Celebration of the Arts
The film traces the decade-long friendship between the impressionist artist, Paul Cézanne and the naturalist novelist, Émile Zola, two of France’s most influential cultural figures in the19th century.
Alliance Française de Hong Kong with the support of Consulate General of France in Hong Kong & Macau and Le French May is excited to invite you on an artistic journey through French cinema, with a special spotlight on the Arts.
Le French May Cinema Programme, entitled Celebration of the Arts pays tribute to Masters and unknown artists as well as philanthropists and many others whose life would be nothing without arts.
Celebration of the Arts will present a selection of 10 films featuring the great figures of French Cinema Gérard Depardieu, Isabelle Huppert, Gérard Philippe, Anouk Aimé and Guillaume Canet.
The 2017 film selection brings to the silver screen some great French painters’ unique life: Renoir, Van Gogh, Séraphine de Senlis, Cézanne, Modigliani… Audiences are invited to discover these extraordinary artists in a new light, through the stories of their fallen loves, their greatest pains and uneasy doubts.
Celebration of the Arts is an ode to the arts and its French masters, whom most of us relate to on a daily basis but don’t quite know beyond the name. With the simplest paint brush or the most daunting play on words, these artists such as Cézanne and Modigliani, have given us all a chance to get a grasp of their mindset and imaginary.
This selection would not be possible without the contribution of our ambassador Karena Lam, who handpicked iconic French movies that have influenced her bold career. Thank you Karena for your incomparable contribution ! Enjoy the 2017 Le French May Cinema Programme.