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Women Behind the Camera

The 2019 Films on the Green lineup focused on female directors in French and Francophone cinema through a selection of 13 movies. The 12th edition payed tribute to “Women Behind the Camera” in honor of Agnès Varda, feminist filmmaker and pioneer of the French New Wave, who passed away earlier that year.

The 2019 selection highlighted the diversity of French and Francophone cinema, featuring movies from Lebanon, the Ivory Coast, Mexico and Turkey, and shines a light on well-known woman filmmakers as well as emerging ones.

Free and open to the public- No ticket needed
Music by WNYU and WHCS DJs prior to the screenings!


COCO BEFORE CHANEL (Coco avant Chanel)
Directed by Anne Fontaine, 2009, PG-13, 1h50, France-Belgium
With Audrey Tautou, Alessandro Nivola, Benoît Poelvoorde, Emmanuelle Devos

WHERE DO WE GO NOW? (Et maintenant on va où ?)
Directed by Nadine Labaki, 2011, PG-13, 1h40, France-Lebanon
With Claude Baz Moussawbaa, Layla Hakim, Nadine Labaki, Yvonne Maalouf

IN SAFE HANDS (Pupille)
Directed by Jeanne Herry, 2018, 1h47, France
With Sandrine Kiberlain, Gilles Lellouche, Élodie Bouchez

PEPPERMINT SODA (Diabolo menthe)
Directed by Diane Kurys, 1977, PG, 1h41, France
With Anouk Ferjac, Eléonore Klarwein, Odile Michel

MUSTANG
Directed by Deniz Gamze Ergüven, 2015, PG-13, 1h34, France-Turkey
With Dogba Doguslu, Elit Iscan, Gunes Sensoy, Ilayda Akdogan, Tugba Sunguroglu

TOMBOY
Directed by Céline Sciamma, 2011, 1h22, France
With Zoé Héran, Mathieu Demy, Sophie Cattani, Jeanne Disson

THE AMAZING CATFISH (Los insólitos peces gato)
Directed by Claudia Sainte-Luce, 2013, PG-13, 1h35, France-Mexico
With Lisa Owen, Ximena Ayala, Sonia Franco

AYA OF YOP CITY (Aya de Yopougon)
Directed by Marguerite Abouet and Clément Oubrerie, 2010, 1h24, France-Ivory Coast
With the voices of Aïssa Maïga, Tatiana Rojo, Tella Kpomahou

SEQUINS (Brodeuses)
Directed by Éléonore Faucher, 2004, 1h29, France
With Ariane Ascaride, Lola Naymark, Thomas Laroppe

CHOCOLAT
Directed by Claire Denis, 1988, PG-13, 1h45, France-West Germany-Cameroon
With Isaach De Bankolé, Giulia Boschi, François Cluzet, Cécile Ducasse

JACQUOT DE NANTES
Directed by Agnès Varda, 1991, PG, 1h58, France
With Philippe Maron, Edouard Joubeaud, Laurent Monnier, Brigitte De Villepoix

OLIVIA
Directed by Jacqueline Audry, 1951, 1h35, France
With Marie-Claire Olivia, Edwige Feuillère, Simone Simon, Yvonne de Bray

MINUSCULE, VALLEY OF THE LOST ANTS (Minuscule – La vallée des fourmis perdues)
Directed by Hélène Giraud and Thomas Szabo, 2013, 1h29, France-Belgium


2019 Official Sponsors
Air FranceBNP Paribas, CHANEL Fund for Women in the Arts and Culture, JC Decaux, and TV5 Monde.

2019 Festival Friends
agnès b.Maman NYC, The Columbia Maison Française, The Fort Lee Film Commission, The Instituto Cervantes, The Mexican Cultural Institute in New YorkSézane, and The Washington Square Park Conservancy. Thanks also to Nora Coblence and Frederic C. Weiss.

2019 Film Friends and Partners
The Consulate General of Lebanon in New York, The Washington Square Park Conservancy, FF2 Media LLC, Cohen Media Group, The American Turkish Society, Institut français, Cinémathèque Afrique – Institut français, Cinema Tropical, Mano a Mano: Mexican Culture Without Borders, The African Film Festival, The Consulate General of Côte d’Ivoire in New York The North Brooklyn Parks AllianceCouncil Member Stephen LevinPS110 The Monitor School, and PS110 PTA.