Les Historiennes (The Historians)
Bringing attention to three female French historians and their writings, French actress Jeanne Balibar an evening inspired by the pioneering work of Anne-Emmanuelle Demartini, Charlotte de Castelnau, and Emmanuelle Loyer. Balibar, who studied history before devoting her career to acting, esteems these three thinkers as some of the most interesting of her generation. She will present an essay by each of these women, connecting their words with parallels in her own personal history to create an intimate and profound self-portrait of the actress. The performance will also shed light on the significant accomplishments of these historians and illuminate pertinent themes in their work such as feminism, autonomy, national identity, displacement, and class. Demartini, Castelnau, and Loyer will attend Balibar’s performance of Les Historiennes, and will engage with the actress to discuss their work and provide further context to the performance.
Tickets from $30
FIAF Florence Gould Hall
55 East 59th Street
New York, NY 10022
In conjunction with Les Historiennes, FIAF’s CinéSalon and Anthology Film Archives will co-present a retrospective of Jeanne Balibar’s work as an actress, as well as the first film she directed, throughout September and October.
About the Artist
French actress Jeanne Balibar has been lauded for her wide range of roles and her unique voice that has attracted the attentions of directors including Arnaud Desplechin, Bruno Podalydès, Laurence Ferreira Barbosa, Olivier Assayas, Jean-Claude Biette, Mathieu Amalric, Guillaume Nicloux, Christophe Honore, Maïwenn, Diane Kurys, Benoît Jacquot, Raoul Ruiz, Jacques Rivette, Michael Winterbottom, Jean-Paul Civeyrac, Olivier Dahan, and lately Pawel Pawlikowski. She received the 2018 César Award for Best Actress for her performance in Mathieu Amalric's Barbara. She will direct her second feature film this summer.