I saw Eden is West (2009) on Sunday in the Rendez-Vous with French Cinema series at the IFC Center. It’s a fantastic Candide-like story of an illegal immigrant who has a series of odd adventures en route to Paris. It addresses contemporary issues within a very entertaining story, and deserves US distribution.
This Friday, Film Forum will debut a new print of Gavras’ incendiary political classic, Z (1969). Gavras made an appearance at a preview of that film on Sunday. Here is the podcast of his Q&A.
The IFC Center and Film Forum are just a few blocks from each other. He didn’t have far to travel on Sunday between screenings.