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May 31 2024


8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Formats (virtual, in person, hybrid)


Films on the Green 2024 – Sink or Swim (Le Grand Bain)

From May 31 to September 6, Villa Albertine’s beloved free outdoor French film festival, Films on the Green, will return to parks across Manhattan and Brooklyn, featuring 11 captivating films that celebrate the thrill, competition, and triumph of sports. From the adrenaline-fueled matches of boxing to the graceful strokes of artistic swimming, the festival’s lineup offers a diverse array of sports films and stories that will resonate with audiences of all ages and interests. Experience the resilience of real-life soccer legends Marinette Pichon and Salif Keïta Traoré, or dive into the high-stakes world of championship tournaments like Roland-Garros and the Tour de France.

Join us for an unforgettable cinematic journey centered on the power and passion of sports, set against the backdrop of New York City’s beautiful parks!


Free and open to the public. Registration is recommended but not required.
Films begin at sunset. All films have English subtitles.

Friday, May 31 | Central Park – Cedar Hill
Sink or Swim (Le Grand Bain)

Directed by Gilles Lellouche
With Mathieu Amalric, Guillaume Canet, Benoît Poelvoorde, Virginie Efira, Leïla Bekhti, Marina Foïs, Philippe Katerine
2018, Comedy-Drama, 2h01, France-Belgium

Friday, June 7 | Washington Square Park
Final Set (5ème Set)

Directed by Quentin Reynaud
With Alex Lutz, Ana Girardot, Kristin Scott Thomas
2020, Drama, 1h43, France

Friday, June 14 | Washington Square Park
The Odyssey (L’Odyssée)

Directed by Jérôme Salle
With Lambert Willson, Audrey Tautou, Pierre Niney, Laurent Lucas, and Benjamin Lavernhe
2016, Drama-Biopic, Rated PG, 2h02, France-Belgium

Friday, June 21 | WNYC Transmitter Park, Brooklyn
My Donkey, My Lover & I (Antoinette dans les Cévennes)

Directed by Caroline Vignal
With Laure Calamy, Benjamin Lavernhe, and Olivia Côte
2020, Comedy-Romance, 1h36, France-Belgium

Friday, June 28 | J. Hood Wright Park
The Triplets of Belleville (Les Triplettes de Belleville)

Directed by Sylvain Chomet
2003, Animation-Adventure, PG-13, 1h20, France-Canada-Belgium

Friday, July 5 | Seward Park

Directed by Virginie Verrier
With Garance Mariller, Emilie Dequenne, Alban Lenoir, and Sylvie Testud
2023, Drama-Biopic, 1h35, France

Friday, July 12 | Seward Park
Air of Paris (L’Air de Paris)

Directed by Marcel Carné
With Jean Gabin, Arletty, and Roland Lesaffre
1954, Drama, 1h50, France-Italy, courtesy of Rialto Pictures

US Premiere – Friday, July 19 | Riverside Park, Pier I
Les Cinq Tulipes Rouges (Five Red Tulips)

Directed by Jean Stelli
With René Dary, Suzanne Dehelly, Raymond Bussières, and Jean Brochard
1949, Crime, 1h37, France

Friday, July 26 | Riverside Park, Pier I
The Golden Ball (Le Ballon d’or)

Directed by Cheik Doukouré
With Salif Keïta, Agnès Soral, Aboucar Sidiki Soumah, and Habib Hammoud
1994, Comedy-Drama, 1h33, France-Guinea, courtesy of Rialto Pictures

Thursday, September 5 (TBD) | Columbia University
Ride Above (Tempête)

Directed by Christian Duguay
With Pio Marmaï, Mélanie Laurent, Carmen Kassovitz, Danny Huston, and Carole Bouquet
2022, Drama, 1h49, France-Canada, courtesy of Institut Français

Friday, September 6 | McGolrick Park
Racetime (La Course des Tuques)

Directed by Benoît Godbout
2018, Animation-Adventure, PG, 1h29, Canada

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