Invitation to Frances McDormand


A great figure of American cinema, winner of the Academy Award for Best Actress for Fargo by the Coen brothers and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri by Martin McDonagh, Frances McDormand will do us the honor of discussing her unconventional career and roles illustrating her magnetic and fierce presence, as exemplified in the Olive Kitteridge series, which she produced and in which she plays the lead role.


Mississippi Burning by Alan Parker (1988, 2h08)
Mississippi. Three activists for the civil rights of blacks mysteriously disappear. Ward and Anderson of the FBI are on the case... A classic, anti-racist thriller with Gene Hackman, Willem Dafoe and Frances McDormand.
Institut Lumière Sat.12 7pm | Pathé Bellecour Sun.13 10:30am | Comoedia Wed.16 11am | Saint-Priest Thu.17 8pm | Pathé Bellecour Sat.19 8pm

Fargo by Joel and Ethan Coen (1996, 1h38)
To pay off his debts, a man stages his wife’s kidnapping, unbeknownst to her, hoping that his wealthy father-in-law will pay the ransom... A highly original thriller, winner of multiple awards and a cult classic. Frances McDormand’s impressive performance was acknowledged with her first Academy Award.
Institut Lumière Sun.13 7:15pm | Comoedia Mon.14 4:15pm | UGC Confluence Tue.15 8:45pm

Almost Famous by Cameron Crow (2000, 2h02)
In the 1970s, a teenager passionate about rock is recruited by Rolling Stone magazine to follow a famous group on tour... A teenage chronicle and a vibrant declaration of love to rock.
Lumière Terreaux Mon.14 11am | Comoedia Fri.18 5:30pm | Pathé Bellecour Sat.19 7pm

Olive Kitteridge by Lisa Cholodenko (2014)
In a small American town, a woman, basically foul-tempered, observes the tragic destinies of her relatives...
Black humor and a reflection on time, a mini-series of four episodes produced by Frances McDormand, who also plays the title role.
Episodes 1 “Pharmacy” and 2 Incoming Tide” (1h58)
Pathé Bellecour Mon.14 5:30pm
Episodes 3 “A Different Road” and 4 “Security” (1h52)
Pathé Bellecour Tue.15 4:15pm

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri by Martin McDonagh (2017, 1h55)
A woman declares war on the local police following the non-elucidated murder of her daughter... A fine black comedy on revenge and forgiveness. Frances McDormand wins her second Oscar for best actress.
UGC Confluence Sun.13 6pm | Pathé Bellecour Sat.19 9:45pm

Meet Frances McDormand
Comédie Odéon Mon.14 3pm

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