The French films you can watch with English subtitles in Paris in February

The French films you can watch with English subtitles in Paris in February
Ladj Ly's film Les Misérables will be screened on February 20th. Photo: AFp
The Oscar-nominated Les Misérables, a must-see for cinema lovers, is being screened in Paris this month with English subtitles.

Every month, a Paris-based cinema club sets up screenings of French films with English subtitles.

Lost in Frenchlation screens both classics and new releases, so that anglophone moviegoers in Paris can enjoy French cinema without anything being, well lost in translation.

Here is what's on in February.

Friday February 7th – Vivre sa vie

The French classic Vivre sa vie is one of the prominent director Jean-Luc Godard’s most playful and dynamic films.

It tells the story of Nana (Anna Karina), a young Parisian who aspires to be an actress but ends up as a prostitute instead. 

The film will be screened at Studio 28 in Montmartre at 9pm. Before the screening, there is an optional Montmartre Amelie Movie Tour at 6pm and drinks from 8pm.

€9 Full Price, €7,50 for students.

Friday February 15th – V-day Comedy Night!

This is the movie about Max, a boy who receives his first video camera at his 13th birthday in 1993. From then to the present day, Max has recorded absolutely everything.

The same evening that Max is about to make the biggest decision of his existence, he edits the movie of his life. The movie of everyone’s life.

The screening will take place at Club de l’Étoile cinema, near Arc de Triomphe, at 8pm. Drinks will be served from 6.30pm. There’s an optional Romantic Notre Dame Cinema Tour at 4pm.

 €15 full price, €13 for students.

Thursday, February 20th – Les Misérables

Set in Montermeil, the Paris banlieue where Victor Hugo wrote the original Les Misérables, Ladj Ly's new film has hit French cinema like a bombshell.
 
The French-Malian director and screenwriter – who recently became first black French director to be nominated for an Oscar – tells the heartbreaking story of a dysfunction at the heart of the French state.
 
It's a must-see about how state structures can uphold and nurture violence – until they inevitably implode.
 
The screening will take place at cinéma Luminor Hôtel de Ville, by Centre Pompidou in Le Marais (central Paris).
 
€9.50 full price, €7.50 for students
 

Friday February 28th – K contraire

Directed by Sarah Marx in what is her first long format film, K contraire is a somber, but clever story about the harsh realities of prison.

Twenty-five-year old Ulysse is struggling. His mother suffers from depression and he just spent six months in prison. He wants a new life, but he needs money – fast. 

The screening will take place at Club de l’Étoile cinema, near the Arc de Triomphe, at 8pm. Drinks will be served from 7pm. There will be a Q&A with the main actor Sandor Funtek after the screening.

 €10 full price, €8 for students.

 


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