Our favorite annual showcase of new Francophone cinema returns April 25-29 for our biggest and most extensive line-up yet. Join us for five days of award-winning work from some of the most exciting new names in global cinema, in partnership with UniFrance, the French Embassy in the United States, and the Premiers Plans Festival d’Angers. The week will feature dialogues with Francophone filmmakers in-person, animations, shorts, music-themed and family programming, and more. AFS members are invited to a members-only champagne opening reception on April 25.
About the film:
Director Hubert Charuel in attendance!
Winner of the César Award for Best First Film, Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor. A shy young dairy farmer, Pierre, begins to take precautions when word of Mad Cow Disease in France begins to make the national headlines. To the dismay of his veterinarian sister and their parents, his paranoia mounts, but he doesn’t let on that one of their cows is exhibiting symptoms. Obsessed with his herd, Pierre will do anything to save them, and the film brims with suspense and humor as Pierre bumbles his way through concealing his dark secret.
Join us April 25th for New French Cinema Week: PETIT PAYSAN!
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