Champs-Élysées film festival

Celebrating American and French independent cinema.
This is the ambition of the Champs-Élysées Festival
which will take place from June 18th to 25th.
An unmissable event for Parisian movie lovers. 

By Garance Lunven

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Champs Elysées film festival


For its 8th edition, previews and first looks will be shown at the festival, among which Her Smell, a drama about the life of a ’90s punk rock superstar (played by Elizabeth Moss) who will hit rock bottom. People attending the festival will also have the opportunity to see James Franco’s newest movie, The Pretenders, an homage to the New Wave period. Let’s also mention The Mountain – A Psychological Odyssey by Rick Alverson, a portrait of America in the 1950s featuring the actor Jeff Goldblum.

The latter will also be present at the festival to give a masterclass, as well as Kyle Maclachlan (Twin Peaks, Blue Velvet, High Flying Birdand Christopher Walken (Annie Hall, Pulp Fiction, Eddie the Eagle). The festival will honor this legend of the cinema through a retrospective of his best movies. Not to mention the French programming (Frères d’armeVif-Argent), the screening of French and American short films, and electrifying showcases with a view over the Arc de Triomphe. Find all the information and the complete program here.

Garance Lunven

  • Champs Elysées
  • paris
  • festival

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