French Exit (2020)

  • Closing Night, Main Slate
  • 1h 50m
  • USA
Limited Viewing Window: Oct 10, 8:00 PM - 11:59 PM ET. Begin viewing by Oct, 10 at 10:00 PM ET to ensure you can watch the entire film.

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Michelle Pfeiffer is entirely bewitching as Frances Price, an imperious, widowed New York socialite whose once-extreme wealth has dwindled down to a nub. Facing insolvency, she makes the decision to escape the city by cruise ship and relocate to her friend’s empty Paris apartment with her dyspeptic son, Malcolm (Lucas Hedges), and their mercurial cat, Small Frank (voiced by Tracy Letts). There, Frances and Malcolm reckon with their pasts and plan for an impossible future, all while their social circle expands in unexpected and increasingly absurdist ways. This adaptation of the best-selling novel by Patrick deWitt is a rare American film of genuine eccentricity, elegantly directed by Azazel Jacobs (The Lovers), and featuring a brilliant performance of stylish severity by Pfeiffer, whose every intonation is a wonder to behold. A Sony Pictures Classics release.

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Director

Azazel Jacobs

Languages

English, French

Subtitles

English

Bonus Content

1m
58th New York Film Festival Trailer

Preview 25 days of the best in world cinema.

1m
Campari - Negroni Recipe

Enjoy an iconic drink along with the feature.

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