French Film Festival 2014

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The Blue Room The Blue Room
The Blue Room and Marie's Story
24 Days (Country: France; Year: 2014; Director: Alexandre Arcady; Writer: Alexandre Arcady, Emilie Frèche, Antoine Lacomblez; Stars: Zabou Breitman, Pascal Elbé, Jacques Gamblin, Sylvie Testud, Éric Caravaca, Syrus Shahidi, Tony Harrisson, Olivier Sitruk, Olivier Barthelemy, Ron Reznik, Pierre Abbou, Rebecca Azan, Alka Balbir, Barbara Bolotner, Lucie Boujenah)
Drama based on the true story of a Parisian telephone seller who was kidnapped and tortured.
Ariane's Thread (Au Fil d'Ariane) (Country: France; Year: 2014; Director: Robert Guédiguian; Writer: Robert Guédiguian, Serge Valletti; Stars: Ariane Ascaride, Jacques Boudet, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Anaïs Demoustier, Youssouf Djaoro, Adrien Jolivet, Gérard Meylan, Lola Naymark, Judith Magre)
A woman alone on her birthday heads for adventure in Marseille.
Belle And Sebastian (Belle et Sébastien) (Country: France; Year: 2013; Director: Nicolas Vanier; Writer: Juliette Sales, Fabien Suarez, Nicolas Vanier; Stars: Félix Bossuet, Tchéky Karyo, Margaux Châtelier, Dimitri Storoge, Andreas Pietschmann, Urbain Cancelier, Mehdi El Glaoui, Paloma Palma, Karine Adrover, Loïc Varraut, Jan Oliver Schroeder, Tom Sommerlatte, Andrée Damant, Pasquale D'Inca, Eric Soubelet)
The adventures of a boy, his grand-dad and a runaway dog in the French Alps during the German occupation
The Blue Room (La Chambre Bleue) (Country: France; Year: 2014; Director: Mathieu Amalric; Writer: Mathieu Amalric and Stéphanie Cléau, based on the book by Georges Simenon; Stars: Mathieu Amalric, Léa Drucker, Stéphanie Cléau, Mona Jaffart, Laurent Poitrenaux)
Psychological thriller about a couple's torrid affair.
Diplomacy (Diplomatie) (Country: France, Germany; Year: 2014; Director: Volker Schlöndorff; Writer: Cyril Gely, Cyril Gely, Volker Schlöndorff; Stars: Niels Arestrup, André Dussollier, Robert Stadlober, Burghart Klaußner, Lucas Prisor, Paula Beer, Thomas Arnold, Jean-Marc Roulot, Johannes Klaußner, Charlie Nelson, Tristan Robin, Stefan Wilkening)
Story of Hitler's orders to destroy Paris.
24 Days 24 Days
24 Days and Patchwork Family
The Finishers (De toutes nos forces) (Country: France, Belgium; Year: 2013; Director: Nils Tavernier; Writer: Laurent Bertoni, Pierre Leyssieux, Nils Tavernier; Stars: Jacques Gamblin, Alexandra Lamy, Fabien Héraud, Sophie de Furst, Pablo Pauly, Xavier Mathieu, Christelle Cornil, Fred Epaud, Sandra Leclercq, Lydia Guillermin, Sonia Jacob, Laura Lardeux, Yvette Petit, Hélène Gourdin Doherty, Raphaël Boyes)
Drama about a man and his handicapped son as they participate in the gruelling Ironman triathlon. Inspired by true events.
French Riviera (L'homme qu'on aimait trop, In The Name Of My Daughter) (Country: France; Year: 2014; Director: André Téchiné; Writer: Cédric Anger, Jean-Charles Le Roux, André Téchiné; Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Guillaume Canet, Adèle Haenel, Pierre Michiels)
Nice, 1976, Following the failure of her marriage, Agnès Le Roux returns from Africa to her mother Renée, owner of the Casino Le Palais de la Méditerranée and falls in love with Renée's confidant, Maurice Agnelet.
Get Well Soon (Bon rétablissement!) (Country: France; Year: 2014; Director: Jean Becker; Writer: Jean Becker, Jean-Loup Dabadie, based on the book by Marie-Sabine Roger; Stars: Gérard Lanvin, Fred Testot, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Swann Arlaud, Daniel Guichard, Anne-Sophie Lapix, Claudia Tagbo, Philippe Rebbot, Mona Jabeur, Louis-Do de Lencquesaing, Isabelle Candelier, Maurane, Lydia Fabien, Irène Ismaïloff, Pauline Rodhain)
A grumpy retiree finds himself reflecting on his life after an accident leaves him laid up in hospital.
Going Away (Un beau dimanche) (Country: France; Year: 2013; Director: Nicole Garcia; Writer: Jacques Fieschi, Nicole Garcia; Stars: Pierre Rochefort, Louise Bourgoin, Dominique Sanda, Déborah François, Eric Ruf, Benjamin Lavernhe, Mathias Brezot, Olivier Loustau, Vanessa Liautey, Jean-Pierre Martins, Juliette Roux-Merveille, Emmanuelle Reymond, José Cidolit, Michel Bompoil, Laurence Roy)
A loner teacher finds his life changed by an encounter with a single mum.
Goodbye To Language 3D (Adieu Au Langage) (Country: Switzerland; Year: 2013; Director: Jean-Luc Godard; Writer: Jean-Luc Godard; Stars: Kamel Abdeli, Dimitri Basil, Zoé Bruneau, Richard Chevallier)
Musings on relationship problems, betrayal and identity.
Ariane's Thread Ariane's Thread
Ariane's Thread and Belle And Sebastian
In The Courtyard (Dans la cour) (Country: France; Year: 2014; Director: Pierre Salvadori; Writer: Pierre Salvadori, David Léotard; Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Gustave Kervern, Pio Marmaï, Michele Moretti, Nicolas Bouchaud, Oleg Kupchik)
Life, cracked ceilings, friendship and despondency in a Parisian apartment block
Longwave (Les Grandes Ondes (À l’Ouest)) (Country: Switzerland, France, Portugal; Year: 2013; Director: Lionel Baier; Writer: Lionel Baier, Julien Bouissoux; Stars: Michel Vuillermoz, Valérie Donzelli, Patrick Lapp)
A comedy.
Marie's Story (Marie Heurtin) (Country: France; Year: 2014; Director: Jean-Pierre Améris; Writer: Jean-Pierre Améris, Philippe Blasband; Stars: Isabelle Carré, Brigitte Catillon, Laure Duthilleul, Martine Gautier, Sonia Laroze, Patricia Legrand, Christophe Tourrette, Gilles Treton, Ariana Rivoire)
Biopic about a woman who was born deaf and blind.
Not My Type (Pas son Genre) (Country: France; Year: 2014; Director: Lucas Belvaux; Writer: Lucas Belvaux, Philippe Vilain; Stars: Émilie Dequenne, Loïc Corbery, Sandra Nkake, Charlotte Talpaert, Anne Coesens, Daniela Bisconti, Didier Sandre, Martine Chevallier, Florian Thiriet, Annelise Hesme, Amira Casar, Tom Burgeat, Kamel Zidouri, Christophe Moyer, Philippe Le Guay)
A philosophy teacher falls for a hairdresser.
Our Summer In Provence (Avis de mistral) (Country: France; Year: 2014; Director: Rose Bosch; Writer: Rose Bosch; Stars: Jean Reno, Anna Galiena, Chloé Jouannet, Hugo Dessioux, Aure Atika, Lukas Pelissier, Tom Leeb, Jean-Michel Noirey, Hugues Aufray, Charlotte de Turckheim, Fabien Baïardi, Laurent Fernandez, Rodolphe Saulnier, Oussama Abassa, Joris Zapiain)
After there parents separate, three kids are shipped off to stay with their grandparents.
French Riviera French Riviera
French Riviera and Timbuktu
Paris Follies (La Ritournelle) (Country: France; Year: 2014; Director: Marc Fitoussi; Writer: Sylvie Dauvillier, Marc Fitoussi; Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Michael Nyqvist, Pio Marmaï, Marina Foïs, Audrey Dana, Anaïs Demoustier, Clément Métayer, Jean-Charles Clichet, Lakshantha Abenayake, Benoît Giros, Meryem Serbah, Pierre Diot, Irène Ismaïloff, Louise Coldefy)
A long-married wife of a cattle farmer finds temptation in Paris.
Patchwork Family (Du Goudron Et Des Plumes) (Country: France, Germany; Year: 2014; Director: Pascal Rabaté; Stars: Sami Bouajila, Isabelle Carré, Talina Boyaci, Daniel Prevost, Zinedine Soualem, and Gustave Kervern)
A salesman finds his sharp practice comes back to haunt him.
School of Babel (Country: France; Year: 2014; Director: Julie Bertuccelli )
Documentary about young migrant schoolkids.
Timbuktu (Le chagrin des oiseaux) (Country: France, Mauritania; Year: 2014; Director: Abderrahmane Sissako; Writer: Abderrahmane Sissako, Kessen Tall; Stars: Pino Desperado, Abel Jafri, Toulou Kiki, Kettly Noël, Hichem Yacoubi)
After a herdsman accidentally kills someone, he finds himself a victim of Sharia law fundamentalists.
Weekends In Normandy (Year: 2013; Director: Anne Villaceque; Stars: Karin Viard, Memie Lvosky, Jacques Gamblin, Ulrich Tukur)
Two couples who have been friends for decades find their worlds start to crumble when one of the pairs splits up.

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