A Paris Education

Mes provinciales


Thursday, Nov. 8 at 5:00pm
Sunday, Nov. 11 at 8:10pm
Plaza Frontenac Cinema
Plaza Frontenac Cinema

Etienne (Andranic Manet), a serious and impressionable young cinephile, leaves behind his steady girlfriend (Diane Rouxel) in Lyon to study film in Paris. Settling into a dingy flat with a rotating cast of roommates, he immerses himself in a bohemian world of artists, intellectuals, and fellow film geeks who excitedly share their passion for Bresson, Ford, and obscure Russian directors. It’s a seemingly idyllic life of the mind — until more complicated matters of the flesh, as well as jealous creativity, intrude. Shooting in timeless black-and-white and interweaving references to philosophy, music, and cinema — from Pascal to Mahler to Parajanov — Jean-Paul Civeyrac conjures a bittersweet ode to the heady days of student life that evokes the films of the French New Wave. The Film Stage calls “A Paris Education” “a wonderfully anachronistic homage to a timeless, New Wave-style world filled with cinephiles, lovers, and great films.”

137 min.

Directed by

Jean-Paul Civeyrac



Film Category

International Spotlight Robert French and French-Language Focus


Cinema Education