French Film Festival 2012

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Renoir Renoir
Renoir and Our Children
Our Children (À Perdre La Raison) (Country: Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Switzerland; Year: 2012; Director: Joachim Lafosse; Writer: Thomas Bidegain, Joachim Lafosse, Matthieu Reynaert; Stars: Niels Arestrup, Tahar Rahim, Émilie Dequenne, Stéphane Bissot, Mounia Raoui, Redouane Behache, Baya Belal, Nathalie Boutefeu, Yannick Renier, Claire Bodson, Jean-Charles Hautera, Daniel Feis, Joé Michels, Eléa Gillard, Charlie Hoscheck)
A couple's relationship becomes strained under pressure from one of their adoptive parents.
Partners In Crime (Associés contre le crime) (Country: France; Year: 2012; Director: Pascal Thomas; Writer: Clémence de Biéville, Nathalie Lafaurie, Pascal Thomas, based on the story by Agatha Christie; Stars: André Dussollier, Catherine Frot, Linh Dan Pham, Nicolas Marié, Agathe de La Boulaye, Eric Naggar, Bernard Verley, Hervé Pierre, Sarah Biasini, François Bettens, Julos Beaucarne, Caroline Pigozzi, Jean-Jacques Lefrère, Georges Chappuis, Alexandre Lafaurie)
Agatha Christie adaptation sees the Beresfords investigate a disappearance.
Rebellion (Country: France; Year: 2011; Director: Mathieu Kassovitz; Writer: Mathieu Kassovitz, Benot Jaubert, Pierre Geller; Stars: Mathieu Kassovitz, Sylvie Testud, Philippe Torreton, Malik Zidi, Xavier Jozelon)
Mathieu Kassovitz's auteur comeback combines the pleasures of a thriller with serious political heft.
Renoir (Country: France; Year: 2012; Director: Gilles Bourdos; Writer: Gilles Bourdos, Michel Spinosa, Jérôme Tonnerre; Stars: Michel Bouquet, Christa Theret, Vincent Rottiers, Thomas Doret, Michèle Gleizer, Romane Bohringer, Carlo Brandt, Hélène Babu, Stuart Seide, Paul Spera)
The old age of the artist, exploring his relationship with a model and his son.
You Will Be My Son (Tu seras mon fils) (Country: France; Year: 2011; Director: Gilles Legrand; Writer: Delphine de Vigan, Laure Gasparotto, Gilles Legrand; Stars: Niels Arestrup, Lorànt Deutsch, Patrick Chesnais, Anne Marivin, Nicolas Bridet, Valérie Mairesse, Jean-Marc Roulot, Urbain Cancelier, Xavier Robic, Nicolas Marié, Hélène de Saint-Père, Shirley Bousquet, Stéphane Roquet, Gilles Kassar, Luc Palun)
An ageing vintner becomes obsessed with passing on his vineyards.
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