In a first for New York City, the Consulate General of France in New York, the French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF), and the Committee of French Speaking Societies (CAFUSA) will present a special Bastille Day Celebration in Central Park on Wednesday, July 14th, beginning at 6:00pm featuring live jazz, a dance party and a new French film.
6:30pm — Opening Address
6:40pm — National Anthems of France and the United States
Antoinette dans les Cévennes
Dir. Caroline Vignal, France, 2020
With Laure Calamy, Benjamin Lavernhe, Olivia Côte
In French with English subtitles
Cannes Label 2020
Directed by Caroline Vignal, this warm comedy features stunning landscapes, a gentle touch, a few slapstick flourishes, and a tour-de-force star turn from Laure Calamy (Call My Agent!). On an impulse, Paris schoolteacher Antoinette (Calamy) decides to follow her married lover Vladimir and his family on a hiking holiday. Yet she soon realizes this impromptu vacation is more than she bargained for, as she finds herself trekking across the Cévennes mountains with only a recalcitrant donkey named Patrick to keep her company.
Bastille Day 2021 Prize Drawing:
Continuing a Bastille Day tradition, FIAF’s popular prize drawing returns, with more than a dozen fabulous prizes up for grabs online.
This year’s grand prize is a luxurious two-night stay in a Terrace Suite—complete with a bottle of Champagne and skyline views—at Sofitel New York.
Premier prizes include a Thermomix® TM6™ appliance and a FIAF Premier Membership & French Class package.
Prize-drawing tickets will be available through 6pm ET on Wednesday, July 21, with the online drawing held at 6:30pm ET that day.
While you wait, take a ride downtown and visit Lady Liberty’s ‘Little Sister’, a gift to the United States from France, on view July 1st to July 5th on Ellis Island.