Our beach weekend now but a memory—and the next one still so far away—we need a way to while away the steamy, soupy hours of the workweek. A screening of a Romy Schneider film should help. The French actress was preternaturally cool even by French-actress standards. Today, French Institute Alliance Française continues its summer of Tuesdays with Romy with a showing of Womanlight, the actress’s last film opposite Yves Montand, and one of Costa-Gavras’s lesser-known works. Ms. Schneider’s glamour should also help us get over the crushing disappointment that Carla Bruni is no longer France’s First Lady. At least chicness and je ne sais quoi can be preserved in celluloid, if not at the ballot box!
Florence Gould Hall, Tinker Auditorium, 12:30, 4 and 7:30pm; tickets and information can be found at fiaf.org.
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