“French cinema days” in Baku.

Film screening days “100% classics: the taste of French cinema” starts.

The screening, organized by French Institute and French Embassy in Azerbaijan within the framework of joint cooperation with Azerbaijan Union of Filmmakers, will take place at Azerbaijan Cinema.

The films will be screened in French, with Azerbaijani and English subtitles:

The films screening days:

7th of June – Atalanta (Jean Vigo)

14th of June – Baltazar (Robert Bresson)

21st of June – “Runway” and “Letters from Siberia” (Chris Marker)

“Atalanta” (1933) directed by Jean Vigo tells the story of the marriage of the sea captain Jean with a village girl, Juliet, and their honeymoon trip to Paris.

“Au hazard Balthazar”, directed by Robert Bresson in 1966, ranks among at the forefront of world cinema textbooks. The protagonist of the film is a donkey named Baltazar. The children gave this name to donkey. When Balthazar come across with new people, the audience gets acquainted with new characters under favour of the donkey. But Balthazar remembers the most is a girl Marie.

Chris Marker’s short film, the only feature film “Runway” which was released in 1952, describes the lives of Parisians who survived the thermonuclear weapon of World War III in underground catacombs. The film is in a fantastic genre and makes the audience to feel anti-utopian feelings.

Chris Marker’s documentary “Letters from Siberia” in 1957 is about the nature of it, the lives of its people, and the modernization of society.