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Winter Edito

Dear friends,As 2015 comes to a close and the promise of 2016 lies ahead, this winter season is a time for reflection and renewal.
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GOLDEN GLOBE FOREIGN-LANGUAGE FILM SERIES

January 4-9, 2016
Aero Theatre
January 4-9, 2016 l Los Angeles. The nominees for Golden Globe in the Best Motion Picture in a foreign-language category will screen the week of the Golden Globe Award Show at the Aero Theatre with filmmakers in person. The nominees are: MUSTANG, France; THE BRAND NEW TESTAMENT, Belgium/France/Luxembourg; THE CLUB, Chile; THE FENCER, Finland/Germany/Estonia; SON OF SAUL, Hungary.
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Couple Mechanics

At once sexy and feminist, this is a story of a woman who decides to fight for her marriage after her husband confesses to an affair with a notable politician. Juliette, a computer engineer, and Olivier, a journalist, have two young children and the busy lives of a modern Parisian couple. When Olivier confesses to having an affair, Juliette’s world is shattered.
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Cruising through the Louvre

Author David Prudhomme meanders through the Louvre, feeling as if in the panels of a giant comic while he himself is creating his own. In this institution, all manner of people from all over the world rub elbows quietly. So he decides to cruise through the Louvre at a quick pace, not to look at the art but to observe the people and their interaction with it.
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Green Capital A New Perspective on Growth

Many believe economic growth is incompatible with ecological preservation. Green Capital challenges this argument by shifting our focus away from the scarcity of raw materials and toward the deterioration of the great natural regulatory functions (such as the climate system, the water cycle, and biodiversity).
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FRENCH ACTS COACHELLA 2016

April 15 - 24, 2016
Coachella Festival
It’s back: Coachella returns to Indio, California in 2016 with some major surprises (LCD Soundsytem and Guns & Roses reunions, anyone?). But certainly not least of all, Coachella 2016 welcomes a veritable treasure trove of French pop and electro acts performing during the perenially sold-out two weekend April festival. In 2016, brace yourselves from performances by Christine and the Queens, M83, St Germain, Ibeyi, Tchami, Amine Edge & Dance, Lido, and Melody’s Echo Chamber.

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Translated Titles 2015

Thanks to the invaluable help of 1100 of our contacts in publishing, we have built a near-complete list of 2015’s titles in translation from the French, of which, as far as we're aware, there is no equivalent. The fact that this list is not exhaustive serves to show the sheer volume of titles published.
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Couple Mechanics

At once sexy and feminist, this is a story of a woman who decides to fight for her marriage after her husband confesses to an affair with a notable politician. Juliette, a computer engineer, and Olivier, a journalist, have two young children and the busy lives of a modern Parisian couple. When Olivier confesses to having an affair, Juliette’s world is shattered.
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Shhh! This Book is Sleeping

Hold this book gently because it’s very sleepy! A mouse inside the pages invites you to read the book a bedtime story, tuck it in with a cozy blanket, and give it a hug and a kiss. Oh, and don’t forget to ask whether it brushed its teeth and went pee-pee! Then turn off the light. There. Shhh! This book is sleeping! Fans of Press Here and The Monster at the End of This Book will enjoy coaxing the very book they’re holding to go to sleep.
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Cruising through the Louvre

Author David Prudhomme meanders through the Louvre, feeling as if in the panels of a giant comic while he himself is creating his own. In this institution, all manner of people from all over the world rub elbows quietly. So he decides to cruise through the Louvre at a quick pace, not to look at the art but to observe the people and their interaction with it.
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The Democratic Spirit of Law

In this major new work, Dominique Schnapper continues her investigation into changes in contemporary democracy. Although she concentrates on the French example, The Democratic Spirit of Law concerns all democratic societies.
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The Deep Sea Diver’s Syndrome

In The Deep Sea Diver’s Syndrome, lucid dreamers called mediums dive into their dreams to retrieve ectoplasms—sticky blobs with curiously soothing properties that are the only form of art in the world. The more elaborate the dream, the better the ectoplasm.

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Orchestre National de France on Tour

One of the most prestigious orchestras in France, Orchestre National de France has long served as France's musical ambassador around the world. Daniele Gatti, its music director since 2008, comes this January to North America with the Orchestre National de France for a last international tour just before leaving for Amsterdam where he is announced to be at the helm of the Royal Concertgebouw. Daniele Gatti will lead the ensemble first with pianist Alexandre Tharaud (for the Boston concert at Symphony Hall) and then with violinist Julian Rachlin (for the 5 other concerts including NY's Carnegie Hall) in a program of Debussy, Tchaikovsky and Mozart (Piano Concerto) or Shostakovitch (Violin Concerto).
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Alexandre Tharaud on Tour in 2016 in America

Acclaimed French pianist, Alexandre Tharaud, whose latest recording of Bach's 'Goldberg' Variations (Erato) was named one of the 25 "best classical music recordings of 2015" by the New York Times, will be performing a number of concerts with various major orchestras and diverse programming, throughout the United States in 2016. "This admirable French pianist took a nine-month sabbatical to hone his interpretation of Bach’s “Goldberg” Variations. Beginning with a spacious Aria, Mr. Tharaud offers imaginatively ornamented renditions of each movement, his playing — full of contrasts — spirited and poetic by turn." - THE NEW YORK TIMES
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'Alone on Christmas Day' Featuring Phoenix with Bill Murray

Phoenix release “Alone on Christmas Day”, a cover of a long-lost Beach Boys holiday track from 1979 that was never formally released. Phoenix’s version features a little help from Bill Murray, Jason Schwartzman, former “Letterman” musical director Paul Shaffer, and New York Dolls’ David Johansen, and appears in the Netflix original holiday special, A Very Murray Christmas, directed by Sofia Coppola. All profits from the song will go to UNICEF.
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French Nominees, 58th Grammy Awards

France has had much success at the Grammy Awards in recent years, garnering many nominations for artists like Daft Punk, the classical label Harmonia Mundi, and famed film composer Alexandre Desplat, among many others. Without further ado, here are the French nominees for the Grammy Awards, to be awarded on February 15, 2016 in Los Angeles.
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Cyrille Aimee at LFNY

Feb 24, 2016 | 7PM
Lycée Francais de New York (LFNY)
Cyrille Aimée is a based in Brooklyn French jazz singer known for rhythmic songs with roots in jazz and gypsy styles. She won the Montreux Jazz Festival Competition in 2007, was a finalist in the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition in 2010, and won the Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Competition in 2012. She will perform at the Lycée Français in New York on February 24th.
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Quatuor Thymos at the Kennedy Center and on Tour

Paris-based quartet Le Quatuor Thymosare set to return for a small tour in the United States in January 2016. For their Kennedy Center return, Thymos Quartet has chosen Schubert's "Rosamunde" quartet and beloved "Trout" quintet, and a quartet by Dejours. Music Director Christoph Eschenbach is at the keyboard, with Yann Dubost playing the double bass.

Visual & Performing Arts

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Call for Submissions for Prix Versailles 2016

The Prix Versailles, the world architecture award for hotels, stores and restaurants, has released a call for submissions.
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Hervé Koubi West Coast Tour

Hervé Koubi, one of Europe's most distinctive and celebrated choreographers, will be touring the West Coast with his acclaimed dance performance, Ce que le jour doit à la nuit (What the Day Owes the Night).
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City Lives at The Shirley Fiterman Art Center

Nov 24-Jan 16, 2016
The Shirley Fiterman Art Center
City Lives, an exhibition curated by Michael Klein, will take place from November 24 to January 16 at The Shirley Fiterman Art Center, with a reception on the opening night.
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Interview with Performance Artist Dorothée Munyaneza

Dorothée Munyaneza's Samedi détente -- an exploration of the will to survive and to find happiness amidst unimaginable horrors through spoken word, song and movement -- will premiere at The Public Theater’s Under The Radar Festival (January 14-17). Then, it will be presented Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa, California (January 21 to 23).
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ODC Theater Presents Comapgnie Hervé Koubi

January 22, 2016 - January 23, 2016
ODC Theater
French-Algerian choreographer Hervé Koubi makes his West Coast debut featuring 12 French-Algerian and African male dancers in the highly physical and stunningly fluid What The Day Owes to the Night.
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Auguste Morisot's Latin America in Traveler Art Exhibition

October 30, 2015 - January 23, 2016
The Visual Arts Gallery
August Morisot will be featured in the exhibition Boundless Reality: Traveler Artists’ Landscape of Latin America from the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Collection from October 30 to January 23, 2016.

Film, TV & New Media

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GOLDEN GLOBE FOREIGN-LANGUAGE FILM SERIES

January 4-9, 2016
Aero Theatre
January 4-9, 2016 l Los Angeles. The nominees for Golden Globe in the Best Motion Picture in a foreign-language category will screen the week of the Golden Globe Award Show at the Aero Theatre with filmmakers in person. The nominees are: MUSTANG, France; THE BRAND NEW TESTAMENT, Belgium/France/Luxembourg; THE CLUB, Chile; THE FENCER, Finland/Germany/Estonia; SON OF SAUL, Hungary.
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Our Christmas Film Wish List !

Here are our suggestions of gifts to be put at the foot of the Christmas tree!
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My French Film Festival

Monday, January 18 to Thursday, February 18
Online - Worldwide
From January 18 through February 18, 2016, film lovers around the world will be able to access films from the 6th edition of the Online French Film Festival.
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88th ACADEMY AWARDS ANNOUNCES CHEZ MOI AND AVE MARIA AS SHORTS FINALISTS

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced that the shorts Chez Moi and Ave Maria are finalists!
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Six Films of Chantal Akerman Available for Free on Hulu

The famed Belgian filmmaker and pioneer of modern feminist cinema Chantal Akerman passed away on October 5, 2015. In a tribute to the filmmaker, distributor Janus films is offering free access to six of her films on HULU.
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UNDER THE MILKY WAY

The digital distributor Under The Milky Way offers a wide selection of films from all around the world, including France. They have now created a monthly newsletter highlighting their key releases!
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