French Film Festival 2012

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17 Women (17 filles) (Country: France; Year: 2011; Director: Delphine Coulin, Muriel Coulin; Writer: Delphine Coulin, Muriel Coulin; Stars: Louise Grinberg, Juliette Darche, Roxane Duran, Carlo Brandt, Esther Garrel, Noémie Lvovsky, Yara Pilartz, Solène Rigot, Florence Thomassin), Official Site
A group of girls in a small town decide to get pregnant at the same time.
Asterix And Obelix In Britain (Astérix and Obélix: God Save Britannia, Astérix et Obélix: Au service de Sa Majesté) (Country: France, Spain, Italy, Hungary; Year: 2012; Director: Laurent Tirard; Writer: Laurent Tirard, Grégoire Vigneron, Grégoire Vigneron, based on the comic books by René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo, ; Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Edouard Baer, Guillaume Gallienne, Vincent Lacoste, Valérie Lemercier, Fabrice Luchini, Catherine Deneuve, Charlotte Le Bon, Bouli Lanners, Dany Boon, Atmen Kelif, Jean Rochefort, Gérard Jugnot, Luca Zingaretti, Filippo Timi)
The heroes from Gaul head to Britain to repel the Romans
Declaration Of War (La guerre est déclarée) (Country: Belgium; Year: 2011; Director: Valérie Donzelli; Writer: Valérie Donzelli, Jérémie Elkaïm; Stars: Valérie Donzelli, Jérémie Elkaïm, César Desseix, Gabriel Elkaïm, Brigitte Sy, Elina Löwensohn, Michèle Moretti, Philippe Laudenbach, Bastien Bouillon, Béatrice De Staël, Anne Le Ny, Frédéric Pierrot, Elisabeth Dion, Pauline Gaillard, Philippe Barassat), Official Site
A young couple embark upon a painful, enlightening journey when they discover that their newborn child is very ill.
Ducoboo (L'élève Ducobu) (Country: France; Year: 2011; Director: Philippe de Chauveron; Writer: Philippe de Chauveron, Marc de Chauveron, Benoît Drousie, Bernard Godisiabois, based on the comic book by Godi and Zidrou; Stars: Elie Semoun, Joséphine de Meaux, Vincent Claude, Juliette Chappey, Bruno Podalydès, Héléna Noguerra, Daphné Tarka, Vincent N'Diaye, Vincent Sgonamillo, Jean-François Gallotte, Edgar Givry, Jean-Paul Bonnaire, Valérie De Villeneuve, François Levantal, Lise Lamétrie)
A young rebel becomes an unlikely hero.
Headwinds (Des vents contraires) (Country: France, Belgium; Year: 2011; Director: Jalil Lespert; Writer: Olivier Adam, Marie-Pierre Huster, Marion Laine, Jalil Lespert; Stars: Benoît Magimel, Isabelle Carré, Antoine Duléry, Ramzy Bedia, Bouli Lanners, Marie-Ange Casta, Audrey Tautou, Daniel Duval, Lubna Azabal, Aurore Clément, Hugo Fernandes, Cassiopée Mayance, Nicolas Briançon, Mélanie Leray, Azzedine Bouabba), Official Site
The Minister (L'exercice de l'État) (Country: France, Belgium; Year: 2011; Director: Pierre Schöller; Writer: Pierre Schöller; Stars: Olivier Gourmet, Michel Blanc, Zabou Breitman, Laurent Stocker, Sylvain Deblé, Didier Bezace, Jacques Boudet, François Chattot, Gaëtan Vassart, Arly Jover, Eric Naggar, Anne Azoulay, Abdelhafid Metalsi, Christian Vautrin, François Vincentelli)
A French politician finds he has to bend the rules if he wants to get on.
Mobile Home (Country: Belgium, Luxembourg, France; Year: 2012; Director: François Pirot; Writer: Marteen Loix, François Pirot, Jean-Benoît Ugeux; Stars: Arthur Dupont, Guillaume Gouix, Jean-Paul Bonnaire, Claudine Pelletier, Jackie Berroyer, Anne-Pascale Clairembourg, Gilles Soeder, Eugenie Anselin, Arnaud Bronsart, Gwen Berrou, Pierre Nisse, Jean-François Wolff, Jérôme Varanfrain, Mounir Bouallevul, Catherine Salée)
A pair of old friends embark on adventure in a camper van.
On Air (Parlez-moi de vous) (Country: France; Year: 2012; Director: Pierre Pinaud; Writer: Pierre Pinaud; Stars: Karin Viard, Nicolas Duvauchelle, Nadia Barentin, Catherine Hosmalin, Patrick Fierry, Jean-Noël Brouté, Dani, Charline Paul, François Bureloup, Élise Otzenberger, Adèle Bonduelle, Ariane Pirie, Serpentine Teyssier, Myriam Roustan, Emilie Hantz)
A reclusive 40-year-old radio hostwith some serious communication issues hits amidlife crisis
Operation Libertad (Country: France, Switzerland, Portugal; Year: 2012; Director: Nicolas Wadimoff; Writer: Jacob Berger, Nicolas Wadimoff; Stars: Antonio Buíl, Laurent Capelluto, Stipe Erceg, Jonathan Genet, Karine Guignard, Natacha Koutchoumov, Erika Lillo, Nuno Lopes)
A fictional revolutionary commado group carry out a Zurich bank raid and kidnapping.
Paris-Manhattan (Country: France; Year: 2012; Director: Sophie Lellouche; Writer: Sophie Lellouche; Stars: Alice Taglioni, Patrick Bruel, Marine Delterme, Louis-Do de Lencquesaing, Michel Aumont, Marie-Christine Adam, Yannick Soulier, Margaux Châtelier, Arsène Mosca, Gladys Cohen, Julie Martel, Roman Guisset, Juliette Kruh, Paul-Edouard Gondard, Jacques Ciron)
Comedy about a Woody Allen-obsessed pharmacist.
Wandering Streams (Les Petits Ruisseaux) (Country: France; Year: 2011; Director: Pascal Rabaté; Writer: Pascal Rabaté, Pascal Rabaté; Stars: Daniel Prévost, Bulle Ogier, Hélène Vincent, Philippe Nahon, Julie-Marie Parmentier, Bruno Lochet, Charles Schneider, Vincent Martin, Joël Lefrançois, Philippe Rigot, Sören Prévost, Cédric Vieira, David Salles, Amandine Chauveau, Nathalie Blanc)
A retired widower decides to spice up his life.
What's In A Name? (Le prénom) (Country: France, Belgium; Year: 2012; Director: Alexandre de La Patellière, Matthieu Delaporte; Writer: Matthieu Delaporte, Matthieu Delaporte; Stars: Patrick Bruel, Valérie Benguigui, Charles Berling, Guillaume de Tonquedec, Judith El Zein, Françoise Fabian, Yaniss Lespert, Miren Pradier, Alexis Leprise, Juliette Levant, Bernard Murat)
Farce sees a bunch of 40-something friends find their dinner date transformed into a dinner nightmare.
A World Without Women (Un monde sans femmes) (Country: France; Year: 2011; Director: Guillaume Brac; Writer: Guillaume Brac, Hélène Ruault; Stars: Vincent Macaigne, Laure Calamy, Constance Rousseau, Laurent Papot, Terry Fouache, Geoffrey Boulanger, Cédric Cailleux, Marie Picard, Jean-Nicolas Joissains, Francine Boulanger, Christian 'Bouboule' Boulanger, Eric Hannier)
A lonely man forges a friendship with a mother and daughter.
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