French Film Festival: Eiffel
22 October 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm$15
The government is asking Eiffel to design something spectacular for the 1889 Paris World Fair, but Eiffel simply wants to design the subway. Suddenly, everything changes when Eiffel crosses paths with a mysterious woman from his past.
The iconic Eiffel Tower proudly stands on the Champ de Mars in the heart of Paris as a beacon of French artistry and ingenuity. But what do we know of the engineering genius Gustave Eiffel? This lovingly detailed film recreates Paris in the late 19th century to tell his story.
Having just finished collaborating on the Statue of Liberty, Gustave Eiffel is at the high-point of his career. The French government has requested he create something spectacular for the 1889 World’s Fair in Paris but Eiffel is only interested in the city’s subway project. His life is turned upside-down when the great lost love from his youth reappears. Their secret affair will inspire him to change the face of Paris forever.
An all-star cast that includes Romain Duris (The Spanish Apartment) and Emma Mackey ( Netflix’s Sex Education) lead this gorgeous historical film, inviting audiences to be swept away by the passion and brilliance behind the creation of France’s greatest cultural icon.
You will never look at the Eiffel Tower the same way again.
A film by Martin Bourboulon.