La Maison Française
4101 Reservoir Road NW
Washington, DC, US 20007
February 27, 2024 7:00 pm
The Villa Albertine is excited to host you for a screening of the movie “Toni” starring Camille Cottin and directed by Nathan Ambrosioni. The movie will be screened in French with English subtitles. This screening will be followed by a Q&A with Nathan Ambrosioni.
Synopsis: Antonia, known as Toni, raises her five children on her own. It’s a full-time job. She also sings at night in bars to provide for her family. As her two eldest are about to go to university, Toni starts to wonder: what will she do when all her children have left the nest? At the age of 43, is it still possible to take control of her own life? Both heartwarming and moving, Toni en famille explores the balance between maternal love and self-discovery.
This event is made possible thanks to the support of TV5-Monde and is organized in partnership with FilmFest.
About the Director: Nathan Ambrosioni was born in Grasse in the south of France on August 18, 1999. He made his entry in French cinema with two self-produced genre films in 2014 and 2015, with the support of a team of volunteers during his school holidays. These two “holiday” projects went on to tour the world at festivals in Brussels (BIFF), Los Angeles (Screamfest), Montreal (Fantasia), Barcelona (Sitges), and Buenos Aires (BAFICI).
In 2016, Nathan switched genres moving into more intimate cinema. He wrote and directed a short film, Ce qui nous reste, starring Zoé Adjani, which was ultimately selected for the Calgary and San Francisco Film Festivals. In 2017, he received an advance on box office receipts from the CNC for his first produced feature, Paper Flags. Filming started in early 2018 with Noémie Merlant and Guillaume Gouix in the lead roles. The film was released on February 13, 2019. Nathan then wrote two films with Audrey Diwan. In 2021, he wrote Toni, and directed it a year later with Camille Cottin in the lead role. The film was produced by Chi-fou-mi Productions and released on September 6 with the support of StudioCanal.
Security Rules: Each person attending the event must have a ticket registered in their name and a government-issued ID matching the name on the reservation in order to enter the Embassy. Print tickets are not required. Due to strict security measures, please arrive on time and allow for extra time for security screenings.
La Maison Française
Unique among French diplomatic missions, La Maison Française at the Embassy of France in Washington, D.C., offers an environment that encourages friendly relations between states, promotes outreach and cultural events, and serves as a center for professional and educational activities.
TV5MONDE is a global French language entertainment network that showcases premium films and programs from across the world. With more than 1.5 million viewers nationwide in the USA, TV5MONDE is a renowned leader in French language entertainment.
Filmfest D.C. 2024
Filmfest DC showcases new films from around the globe – from premieres, comedies, thrillers, dramas, to social justice documentaries, as well as new films by Washington filmmakers, it seeks to bring people together to celebrate the power of cinema.