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TUESDAY, November 27 AT 7:00 PM at La Maison Française - Embassy of France4101 Reservoir Road, NW - Washington, DC FREE ADMISSION Parking available on Reservoir Road and across the street at Georgetown University Hospital's pay lot. SECURITY RULES: A reservation on Eventbrite is mandatory, attendees must have a Government issued photo ID in order to enter the Embassy. NO NEED TO PRINT YOUR TICKET, BUT NO ONE WILL BE ADMITTED WITHOUT RESERVATION AND PROPER ID. Name on reservation must match ID for each attendee. Due to strict security measures, please arrive on time, doors will be closed at 7 p.m. sharp. Please allow extra time for security screening. ALL ABOUT ACTRESSES / LE BAL DES ACTRICESBy Maïwenn 2009 - France - 100 min As part of the international film series "Films Across Borders: Stories of Women", the Cultural Services of the French Embassy present the screening of All about Actresses. A director (Maïwenn) dives into the strange and confusing world of French actresses. This mockumentary takes a behind-the-scenes camera angle to most genuinely portray actresses' experiences in interviews, each actress providing a different perspective as to her career outlook. Maïwenn meets them in ordinary places, with a mere hand-held camera, as they reveal their ambitions, frustrations and sometimes their folly. As Maïwenn proclaims to Charlotte Rampling : "We don't become actresses if we're not neurotic". Although the many close-up and POV shots give an impression of authenticity, the movie remains a work of fiction, albeit one inspired by the actual French film industry. Consequently, all actresses play cliché characters more or less based on real actresses: Marina Foïs plays a Botox addict, Romane Bohringer, a has-been depressed and forgotten actress, and Karin Viard, a full-of-herself snob bored by French movies, dreaming of American blockbusters. However, as per Maiwenn's vision, the film is both a documentary and a musical supported by short clips of s
  • Start:November 27, 2018
  • End:November 27, 2018
  • Recurring
  • Where:Maison Francaise at the French Embassy, La Maison Francaise, 4101 Reservoir Road, NW, Washington, District of Columbia, United States, 20007
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  • Event Type: Food & Dining, Festivals & Fairs
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