CInema Improvisando: French Short Films

CInema Improvisando: French Short Films

Cinema Improvisando is back in 2020 with an astonishing selection of French Short Films. The films will be accompanied by improvisation provided by Paul Hanmer (keyboard) and Louis Mhlanga (guitar)

French Short Films

La Petite Marchande d’Allumettes by Jean Renoir (1928) – 30 mins

On New Year's Eve, a beautiful but penniless young woman (Catherine Hessling) trudges through the snowy streets of Paris attempting to sell matches to the wealthy passers-by. After staring longingly into the windows of restaurants at the safe and warm patrons within, the match girl attempts to escape the snow and cold by huddling into a corner near a toy shop. As the girl tries to warm herself with her matches, the shop's window display comes alive and beckons her into a fantasy world.

Une Histoire d’Eau by Jean-Luc Godard and François Truffaut (1958) – 12 minutes

A young woman gets stuck in a flooded village as she tries to make her way to Paris. A young man offers to help her, but the duo soon get trapped and try to look for the best way out.

L’Ecole des Facteurs by Jacques Tati (1947) – 15 minutes

"School for Postmen" is a 1947 French short comedy film directed by Jacques Tati. Tati plays a French postman adamant to prove he can be just as fast as American postmen at delivering mail. The film includes several sight gags that involve his bicycle.

Bookings via the Bioscope website


Wed 29 Jan 2020
7:30 pm


The Bioscope
44 Stanley Avenue, Braamfontein Werf

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Bookings:011 039 7306 < <

The Mozart Festival continues with a showcase of short black and white films for lovers of cinema.


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