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Films on the Green 2024

May 31, 2024 - September 6, 2024
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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Manhattan and Brooklyn Parks New York, NY

From May 31 to September 6, Villa Albertine’s beloved free outdoor French film festival, Films on the Green, will return to parks across Manhattan and Brooklyn, featuring 11 captivating films that celebrate the thrill, competition, and triumph of sports. From the adrenaline-fueled matches of boxing to the graceful strokes of artistic swimming, the festival’s lineup offers a diverse array of sports films and stories that will resonate with audiences of all ages and interests. Experience the resilience of real-life soccer legends Marinette Pichon and Salif Keïta Traoré, or dive into the high-stakes world of championship tournaments like Roland-Garros and the Tour de France.

Join us for an unforgettable cinematic journey centered on the power and passion of sports, set against the backdrop of New York City’s beautiful parks!

Free and open to the public. Registration is recommended but not required.
Films begin at sunset. All films have English subtitles.

Friday, May 31 | Central Park – Cedar Hill
Sink or Swim (Le Grand Bain)

Directed by Gilles Lellouche 
With Mathieu Amalric, Guillaume Canet, Benoît Poelvoorde, Virginie Efira, Leïla Bekhti, Marina Foïs, Philippe Katerine
2018, Comedy-Drama, 2h01, France-Belgium 

Friday, June 7 | Washington Square Park
Final Set (5ème Set)

Directed by Quentin Reynaud
With Alex Lutz, Ana Girardot, Kristin Scott Thomas  
2020, Drama, 1h43, France 

Friday, June 14 | Washington Square Park
The Odyssey (L’Odyssée)

Directed by Jérôme Salle
With Lambert Willson, Audrey Tautou, Pierre Niney, Laurent Lucas, and Benjamin Lavernhe  
2016, Drama-Biopic, Rated PG, 2h02, France-Belgium  

Friday, June 21 | WNYC Transmitter Park, Brooklyn
My Donkey, My Lover & I (Antoinette dans les Cévennes)

Directed by Caroline Vignal 
With Laure Calamy, Benjamin Lavernhe, and Olivia Côte  
2020, Comedy-Romance, 1h36, France-Belgium  

Friday, June 28 | J. Hood Wright Park
The Triplets of Belleville (Les Triplettes de Belleville)

Directed by Sylvain Chomet   
2003, Animation-Adventure, PG-13, 1h20, France-Canada-Belgium 

Friday, July 5 | Seward Park
Marinette

Directed by Virginie Verrier   
With Garance Mariller, Emilie Dequenne, Alban Lenoir, and Sylvie Testud 
2023, Drama-Biopic, 1h35, France 

Friday, July 12 | Seward Park
Air of Paris (L’Air de Paris)

Directed by Marcel Carné 
With Jean Gabin, Arletty, and Roland Lesaffre 
1954, Drama, 1h50, France-Italy, courtesy of Rialto Pictures

US Premiere – Friday, July 19 | Riverside Park, Pier I
Les Cinq Tulipes Rouges (Five Red Tulips)

Directed by Jean Stelli 
With René Dary, Suzanne Dehelly, Raymond Bussières, and Jean Brochard 
1949, Crime, 1h37, France 

Friday, July 26 | Riverside Park, Pier I
The Golden Ball (Le Ballon d’or)

Directed by Cheik Doukouré 
With Salif Keïta, Agnès Soral, Aboucar Sidiki Soumah, and Habib Hammoud 
1994, Comedy-Drama, 1h33, France-Guinea, courtesy of Rialto Pictures

Thursday, September 5 (TBD) | Columbia University
Ride Above (Tempête)

Directed by Christian Duguay 
With Pio Marmaï, Mélanie Laurent, Carmen Kassovitz, Danny Huston, and Carole Bouquet
2022, Drama, 1h49, France-Canada, courtesy of Institut Français

Friday, September 6 | McGolrick Park
Racetime (La Course des Tuques)

Directed by Benoît Godbout 
2018, Animation-Adventure, PG, 1h29, Canada