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