French Film Festival 2010

A change of title this year to "reflect the burgeoning sweep of French cinema into the territory of Francophonie". Featuring some of the top names in French cinema.

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Little Nicholas Little Nicholas
Little Nicholas and Eden Is West
Change Of Plans (Le code a changé) (Country: France; Year: 2009; Director: Danièle Thompson; Writer: Christopher Thompson, Danièle Thompson; Stars: Karin Viard, Dany Boon, Marina Foïs, Patrick Bruel, Emmanuelle Seigner, Christopher Thompson, Marina Hands, Patrick Chesnais, Blanca Li, Laurent Stocker, Pierre Arditi, Jeanne Raimbault, Isabelle Cagnat, Marc Rioufol, Cyrille Eldin), Official Site
A dinner party has a lasting impact for all concerned in this wry comedy.
Dumas (L’autre Dumas) (Country: France; Year: 2010; Director: Safy Nebbou; Writer: Cyril Gely, Safy Nebbou, Eric Rouquette, Gilles Taurand; Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Benoît Poelvoorde, Dominique Blanc, Mélanie Thierry, Catherine Mouchet, Jean-Christophe Bouvet, Philippe Magnan, Florence Pernel, Michel Duchaussoy, Roger Dumas, Ophélia Kolb, Christian Abart, Alexis Michalik, Daniel Isoppo, Pierre Soubestre), Official Site
Fictionalised tale of the relationship between the classic French author and his ghostwriter.
Eden Is West (Eden à L'ouest) (Country: France, Greece, Italy; Year: 2009; Director: Costa-Gavras; Writer: Costa-Gavras, Jean-Claude Grumberg; Stars: Riccardo Scamarcio, Juliane Köhler, Ulrich Tukur, Eric Caravaca, Jean-Christophe Folly, Florian Martens, Antoine Monot Jr)
Odyssey of a migrant in search of 'paradise'.
Khamsa (Country: France; Year: 2008; Director: Karim Dridi; Writer: Karim Dridi; Stars: Marc Cortes, Raymond Adam, Tony Fourmann, Simon Abkarian, Magalie Contreras, Maéva Fertier, Sarah-Laure Estragnat, Mehdi Laribi, Emmanuel Adam, Alain Baudier, Marie Camacho, Ezaï Canlay, Joséphine Cantero, Ezzedine Chaouch, Auguste Cribel), Official Site
After fleeing from his foster family, 13-year-old Khamsa returns to the gypsy camp outside Marseilles where he was born.
Little Nicholas (Le Petite Nicholas) (Country: France; Year: 2009; Director: Laurent Tirard; Writer: Laurent Tirard, Grégoire Vigneron, Alain Chabat, René Goscinny, Sempé; Stars: Maxime Godart, Valérie Lemercier, Kad Merad, Sandrine Kiberlain, François-Xavier Demaison, Michel Duchaussoy, Daniel Prévost, Michel Galabru, Anémone, François Damiens, Louise Bourgoin, Vincent Claude, Charles Vaillant, Victor Carles, Benjamin Averty)
Family comedy about the misadventures of a young boy in Fifties France.
Skirt Day Skirt Day
Skirt Day and Someone I Loved
LOL (Country: France; Year: 2009; Director: Lisa Azuelos; Writer: Lisa Azuelos, Delgado Nans; Stars: Sophie Marceau, Christa Theret, Jérémy Kapone, Marion Chabassol, Lou Lesage, Émile Bertherat, Félix Moati, Louis Sommer, Adèle Choubard, Jade-Rose Parker, Warren Guetta, Alexandre Astier, Jocelyn Quivrin, Françoise Fabian, Christiane Millet), Official Site
A teenager looks for love and tries to come to terms with her parents' on/off relationship.
Making Plans For Lena (Country: France; Year: 2009; Director: Christophe Honoré)
A single mum has to contend with her family of dogooders, desperate to make her 'happy'.
Regrets (Les regrets) (Country: France; Year: 2009; Director: Cédric Kahn; Writer: Cédric Kahn; Stars: Yvan Attal, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Arly Jover, Philippe Katerine, François Négret, Lisbeth Wagner, Franck Mercadal, Vincent Berger, Gurvan Cloatre, Laurent Lévy, David Tissot, Emmanuelle Lepoutre)
Thriller sees the paths of former lovers cross, sparking trouble for their spouses.
Skirt Day (La Journée de la Jupe) (Country: France; Year: 2008; Director: Jean-Paul Lilienfeld; Writer: Jean-Paul Lilienfeld; Stars: Isabelle Adjani, Denis Podalydès, Yann Collette, Jackie Berroyer, Nathalie Besançon, Marc Citti, Khalid Berkouz, Yann Ebonge, Sonia Amori, Kevin Azaïs, Sarah Douali, Hassan Mezhoud, Karim Zakraoui, Fily Doumbie)
A teacher accidentally takes her class hostage.
Someone I Loved (Je l’aimais) (Country: France; Year: 2009; Director: Zabou Breitman; Writer: Zabou Breitman, Anna Gavalda, Agnès de Sacy; Stars: Daniel Auteuil, Marie-Josée Croze, Florence Loiret Caille, Christiane Millet, Geneviève Mnich, Winston Ong, Olivia Ross, Antonin Chalon, Ysée Dumay Duteil, Clémentine Houée, Woon Ling Hau, Ludovic Pinette, Alain Darlay, Stéphane Le Coq de Querlan, Jonathan Cohen), Official Site
The pleasures and consequences of adultery.

Filming sensations Mathieu Amalric on Pierre Léon, Jeanne Balibar and the sounds and colours of Barbara

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