Screenings of French films with English subtitles this autumn

The Paris-based cinema club Lost in Frenchlation has unveiled its autumn schedule of screenings of French films with English subtitles.

Screenings of French films with English subtitles this autumn
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The club aims to offer people who are not yet fluent in French the chance to enjoy French cinema by screening a mixture of new releases and classic films with English subtitles to help non-native speakers understand what is going on.

After a successful summer that included several free outdoor screenings, the group has now revealed what's on for autumn.

Friday, October 4th

Trois Jours et Une Vie – Lost in Frenchlation’s first thriller of the season, based on the Goncourt-award winning novel by crime author Pierre Lemaître. The film is based on the story of young Antoine whose life is turned upside down over the course of three days and three tragic events.

At Studio 28 Montmatre, starting at 9pm, with optional Montmatre Amelie movie tour beforehand starting at 6pm. Tickets are €9 or €7.50 for students.

Sunday, October 13th

La Vie Scolaire – comedy night and film screening. Set in the tough Saint-Saint-Denis area just outside Paris, the film tells the story of an idealistic young teacher's battle to motivate her pupils and encourage them to strive for a brighter future. 

Optional Saint-Germain Women of Paris Tour at 4pm, drinks at 6pm, stand-up comedy show at 6:30pm, screening at 7pm. At Beau Regard cinema in Saint-Germain-des-Pres.


Thursday, October 17th

Pierrot le Fou – a French classic from 1966 directed by Jean-Luc Godard, this movie tells the story of an adulterous couple (Jean-Paul Belmondo and Anna Karina) who turn their back on bourgeois Parisian society and hit the road, heading south.
Optional New Wave Movie Tour at 5pm, drinks and posters exhibition at 7pm, screening at 8pm at Luminot Hotel de Ville. €9.50 Full Price, €7.50 for students.
Friday, October 25th
Portrait de la Jeune Fille en Feu – Set in 1770, the movie tells the story of Marianne the painter and the rebellious young bride-to-be who refuses to pose for her picture.
Optional Eiffel Tower Movie Tour at 5:30pm. Drinks from 7pm, screening at 8pm at Club de L'Étoile/Champs-Élysées. €10 Full Price, €8 for students.
For full details of these and other Lost in Frenchlation events, click here.





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French films with English subtitles to watch in November

As days get shorter and temperatures drop, November is a great month to enjoy a warm and comforting moment at the cinema. Here’s a round up of the French movies with English subtitles to see in Paris this month.

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The cinema group Lost in Frenchlation runs regular screenings of French films in the capital, with English subtitles to help non-native speakers follow the action. The club kicks off every screening with drinks at the cinema’s bar one hour before the movie, so it’s also a fun way to meet people if you’re new to Paris.

These are the events they have coming up in November.

Friday, November 5th

Boîte Noire – What happened on board the Dubai-Paris flight before it crashed in the Alps? In this thriller Matthieu, a young and talented black box analyst played by Pierre Niney (star of Yves Saint-Laurent among other movies) is determined to solve the reason behind this deadly crash, no matter the costs. 

The screening will take place at the Club de l’étoile cinema at 8pm. But you can arrive early for drinks at the bar from 7pm. 

Tickets are €10 full price, €8 for students and all other concessions, and can be reserved here.

Sunday, November 14th

Tralala – In the mood for music? This new delightful French musical brings you into the life of Tralala (played by Mathieu Amalric), a 48 years old, homeless and worn-out street singer, who one day gets mistaken for someone else. Tralala sees an opportunity to get a better life by taking on a new personality. He now has a brother, nephews, ex-girlfriends, and maybe even a daughter. But where is the lie? Where is the truth? And who is he, deep down?

The night will start with drinks from 6pm followed by the screening at 7pm at the Luminor Hôtel de Ville cinema. There is also a two-hour cinema-themed walk where you’ll be taken on a “musicals movie tour” in the heart of Paris, which begins at 4pm.

Tickets cost €10, or €8 for students and concessions, and can be found here. Tickets for the walking tour cost €20 and must be reserved online here.

Thursday, November 18th

Illusions Perdues – Based on the great novel series by Honoré de Balzac between 1837 and 1843, this historical drama captures the writer Lucien’s life and dilemmas who dreams about a great career of writing and moves to the city to get a job at a newspaper. As a young poet entering the field of journalism, he is constantly challenged by his desire to write dramatic and eye-catching stories for the press. But are they all true?

The evening will kick off with drinks at L’Entrepôt cinema bar at 7pm, followed by the movie screening at 8pm. Tickets are available online here, and cost €8.50 full price; €7 for students and all other concessions.

Sunday, November 21st

Eiffel – Having just finished working on the Statue of Liberty, Gustave Eiffel (played by Romain Duris) is tasked with creating a spectacular monument for the 1889 Universal Exposition in Paris. It’s ultimately his love story with Adrienne Bourgès (Emma Mackey) that will inspire him to come up with the idea for the Eiffel Tower.

After a first screening last month, Lost in Frenchlation is organising a new one at the Luminor Hôtel de Ville cinema, with pre-screening drinks at the cinema bar. 

Tickets cost €10, or €8 for students and concessions, and can be found here

Thursday, November 25th

Les Héroïques – Michel is a former junkie and overgrown child who only dreams of motorbikes and of hanging out with his 17-year-old son Léo and his friends. But at 50 years old, he now has to handle the baby he just had with his ex, and try not to make the same mistakes he has done in the past. 

The film will be followed by a Q&A with the director Maxime Roy who will discuss his very first feature. 

Tickets cost €10, or €8 for students and concessions, and can be found here.

Full details of Lost in Frenchlation’s events can be found on their website or Facebook page. In France, a health pass is required in order to go to the cinema.