New York's Rendez-Vous With French Cinema 2017

Sophie’s Misfortunes Sophie’s Misfortunes
Sophie’s Misfortunes and Nocturama
150 Milligrams (La Fille De Brest) (Country: France; Year: 2016; Director: Emmanuelle Bercot; Writer: Emmanuelle Bercot, Séverine Bosschem, Romain Compingt, Irène Frachon; Stars: Sidse Babett Knudsen, Benoît Magimel)
A lung specialist discovers a direct link between suspicious deaths and state-approved medicine. She fights single-handedly for the truth to come out.
US premiere
The Aquatic Effect (L’Effet Aquatique, The Together Project) (Country: France, Iceland; Year: 2016; Director: Sólveig Anspach; Writer: Sólveig Anspach, Jean-Luc Gaget; Stars: Samir Guesmi, Florence Loiret Caille, Philippe Rebbot, Estéban, Stéphane Soo Mongo, Olivia Côte, Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson, Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson, Ágúst Bjarnason, Samer Bisharat, Frosti Runólfsson, Didda Jónsdóttir)
A builder falls for a swimmer and starts swimming lessons in a bid to catch her eye.
The Dancer (Country: France, Belgium; Year: 2016; Director: Stéphanie Di Giusto; Writer: Stéphanie Di Giusto, Giovanni Lista, Sarah Thibau; Stars: Lily-Rose Melody Depp, Mélanie Thierry, Gaspard Ulliel, Louis Garrel, William Houston, Soko, François Damiens, David Bowles, Louis-Do de Lencquesaing, Petra Buckova, James Flynn, Frans Boyer, Charlie Morgan)
The story of the rivalry between Loie Fuller and Isadora Duncan.
Daydreams (L'indomptée) (Country: France; Year: 2016; Director: Caroline Deruas-Garrel; Writer: Caroline Deruas-Garrel, Maud Ameline, Victoria Kaario; Stars: Clotilde Hesme, Jenna Thiam, Tchéky Karyo, Bernard Verley, Renato Carpentieri, Pascal Rénéric, Marilyne Canto, Candela Cottis, Virgil Vernier, Tadzio Piet, Filippo Timi, Marina Rocco, Fausto Paravidino, Tanya Lopert, Lolita Chammah)
A group of young French artists converge at Rome’s sun-dappled Villa Medicis for a one-year residency.
Django (Country: France; Year: 2017; Director: Étienne Comar; Writer: Étienne Comar, Alexis Salatko, Alexis Salatko; Stars: Reda Kateb, Cécile De France, Alex Brendemühl, Maximilien Poullein, Ulrich Brandhoff, Aloïse Sauvage, Antoine Laurent, Alexandre Sauty, Gabriel Mireté)
Biopic of jazz guitarist and composer Django Reinhardt.
Opening night. American premiere
Heal The Living Heal The Living
Heal The Living and From The Land Of The Moon
Faultless (Irréprochable) (Country: France; Year: 2016; Director: Sébastien Marnier; Writer: Samuel Doux, Sébastien Marnier; Stars: Marina Foïs, Jérémie Elkaïm, Joséphine Japy, Benjamin Biolay, Jean-Luc Vincent, Véronique Ruggia, Jeanne Rosa, Mathilde Wambergue, Franck Beckmann, Alexandre Lhomme, Kamal Halloul, Robin Le Prêtre, Thierry Templier, Gary Cook, Heather Cook)
Out of money and options, 40-year-old Constance abandons her life in Paris and returns to her suburban hometown in hopes of picking up where she left off.
Frantz (Country: France, Germany; Year: 2016; Director: François Ozon; Writer: François Ozon, Philippe Piazzo; Stars: Pierre Niney, Paula Beer, Ernst Stötzner, Marie Gruber, Johann von Bülow, Anton von Lucke, Cyrielle Clair, Alice de Lencquesaing, Axel Wandtke, Rainer Egger, Rainer Silberschneider, Merlin Rose, Ralf Dittrich, Michael Witte, Lutz Blochberger)
In the aftermath of WWI, a young German who grieves the death of her fiancé in France meets a mysterious French man who visits the fiancé's grave to lay flowers.
From The Land Of The Moon (Mal de pierres) (Country: France, Belgium; Year: 2016; Director: Nicole Garcia; Writer: Nicole Garcia and Jacques Fieschi, based on the book by Milena Agus; Stars: Marion Cotillard, Louis Garrel, Àlex Brendemühl, Brigitte Roüan, Gwendoline Fiquet, Victoire Du Bois, Aloïse Sauvage, Inès Grunenwald, Victor Quilichini, Caroline Megglé)
Twenty-year story of the loves of a passionate, free-spirited woman.
Heal The Living (Réparer les vivants) (Country: France, Belgium; Year: 2016; Director: Katell Quillévéré; Writer: Katell Quillévéré and Gilles Taurand, based on the book by Maylis De Kerangal; Stars: Tahar Rahim, Emmanuelle Seigner, Anne Dorval, Bouli Lanners, Kool Shen, Monia Chokri, Alice Taglioni, Karim Leklou, Finnegan Oldfield, Théo Cholbi, Alice de Lencquesaing, Gabin Verdet, Galatéa Bellugi, Titouan Alda, Andranic Manet)
Drama about lives connected by an organ transplant.
In Bed With Victoria (Country: France; Year: 2016; Director: Justine Triet; Writer: Justine Triet; Stars: Laure Calamy, Virginie Efira, Vincent Lacoste, Emmanuelle Lanfray, Laurent Poitrenaux, Melvil Poupaud)
Comedy about a single mum trying to strike a balance in her life.
Slack Bay Slack Bay
Slack Bay and 150 Milligrams
In The Forests Of Siberia (Dans les forêts de Sibérie) (Country: France; Year: 2016; Director: Safy Nebbou; Writer: Safy Nebbou, David Oelhoffen, based on the book by Sylvain Tesson; Stars: Raphaël Personnaz, Evgeniy Sidikhin)
Tale of survival, sees a young Frenchman leave everything behind to live in isolation in the icy Siberian taiga.
Journey To Greenland (Le voyage au Groenland) (Country: France; Year: 2016; Director: Sébastien Betbeder; Writer: Sébastien Betbeder; Stars: Thomas Blanchard, Thomas Scimeca, François Chattot, Ole Eliassen, Adam Eskilden, Benedikte Eliassen, Mathias Petersen, Judith Henry, Martin Jensen)
Scruffy, thirtysomething best friends both named Thomas leave behind their struggling acting careers in Paris for an extended sojourn in a remote, snowbound stretch of Greenland.
Mum’s Wrong (Maman a tort) (Country: France, Belgium; Year: 2016; Director: Marc Fitoussi; Writer: Marc Fitoussi; Stars: Jeanne Jestin, Émilie Dequenne, Nelly Antignac, Camille Chamoux, Annie Grégorio, Sabrina Ouazani, Jean-François Cayrey, Grégoire Ludig, Louvia Bachelier, Stéphane Bissot, Joshua Mazé, Lucie Fagedet, Jennifer Dubourg, Dorothée Martinet, Audrey Quoturi)
When idealistic 14-year-old Anouk embarks on a weeklong internship at her mom’s insurance company, she gets a crash course in the less-than-rosy reality of the corporate world.
Nocturama (Country: France; Year: 2016; Director: Bertrand Bonello; Writer: Bertrand Bonello; Stars: Finnegan Oldfield, Vincent Rottiers, Hamza Meziani, Manal Issa, Martin Petit-Guyot, Jamil McCraven, Rabah Nait Oufella, Laure Valentinelli, Ilias Le Doré, Robin Goldbronn, Luis Rego, Hermine Karagheuz, Adèle Haenel)
One morning in Paris. A fistful of adolescents, from different backgrounds. Individually, they begin a strange dance through the labyrinth of the metro and the streets of the capital. They seem to be following a plan.
The Odyssey (L'odyssée) (Country: France; Year: 2016; Director: Jérôme Salle; Writer: Jean-Michel Cousteau, Albert Falco, Jérôme Salle, Laurent Turner; Stars: Lambert Wilson, Audrey Tautou, Pierre Niney, Benjamin Lavernhe, Laurent Lucas)
Biopic of the underwater pioneer Jacques-Yves Cousteau.
Closing night. US premiere
Frantz Frantz
Frantz and The Odyssey
The Paris Opera (L'Opèra de Paris) (Country: France; Year: 2017; Director: Jean-Stéphane Bron)
Documentary, going behind the scenes of the Paris Opera.
US premiere
Planetarium (Country: France, Belgium; Year: 2016; Director: Rebecca Zlotowski; Writer: Rebecca Zlotowski, Robin Campillo; Stars: Natalie Portman, Lily-Rose Depp, Emmanuel Salinger, Amira Casar, Pierre Salvadori, Louis Garrel, David Bennent, Damien Chapelle, Jerzy Rogulski, Camille Lellouche, Christophe Odent, Kamel Abdelli, Michel Zlotowski, Talina Boyaci, Benoît Forgeard)
Two psychic sisters cross paths with a French producer while performing in 1930s Paris.
Raw (Grave) (Country: France, Belgium; Year: 2016; Director: Julia Ducournau; Writer: Julia Ducournau; Stars: Garance Marillier, Ella Rumpf, Rabah Nait Oufella, Laurent Lucas, Bouli Lanners, Joana Preiss, Marion Vernoux, )
A girl from a family of vegetarians decides to eat raw meat for the first time with unexpected consequences.
Right Here Right Now (Tout de suite maintenant) (Country: France, Belgium, Luxembourg; Year: 2016; Director: Pascal Bonitzer; Writer: Pascal Bonitzer, Agnès de Sacy; Stars: Agathe Bonitzer, Vincent Lacoste, Lambert Wilson, Isabelle Huppert, Jean-Pierre Bacri, Julia Faure, Pascal Greggory, Virgil Vernier, Yannick Renier, François Baldassare, Vincent Collin, Pierre Léon, Vladimir Léon, Nicole Dogué, Iliana Lolitch)
A woman's new job becomes a trial by fire after she discovers her boss knows her dad from his college days.
Slack Bay (Ma Loute) (Country: Germany, France; Year: 2016; Director: Bruno Dumont; Writer: Bruno Dumont; Stars: Fabrice Luchini, Juliette Binoche, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Thierry Lavieville, Jean-Luc Vincent, Didier Desprès, Raph, Laura Dupré, Brandon Lavieville, Cyril Rigaux, Angélique Vergara)
Period comedy, set in 1910, about the investigation into disappearances from beaches in France.
Struggle For Life Struggle For Life
Struggle For Life and The Paris Opera
Sophie’s Misfortunes (Les Malheurs De Sophie) (Country: France; Year: 2016; Director: Christophe Honoré; Writer: Christophe Honoré, Gilles Taurand, based on the books by the Countess of Ségur ; Stars: Caroline Grant, Anaïs Demoustier, Golshifteh Farahani, Muriel Robin, Céleste Carrale, Aélys Le Nevé, Tristan Farge, Justine Morin, Marlene Saldana, Jean-Charles Clichet, David Prat, Laetitia Dosch, Michel Fau, Elsa Lepoivre, Annie Mercier)
A girl's life changes dramatically after she is left in the care of her stepmother.
US premiere
The Stopover (Voir du pays) (Country: France, Greece; Year: 2016; Director: Delphine Coulin, Muriel Coulin; Writer: Delphine Coulin, Muriel Coulin; Stars: Soko, Ariane Labed, Ginger Romàn, Karim Leklou, Andreas Konstantinou, Makis Papadimitriou, Alexis Manenti, Robin Barde, Sylvain Loreau, Jérémie Laheurte, Damien Bonnard, Jean-Yves Jouannais, Pierre Devérines, Kevin Delta, Yves Francillette)
Misongyny in the French military among soldiers stopping off in Cyprus after a tour of Afghanistan.
Struggle For Life (La Loi de la jungle) (Country: France; Year: 2016; Director: Antonin Peretjatko; Writer: Frédéric Ciriez, Antonin Peretjatko; Stars: Vincent Macaigne, Vimala Pons, Pascal Légitimus, Mathieu Amalric, Fred Tousch, Rodolphe Pauly, Jean-Luc Bideau, Pascal Tagnati, Thomas De Pourquery, Philippe Laudenbach, Marc-Antoine Vaugeois, Jamel El Gharbi, Stéphane Petillot, Serge Trinquecoste, Laura Giudice)
Satire about a middle-aged intern sent from France to French Guiana to set up a ski resort.
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