Swiss Cinema Today: Loving Father (Aime Ton Père)


Feature film preceded by the short, I Think About Alain Tanner (Je pense à Alain Tanner)

In French with English subtitles

Evening screening followed by Q&A with the director

Swiss film director and screenwriter Jacob Berger presents his 2002 feature Loving Father (Aime Ton Père), which stars Gérard Depardieu and his son Guillaume. In this entertaining drama, a writer sets off to Stockholm to receive the Nobel Prize when his estranged son kidnaps him, prompting the two men to resolve their differences. The film is preceded by Berger’s homage to Alain Tanner and is screened as part of Swiss Cinema Today (Cinéma Suisse en Français) – a series presented in honor of the Francophonie month, mixing today’s most acclaimed Swiss filmmakers with classic films strongly influenced by the French Nouvelle Vague.

Jacob Berger

Curated by Marie Losier (FIAF) and Catherine Scharf (Consulate General of Switzerland in New York)

In partnership with the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF)

March at Fiaf

Explore more French-language
Swiss films at FIAF on Tuesdays throughout the month of March, including La journée de la Francophonie on March 20, presented in celebration of the 300th anniversary of Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s birth.


Tuesday, March 6, 12:30, 4:30 & 7p.m.


Florence Gould Hall
French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF)
55 East 59th Street (between Park and Madison Avenues)


Tickets: $10, $7 students w/ID, FIAF Members free
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