Summer takes on Gallic accents from Monday with weekly screenings of French films in Holdudvar, the restaurant, bar, art gallery and open-air cinema on the southern tip of Margit Island closest to Margit híd (bridge). The films – all premiering in Hungary – run with English subtitles, will be screened inside Holdudvar’s hall in case of rain, and can be seen for a HUF 900 fee available on the door from 7pm.
Fabrice Lucchini and Lambert Wilson open the series on 1 July with Alceste à Bicyclette (Cycling with Molière), a 2013 comedy on theatrical talent and Molière’s The Misanthrope.
– Next up is Renoir, a 2012 drama on film director Jean Renoir (son of painter Pierre-August Renoir) on 8 July,
– followed by La Fille du 14 Juillet (The Rendez-Vous of Déjà -Vu), a burlesque French road-trip with the economic crisis as a backdrop on 15 July;
– Cherchez Hortense (Looking for Hortense) a 2012 comedy on immigration and the Parisian art de vivre on 22 July;
– Americano, a 2011 drama starring Mathieu Demy as a man tracking down a mysterious woman (Salma Hayek) in Los Angeles, on 29 July;
– Pauline Détective (Pauline the Inspector), a 2012 light-hearted play featuring imagined crimes, the Italian Riviera and an attractive lifeguard, on 5 August;
– Les Adieux à la Reine (Farewell, My Queen! – Diane Kruger, Léa Seydoux and Virginie Ledoyen during the closing days of Marie Antoinette’s reign) on 12 August, and
– La Folle Histoire d’Amour de Simon Eskenazy (He is My Girl), a 2009 romantic comedy in which a renowned Jewish clarinetist sees his mother, his ex-wife, his estranged son and a gay Muslim enter his life (19 August).
Le billet (The ticket)
French outdoor screenings. Mondays, 8.45pm starting 1 July.
Holdudvar, Margit Island
Tickets HUF 900 on the door. www.franciaintezet.hu (French, Hungarian. No English)