Selected for the short list for this year’s Best Foreign Language Film Oscar, Avenue Montaigne is a modern fairy tale set in Paris. Jessica, a young woman from the provinces, lands a job waiting tables at a chic bistro on this fabled street. Her uninhibited naiveté has a lasting effect on the lives of the wealthy, famous, and talented clientele she encounters. Juggling multiple narratives, Danièle Thompson successfully finds common ground between the young and old, the rich and poor through humor and compassion. “Avenue Montaigne is a bittersweet and consistently entertaining comedy that tackles the big themes of Life and Art with unpretentious brio” (Variety). 2006, France, 35mm, in French with English subtitles, 106 minutes.