French Film Festival 2018


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A Kid
In Cinema  : 12 Apr 2018
Language : French
Subtitle : English
Genre : Drama
Running Time : 102 minutes 
Director :Philippe Lioret
Cast : Pierre Deladonchamps, Gabriel Arcand
Distributor : Film Festival Organizer

Synopsis : Mathieu grew up not knowing who his father was until one day, a phone call informs him of the latter’s identity and recent death in Canada. Learning that he has two brothers as well, Mathieu goes to the funeral in Montreal. Unfortunately, it appears he is not welcome there… Philippe Lioret -director of Don’t Worry, I’m Fine and Welcome- is back with a film which accurate tone earned it two audience awards in North America.

Awards: CoLcoA, Audience Special Mention / Cinemania Festival, public prize Mel Hoppenheim 


Back To Burgundy 

In Cinema :  12 Apr 2018
Language : French
Subtitle : English
Genre : Drama
Running Time : 114 minutes 
Director : Cédric Klapisch
Cast : Pio Marmai, Ana Girardot, François Civil
Distributor : Film Festival Organizer

Synopsis : Learning his father is on his deathbed, Jean returns to his hometown -a small village in Burgundy he left 10 years before. Reuniting with his sister Juliette and his brother Jérémie, they have to rebuild their relationship while running the family business, a large vineyard. A tribute to cinema and terroir, Cédric Klapisch’s (Pot Luck) latest film proves that love, just like wine, needs time


Big Bad Fox & Other Tales

 

In Cinema :  12 Apr 2018
Language : French
Subtitle : -
Genre : Adventure / Animation / Comedy
Running Time : 81 minutes 
Director : Benjamin Renner, Patrick Imbert
Cast : -
Distributor : Film Festival Organizer

Synopsis : 3 short stories set in a farm with surprising animals: a fox who steals eggs to eat them but gets attached to the new-born chicks, rabbits who believe they killed Santa Claus, a wise pig and many more… Come and watch the extraordinary and hilarious adventures of these endearing animals. A comedy for all ages


C’est la vie!


In Cinema : 12 Apr 2018
Language : French
Subtitle : English
Genre : Comedy
Running Time : 115 minutes 
Director : Olivier Nakache, Éric Toledano
Cast : Jean-Pierre Bacri, Jean-Paul Rouve, Gilles Lellouche



Ceasefire

In Cinema :  : 12 Apr 2018
Language : French
Subtitle : English
Genre : Drama / Historical
Running Time : 104 minutes 
Director : Emmanuel Courcol
Cast : Romain Duris, Céline Sallette, Grégory Gadebois
Distributor : Film Festival Organizer
Synopsis : A former soldier of the First World War, Georges tries to escape his past. But between his brother who the war made deaf and mute and his travel to West Africa with a fellow veteran, his quest seems treacherous… Carried by Romain Duris (Pot Luck, Mood Indigo), this film raises the sensitive subject of the trauma of a First World War which irremediably led to the Second.



Corniche Kennedy

In Cinema : 12 Apr 2018
Language : French
Subtitle : English
Genre : Drama
Running Time : 94 minutes 
Director : Dominique Cabrera
Cast : Aissa Maïga, Lola Créton, Kamel Kadri, Alain Demaria
Distributor : Film Festival Organizer
Synopsis : Underprivileged teens often go to the dangerous Kennedy corniche to impress their friends with their cliff diving. A wealthy girl living nearby, Suzanne often watches them, hoping to join the fun. Jumping for the first time, Suzanne comes to like the discharge of adrenaline and asks for more. With the sunny Mediterranean coast of Marseille in the background, this film touches on teenage-years issues



Django 


In Cinema : 12 Apr 2018
Language : French
Subtitle : English
Genre : Biography / Drama
Running Time : 116 minutes 
Director : Étienne Comar
Cast : Reda Kateb, Cécile De France
Distributor : Film Festival Organizer

Synopsis : In the year 1943, the brilliant jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt is at the peak of his art in German-occupied Paris. While his fellow gypsies are being persecuted throughout Europe, his life takes a turn for the worse when the Nazi propaganda machine wants to send him on tour to Berlin. Reda Kateb (Zero Dark Thirty) dazzles us in this little known part of History and of the life of a musician who influenced several generations of artists.

In The Forest

In Cinema : 12 Apr 2018
Language : French
Subtitle : English
Genre : Drama / Fantasy / Horror
Running Time : 100 minutes 
Director : Gilles Marchand
Cast : Jérémie Elkaïm, Timothé Vom Dorp, Théo Van de Voorde
Distributor : Film Festival Organizer

Synopsis : Two brothers are visiting their divorced father in Sweden during their summer holidays. He takes them to his country house, deep in the forest. Though the children are enthusiastic at first, they soon grow ill-at-ease for as time passes, the forest becomes increasingly terrifying, and so does their father’s behaviour. Jérémie Elkaïm (Declaration of War) radiates with strangeness in this film halfway between Twin Peaks and The Shining.


Just To Be Sure  

In Cinema : 12 Apr 2018
Language : French
Subtitle : English
Genre : Comedy / Drama
Running Time : 108 minutes 
Director : Carine Tardieu
Cast : François Damiens, Cécile de France
Distributor : Film Festival Organizer
Synopsis : Erwan’s life takes an unexpected turn when he finds the man who raised him is not his biological one. Despite his fondness for him, Erwan decides to investigate his real father and thus meets Joseph, a charming old man and Anna, an attractive young woman…who turns out to be Joseph’s daughter. Cécile de France (Hereafter) falls for a touching François Damiens (The Bélier Family) in this role against type...and so do we.



Polina 

In Cinema : 2 Apr 2018
Language : French
Subtitle : English
Genre : Drama
Running Time : 105 minutes 
Director : Angelin Preljocaj, Valérie Müller
Cast : Anastasia Shevstova, Véronika Zhovnitska, Nils Schneider
Distributor : Film Festival Organizer
Synopsis : Polina is a young Russian ballerina who, upon joining the prestigious Bolshoi Ballet, attends a contemporary dance performance which transforms her life. She then decides to leave for Aix-en-Provence to try a new approach to her art. With this adaptation of the eponymous graphic novel, the directing couple gives us breathtaking dance scenes choreographed by the great Angelin Preljocaj himself.



Return Of The Hero

In Cinema : 12th April 2018
Subtitle : English
Genre : Comedy / Historical
Running Time : 90 minutes 
Director : Laurent Tirard
Cast : Jean Dujardin, Mélanie Laurent, Noémie Merlant
Distributor : Film Festival Organizer
Synopsis :
It is 1809 in France and the great seducer, Captain Neuville (Jean Dujardin, award-winning actor from The Artist), comes to ask for the hand of the young Pauline in marriage. But Pauline’s sister, Elisabeth (Mélanie Laurent, Shosanna in Quentin Tarantino’s Inglorious Bastards, 2009) proves impervious to Neuville’s charms. When Neuville is called to the front and Pauline sits anxiously waiting for news, Elisabeth takes to the pen and, through her valiant prose, makes him a real hero of war when the reality is decidedly different. Then Neuville returns for his bride...
 




In Cinema : 12 Apr 2018
Language : French
Subtitle : English
Genre : Comedy
Running Time : 118 minutes 
Director : Guillaume Canet
Cast : Les Productions du Trésor
Distributor : Film Festival Organizer
Synopsis :
Wealthy, famous and married to Marion Cotillard, 40-something actor Guillaume Canet has every reason to be happy. But on his next shooting, his young female counterpart points out he has gone from hot to not-so-cool-anymore, pushing Guillaume to do whatever it takes to “rock” again… Featuring a line-up of French stars’ cameos including Johnny Hallyday, this is a raucous satire from one French celebrity who isn’t afraid of making fun of himself.



In Cinema : 12 Apr 2018
Language : French
Subtitle : English
Genre : Comedy / Drama
Running Time : 120 minutes 
Director : Grand Corps Malade, Mehdi Idir
Cast: Paulo Pauly, Moussa Mansaly, Nailia Harzoune
Distributor : Film Festival Organizer
Synopsis :
Following a serious accident, Ben’s life is turned upside down. Dressing or showering has become a daily struggle. Together with his new friends, also disabled, Ben will gradually learn how to cope and live again. Based on French slam poet Grand Corps Malade’s autobiographical novel, Patients is the story of a rebirth, a chaotic journey made up of victories and defeats, tears and laughter, but above all, of encounters.




In Cinema : 12 Apr 2018
Language : French
Subtitle : English
Genre : Comedy
Running Time : 95 minutes 
Director : Olivier Baroux
Cast : Jean-Paul Rouve, Isabelle Nanty, Claire Nadeau, Sarah Stern
Distributor : Film Festival Organizer
Synopsis :
The American dream over, the Tuche family comes home to France. Now the mayor of Bouzolles, Jeff Tuche has a very simple project: that the train stops in his small village. As things do not go according to plan, he decided to run for President and wins to everybody’s astonishment, including his! Since its come-back to the big screen in January 2018, more than 5 million voters have raved over France’s craziest family.



The Workshop 

In Cinema : 12 Apr 2018
Language : French
Subtitle : English
Genre : Drama
Running Time : 114 minutes 
Director : Robin Campillo, Laurent Cantet
Cast : Marina Foïs, Mathieu Lucci, Warda Rammach
Distributor : Film Festival Organizer
Synopsis :
A young man trying to find a job, Antoine joins a writing workshop led by famous author Olivia. As Antoine’s anger surface through the exercises, he starts confronting the group and the novelist, who is both alarmed and captivated by his violence. After The Class (2008 Palme d’Or in Cannes), Laurent Cantet goes back to social issues focusing on a young generation trying to find its place in nowadays France.






Two Is A Family

In Cinema : 12 Apr 2018
Language : French
Subtitle : English
Genre : Comedy / Drama
Running Time : 112 minutes 
Director : Hugo Gélin
Cast : Omar Sy, Gloria Colston, Clémence Poésy
Distributor : Film Festival Organizer
Synopsis :
Samuel lives the easy life of a bachelor in the south of France. Until Kristin, one of his former conquests, leaves him in charge of Gloria, a daughter he didn’t know he had. Scared at the idea of being a father, he chases Kristin in London where he ends up raising Gloria by himself. Father and daughter will soon be inseparable. Full of humour and emotions, this wonderful comedy will leave you with a smile on your face (and perhaps a few tears, too).


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