Bulletin mensuel : avril 2020

Chers Amis,
Tout d’abord, j’espère que vous vous portez bien et que, malgré l’inquiétude, vous arrivez à profiter de quelques beaux moments en famille ou entre amis, que cela soit en vrai ou en virtuel. Pour rester connecter à la langue et à la culture françaises pendant le confinement, j’ai le grand plaisir de vous présenter, grâce à Philip, cette newsletter spéciale ciné, avec focus sur Jean Seberg.
A très bientôt pour notre prochaine newsletter. En attendant, prenez soin de vous.
Bonne lecture et bon ciné !
Allison

Dear friends,
First of all, I hope that you are well and that, despite concerns, you are managing to enjoy some beautiful time, whether real or virtual, with family or friends. To stay connected to the French language and culture during the 'lockdown', I have the great pleasure of presenting to you, thanks to Philip, this special cinema newsletter, with a focus on Jean Seberg.
Watch out for our next newsletter. In the meantime, take care of yourself.
Enjoy reading and good movies!
Allison

Discovered recently on YouTube …. “Saint Joan”, Otto Preminger's 1957 film of George Bernard Shaw's 1923 play. 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UnyeH8OE3co
Bernard Shaw's words and the fragile on-screen presence of Jean Seberg, who could resist it?

Jean Seberg was the young American actor who became a darling of the French New Wave, learned to speak French, lived and tragically, in 1979, died in Paris. Below are some links you might like to explore ...

Jean Seberg Interview (1960, French with English subtitles)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ssyyBP0LB7I

Cheapened and neutralized: why the FBI destroyed actress Jean Seberg’s life. (English) 
https://medium.com/lessons-from-history/cheapened-and-neutralized-why-the-fbi-destroyed-actress-jean-sebergs-life-4097d87e8195

Jean Seberg, actrice américaine vivant en France, ses derniers jours jusqu'au 30 août 1979
(French)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S99NxCIM654
Moving away from Jean Seberg here are some other links to help you keep in touch with France and things French ….

For everything you need to know about French feature films: news, international releases, box office, festival attendance, …
https://www.unifrance.org/film/espace-longs-metrages

FRANCE 24 English – LIVE – International Breaking News & Top stories - 24/7 stream

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6N0lbZr_wXs

Bonjour Paris (Online magazine with lots of interesting articles on life in Paris)
https://bonjourparis.com/


Movies from QFT ...

MUBI (Subscription. Intro. Offer 3 months for £1)
Léon Morin, Priest 
https://mubi.com/films/leon-morin-priest?_m_utk=b47e8578ce0b756bbd23adecb59d00f3


Prenez soin de vous et de vos proches,

À bientôt, Philip