November screenings of French films with English subtitles in Paris

Paris-based cinema club Lost in Frenchlation has a special ‘Women in the spotlight’ programme planned for November, with plenty of amazing films to look forward to.

November screenings of French films with English subtitles in Paris
Screenshot from Documentary "Une Joie Secrète".

Lost in Frenchlation 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. 

After enjoying successful summer and early autumn programmes, the group has now revealed what's in store for November as part of its ‘Women in the spotlight’ season.

Friday November 1st: Deux Moi

Lost in Frenchlation has organised the screening of French Rom-Com Deux Moi, which tells the story of thirty-somethings Rémy and Mélanie as they struggle to make meaningful relationships in modern Paris.

Directed by Cédric Klapisch, the guy behind the internationally popular L'Auberge Espagnole and Les Poupées russes.

It will be screened at Studio 28 in Montmartre. Optional Montmartre Amelie Movie Tour at 6pm, drinks at 8pm, screening at 9pm. €9 Full Price, €7,50 for students.

Saturday November 9th: Les Éblouis

Director Sarah Suco will attend the premiere screening of her film “Les Éblouis” on November 9th at the Beau Regard Cinema in Paris’s 6th arrondissement.

Her film tells the story of 12-year-old circus fanatic Camille, whose large family joins a religious sect that tries to force her to give up her calling.

There’s an optional Romantic Notre Dame Cinema Tour at 4pm, drinks at 6pm, the movie screening at 7pm and then a Q&A with Sarah Suco straight afterwards.

Thursday November 14th: Bacurau

If you like Brazilian cinema, head to the Luminor Hôtel de Ville/Marais for Bacurau, a futuristic western centred on the disappearance of a Brazilian town and a series of unexplained murders by an unknown assailant.

The film was selected to compete for the Palme d'Or at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival and won the Jury Prize.

There’s an optional Midnight in Paris Movie Tour at 5pm, drinks at 7pm, and Bacurau’s screening at 8pm. €9.50 Full Price, €7.50 for students.

Sunday November 24th: Une Joie Secrète

Screening at Club de L'Étoile/Champs-Élysées is this compelling documentary starring choreographer Nadia Vadori-Gauthier, who will actually be present at the showing.

In 2015, shocked by the Charlie Hebdo attack, Gauthier decided to dance a minute every day and to film and share her videos on social networks.

Her dances try to give meaning to the constant stream of negative news (attacks, strikes, demonstrations, elections …), or to the micro-events of our daily lives.

The documentary is centred on her project “A minute of dance a day”, a gesture of poetic resistance in an increasingly harsh world.

There’s an optional Eiffel Tower Movie Tour at 4pm. Drinks from 6pm, screening at 7pm followed by Q&A. €10 Full Price, €8 for students.

Thursday November 28th: Chambre 212

'On a Magical Night' is a 2019 French comedy drama film written and directed by Christophe Honoré and starring Chiara Mastroianni. It was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival where Mastroianni won the award for Best Performance.

Chambre 212 tells the story of Maria, who after 20 years of marriage breaks up with her husband only to move into the hotel opposite to spy on him while she cheats on him.

It screens at the Luminor Hôtel de Ville/Marais, with an optional Midnight in Paris Movie Tour at 5pm, drinks at 7pm and the main film at 8pm. €9.50 Full Price, €7.50 for students.

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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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Photo: Loic Venance/AFP

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.