French Film Festival 2016

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Angélique’s Day For Night (La nuit américaine d'Angélique) (Country: France; Year: 2013; Director: Joris Clerté, Pierre-Emmanuel Lyet; Writer: Olivia Rosenthal; Stars: Louise Bourgoin)
Story of one woman's relationship with Francois Truffaut's Day For Night.
Après Suzanne (Country: France; Year: 2016; Director: Félix Moati; Writer: Félix Moati; Stars: Vincent Lacoste, Esther Garrel, Antoine de Bary, Zita Hanrot, François Morel, Patrick d'Assumçao, William Lebghil)
Joachim returns to his family after his first romantic break-up.
La Femme De Rio (Country: France; Year: 2013; Director: Emma Luchini, Nicolas Rey; Writer: Emma Luchini, Nicolas Rey; Stars: Nicolas Rey, Céline Sallette, Laurent Laffargue, Steve Tran, Rachel Khan, Elodie Rouge)
A recovering alcoholic who refuses to leave his flat embarks on a whirlwind imagined romance with a woman he meets by chance.
My First Analyst (Premiere Seance) (Country: France; Year: 2016; Director: Jonathan Borgel; Writer: Jonathan Borgel; Stars: Samir Guesmi, Philippe du Janerand, Santiago Amigorena, Cécilia Steiner)
A man is due for his first session with a psychoanalyst.
Reflections In The Cat's Eyes (Reflets dans l’oeil du chat ) (Year: 2012; Director: Yannik Ruault)
Two children enter the mysterious world of a painter.
Somewhere (Ailleurs) (Country: France; Year: 2016; Director: Mélody Boulissière; Writer: Mélody Boulissière; Stars: Mattia Maggi)
A man starts a journey to the end of the world.
Sunday Lunch (Le repas dominical) (Country: France; Year: 2015; Director: Céline Devaux; Writer: Céline Devaux; Stars: Vincent Macaigne, George Blagden)
Coming-of-age animation.
Thank you Mr Imada (Country: France; Year: 2016; Director: Merci Monsieur Imada; Writer: Sylvain Chomet; Stars: Pierre Giafferi, Bastien Urghetto, Marie Petiot, Armelle Abibou)
Off-beat take on filmmaking.
The Wall (Mur) (Country: France, Belgium; Year: 2014; Director: Andra Tevy; Writer: Andra Tevy; Stars: John Arnold, Evelyne Didi, Véronique Levy)
One winter evening, a woman is going to work. The surroundings are hostile, the labour-backbreaking. Suddenly, snow comes in through the window and the workplace becomes a land of adventures.
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