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From Parisian bistros to the vineyards of southern France, the 2018 Films on the Green lineup, through a selection of 12 classic and contemporary French films, explored the profound relationship between French culture and gastronomy, an integral part of France’s social fabric.

Free and open to the public
Music by WNYU and WHCS DJs prior to the screenings!

Directed by Jacques Besnard, 1966, 1h35
With Louis de Funès, Bernard Blier, Maria-Rosa Rodriguez

THE SCENT OF GREEN PAPAYA (L’odeur de la papaye verte)
Directed by Trần Anh Hùng, 1993, 1h44, France-Vietnam
With Tran Nu Yên-Khê, Lu Man San, Truong Thi Loc

THE RULES OF THE GAME (La règle du jeu)
Directed by Jean Renoir, 1939, 1h50
With Nora Gregor, Paulette Dubost, Mila Parély, Marcel Dalio, Julien Carette, Roland Toutain

Directed by Danièle Thompson, 1999, 1h46
With Sabine Azéma, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Emmanuelle Béart, Claude Rich, Françoise Fabian

Directed by Claude Sautet, 1983, 1h32
With Yves Montand, Jacques Villeret, Nicole Garcia

LE BOUCHER (The Butcher)
Directed by Claude Chabrol, 1970, Rated R, 1h33
With Stéphane Audran, Jean Yanne, Antonio Passalia

THE DISCREET CHARM OF THE BOURGEOISIE (El discreto encanto de la burguesía)
Directed by Luis Buñuel, 1972, PG, 1h41
With Fernando Rey, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Stéphane Audran, Delphine Seyrig

ROMANTICS ANONYMOUS (Les Émotifs anonymes)
Directed by Jean-Pierre Améris, 2010, PG-13, 1h20
With Benoît Poelvoorde, Isabelle Carré

YOU WILL BE MY SON (Tu seras mon fils)
Directed by Gilles LeGrand, 2013, Rated R, 1h42
With Lorànt Deutsch, Neils Arestrup, Nicolas Bridet, Patrick Chesnais

HAUTE CUISINE (Les Saveurs du palais)
Directed by Christian Vincent, 2012, PG-13, 1h35
With Catherine Frot, Jean d’Ormesson, Arthur Dupont

DONKEY SKIN (Peau d’âne )
Directed by Jacques Demy, 1970, PG, 1h30
With Catherine Deneuve, Jean Marais, Jacques Perrin, Delphine Seyrig

THE GROCER’S SON (Le Fils de l’épicier)
Directed by Eric Guirado, 2007, 1h36
With Nicolas Cazalé, Clotilde Hesme, Daniel Duval, Jeanne Goupil

The French Embassy, represented by Mathieu Fournet and Nathalie Charles, received the Alice Guy-Blaché Award

Read more about the Alice Guy-Blaché Award Ceremony here.

Films on the Green is a free outdoor French film festival produced annually in New York City parks by the French EmbassyFACE Foundation and NYC Parks.

2018 Official Sponsors
Air FranceBNP ParibasJC Decaux, and TV5 Monde.

2018 Media Partner
Downtown Magazine

2018 Festival Friends
agnès b.Maman NYC, The Columbia Maison Française, The Fort Lee Film Commission, The Instituto Cervantes, The Mexican Cultural Institute in New York, and The Washington Square Park Conservancy. Thanks also to Nora Coblence and Frederic C. Weiss.

2018 Film Partners
Pommery, Vietnam Heritage Center, Rialto Pictures, Cohen Media Group, Michel et Augustin, diptyque, Kusmi Tea, French Restaurant Week, La Mere Poulard, Hottie Tottie