November in Miami Beach is about to get very French. The Cultural Services of the French Embassy in Miami, in partnership with the France Florida Foundation for the Arts and the City of Miami Beach, invites fans of the French cinema for films under the stars. The French film festival Films on the Beach will take place from November 1 to 29.
Every Thursday at 8pm, spectators will be able to meet for outdoor film screenings at Miami Beach Soundscape. On the program: films that will awaken the senses. “Cleo de 5 à 7” by Agnès Varda, an official selection at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, will open the festival on Thursday, November 1. In the film, Cleo, a singer, waits for the results of a medical test and becomes obsessed with death.
Abdellatif Kechiche’s “Games of Love and Chance” tells the story of a young boy who dreams of sailing away with his mother. And when he’s not dreaming, he’s falling in love with his classmate Lydia. The film screens on Thursday, November 8.
Viewers will be able to watch Christian Vincent’s film “Haute Cuisine” (“Les Saveurs du Palais”), in partnership with the French Weeks, on Thursday, November 15. The film tells the behind the scenes story of what happens in the presidential Élysée Palace kitchens. The musical biopic “Django,” by Etienne Comar, which recounts the life of the famous gypsy guitarist of the same name, will close the festival on Thursday, November 29.
Special screenings will also be held in independent movie theatres in Miami Beach. On Sunday, November 11 at 1pm, “Ava” by Léa Mysius, will be screened at O Cinema. Actress Laure Calamy received a César for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the film. Marcel Carné’s black and white film “Les Enfants du Paradis” will be shown on Sunday, November 18 at 7:30p at Miami Beach Cinematheque.