French Film Festival

Yep, more movies. It’s still crazy hot, so I’m retreating indoors. The New Orleans Film Society‘s annual French Film Festival ends today. This evening’s offering is Let it Rain (Parlez-Moi de la Pluie). Here is a synopsis:

“From the celebrated director of Look At Me and The Taste of Others, Agnes Jaoui, comes Let It Rain, an endlessly charming and a sharp-witted battle of the sexes. An audience favorite at the New York Film Festival, this charismatic comedy is un-missable for fans of French cinema everywhere.

Agathe Villanova (Jaoui) is a self-centered, workaholic feminist politician who, upon reluctantly returning to her home in the south of France to sort out her mother’s affairs, runs for an local election. Upon her arrival, Agathe grudgingly agrees to take part in a documentary being made by the blundering duo of Karim (Jamel Debbouze, Amelie) an aspiring filmmaker, and self-professed “reporter” Michel (Jaoui’s regular writing partner Jean-Pierre Bacri), on the subject of “successful women.” As Agathe’s life hilariously unravels, the camera is there to capture it all.”

I am quite lazy today, so I will let The New York Times convince you that you want to see it–as it convinced me.

At Prytania. $6.50/members. $8.50/general. 7:15.

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