversary


Serge Toubiana, the Director General of the Cinémathèque française has curated a selection of 8 French films  to be shown in honor of the Tel Aviv Cinematheque’s 40th anniversary, from October 30 – November 12, 2013, with screenings at the Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and Haifa cinematheques.

Van Gogh, directed by Maurice Pialat
Van Gogh, directed by Maurice Pialat

The tribute will open with Maurice Pialat’s film Van Gogh (1991), which focuses on the final months of the artist’s life, observing the human aspect of the artist. Whilst in Israel, M. Toubiana will conduct a master class on Maurice Pialat at the Sam Spiegel School of Film and Television on October 31, 2013.

The films selected span a wide range of years and styles, from Marcel Carné’s Quai des brumes (1938), one of the first films to be described as “film noir,” to  Céline Sciamma’s Tomboy (2011), which sensitively follows the experiences of young Laure, who takes advantage of her family’s move to  a new neighborhood to re-invent herself as a boy.

The program:

Van Gogh
Van Gogh

Van Gogh (1991), directed by Maurice Pialat. Screenings: Tel Aviv – October 30; Jerusalem – October 31; Haifa – November 2.

The wonderful Zoé Héran as Laure, in Tomboy
The wonderful Zoé Héran as Laure, in Tomboy

Tomboy (2011), directed by Céline Sciamma. Screenings: Tel Aviv – November 1; Jerusalem – November 7; Haifa – November 5.

Quai des Brumes (1938), directed by Marcel Carné. Screenings: Tel Aviv – November 2; Jerusalem – November 4; Haifa – November 6.

Liberté, La Nuit (1983), directed by Philippe Garrel. Screenings: Tel Aviv – November 3; Jerusalem – November 5; Haifa – November 7.

Lumiere d’ete (1943), directed by Jean Grémillon. Screenings: Tel Aviv – November 4; Jerusalem – November 12; Haifa – November 8.

Tout est pardonné
Tout est pardonné

Tout est pardonné (2007), directed by Mia Hansen-Løve. Screenings: Tel Aviv – November 5; Jerusalem – November 3; Haifa – November 9.

Mise a sac (1967), directed by Alain Cavalier. Screenings: Tel Aviv – November 7; Jerusalem – November 10; Haifa – November 12.

La Premier venu (2008), directed by Jacques Doillon. Screenings: Tel Aviv – November 9; Jerusalem – November 6; Haifa – November 4.

Tel Aviv Cinematheque, 2 Sprintzak Street, Tel Aviv. 03-6060800
Jerusalem Cinematheque, 11 Hebron Road, Jerusalem, 02-5654356
Haifa Cinematheque, 142 Sderot HaNasi Street, Haifa, 04-8104299/302