Focus on French Cinema Returns to Greenwich

Nathalie Baye

Nathalie Baye

Celebrating its 12th year, Focus on French Cinema (FFC), the highly anticipated festival of contemporary French-language films presented by the Alliance Française of Greenwich returns on April 1-5.

Opening Night, Friday, April 1 rolls out the red carpet at Bow Tie Cinemas with a U.S. premiere film in the presence of world-renowned actress Nathalie Baye, the “Honoree” for 2016. Nathalie Baye has appeared in more than 80 feature-length films and has won four Césars in her international career including the César in 2005 for “Le Petit Lieutenant. The festival will present a selection of her most recent films as well as honor her with a retrospective of her classic performances.

On this day, festival guests will be invited to a pre-film cocktail at the new – “Le Village at Focus on French Cinema” located in the main entrance to the Greenwich Train Station.

Guests will have the opportunity to enjoy the best of French wine and cuisine in addition to shopping in the transformed train station.

For the first time, Focus on French Cinema will feature a Stamford screening at the Avon Theatre Film Center, a long time partner of the festival. The special screening will feature a U.S. premiere film and Q&A, preceded by “Cocktails and Amuse-Bouches” hosted by Serendipity Magazine.

The Festival Closing Night and Closing Night party of FFC 2016 will be held at the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) Florence Gould Hall in Manhattan. A U.S. premiere film will culminate five days of the best of French language films from around the world and honor invited guests at a VIP Closing Night Party at FIAF’s famous Le Skyroom.

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