AFA Ciné-Club is excited to present a special October screening in partnership with Champs-Élysées Film Festival. We will be honored by the presence of Champs-Élysées Film Festival Events and Arts Director Justine Levêque for the Austin premiere of two films from CEFF 2018 Official Selection.
Join us at 3PM to meet, mingle & enjoy some Champs-Élysées goodies! At 4PM, stay for the screening of the Award Winner documentary 68, MON PÈRE ET LES CLOUS preceded by the short film ORDALIE.
68, MON PÈRE ET LES CLOUS
By Samuel Bigiaoui, 2017, France – 84 min – Documentary in French with English subtitles
Opened 30 years ago, in the Latin Quarter, the hardware store of the filmmaker’s father is a hotbed for meeting people. It is also the former playground of his childhood. Bricomonge is about to close its doors for good. At the time of inventory and accounts, Samuel Bigiaoui decides to accompany his father during the last moments of the store. And he tries to understand what led this Maoist militant of the 1960s-1970s, a graduated, brilliant mind, to sell nails.
68, MON PERE ET LES CLOUS won the Prix du Jury and the Prix du Jury Etudiant at Champs-Elysées Film Festival 2018.
By Sacha Barbin, 2017, France – 15 min – Dark Comedy in French with English subtitles
With Gaspard Ulliel, Michel Fau
At tea time, someone rings at Mr. Kaplan’s door. The fifty-something man finds himself face to face with a young man he doesn’t know, and a visit he didn’t expect.
CHAMPS-ÉLYSÉES FILM FESTIVAL is the one and only French-American Film Festival based in Paris, dedicated to the public and devoted to promoting US and French independent films with the desire to create and to bring the best of French and American cinema to the audience. The festival also highlights contemporary films and restored classics. Each year, the festival takes place on the most beautiful avenue in the world and promotes its movie theaters. A mythical place and a major Parisian meeting point, the Champs-Élysées is also one of the avenues with the most movie theaters within a mile radius.