Paris Follies

Guests Expected

Writer/director Marc Fitoussi


Appearing onscreen together for the first time, Isabelle Huppert and Jean-Pierre Darroussin embody the earthy chemistry of long-married spouses in this story of a cattle farmer and his restless wife. Xavier and Brigitte have always been a bit mismatched. He’s happy tending to the cows while her head is a bit more in the clouds. Now that their son has left for college, Brigitte is even more at odds with her agrarian life, and a nasty rash is physical evidence of her 20-year itch. After she meets a flirtatious young man at the neighbors’, she’s quick to take off for the big city in search of a possible fling while a suspicious Xavier follows behind. Mark Fitoussi reunites with Huppert for the first time since Copacabana (FCN 2010) and creates a finely tuned filmic parfait where below the light comedy lies a tender portrait of middle-aged yearning and rediscovery.

1300 on Fillmore | Thursday, November 6, 9:15-11:00 pm

Join us in celebrating new works of international francophone cinema! Opening Night showcases Marc Fitoussi's acclaimed Paris Follies, starring French icons Isabelle Huppert and Jean-Pierre Darroussin. Complimentary wine and hor d'oeuvres will be served.

Opening Night Film & Party: $20 SFFILM Members*, $25 general. No vouchers accepted. 21+ only. Tickets are limited.

*Visionary and Producer level members receive CineVisas, granting pass holders admission to all public SFFILM Fall Season films and parties. Luminary Icon and Luminary Star level members receive Early Access Passes, providing access to opening and closing night parties.

Film Details
  • Country(ies): France
  • Language(s): French
  • Year: 2014
  • Running time: 98 minutes
  • Director(s): Marc Fitoussi
  • Writer(s): Marc Fitoussi
  • Cinematographer(s): Agn├Ęs Godard
  • With: Isabelle Huppert, Jean-Pierre Darroussin
  • Print Source: The Festival Agency