French Truly Salon

French Truly Salon

The French Truly Salon is an experience unique to Seattle, marrying French language, culture, history and cinema. The evening starts with a French cultural keynote presentation by Virginie Paradis, the theme carefully selected to relate to a French feature film. The evening also includes a reception featuring French cheese and hors d’oeuvres while the guests mingle. All films presented in French language with English subtitles. 

Each session: $25 | $20 (SIFF Members)

Become a French Truly Salon Passholder! Your pass will give you entry to all screenings in the 2017-2018 French Truly Salon series, and save you money. Passes can be picked up at will call the evening of the first show.

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Virginie Paradis brings you French Truly, the only company designed to satisfy your French curiosity on three levels: language, culture, and trips, all to help you become a little bit French. For more information visit

French Truly Salon: Being 17

France | 2016 | 116 minutes | André Téchiné

January 17, 2018

André Téchiné's tale of two boys' sexual awakenings was a massive hit on the 2016 festival circuit.

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French Truly Salon: Love Street

France | 2002 | 91 minutes | Patrice Leconte

February 14, 2018

SIFF Film Center

A handyman in 1940s Paris attempts to help the prostitute he loves with her singing career.

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French Truly Salon: Step Up to the Plate

France | 2011 | 90 minutes | Paul Lacoste

March 14, 2018

SIFF Film Center

This culinary documentary is a touching father and son portrait of food, family, and the love that goes into all of it.

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