J'adore! Focus On French-Language Cinema 2014

J'adore! Focus On French-Language Cinema 2014

June 19 – 22, 2014: J’Adore! Focus on French-Language Cinema brings new and classic films from France, Quebec, Canada, Switzerland, and Belgium to the Sie FilmCenter for four days of screenings and special events.
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In Cooperation with Alliance Francaise de Denver.

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Films and Events in Program...

  • J'adore! 2014 Festival Pass

    J'adore! 2014 Festival Pass

    Get the J'adore Festival Pass for all of the films in the festival. Includes Opening and Closing Night films and receptions. *Note: The Pass does not include the Brunch, but does include the screening of LE CHEF. The Brunch can be purchased separately more
  • Bicycling With Moliere

    Bicycling With Moliere

    France , 2013 , 104 min.
    Director: Philippe Le Guay Opening Night! Thursday June 19th at 7:00pm with reception following screening in Henderson's Lounge A warm, funny, literate comedy in which two French actors portray two French actors, friends at odds with one another in every possible way... more
  • Marius


    France , 2013 , 93 min.
    Director: Daniel Auteuil Friday, June 20th at 7:00pm Coming off the success of The Well-Digger’s Daughter, Daniel Auteuil takes a much bigger bite of the directorial apple with his remake of Marcel Pagnol’s Marseille Trilogy. The first installment, Marius, sets the stage in the colorful 1920s Old Por... more
  • Left Foot Right Foot

    Left Foot Right Foot

    Switzerland , 2013 , 105 min.
    Director: Germinal Roaux Friday June 20th at 9:30pm Marie, 19, is attracted by easy money. Without really realizing it, she becomes involved in prostitution. She decides not to tell her friend, Vincent, a young, nonchalant, 21-year-old skater who owes everyone money and just can’t seem to grow up. The maelstrom of l... more
  • Le Chef

    Le Chef

    France , 2012 , 84 min.
    Director: Daniel Cohen Saturday June 21 at 12:30pm. Note: Brunch starts at 11:00am, film begins at 12:30pm Toss together a veteran three-star chef, a new CEO who wants him out, a molecular gastronomist whom the CEO wants in, and an incredibly talented and obsessive young chef. Throw in a dash of Japanese high ... more
  • Fanny


    France , 2013 , 93 min.
    Director: Daniel Auteuil Saturday June 21 at 2:30pm Part two of the Marseille Trilogy, Fanny settles in for a more intimate look at the travails of Fanny’s life with Panisse, the man who stepped up when her honor was at stake. Thanks to a deal brokered in part by Fanny’s mother and the wise but crusty César... more
  • A Summer's Tale

    A Summer's Tale

    France , 1996 , 113 min.
    Director: Eric Rohmer Saturday June 21 at 4:45pm The third film in Eric Rohmer's Tales of the Four Seasons quartet takes place in a resort town in Brittany. Gaspard (Melvil Poupaud) has come to enjoy a vacation with his girlfriend, Lena (Aurelia Nolin). However, Lena has yet to arrive, and Gaspard finds ... more
  • The Auction

    The Auction

    Canada , 112 min.
    Director: Sébastien Pilote Saturday June 21 at 7:15pm A man of few words, Gaby manages his family’s farm – Buchard & Sons – on his own, despite his advancing age. With no actual sons to speak of, and his two grown daughters living far away in the big city, he spends his days tending to the animals and land that surr... more
  • Abuse of Weakness

    Abuse of Weakness

    France , 2013 , 104 min.
    Director: Catherine Breillat Saturday June 21 at 9:45pm Beginning in 2004, filmmaker/novelist Catherine Breillat had a series of debilitating strokes connected to a previously undiagnosed cerebrovascular disease. During her long, grueling recovery, she became fascinated by international con man Christophe Rocancourt. ... more
  • Playing Dead

    Playing Dead

    Belgium , 2013 , 105 min.
    Director: Jean-Paul Salomé Sunday June 22 at 2:00pm Jean, a forty-year-old struggling out-of-work actor, has hit rock bottom. Although open to any kind of work, he can't get a break. At the unemployment office, his counselor has a rather odd proposal: he can get a job helping the police reconstruct crime scenes, by ... more
  • For a Woman

    For a Woman

    France , 2013 , 110 min.
    Director: Diane Kurys Sunday June 22 at 4:30pm Anne has a very active imagination, only natural for a writer. But in her mid-thirties, she still knows practically nothing of her own family's past. After her mother's death, Anne discovers old photos and letters that convince her to take a closer look at the life... more
  • Contempt


    France , 1963 , 103 min.
    Director: Jean-Luc Godard Closing Night Film, Sunday June 22 at 7:00pm. Note Closing Night reception will precede the film at 6:00pm in Henderson's Lounge Jean-Luc Godard’s subversive foray into commercial filmmaking is a star-studded Cinemascope epic. Contempt (Le Mépris) stars Michel Piccoli as a screenwri... more
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Today's Showtimes

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Captain Fantastic
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The Intervention
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