Oui, Oui! French Film Festival Calendar of Events

All events taking place at the Byrd Theatre 2908 W. Cary St.

March 25-March 28


“Marching Band” 6:30 p.m. By Claude Miller. Discussion to follow.

“Les Plages d’Agnès” 9 p.m. By Agnès Varda Discussion to follow.


Master class: “3-D technology in Filmmaking” 4 p.m. Part 1: presentation by and discussion with Alain Besse, Rip Hampton O’Neil, Angelo Cosimano and other filmmakers. Part 2: presentation by director Jeanne Guillot. Part 3: more shorts from La Fémis Discussion to follow.

“Portrait de groupe avec enfants et motocyclettes” 7 p.m. By Pierre-William Glenn. Discussion to follow.

“Sœur Sourire” 9:20 p.m. By Stijn Coninx. Discussion to follow.


First Short Film Series: 9 a.m. Featuring Allons-y! Alonzo!, Procuration, La Clef du problème, and Vers où s’envolent les papillons. Discussion to follow.

“Orpailleur” 10:30 a.m. By Marc Barrat with George Aguilar. Discussion to follow.

“Sans rancune!” 12:15 p.m. By Yves Hanchar. Presentation of the 2010 French Delegation, introduced by his Excellency Pierre Vimont, the French ambassador to the United States, VCU President Michael Rao, UR President Edward L. Ayers and Festival Directors Françoise Ravaux-Kirkpatrick and Peter KirkpatrickDiscussion to follow.

“Le Hérisson” 4 p..m. By Mona Achache with Josiane Balasko.

Official Reception at the UR Jepson Alumni Center: 7 p.m.

Welcome: 9:45 p.m. Discussion with actor Firat Ayverdi.


Second Short Film Series: 8 a.m. Featuring De si près,
En attendant que la pluie cesse,
Plus tard je serai Zorro,
and 7.57 am-pm. Discussion to follow.

“En terre étrangère” 9:30 a.m. By Christian Zerbib. Discussion to follow.

“Erreur de la banque en votre faveur” 11:35 a.m. By Gérard Bitton and Michel Munz. Discussion to follow.

“Commis d’office” 2:10 p.m. By Hannelore Cayre. Discussion to follow.

Closing Ceremony: 4:30 p.m. With French Delegation. Runtime 4:30-5:30 p.m.

“Mères et filles” 5 p.m. By Julie Lopes-Curval. Discussion to follow.

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