French Film Festival 2017

New voices in Francophone cinema.

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Abrahadabra (Country: France, UK, Netherlands; Year: 2017; Director: Yannik Ruaul; Stars: Noémie Glairacq , Christian Cazenave, Jean-Pierre Massat, Nicolas Dubaele)
On a ranch-style farm, Jane, 14, lives protected by the love of her father Ludovic and grandfather Papifou. The sudden death of her father, in a terrorist attack, plunges her into a waking dream.
Aurora (Aurore) (Country: France; Year: 2017; Director: Blandine Lenoir; Writer: Anne-Françoise Brillot, Benjamin Dupas, Jean-Luc Gaget, Agnès Jaoui, Blandine Lenoir, Blandine Lenoir, Blandine Lenoir, Blandine Lenoir, Océane Michel, Océane Michel; Stars: Agnès Jaoui, Thibault de Montalembert, Pascale Arbillot, Sarah Suco, Lou Roy-Lecollinet, Nicolas Chupin, Rachel Farmane, Laurie Bordesoules, Juliette Vieux Peccate, Armand Paul Jean, Samir Guesmi, Mathilde Bonicel, Sterenn Guirriec, Franck Lemarié, Christophe Sardain)
Aurore, separated from her husband, has just lost her job and been told that she is going to be a grandmother. Is it time for a new life to begin?
Corporate (Country: France; Year: 2016; Director: Nicolas Silhol)
The life of an uncompromising HR manager named Emilie changes the instant she witnesses the suicide of one of the staff.
Gauguin (Gauguin - Voyage de Tahiti) (Country: France; Year: 2017; Director: Edouard Deluc; Writer: Edouard Deluc, Etienne Comar, Thomas Lilti, Sarah Kaminsky, Paul Gauguin; Stars: Vincent Cassel, Tuheï Adams, Malik Zidi, Pua-Taï Hikutini, Pernille Bergendorff, Marc Barbé, Paul Jeanson, Cédric Eeckhout, Samuel Jouy, Scali Delpeyrat, Ian McCamy)
The story of the painter's love affair in Tahiti.
Ladies (Des Plus Belle) (Country: France, Belgium; Year: 2017; Director: Anne-Gaëlle Daval; Writer: Anne-Gaëlle Daval; Stars: Florence Foresti, Mathieu Kassovitz, Nicole Garcia, Jonathan Cohen, Olivia Bonamy, Josée Drevon, Jeanne Astier, Lorraine Thébault, Zoé Laroche, Léonard Desenclos, Michel Charrel, Perrette Souplex, Claude Lévèque, Sonia Laroze, Norbert Ferrer)
A woman in remission from cancer is pushed by her family to take back control of her life.
Mercenary (Mercenaire) (Country: France; Year: 2016; Director: Sacha Wolff; Writer: Sacha Wolff; Stars: Toki Pilioko, Iliana Zabeth, Laurent Pakihivatau, Mikaele Tuugahala, Petalo Sealeu)
Story of a migrant who joins a French rugby team.
Mr & Mrs Adelman (Mr & Mme Adelman) (Country: France, Belgium; Year: 2017; Director: Nicolas Bedos; Writer: Nicolas Bedos, Doria Tillier; Stars: Doria Tillier, Nicolas Bedos, Denis Podalydès, Antoine Gouy, Christiane Millet, Pierre Arditi, Zabou Breitman, Julien Boisselier, Jean-Pierre Lorit, Jack Lang, Nicolas Briançon, Betty Reicher, Ronald Guttman, Solange Najman, Solveig Maupu)
Charting a relationship across the decades from the perspective of the wife.
Step By Step (Patients) (Country: France; Year: 2016; Director: Mehdi Idir, Grand Corps Malade; Writer: Grand Corps Malade, based on the book by Fadette Drouard; Stars: Pablo Pauly, Soufiane Guerrab, Moussa Mansaly, Nailia Harzoune, Franck Falise, Yannick Renier, Jason Divengele, Rabah Nait Oufella, Dominique Blanc, Alban Ivanov, Anne Benoît, Côme Levin, Samir El Bidadi, Florence Muller, Xavier Mathieu)
Contemporary comedy-drama based on popular French slam poet Fabien Marsaud’s autobiography, Patients.
The Teacher (Les Grands Esprits) (Country: France; Year: 2017; Director: Olivier Ayache-Vidal; Writer: Olivier Ayache-Vidal; Stars: Denis Podalydès, Abdoulaye Diallo, Marie-Julie Baup, Léa Drucker, Pauline Huruguen, Anne Jacquemin, Mona Magdy Fahim, Alexis Moncorgé, François Petit-Perrin, Ludovic Pinette, François Rabette, Tom Rivoire, Marie Rémond, Fanta Sako, Tabono Tandia)
A teacher is forced to accept a one-year placement in a school for difficult pupils.
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