Paris, 13th District (2021)
Paris, 13th District (2021)
Paris, 13th District (2021) Jacques Audiard

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Paris, 13th District

Jacques Audiard | France | 2021 | R18+

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Wed 21 Sep 2022

Adapting the stories of American comic-book artist Adrian Tomine, screenwriters Sciamma, Audiard and Léa Mysius concoct a deft, playful and thoroughly sexy roundelay involving a series of interconnecting characters (and lovers) living in Les Olympiades, a cluster of residential high rises situated in Paris’ 13th arrondissement. Featuring a standout performance by Noémie Merlant (Portrait of a Lady on Fire), and exquisitely shot in black and white, this playful millennial comedy is also a deceptively seductive homage to a tradition of French filmmaking exemplified by the cinema of Eric Rohmer.

Format: DCP
Language: French with English Subtitles
Source: Madman
Runtime: 105 mins

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105 mins




Cinema 1, Level 2
ACMI, Fed Square

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About the program

Oscillating Wildly: Céline Sciamma's Inclusive Cinema

Although many only discovered the cinema of Céline Sciamma (1978–) with the international release of the extraordinary ‘two-hander’ Portrait of a Lady on Fire, she had already forged a remarkably productive career as a filmmaker, screenwriter and activist (she was a founder of Le Collectif 50/50, for example). Completing a Masters in French literature and attending France’s most prestigious film school, Le Fémis, Sciamma helmed her first feature, Water Lilies, in 2007.

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