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. 

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.

Each session: $25 | $20 for SIFF Members

About French Truly:
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: Les Cowboys

France | 2015 | 104 minutes | Thomas Bidegain

August 16, 2017

Thomas Bidegains' brave modern day Western is the tense story of a daughter's disapperance and her father's quest to find her.

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French Truly Salon: Orpheus

France | 1950 | 95 minutes | Jean Cocteau

September 13, 2017

SIFF Film Center

The second installment in Jean Cocteau's Orpheus trilogy is part of the Melville centennial celebration!

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French Truly Salon: The Painting

France | 2011 | 76 minutes | Jean-François Laguionie

October 18, 2017

This wildly inventive animated film follows the characters of a painting in search of their artist.

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French Truly Salon: Mozart's Sister

France | 2010 | 120 minutes | René Féret

November 8, 2017

A wondrous re-imagining of the life of Nannerl Mozart, Wolfgang's older sister and a musical prodigy in her own right.

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French Truly Salon: 8 Women

France | 2002 | 111 minutes | François Ozon

December 6, 2017

François Ozon's dark comedy musical features one of the all-time great French ensembles!

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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 fesival 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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