March 24 – 27, 2011 finds French films at the Byrd Theater in Richmond’s Carytown.
A festival pass is the only way to guarantee you don’t miss anything! Co-Academic sponsors of this festival are the University of Richmond and Virginia Commonwealth University designed to promote French language cinema and culture in the US, to bring international attention to Richmond by hosting an internationally recognized French cultural event, and to encourage the study of the French language.
The festival has, over the years, been the medium for numerous North American premiere screenings and even a growing number of world premieres. The festival showcases a diverse collection of France’s newest films by established, award-winning directors — with the addition of short films by France’s next generation. The films are followed by a question-and-answer session with those directors and actors present for the screening. For wannabee Francophiles, all films are provided with English subtitles. It’s a great way to increase your French vocabulary. Here’s the SCHEDULE.