Best of French TV Shows #2: Baron Noir
WHAT: Best of French TV Shows #2: Baron Noir
WHEN: Thursday, october 4, 2018 – 7pm - 9pm
WHERE: La Maison Française – 4101 Reservoir Rd, NW - Washington, D.C. 20007
PRICE: Free admission
RESERVATION: online registration required Eventbrite.
ADD. INFOS: Every attendee must be registered under his/her name. Valid ID required. No parking inside the embassy.
2016 – France – 2 episodes of 55 minutes
October 4 | 7:00 p.m.
In French with English subtitles
The Cultural Services of the French Embassy invites you to discover the TV shows creating a buzz in France right now.
Often described as the “French House of Cards”, Baron Noir focuses on French politician Philippe Rickwaert (Kad Merad) who finds his career in shambles after the betrayal of his mentor Francis Laugier (Niels Arestrup) to save his own presidential campaign. Determined to return center-stage, Philippe Rickwaert creates a new alliance with the closest adviser of his enemy. Step by step he gives up his sense of integrity to harbor his desire of revenge.
Praised by The New York Times for “the way it sheds light on the unexpected current state of French politics”, the success of the series lies in both its realism and the exceptional performance of International Emmy Award nominee Kad Merad. A CANAL+ CREATION ORIGINALE series created by Ziad Doueri and Jean-Baptiste Delafon and produced by Thomas Delafon for StudioCanal.
This screening is presented in partnership with Walter Presents.
About Walter Presents
Walter Presents launched January 2016 in the UK as a video-on-demand service and is a joint venture between Channel 4 and Global Series Network, founded by Jason Thorp, Walter Iuzzolino and Jo McGrath. Dedicated to showcasing award-winning foreign language drama, the service is named after its curator Walter Iuzzolino, a passionate drama fan. In March 2017 Walter Presents launched as an SVOD platform in the US with The New York Times hailing it as a ‘chic TV boutique with a foreign accent’. In November 2017 Walter Presents launched in Australia through pay-TV service Foxtel. Walter Presents just launched in Italy, its first roll-out in mainland Europe, on Discovery’s Nove, Giallo and Dplay channels.
All attendees to the October 4 screening will receive a promo code to watch the other episodes of Baron Noir on Walter Presents.
Online registration is required for this free admission event.