French Film Festival 2011

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Beloved Beloved
Beloved and The Giants
Beirut Hotel (Year: 2011; Director: Danielle Arbid; Writer: Danielle Arbid, Zeid Hamdan; Stars: Colette Abboud, Fadi Abi Samra, Carole Ammoun, Charles Berling, Jinane Dagher, Rodney El Haddad, Sabine Sidawi Hamdan, Darine Hamze, Beatrice Harb, Karim Saleh, Karl Sarafidis)
A Lebanese singer in an unhappy marriage and a French lawyer embark on a whirlwind affair.
Beloved (Les bien-aimés) (Country: France; Year: 2011; Director: Christophe Honoré; Writer: Christophe Honoré; Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Chiara Mastroianni, Ludivine Sagnier, Louis Garrel, Milos Forman, Paul Schneider, Michel Depech, Rasha Bukvic, Omar Ben Sellen, Clara Couste, Guillaume Denaiffle, Dustin Segura Suarez, Zuzana Kronerova, Vaclav Neuzil, Pavel Liska, Zuzana Onufrakova)
A French musical about the contrasting romantic experiences of a mother and daughter.
The Conquest (La Conquête) (Year: 2011; Director: Xavier Durringer; Writer: Xavier Durringer, Patrick Rotman; Stars: Denis Podalydès, Florence Pernel, Bernard Le Coq, Michèle Moretti, Samuel Labarthe, Emmanuel Noblet, Hippolyte Girardot, Mathias Mlekuz, Grégory Fitoussi, Pierre Cassignard, Dominique Besnehard, Michel Bompoil, Saïda Jawad, Gérard Chaillou, Nicolas Moreau), Official Site
Political farce depicting Sarkozy's rise to power.
The Giants (Country: Belgium, France, Luxembourg; Year: 2011; Director: Bouli Lanners; Writer: Bouli Lanners, Elise Ancion; Stars: Zacharie Chasseriaud, Martin Nissen, Paul Bartel, Karim Leklou, Didier Toupy)
Coming-of-age yarn which takes a cue from Mark Twain and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
Hands Up (Country: France; Year: 2010; Director: Romain Goupil; Writer: Romain Goupil; Stars: Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi, Linda Doudaeva, Jules Ritmanic)
A ten year old girl and her friends go on the run to escape deportation to Chechnya.
Unforgivable Unforgivable
Unforgivable and No And Me
The Names Of Love (Le nom des gens) (Country: France; Year: 2010; Director: Michel Leclerc; Writer: Baya Kasmi, Michel Leclerc; Stars: Jacques Gamblin, Sara Forestier, Zinedine Soualem, Carole Franck, Jacques Boudet, Michèle Moretti, Zakariya Gouram, Julia Vaidis-Bogard, Adrien Stoclet, Camille Gigot, Laura Genovino, Rose Marit, Youari Kime, Yann Goven, Nabil Massad), Official Site
Comedy sees a woman sleeping with conservative men in order to encourage them to adopt more liberal attitudes.
No And Me (No Et Moi) (Year: 2010; Director: Zabou Breitman; Writer: Zabou Breitman, Delphine de Vigan, Agnès de Sacy; Stars: Julie-Marie Parmentier, Nina Rodriguez, Antonin Chalon, Bernard Campan, Zabou Breitman, Grégoire Bonnet, Guilaine Londez, Eric Valero, Kamel Abdeli, Sophie Accard, Jéromine Chasseriaud, Maurice Bruziaux, Sacha Bayle, Philippe Vessière, Didier Naisse), Official Site
A heartfelt and quirky tale of teenage friendship.
Pater (Country: France; Year: 2011; Director: Alain Cavalier; Writer: Alain Cavalier, Vincent Lindon; Stars: Vincent Lindon, Alain Cavalier, Bernard Bureau, Jonathan Duong, Hubert-Ange Fumey, Jean-Pierre Lindon, Manuel Marty, Claude Uzan, Alexandre Grégory, Jean Widhoff, Régis d'Audeville, Josette Baron, Thibault de Châteauvieux, Jérémy Flament, Olivier Mallet)
Alain Cavalier and actor Vincent Lindon, film themselves as they pretend to be businessmen politicians campaigning for office.
Route 132 (Year: 2010; Director: Louis Bélanger; Writer: Louis Bélanger, Alexis Martin; Stars: François Papineau, Alexis Martin, Sophie Bourgeois, Andrée Lachapelle, Gilles Renaud, Janine Sutto, Gary Boudreault, Clémence DesRochers, Benoît McGinnis, Alice Morel-Michaud, Bobby Beshro, Roger Larue, Sonia Vigneault, Francesca Barcenas, Roger Léger)
A devastated dad tries to cope with the death of his young son.
Service Entrance (Les femmes du 6ème étage) (Year: 2010; Director: Philippe Le Guay; Writer: Philippe Le Guay, Jérôme Tonnerre; Stars: Fabrice Luchini, Sandrine Kiberlain, Natalia Verbeke, Carmen Maura, Lola Dueñas, Berta Ojea, Nuria Solé, Concha Galán, Marie-Armelle Deguy, Muriel Solvay, Audrey Fleurot, Annie Mercier, Michèle Gleizer, Camille Gigot, Jean-Charles Deval)
The arrival of a group of Spanish maids tunrs the life of a bourgeois stockbroker upside down.
Hands Up Hands Up
Hands Up and Beirut Hotel
Unforgivable (Impardonnables) (Year: 2011; Director: André Téchiné; Writer: André Téchiné, Mehdi Ben Attia, Philippe Djian; Stars: André Dussollier, Carole Bouquet, Mélanie Thierry, Adriana Asti, Mauro Conte, Alexis Loret, Zoé Duthion, Sandra Toffolatti, Andrea Pergolesi, Stefano Scandaletti, Niccolò Palesa, Massimo Piovesan, Dominique Muller, Fabio Alessandrini, Gloria Naletto)
A dense fast-moving narrative around a famous, old, womanising author in Venice.

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