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Champs-Élysées Film Festival

  • Monday, November 6 • 6:30 p.m.

  • Free for members and students* • $15 Non-Members

  • On Site - Enter via 54 W. Chicago Ave

  • In French with English subtitles

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Chicago Premieres and award-winning short films presented in a red-carpet event by Justine Lévêque, the creative director of Paris’ only film festival. À ne pas manquer!

In partnership with the University of Chicago Departments of Romance Languages and Literatures



(Hugo David & Raphaël Quenard, Short, France, 2022, 25 min)

Raphaël is an actor. For the first time, he has the lead role in a feature film. No one understands why he was chosen. In fact, no one really understands him.

Mimi de Douarnenez 

(Sébastien Betbeder, Medium-length, France, 2023, 39 min)

Mimi has always lived in Douarnenez. She works at Le Club cinema, and tonight she has to welcome Gaspard Kermarec, a depressive director who has come to present a depressing film in the town he left in his late teens.


(Annabelle Amoros, Medium-length documentary, France, 2023, 36 min)

Tornado Alley, in the center of the United States, is likely to be devastated every year by the impressive meteorological phenomenon that is tornadoes. Some study it closely to protect themselves, others exploit it as a profitable spectacle.

* Entrée Libre for students with ID on-site/.edu addresses online. High school, college or university.

More about the Champs Elysees Film Festival:

Based in Paris, Champs-Élysées Film Festival is a major international film festival where the best of French and American cinema is featured every year. Dedicated to the discovery of new talents, the festival aims to act as a bridge between French and American filmmaking and as a platform for young creation as well as independent cinema and music. Founded in 2012 by producer, distributor and movie theater owner Sophie Dulac, the festival gathers thousands of spectators and industry professionals on the Champs-Élysées each year to celebrate the heart of contemporary film creation and to showcase bold, ambitious and unique movies. The Champs Elysées Film Festival takes place each year in June in Paris, followed by a US Tour in the fall.

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