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About the Film

Directors: Roman Polanski
Actors: Emmanuelle Seigner and Mathieu Amalric

Adapted from the play by David Ives (which played at the Huntington Theater in January 2014), this fascinating film tells the story of an actress (Emmanuelle Seigner) attempting to convince a director (Mathieu Amalric) that she's perfect for a role in his upcoming production. As her audition progresses, the director—and the audience—must confront questions of obsession, identity, power and even reality. Roman Polanski won the César for Best Director for this film in 2014.

The screening will conclude with an open discussion led by our in-house film expert, Barbara Bouquegneau.

Above: Mathieu Amalric as Thomas and Emmanuelle Seigner as Vanda in La Vénus à la fourrure
© R.P. Productions/A.S. Films/Monolith Films/Guy Ferrandis

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Upcoming Events

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From Mar 3, 2017 To May 2, 2017

Join us on Thursday, March 2, for an exclusive artist lecture at 6:00 PM (RSVP only) and the opening reception and official kickoff of le mois de la Francophonie at 7:00 PM!

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Concert

L'Oreille de Proust

A Musical Tribute to Marcel Proust

Monday, May 1, 2017 6:00 PM To 7:30 PM

SOLD OUT. Join us at the Boston Athenæum for a concert featuring piano arrangements typical of 19th-century French salons, interwoven with excerpts from Marcel Proust's works.

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Performance

Stage Reading - Peur(s) with WilmerHale and Barclay Damon

Play by Hedi Tillette de Clermont Tonnerre and directed by Sarah Tick

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 At 6:00 PM

Join us for a stage reading of the play Peur(s), followed by a discussion with the director, Sarah Tick, long time Guantanamo Habeas translator Felice Bezri and star-lawyers Rob Kirsch and Stephen Oleskey.

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