French Film Festival 2013

Films by first or second-time directors.

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Me, Myself And Mum Me, Myself And Mum
Me, Myself And Mum and Tonnerre
11.6 (Country: France, Belgium; Year: 2013; Director: Philippe Godeau; Writer: Philippe Godeau, Agnès de Sacy, based on the book by Alice Géraud-Arfi; Stars: François Cluzet, Bouli Lanners, Corinne Masiero)
Psychological exploration of a security driver who pulled of a multimillion euro heist.
Les Apaches (Apaches) (Country: France; Year: 2013; Director: Thierry de Peretti; Writer: Benjamin Baroche, Thierry de Peretti; Stars: Aziz El Hadachi, François-Joseph Cullioli, Hamza Mezziani, Maryne Cayon, Joseph-Marie Ebrard)
A casual theft leads to trouble for a group of young friends.
The Dandelions (Du Vent Dans Mes Mollets) (Country: France; Year: 2012; Director: Carine Tardieu; Writer: Olivier Beer, Raphaële Moussafir, Carine Tardieu; Stars: Agnès Jaoui, Denis Podalydès, Isabelle Carré, Isabella Rossellini, Juliette Gombert, Elsa Lepoivre, Judith Magre, Anna Lemarchand, Jean-Baptiste Tiemele, Hervé Pierre, Virgil Leclaire, Laura Genovino, Christian Hecq, Emma Ninucci, Emmanuelle Michelet)
A girl finds respite from her overprotective parents through a friendship with a girl at school.
The Dismantlement (Le Démantèlement) (Country: Canada; Year: 2013; Director: Sébastien Pilote; Writer: Sébastien Pilote; Stars: Gabriel Arcand, Pierre-Luc Brillant, Normand Carrière, Claude Desjardins, Sophie Desmarais, Éric Laprise, Lucie Laurier, Dominique Leduc, Gilles Renaud, Johanne-Marie Tremblay)
An elderly sheep farmer finds his world rocked in this family drama.
Henri (Country: France; Year: 2013; Director: Yolande Moreau; Stars: Pippo Delbonno, Candy Ming, Lio, Jackie Berroyer)
A widowed restaurant owner who keeps to himself forms an unexpected connection with a young mentally disabled woman.
11.6 11.6
11.6 and Les Apaches
Me, Myself And Mum (Les Garçons Et Guillaume, À Table!) (Country: France, Belgium; Year: 2013; Director: Guillaume Gallienne; Writer: Guillaume Gallienne; Stars: Françoise Fabian, Guillaume Gallienne, Yves Jacques, André Marcon, Nanou Garcia, Yvon Back)
A comedy of misunderstandings.
On My Way (Elle S'En Va) (Country: France; Year: 2013; Director: Emmanuelle Bercot; Writer: Emmanuelle Bercot, Jérôme Tonnerre; Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Camille, Mylène Demongeot)
Popping out for cigarettes, a middle aged woman just keeps going, increasingly determined to leave her old life behind.
The Returned (Les Revenants) (Year: 2004; Director: Robin Campillo)
Film on which the hit Channel 4 series was based, sees the dead returning to life.
Tonnerre (Country: France; Year: 2013; Director: Guillaume Brac; Writer: Guillaume Brac, Hélène Ruault; Stars: Vincent Macaigne, Solène Rigot, Bernard Menez)
A musician enters into an amour fou with a younger woman who is on the rebound.
Youth (Jeunesse) (Country: France; Year: 2012; Director: Justine Malle; Writer: Justine Malle, Cécile Vargaftig; Stars: Esther Garrel, Didier Bezace, Émile Bertherat, Lucia Sanchez, Christèle Tual, Augustin Bonhomme, Elisabeth Baranès, Aurélia Alcaïs, Francis Leplay, Johannes Oliver Hamm, Thierry Gibault, Milan Argos, Jacques Bontemps, Stéphane Valensi)
Story about a young woman who falls in love at the same time as her father is diagnosed with a degenerative disease.
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