French Film Festival: Embassy Will Exhibit Gael García Bernal, Charlotte Gainsbourg Film

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French Embassy hosts outdoor screenings in NYC. Photo: Getty Images

The tenth edition of the Films on the Green festival, which features free French films in the parks of New York, will include for the first time a French-language film screening with Spanish subtitles: The Science of Dreams, directed by Michel Gondry.

The screening will take place on July 12 at 8:30 pm at J. Hood Wright Park (West 174th Street between Fort Washington and Haven Avenues). The function is presented in association with the Cultural Institute of Mexico in New York.

"We are very excited to partner with our French colleagues in promoting cultural diversity and linguistic inclusion in New York," added the Executive Director of the Mexican Cultural Institute, Caterina Toscano.

The film represents the capricious and imaginative Stéphane (Gael Garcia Bernal) who has a mundane job in a calendar company in Paris and wants a more creative output. He falls in love with his neighbor, Stéphanie (Charlotte Gainsbourg), but the relationship is threatened by the constant infiltration of his fantasy life into his real world.

"On the occasion of the tenth anniversary of Films on the Green, we are very proud to present the first French film of the festival with subtitles in Spanish," said Cultural Counselor of the French Embassy, ​​Bénédicte de Montlaur. "Connecting with the Hispanic community has been one of our goals for many years. This festival, which is projected in parks across New York City, reaching a wide audience of all ages, is the perfect opportunity to start that goal. We hope that The Science of Sleep attracts the attention of the local community to successful and inspiring Franco-Mexican collaborations around cinema like this."

The screening is free and open to the public. The film will be shown in French and English with Spanish subtitles.


All films are in French with English subtitles, except for the film that will be screened on July 12, which is in French and English with Spanish subtitles. Projections begin at dusk.

  • June 2 - Central Park (79th St and Fifth Ave): Potiche (Trophy Wife) by Ozon
  • June 9 - Washington Sq. Park: Tey (Today) by Gomis
  • June 16 - Washington Sq. Park: La Traversée de Paris by Autant-Lara
  • June 23 - Transmitter Park (Brooklyn): Mauvais Sang by Carax
  • June 30 - Transmitter Park (Brooklyn): Contempt by Godard
  • July 7 - Tompkins Sq. Park: La Cérémonie by Chabrol
  • July 12 - J. Hood Wright Park (West 173th St): The Science of Sleep by Gondry,
  • July 14 - Tompkins Sq. Park: Port of Shadow by Carné
  • July 21 - Riverside Park, Pier I (on 70th Street): Lumière d'été by Grémillon
  • July 28 - Riverside Park, Pier I (on 70th Street): A trip to the Moon by Méliès followed by Elena and her Men by Renoir
  • September 7 - Columbia University (at 116th St): The Wild Child by Truffaut
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