Kino ARMATA, a public space in Prishtina that promotes alternative culture and social dialogue, has the pleasure of announcing the partnership with Alliance Française de Pristina, French Embassy in Kosovo and IF Cinema, in bringing to Prishtina and Kosovo audiences some of the most important and relevant works of French auteurs.
The films of Agnès Varda, Louis Malle, Jacques Rivette, François Truffaut and other directors of the French New Wave will have their regular screenings during '101' programming series at Kino ARMATA. In both academic and colloquial terms, 101 denotes the elementary or basic facts associated with the field or subject specified. During 101, ARMATA becomes a learning ground for the novices and enthusiasts alike, offering fresh insight into some of the most influential movies and filmmakers of our era.
The New Wave (French: La Nouvelle Vague) is a French art film movement that emerged in the late 1950s. The movement was characterized by its rejection of traditional filmmaking conventions in favor of experimentation and a spirit of iconoclasm. New Wave filmmakers explored new approaches to editing, visual style, and narrative, as well as engagement with the social and political upheavals of the era, often making use of irony or exploring existential themes.
Films from the 'Truffaut Tetralogy' series, directed by François Truffaut, will be screened at Kino ARMATA in the week commencing on 28 February 2022 and include:
Monday, 28 February, 19:00h
"Jules et Jim" (1961), 105 min.
Tuesday, 1 March, 19:00h
Le Dernier métro (1980), 128 min.
Wednesday, 2 March, 19:00h
"Les Quatre cents coups" (1958), 93 min.
Thursday, 3 March, 19:00h
"Vivement dimanche" (1982), 111 min.
In both academic and colloquial terms, 101 denotes the elementary or basic facts associated with the field or subject specified. During 101, ARMATA becomes a learning ground for the novices and enthusiasts alike, offering fresh insight into some of the most influential movies and filmmakers of our era.
François Truffaut (1932–1984) was a French film director, screenwriter, producer, actor, and film critic, who went on to become a leading figure in the New Wave movement with acclaimed films like The 400 Blows and Jules and Jim. His 1973 film Day for Night won an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, and subsequent works included Small Change, The Last Metro and The Woman Next Door. Posthumous works on his life include the documentaries François Truffaut: Stolen Portraits (1993) and Two in the Wave (2010, which also profiles director Jean-Luc Godard), as well as the 1999 biography Truffaut.
All films will be screened in the French language with English subtitles and the entrance is free of charge. Kino ARMATA is supported by Prishtina Municipality and located at Brigada e Kosovës St., behind the amphitheater at the Zahir Pajaziti Square.