The FRENCH CINE-CLUB invites you to join us on Friday February 22 at 7:00 pm, at Emerson School 2800 W. Bayshore, Palo Alto.
DIVA by Jean Jacques Beineix (1981) with Richard Bohringer, Gérard Darmon, Thuy An Luu, Wilhelmenia Wiggins Fernandez and Dominique Pinon.
Cinematography: Philippe Rousselot. Music: Wladimir Cosma.
This exhilarating film will surprise and fascinate.
A young postman races the streets of Paris on his moped, delivering mail and pausing at an opera recital to secretly record a performance by a tall, black, gorgeous American soprano dear to his heart.
Two tapes, two Parisian mob killers, one corrupt policeman, an opera fan, a teenage thief, a chase through the Paris metro, and the coolest philosopher ever filmed.
A mix of genres, noir, neo New wave, interracial fairy tale romance makes you fall in love with the movie, creating a witty, playful film that is highly entertaining. It received three Cesar Awards, Best Feature Film, Best music and Best Soundtrack.
The bilingual introduction and the discussion will be led by Hélène Laroche Davis, Professor of Film Studies. Food, wine and networking for starters!