French Film Festival 2016

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Long Way North and The New Kid
Learn By Heart (La Vie En Grand) (Country: France; Year: 2015; Director: Mathieu Vadepied; Writer: Olivier Demangel, Vincent Poymiro, Mathieu Vadepied; Stars: Marion Ploquin)
Coming of age comedy about kids growing up in the French projects.
Long Way North (Tout en haut du monde) (Country: France, Denmark; Year: 2015; Director: Rémi Chayé; Writer: Claire Paoletti, Patricia Valeix, Rémi Chayé; Stars: Christa Théret, Féodor Atkine, Antony Hickling, Tom Morton, Chloe Dunn, Thomas Sagols, Rémi Caillebot, Audrey Sablé, Loïc Houdré)
A young Russian aristocrat embarks on an adventure to find her lost grandad.
The New Kid (Le Nouveau) (Country: France; Year: 2015; Director: Rudi Rosenberg; Writer: Igor Gotesman, Bruno Muschio, Rudi Rosenberg; Stars: Raphaël Ghrenassia, Joshua Raccah, Géraldine Martineau, Guillaume Cloud-Roussel, Johanna Lindstedt, Max Boublil, Eythan Chiche, Gabriel Nahum, Ismaël Mandile, Arthur Grégoire, Iléana Courbey, Yiling Luo, Pauline Leblond, Samuel Jami, Zélie Pouyanne)
Benoit, 14 years old, leaves the country-side for Paris. His first day at school turns out to be more difficult than expected, and he quickly becomes isolated. Until one day a new girl arrives in class...
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