La Journée de la Jupe: Skirt Day at La Maison Francaise

LA CINÉMATHÈQUE @ THE AVALON
La Journée de la jupe / Skirt Day
WEDNESDAY, JULY 21 AT 8PM
Dear Friends of La Maison Française,

On Wednesday, July 21 at 8 p.m., professor Isabelle Adjani is pushed over the edge and takes her students hostage – and the whole audience with it – during Skirt Day.

“A ‘shock’ film, funny and tragic” – Le Monde

After a five-year break, Isabelle Adjani returns to the screen with this astonishing performance, for which she received the 2010 ‘Best Actress’ César award!


WHAT: La Journée de la jupe (Skirt Day) – details below
In French with English subtitles
WHEN: Wednesday, July 21 at 8 p.m.
WHERE: The Avalon Theatre – 5612 Connecticut Avenue, NW
ADMISSION: General: $10.50 / Seniors: $8 / Students: $8.50
TICKETS ONLINE: http://boxoffice.printtixusa.com/avalon/movies
MORE INFORMATION: (202)966-6000 or www.theavalon.org


We look forward to seeing you at the Avalon!

Warm regards,

Roland Celette
Cultural Attaché | Director of La Maison Française
www.HouseofFranceDC.org

Presented with the generous support of:


D E T A I L S

La Journée de la jupe / Skirt Day
France – 2009 – 88 mins – DVCAM
Directed by Jean-Paul Lilienfeld
Cast: Isabelle Adjani, Denis Podalydès, Yann Collette, Jackie Berroyer
In French with English subtitles

S Y N O P S I S
Sonia Bergerac is a teacher at a school for difficult children. The problems she encounters in her new workplace are compounded by her husband’s decision to leave her. Before long, she is teetering on the edge of a nervous breakdown. One day, Sonia comes across a gun in one of her students’ school bag. Surprised, she grabs it and, amidst the confusion, she accidentally fires a shot, wounding the pupil. This incident propels Sonia, in spite of herself, into a veritable hostage situation. In the drama that unfolds behind closed doors, masks begin to fall…

Award
César award for Best Actress – 2010 (Isabelle Adjani)

Trailer: www.rezofilms.com/world-sales/la-journee-de-la-jupe

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