French films in Nashville

Ciné Club meets once a month to watch French-language films from a variety of genres. All films are shown in French with English subtitles unless otherwise indicated. Activity is free for AFN members. This activity is reserved for adult members only.

Ciné Club is currently conducted online. For more information, contact Amy Bertram at

Instead of meeting on zoom this month (June), we encourage you to attend virtual screenings during the Sacramento French Film Festival later this month, June 18-27. Each film costs $12, or all nine can be accessed for $90. Member Carol Ann Baily alerted us to this great opportunity and says she enjoyed the online festival last year. Of particular interest for his important role in history and family tie to AFN’s President, Amélie de Gaulle, is the biopic, De Gaulle. Amusez-vous bien avec ces films français!
Look for information on upcoming ciné-club events for later this summer in the next newsletter. In late July, we will have a conversation about films you have screened this summer plus Season 2 of Lupin, which releases Friday.

Additional Viewing


In partnership with the Federation of Alliances Françaises USA: One Film One Federation.

Film is an important tool for facilitating language learning as well as understanding of other cultures. One Film One Federation highlights one very special film each year that is chosen after a rigorous evaluation. Merci to program support provided by Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the Institut français.

2021 Selection:

Rêves de jeunesse

Salome (Salomé Richard), a young, rather stoical woman on the cusp of 30, has landed a summer job as the temporary caretaker. Initially, she was supposed to live in off-site housing belonging to the owners, but when they promptly disappear after her first night, she’s forced to squat in an abandoned van parked at the dump.

The film rallies around the word “possible” in the English translation of the title – As Happy as Possible. Rêves de Jeunesse reveals both the limits society places on its young and the possibilities that young people try to create for themselves in a world that currently does not offer many choices.

Guide pédagogique (PPT)

Guide pédagogique (PDF)

Rêves de jeunesse /As Happy as Possible (2019)

Director: Alain Raoust Screenplay: Alain Raoust, Cécile Vargaftig Starring: Salomé Richard, Yoann Zimmer, Estelle Meyer Dramady – 92 minutes

Merci for program support provided by Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the Institut français.  The film will be available for AF chapters January 2021.

Renée Amory Ketcham

Alliance Française of Greenwich

Federation Board Member