French film screenings with English subtitles in June

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3 Jun, 2021 Updated Thu 3 Jun 2021 13:01 CEST
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A member of staff vacuums the stairs of a movie theatre at cinema complex of the UGC Cine Cite Les Halles, in Paris, on May 18, 2021, on the eve of reopening of restaurant terraces, museums, theatres and cinemas as part of an easing of the nationwide lockdown measures adopted to fight against the spread of the Covid-19. (Photo by Anne-Christine POUJOULAT / AFP)

After a period of online screenings during lockdown, Paris-based cinema club Lost in Frenchlation has made it back to the big screen. Here is the club's June line-up of screenings of French films with English subtitles.


The club “opens up the world of French cinema to the international community of Paris” and aims to offer people who are not yet fluent in French an authentic French cinema experience, screening a mixture of classic films and new releases with English subtitles.

This June, the club is back in real-life cinemas after months of virtual screenings and has just revealed what’s on over the next month.


Thursday 3rd June

Paris Stalingrad - In partnership with the University of Kent’s postgraduate arts festival, the film is based in Summer 2016, a period when many refugees were fleeing poverty and persecution. Based in the city’s Stalingrad district, where many were camping during the period, the film follows their daily life of police raids and bureaucratic labyrinths.

An online screening at 8pm, followed by a Q&A with the film’s director, Hind Medebb at 9:30pm. Tickets are €6 and available here.

Sunday 6th June

L’Etreinte - Emmanuelle Béart, one of the greatest interpreters of French cinema, plays a woman who has recently lost her husband to illness and is looking to start a new life. Wanting to make up for lost time after marrying young, she moves in with her sister, resumes her studies, and discovers newfound freedom that leads her to connect with her body, her sensuality, and her feelings. 

6pm at L’Entrepôt, 7 rue Francis de Pressensé, 75014 Paris followed by a Q&A with the director, Ludovic Bergery. Tickets are €8.50 full price; €7 for students and all other concessions. Covid-related restrictions on audience numbers apply so online bookings are recommended here.

Friday 11th June

Une triomphe – Named Best Comedy of 2020 at the European Film Awards, the film follows Etienne, an out of work yet endearing actor who runs a theatre workshop in a prison. He brings together an unlikely troupe of prisoners, who stage Samuel Beckett’s infamous play, Waiting for Godot.

8pm at Luminor Hôtel de Ville, 20 Rue du Temple, 75004 Paris.

Tickets are €5 with Telerama Pass, €10 full price and €8 for students and other concessions. Tickets available at the door only to get the discounted price; or online here.


Sunday 13th June

Gagarine - Yuri, 16, has lived all his life in Gagarin Towers, a vast red-brick housing project on the outskirts of Paris, and has dreamed of becoming an astronaut. When plans to demolish Gagarin Towers leak out, Yuri joins the resistance. With his friends Diana and Houssam, he embarks on a mission to save their home, which has become his “starship”.

6pm at L’Entrepôt, 7 rue Francis de Pressensé, 75014 Paris. 

Tickets are €5 with Telerama Pass, €10 full price and €8 for students and other concessions. Tickets available at the door only to get the discounted price; or online here.

Sunday 20th June (A Father’s Day double-bill special)

Le Grand Bain + Swimming with Men – Two comedies that tackle middle life-crisis through synchronised swimming. 

An online screening at 6pm, followed by a Q&A with the screenwriter. 

Tickets available here

Friday 25th June

Playlist –  Sophie is 30 and has just found out she has landed a great job with a famous Parisian publisher. Her dream? Not really. She’d rather see her own work printed and when she tells her boyfriend, Jean, that she’s pregnant, everything explodes. 

8pm at Club de l’Etoile, 14 Rue Troyon, 75017, Paris. 

Tickets available at



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singalonginla 2021/06/08 03:45
Title correction Not « Une triomphe ». Masc. Un triomphe
humphrey.wills 2021/06/04 21:26
Rural France must be the only place in the world where I can't watch french film with english subtitles. What a shame.

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