From 02.05. To 01.07.2017.

Stars of French Films

Program of French Films

Program of French Films

"Program of French Stars presents actresses whose fame surpassed the borders of their home country and its great cinema of which they were a part of" (Tomislav Kurelec)

Films in cycle

Lola (1961)


Directed by: Jacques Demy
PHOTOGRAPHY: Raoul Coutard

Anouk Aimée plays Lola, a cabaret singer in Nantes and mother of a small boy. It has been seven years since the boy’s father left them and went to America telling them he would return upon getting rich. In his absence, Lola’s childhood friend Roland falls in love with her. American sailor Frankie is also not immune to Lola’s charms.

b/w, 85 min
Tuesday 16.05.2017 AT 21:00
Tuesday 02.05.2017 AT 19:00

Elevator to the Gallows

(Ascenseur pour l'échafaud, France, 1958)

Directed by: Louis Malle

Florence and her husband have come up with a perfect plan of how to get rid of her husband, a successful and very rich businessman: they will use his own gun and make it look like a suicide. Things, though, do not go as planned. As soon as Julian thinks he has committed the perfect crime, he finds out that he has left behind the hook he used to climb onto the balcony. He returns to get it but things take a course of their own… Film has both English and Croatian subtitles!

b/w, 91'
Wednesday 17.05.2017 AT 21:00
Wednesday 03.05.2017 AT 19:00

The Young Girls of Rochefort

(Les demoiselles de Rochefort, 1967)

Directed by: Jacques Demy
PHOTOGRAPHY: Ghislain Cloquet

Sisters in real life, Françoise Dorléac and Catherine Deneuve play sisters in this film. Twins Solange and Delphine live together and work at a music and dance school. Solange teaches piano, while Delphine teaches dancing. Even though they dream of Paris, convinced that they would find love and careers there, romance awaits them right around the corner… Film has both English and Croatian subtitles!

color, digital, 128 min
Thursday 11.05.2017 AT 18:30
Monday 08.05.2017 AT 19:00



Directed by: Maurice Pialat
PHOTOGRAPHY: Pierre-William Glenn, Jacques Loiseleux

Nelly is a middle-class woman married to the possessive André who decides to throw away her comfortable but rather boring life after she meets Loulou. He has just gotten out of prison and a love affair with him brings Nelly freedom, unpredictability and what seems to be love. Loulou is goodhearted but cannot get a job and earns a living by carrying out small robberies and help from Nelly. While André is trying to win his wife back, she gets pregnant with Loulou. Film has both Engl...

color, digital, 110 min
Saturday 13.05.2017 AT 19:00
Tuesday 09.05.2017 AT 19:00

The Wages of Fear

(Le salaire de la peur, France, Italy, 1953)

Directed by: Henri-Georges Clouzot
PHOTOGRAPHY: Armand Thirard

In Middle America four adventurers - Mario, Jo, Luigi and Bimba – accept the offer from an oil company to drive a truck full of nitroglycerin to the oil drilling area that is several hundreds of kilometers away. They will each get 2000 dollars. While travelling across bad roads and an inaccessible terrain, they gradually become more and more anxious because of the deadly cargo that they are transporting… This excellent psychological thriller won the Grand Prix in Cannes in 1953. Fi...

b/w, 131'
Friday 12.05.2017 AT 19:00
Wednesday 10.05.2017 AT 19:00

Cesar and Rosalie

(César et Rosalie, 1972)

Directed by: Claude Sautet

Rosalie is a beautiful and divorced woman who spends time with her family and daughter. Occasionally she meets with the slightly rough but good-hearted César. While attending a wedding she runs into her former crush David. It turns out they both still have feelings for each other. Soon César tries to win Rosalie back by buying her family’s former weekend house for her. At first she accepts his gift but soon gets depressed and César decide to invite David to help. Film...

color, digital, 110 min
Monday 22.05.2017 AT 19:00
Friday 19.05.2017 AT 21:00

Children of Paradise

(Les enfants du paradis, France, 1945)

Directed by: Marcel Carné
PHOTOGRAPHY: Marc Fossard, Roger Hubert

Garance is a courtesan and the central figure in a story of life in the 19th century French theatre. Although married, Baptiste, the mime, is in love with Garance. There are signs that his love could be returned, but a brutal criminal Lacenaire and an ambitious actor Frédérick are also interested in Garance. The film is divided in two parts because the Nazi government in the WW II banned filming of movies longer than 90 minutes. Film has both English and Croatian subtitles!

b/w, 189'
Friday 23.06.2017 AT 19:00
Friday 26.05.2017 AT 19:00


(Le mépris, France, Italy, 1963)

Directed by: Jean-Luc Godard
PHOTOGRAPHY: Raoul Coutard

Paul is a young screenwriter who works on the film adaptation of Homer’s Odyssey directed by Fritz Lang. Paul is married to Camille, who blames him for putting his career before their marriage. Fritz Lang plays himself and Godard his assistant. Film has both English and Croatian subtitles!

color, 102'
Tuesday 27.06.2017 AT 21:00
Saturday 24.06.2017 AT 19:00

Camille Claudel


Directed by: Bruno Nuytten
PHOTOGRAPHY: Pierre Lhomme

This biographical drama is based on the novel written by the granddaughter of Paul Claudel, poet, diplomat and brother of Camille Claudel. She was born in the 19th century and in spite of the expectations held by the society for women of that time, she managed to follow her dream and become a sculptor. She met her mentor, the famous artist Auguste Rodin and started a relationship with him. Even though their love did not last, it greatly influenced Camille’s life and art. Torn between love,...

color, digital, 175 min
Saturday 01.07.2017 AT 19:00
Monday 26.06.2017 AT 19:00

Summer Hours

(L'heure d'été, 2008.)

Directed by: Olivier Assayas

Before her 75th birthday, Hélène is expecting her children and grandchildren to visit in the relaxing atmosphere of her family home. With her health turning for the worse, she wants to resolve the issue of the future of their family estate and the art she inherited as the niece of a famous painter. Her son Frédéric who lives nearby wants to keep the collection together as it is. His brother Jérémie and sister Adrienne have other ideas, but they both live...

color, digital, 103 min
Wednesday 28.06.2017 AT 21:00
Tuesday 27.06.2017 AT 19:00

Golden Helmet

(Casque d'or, France, 1952)

Directed by: Jacques Becker
PHOTOGRAPHY: Robert Lefebvre

Beautiful Marie is unhappy with how the local criminal and her lover Roland treats her. Soon she meets a handsome stranger Georgesa and falls in love with him. This makes Roland very jealous… In 1953, Simone Signoret won the BAFTA award as best foreign actress for this role.  Film has both English and Croatian subtitles!

b/w, 96'
Friday 30.06.2017 AT 17:00
Wednesday 28.06.2017 AT 19:00
See full programe