7:30 PM–10:00 PM Low Library Steps
Eric Guirado, 2007, 96 min.
*In French with English subtitles
No RSVPs necessary for this event, seating on the steps of Low Library is plentiful.
WEATHER UPDATE at 6:30 pm: It's raining! We will be screening the film inside the Maison Francaise, in Buell Hall. It is a red brick bulding just east of Low Library. The room is open now.
It is summer, and Antoine (Nicolas Cazalé) is forced to leave the city to return to his family in Provence. His father is sick, so he must assume the lifestyle he thought he had shed—driving the family grocery cart from hamlet to hamlet, delivering supplies to the few remaining inhabitants. Accompanied by Claire (Clotilde Hesme), a friend from Paris whom he secretly has a crush on, Antoine gradually warms up to his experience in the country and his encounters with the villagers, who initially seem stubborn and gruff, but ultimately prove to be funny and endearing.
This screening is featured as part of the Films on the Green Festival organized by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, FACE Foundation, and the City of New York Parks & Recreation. Sponsorship is provided by Air France, BNP Paribas, JC Decaux and TV5MONDE.
*Please note that in case of rain, the screening will be held in the East Gallery in Buell Hall—seating is limited. No alcohol is permitted at this event.