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Le Joli Mai

May 30 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm


☞ FILM: ‘Le Joli Mai’ (The Lovely Month of May) directed by Chris Marker and Pierre Lhomme (2h25min mins)
☞ DATE & TIME: Thursday, May 30 – Drinks and snacks available from 7pm at the cinema bar; Screening at 8pm.
☞ CINEMA: Club de L’Étoile, 14, Rue Troyon, 75017, Paris
☞ TICKETS: €10 full price; €8 for students and all other concessions. Tickets available at the door or online here for full and concession price ☞
☞ EXTRAS: Optional movie themed walking tour at 5:30pm : €15 full price; €13 for students. Tickets available ONLINE ONLY:


Chris Marker and Pierre Lhomme take viewers back in time with the French Documentary “Le Joli Mai”. By incorporating multiple interviews from various Parisian citizens, this documentary delivers daily life in France during the 1960s to viewers in a way that unpacks unfiltered opinions and thoughts about the political and cultural state of France in the past. This film is a must see for all new wave fans and Parisian lovers!


A month in a town, May 1962, Paris is pictured by Chris Marker and his team, close to the pavement and the people’s faces. “In this first month of peace for seven year”, the Algerian war just ended with the Evian agreement, what are the Parisians doing, what are they thinking? War and politics? Everyone is avoiding the matters, the interviewer is surprised: why the French, who usually loves to discuss, are so muted? – Plot

“With Le Joli Mai, the result is a great and absorbing film that leaves a sordid taste of stifled rage, a frustration that doesn’t even dare to reveal its fury.” – The New Yorker

“Le Joli Mai captures the spirit of a populace at what was then the first quantifiable period of peacefulness in well over a generation.” – Slant Magazine

Watch the trailer here with English Subtitles! :


The screening will take place at Club de l’Étoile cinema, located a short walk from the world-famous Arc de Triomphe! We will be offering a variety of French-inspired drinks and popcorn during our cocktail hour from 7pm and start the screening at 8pm.


Lost in Frenchlation and Ciné-Balade have teamed up to bring you a two hour walk into the history of cinema around the Eiffel Tower, the star among the stars, and the district of Passy. Many international movies were shot here including “Mission Impossible” this year, not far from the location of “Inception” with Leonardo DiCaprio. You will learn about the beginning of cinema invented by the Lumiere Brothers and how it is linked to the Eiffel Tower and the World’s Fair. We will also talk about French movies like “The Last Metro” by François Truffaut or “Peur sur la Ville” with Jean-Paul Belmondo. The story of these famous places and what filmmakers are looking for when they use them will be our main thread. The walk starts at 4:30pm and lasts for approximately 1 hour and a half. ☞ LIMITED TICKETS:

Make sure to not miss out on this authentic French documentary that will take you back in time!

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🎬The Lost in Frenchlation Team


May 30
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm




Club de L’Étoile
14, rue Troyon
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