Isabelle Adjani Takes the Stage and the Screen in New York in September

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At the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF), the months of September and October will be dedicated to Isabelle Adjani. The iconic French actress selected ten films from ten different directors to be screened from Tuesday, September 10, and Tuesday, October 29, as part of the Tuesday night French film series, CinéSalon. From September 12 to 14, she will also be on stage for the opening of Crossing the Line, FIAF’s multidisciplinary performance arts festival.

In the play, “Opening Night,” adapted from a work by John Cassavetes, Adjani plays the role of an actress confronted with her age. Cyril Teste, the director, will change the stage directions every night to best take advantage of the richness of Cassavetes’ work. The September 13 performance will be followed by a post-performance conversation.

As for films, the programme includes Adjani’s new film “Le Monde est à toi” (September 10), “Camille Claudel” (September 17), “La Reine Margot” (October 22) and “Quartet” (October 1), the final of whose screening will be followed by a question and answer session with director James Ivory. See the full line-up of films here.

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