French Film Festival 2019


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The 18th edition of French Film Festival (FFF), Malaysia’s grandest French event is bringing 15 latest award winning French films Festival enthusiasts can look forward to French Film Festival 2019 at the below cities and dates: 


• Kuala Lumpur : 4 April – 21 April 


• Penang : 25 April – 5 May 


• Johor Bahru : 2 May – 5 May 


• Kota Kinabalu : 9 May – 12 May 


Tickets available from March 28 2019 at participating GSC Cinemas. 

Le French Film Festival : https://www.aforadio.com/events/the-18th-edition-of-le-french-festival-lff-

Ticketing Info : https://www.gsc.com.my



Becassine


In Cinema : 04 Apr 2019
Language : French
Subtitle : English
Genre : Comedy
Running Time : 102 minutes 
Director :Bruno Podalydes
Cast : Emeline Bayart, Karin Viard, Denis Podalydes, Michel Vuillermoz, Josiane Balasko
Distributor : Film Festival Organizer

Synopsis : The naive Bécassine dreams of nothing but Paris. Her impromptu recruitment as a nanny by her neighbour, the Marchioness, changes her life. She and the baby, Loulotte, form a strong bond but the happy family soon finds itself threatened with financial ruin... César-winner Bruno Podalydès returns with a family film adapted from the beloved French comic book. 



Bloody Milk

In Cinema : 4th April 2019 
Language : French
Subtitle : English
Genre : Drama
Running Time : 91 minutes 
Director : Hubert Charuel
Cast : Swann Arland, Sara Giraudeau
Distributor : Film Festival Organizer

Synopsis : Pierre is a dairy farmer. His life revolves around his cows, his veterinarian sister and his parents whose farm he took over. Just as the first indications of an epidemic are announced in France, Pierre discovers that one of his animals is infected. Being all he has, he refuses to give up on his cows and will fight till the end to save them. 

Awards – 2 César Awards 2018 (Best first film, Best actor)





Custody 
In Cinema : 04 Apr 2019
Language : French
Subtitle : English
Genre : Drama
Running Time : 90 minutes 
Director : Xavier Legrand
Cast : Denis Menochet, Lea Drucker, Thomas Gioria
Distributor : Film Festival Organizer

Synopsis : Seeking to protect her son from a father she accuses of domestic abuse, Miriam Besson is requesting full custody. Yet the judge, who deems the father scorned, ignores her. Now a hostage in the escalating conflict between his parents, Julien is pushed to the edge to prevent the worst from happening. With Custody, director Xavier Legrand oversteps the norms to offer a truly gut-wrenching film. 

Awards – 7 awards incl Best Film 2019 César Awards, 23 nominations – including Silver Lion International Film Festival of Venise (Best director)


Edmond

In Cinema : 04 Apr 2019
Language : French
Subtitle : English
Genre : Comedy
Running Time : 113 minutes 
Director : Alexis Michalik
Cast : Thomas Soliveres, Olivier Gourmet, Mathile Seigner, Tom Leeb
Director : Film Festival Organizer

Synopsis : Paris, December 1897. Edmond Rostand is a playwright whose talent is yet to be acknowledged. One day however, one of the greatest actors of the time, Constant Coquelin, unexpectedly approaches him and asks to be in his next play. The only problem is, Edmond has not even written it yet. All he has for now is the title: Cyrano de Bergerac. Come and discover the story behind the creation of one of the most beloved French plays. 

Awards – 3 Awards - Sarlat FF 2018


Funan
In Cinema : 04 Apr 2019
Language : French
Subtitle : English
Genre : Animation / Drama
Running Time : 87 minutes 
Director : Denis Do

Cast : - 

Distributor : Film Festival Organizer

Synopsis : Winner of the Crystal Award at the Annecy Animation Film Festival, here is a remarkable debut from filmmaker Denis Do, inspired by his own family history. Funan tells the incredibly powerful tale of a young Cambodian mother, Chou, who finds herself separated from her 4-year-old son, kidnapped by the Khmer Rouge in 1975. Striving to save her family, Chou is willing to risk everything. 

Awards – Crystal Award - Annecy Animation FF 2018; Audience Award - Los Angeles Animation FF 2018



In Safe Hands

In Cinema : 04 Apr 2019
Language : French
Subtitle : English
Genre : Drama
Running Time : 110 minutes 
Director : Jeanne Herry
Cast : Sandrine Kiberlaine, Gilles Lellouche, Elodie Bouchez
Distributor : Film Festival Organizer

Synopsis : Abandoned at birth, baby Theo’s uncertain future lies in the hands of the Child Welfare Services. Jean is given temporary care of him. Meanwhile Alice, who cannot have children of her own, has never stopped fighting to become a mother. In Safe Hands exposes the concerns many women face, whether they chose to give up their children or are desperate to have some. 

Awards – 1 Award (Best Actress), 10 nominations; 7 nominations - César Awards 2019 (Best film, Best actress, Best actor, Best director) 

Just A Breath Away


In Cinema : 04 Apr 2019
Language : French
Subtitle : English
Genre : Action / Science Fiction
Running Time : 86 minutes 
Director : Daniel Roby
Cast : Romain Duris, Olga Kurylenko, Fantine Harduin
Distributor : Film Festival Organizer

Synopsis : An earthquake hits Paris. A deadly fog seeps out of the earth and panic spreads across the city. The few survivors seek refuge on the roofs. In this chaos, a family fights to save their daughter, afflicted with a genetic disease forcing her to live in a hermetic room. With no choice but to take a chance outside, survival is just a breath away. 

Awards – 8 Canadian Screen Award 2019 nominations

 

Looking For Teddy

In Cinema : 04 Apr 2019
Language : French
Subtitle : English
Genre : Comedy
Running Time : 79 minutes 
Director : Philippe Mechelen, Julien Hervé
Cast : Kad Merad, Malik Bentalha
Distributor : Film Festival Organizer

Sofiane is young and almost carefree -he’s just a little short on cash. When he spots a reward poster for the recovery of a lost teddy at the airport where he works, he doesn’t hesitate to claim it. When he is found out, he teams up against all odds with the owner’s father, Michel -after all, how difficult can it be to track a teddy down? More than it would seem, as this hilarious hunt ensues... 

Awards – Jury Award - Alpe-d’Huez International Comedy Festival

 

Memoir Of War


In Cinema : 04 Apr 2019
Language : French
Subtitle : English
Genre : Drama / Historical
Running Time : 122 minutes 
Director : Emmanuel Finkiel
Cast : Melanie Thierry, Benoit Magimel, Benjamin Biolay
Distributor : Film Festival Organizer

Synopsis : 1944, Nazi-occupied France. Young writer Marguerite and her husband Robert are active members of the Resistance. When he is deported, she throws herself into a desperate struggle to get him back, developing an ambiguous relationship with a Gestapo agent. The war ends but then, an excruciating waiting period begins. Nominated at the 2019 César awards, Memoir of War is inspired by the life of French literature icon Marguerite Duras. 

Awards – 8 nominations César Awards 2019 (Best film, Best actress, Best director



 

Remi , Nobody's Boy

In Cinema : 04 Apr 2019
Language : French
Subtitle : English
Genre : Adventure / Family
Running Time : 105 minutes 
Director : Antoine Blossier
Cast : Daniel Auteuil, Maleaume Paquin, Virginie Ledoyen, Jacques Perrin, Jonathan Zaccai
Distributor : Film Festival Organizer

Synopsis : Adapted from the eponymous book, Rémi, Nobody’s Boy tells the adventures of a young boy brutally taken from his adopted mother and entrusted to a mysterious travelling musician. Together with a dog and a little monkey, they set off on a long journey through France. Rémi learns about the tough bohemian life and eventually, through a series of fortunate and unfortunate events, the secret of his origins.


 

Rolling To You

In Cinema : 04 Apr 2019
Language : French
Subtitle : English
Genre : Comedy / Romance
Running Time :104 minutes 
Director : Franck Dubosc
Cast : Frank Dubosc, Alexandra Lamy, Elsa Zylberstein, Gerard Darmon
Distributor: Film Festival Organizer

Synopsis : Selfish, misogynous businessman Jocelyn never lets the truth get between him and a potential love interest. One day, he pretends to be paraplegic to seduce a young nursing assistant...until he falls in love with her sister who is, herself, actually in a wheelchair. Can Jocelyn roll himself away from his own trap? An entertaining mix of hilarity and sweet, heart-warming romance brought to you by comedian Franck Dubosc

 

Sink Or Swim 

In Cinema : 04 Apr 2019
Language : French
Subtitle : English
Genre : Comedy
Running Time : 122 minutes 
Director Gilles Lellouche
Cast : Mathieu Amalric, Guillaume Canet, Benoit Poelvoorde, Virginie Efira, Leila Bekti, Marina Fois, Philippe Katerine, Jean-Hugues Anglade
Distributor : Film Festival Organizer

Synopsis : A group of 40-something guys on the verge of a midlife crisis decides to form their local pool’s first ever male synchronised swimming team. Braving the scepticism of all, they put their energy into training under the supervision of a disgraced champion. Don’t miss out on THE comedy of the year which filled more than 4 million viewers with enthusiasm! 

Awards – 2 Crystal Globe Awards (Best comedy, Best actor) ; 10 nominations César Awards Ceremony (incl Best film, Best actor, Best director, Best scenario)


The Nights Eats The World 

In Cinema : 04 Apr 2019
Language : English
Subtitle : -
Genre : Horror / Science Fiction
Running Time 93 minutes 
Director : Dominique Rocher
Cast : Anders Danielsen Lie, Golshifteh Farahani, Denis Lavant, Sigrid Bouaziz
Distributor : Film Festival Organizer

After waking up in an apartment where only the night before a party was raging, Sam is forced to come to grip with reality: he is now alone and zombies have invaded the streets of Paris. Terrified, Sam barricades himself inside the building and takes measures to stay among the living. But is he really the sole survivor? 

Awards – Best Picture Award - Canary Islands Fantastic FF



The Red Collar

In Cinema : 04 Apr 2019
Language : French
Subtitle English
Genre : Drama
Running Time : 83 minutes 
Director Jean Becker
Cast : François Cluzet, Nicolas Duvauchelle, Sophie Verbeeck
Distributor : Film Festival Organizer

Synopsis : In the summer of 1919, under a scorching sun. A war hero is held prisoner in abandoned barracks. His dog is barking by the door night and day. Not far, a brilliant but tired young woman works the land, waiting and hoping. A judge -a nobleman- whose principles have been sorely shaken by the war comes to sort out this case. Three characters and a dog that, alone, holds the key to their fates.

 


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