French Film Festival 2018

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Woman Up! Woman Up!
Woman Up! and The Lady In The Portrait
At War (Country: France; Year: 2018; Director: Stéphane Brizé; Writer: Stéphane Brizé; Stars: Vincent Lindon)
Two years ago, the Perrin Industry Factory, 1100 employees, automotive supplier well known, affiliate to the German group Schäfer, signed an agreement asking to senior-managers and workers to accept a pay cut, in order to save the company in exchange of the promise to protect their jobs on at least the next five years. Today, the company takes the decision to close.
Belle and Sebastian, Friends for Life (Belle et Sébastien 3, Le dernier chapitre) (Country: France; Year: 2017; Director: Clovis Cornillac; Writer: Juliette Sales, Fabien Suarez; Stars: Félix Bossuet, Tchéky Karyo, Clovis Cornillac, Thierry Neuvic, Margaux Chatelier, André Penvern, Anne Benoît, Lilou Fogli, Naëlle Thomas, Octave Bossuet, Olivier Bouana, Marty Berreby, Mateo Bourdon, Bernadette Chryssohoidis, Pierre Cognon)
When his pup pal is kidnapped, Sebastian sets out in pursuit.
Comfort And Consolation In France (Pour le réconfort) (Country: France; Year: 2017; Director: Vincent Macaigne; Writer: Vincent Macaigne; Stars: Pauline Lorillard, Pascal Rénéric, Emmanuel Matte, Laurent Papot, Joséphine de Meaux, Laure Calamy, Pauline Lorillard, Pascal Rénéric, Emmanuel Matte, Laurent Papot, Joséphine de Meaux, Laure Calamy)
After squandering their inheritance to siblings return to their ancestral estate and their childhood friends in the Loire Valley. Awaiting them is a tidal wave of pent-up resentment.
Family Is Family (La Ch'tite Famille) (Country: France; Year: 2018; Director: Dany Boon; Writer: Dany Boon, Sarah Kaminsky; Stars: Dany Boon, Line Renaud, Laurence Arné, Valérie Bonneton, Guy Lecluyse, François Berléand, Pierre Richard, Juliane Lepoureau, Stéphane Pezerat, Judi Beecher, Yan Tual, Arthur, Karina Beuthe Orr, Claire Chazal, Antonia de Rendinger)
A furniture designer, who falsely claims he is an orphan, finds his past comes back to bite him when he suffers amnesia in an accident.
The Freshmen (Première année) (Country: France; Year: 2018; Director: Thomas Lilti; Writer: Thomas Lilti; Stars: Vincent Lacoste, William Lebghil, Michel Lerousseau, Darina Al Joundi, Benoît Di Marco, Graziella Delerm, Guillaume Clérice, Alexandre Blazy, Noémi Silvania, Laurette Tessier, Adrien Schmück, Quitterie Boascals de Reals, Tiphaine Piovesan, Jeremy Corallo, Mehdi Amouri)
Story of a couple of students in their first year at med school.
Sorry Angel Sorry Angel
Sorry Angel and The Image Book
The House By The Sea (La Villa) (Country: France; Year: 2017; Director: Robert Guédiguian; Writer: Robert Guédiguian, Serge Valletti; Stars: Ariane Ascaride, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Gérard Meylan, Jacques Boudet, Anaïs Demoustier, Robinson Stévenin, Yann Trégouët, Geneviève Mnich, Fred Ulysse, Diouc Koma, Haylana Bechir, Ayoub Oaued, Giani Roux, Esther Seignon)
When three adult children of a dying man gather at his villa, they are forced to reflect on who they are.
The Image Book (Le Livre D’Image, The Picture Book) (Country: Switzerland; Year: 2018; Director: Jean-Luc Godard; Writer: Jean-Luc Godard)
Nothing but silence. Nothing but a revolutionary song. A story in five chapters like the five fingers of a hand.
Jealous (Country: France; Year: 2017; Director: David Foenkinos, Stéphane Foenkinos; Writer: David Foenkinos, Stéphane Foenkinos; Stars: Karin Viard, Dara Tombroff, Anne Dorval, Thibault de Montalembert, Bruno Todeschini, Marie-Julie Baup, Corentin Fila, Anaïs Demoustier, Xavier de Guillebon, Eva Lallier, Thérèse Roussel, Sreypeich Bensimon, Éric Frey, Fabio Crestale, Cédric Ben Abdallah)
The Lady In The Portrait (Le Portrait interdit) (Country: China, France; Year: 2016; Director: Charles de Meaux; Writer: Michel Fessler, Charles de Meaux; Stars: Bingbing Fan, Melvil Poupaud, Yue Wu, Shih-Chieh King, Jue Huang, Thibault de Montalembert, Féodor Atkine, FeiFei Yao, Bingbing Fan, Melvil Poupaud, Yue Wu, Shih-Chieh King, Jue Huang, Thibault de Montalembert, Féodor Atkine)
An empress commissions a painting of herself from a French outsider and Jesuit priest in hopes of stirring her husband's interest in this lavish period piece.
Mrs Hyde (Madame Hyde) (Country: France; Year: 2017; Director: Serge Bozon; Writer: Serge Bozon; Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Romain Duris, Patricia Barzyk, José Garcia, Charlotte Véry)
After a teacher is struck by lightning, she discovers a powerful and dangerous alter ego.
Sink Or Swim Sink Or Swim
Sink Or Swim and Mrs Hyde
Naked Normandy (Normandie nue) (Country: France; Year: 2018; Director: Philippe Le Guay; Writer: Victoria Bedos, Olivier Dazat, Philippe Le Guay; Stars: François Cluzet, François-Xavier Demaison, Julie-Anne Roth, Pili Groyne, Toby Jones, Vincent Regan, Colin Bates, Arthur Dupont, Daphné Dumons, Lucrèce Carmignac, Philippe Rebbot, Patrick d'Assumçao, Samuel Churin, Grégory Gadebois, Lucie Muratet)
Comedy about a proud farming community who must put their grievances aside in order to save their village which is in crisis.
One Nation, One King (Un peuple et son roi) (Country: France, Belgium; Year: 2018; Director: Pierre Schoeller; Writer: Pierre Schoeller; Stars: Gaspard Ulliel, Adèle Haenel, Olivier Gourmet, Louis Garrel, Izïa Higelin, Noémie Lvovsky, Céline Sallette, Denis Lavant, Johan Libéreau, Andrzej Chyra, Julia Artamonov, Laurent Lafitte, Stéphane De Groodt, Niels Schneider, Louis-Do de Lencquesaing)
Story of the French Revolution from the perspective of ordinary citizens.
Promise At Dawn (La Promesse de l’aube) (Country: France, Belgium; Year: 2017; Director: Eric Barbier; Writer: Eric Barbier, Marie Eynard, Romain Gary; Stars: Pierre Niney, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Didier Bourdon, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Catherine McCormack, Finnegan Oldfield, Pawel Puchalski, Némo Schiffman, Zoe Boyle, Lou Chauvain, Emiliano Suarez, Alberto Maneiro, Preciado Rodriguez, Katarzyna Skarzanka, Marta Klubowicz)
Tragic-comic story of Romain Gary, from his childhood in Poland to his adolescence in Niece through to training to be a war pilot and becoming a famous novelist.
The Prayer (La prière) (Country: France; Year: 2018; Director: Cédric Kahn; Stars: Anthony Bajon, Damien Chapelle, Alex Brendemühl, Louise Grinberg, Hanna Schygulla)
In a remote community subject to a strict regimen in the French mountains, Thomas struggles to overcome his drug addiction.
Rock'n Roll (Country: France; Year: 2017; Director: Guillaume Canet; Writer: Guillaume Canet, Guillaume Canet, Rodolphe Lauga, Rodolphe Lauga, Philippe Lefebvre, Philippe Lefebvre; Stars: Guillaume Canet, Marion Cotillard, Philippe Lefebvre, Gilles Lellouche, Camille Rowe, Kev Adams, Ben Foster, Maxim Nucci, Yarol Poupaud, Yvan Attal, Alain Attal, Johnny Hallyday, Laeticia Hallyday, Tifenn Michel-Borgey, Fabrice Lamy)
Real-life couple Guillaume Canet and Marion Cotillard play themselves in this satirical comedy about a couple dealing with ageing in the limelight.
Rock'n Roll Rock'n Roll
Rock'n Roll and When Margaux Meets Margaux
The Red Collar (Country: France; Year: 2018; Director: Jean Becker; Writer: Jean Becker, Jean Becker, Jean-Loup Dabadie, Jean-Christophe Rufin, Jean-Christophe Rufin, Jean-Christophe Rufin; Stars: François Cluzet, Nicolas Duvauchelle, Sophie Verbeeck, Jean-Quentin Châtelain, Patrick Descamps, Tobias Nuytten-Vialle, Maurane, Gilles Vandeweerd, Roxane Arnal, Frans Boyer, Véronique Royer, Surho Sugaipov, François Cluzet, Nicolas Duvauchelle, Sophie Verbeeck)
Drama about the interrogation of a war prisoner.
Return Of The Hero (Le Retour Du Heros) (Country: France, Belgium; Year: 2018; Director: Laurent Tirard; Writer: Laurent Tirard, Grégoire Vigneron; Stars: Jean Dujardin, Mélanie Laurent, Noémie Merlant, Christophe Montenez, Evelyne Buyle, Christian Bujeau, Féodor Atkine, Fabienne Galula, Laurent Bateau, Jean-Michel Lahmi, Aurélie Boquien, Hugues Martel, Mathilde Roehrich, Christophe Clausier, Virgil Canteloup)
A swindler tries to take advantage of an aristocratic family after a captain goes missing in the war.
See You Up There (Au revoir là-haut) (Country: France; Year: 2017; Director: Albert Dupontel; Writer: Albert Dupontel, based on the novel by Pierre Lemaitre; Stars: Albert Dupontel, Laurent Lafitte, Nahuel Pérez Biscayart, Niels Arestrup, Émilie Dequenne, Mélanie Thierry, Michel Vuillermoz, Frans Boyer, Nicolas de Lavergne, Philippe Duquesne, Grégoire Foessel, Carole Franck, Gilles Gaston-Dreyfus, Travis Kerschen, Kyan Khojandi)
November 1919. Two survivors of the trenches set up a scam based on war memorials.
A Season In France (Un Saison En France) (Country: France; Year: 2017; Director: Mahamat-Saleh Haroun; Stars: Sandrine Bonnaire, Eriq Ebouaney)
An African teacher flees his war-torn country for France, where he falls in love.
Sink Or Swim (Le Grand Bain) (Country: France; Year: 2017; Director: Gilles Lellouche; Writer: Gilles Lellouche; Stars: Guillaume Canet, Leïla Bekhti, Mathieu Amalric, Virginie Efira, Jean-Hugues Anglade, Benoît Poelvoorde, Marina Fois)
A comedy drama about a male synchronised swimming team.
Jealous Jealous
Jealous and The Trouble With You
Sorry Angel (Plaire, Aimer Et Courir Vite) (Country: France; Year: 2018; Director: Christophe Honore; Writer: Christophe Honore; Stars: Pierre Deladonchamps, Vincent Lacoste, Denis Podalydès)
Two gay men struggle with love in the shadow of mortality.
To The Ends Of The World (Les Confins Du Monde) (Year: 2018; Director: Guillaume Nicloux; Writer: Jérôme Beaujour, Guillaume Nicloux; Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Kevin Janssens, Guillaume Gouix, Jonathan Couzinié, Lang Khê Tran, Anthony Paliotti, Vi Minh Paul, Gérard Depardieu, Kevin Janssens, Guillaume Gouix, Jonathan Couzinié, Lang Khê Tran, Anthony Paliotti, Vi Minh Paul)
Indochina-wars set drama about a young French soldier on a mission.
The Trouble With You (En Liberté!) (Country: France; Year: 2018; Director: Pierre Salvadori; Writer: Benjamin Charbit, Benoît Graffin, Pierre Salvadori; Stars: Adèle Haenel, Pio Marmaï, Audrey Tautou, Vincent Elbaz, Damien Bonnard, Hocine Choutri, Christophe Tek, Octave Bossuet, Norbert Ferrer, Emmy Stevenin, Martin Pautard, Adèle Haenel, Pio Marmaï, Audrey Tautou, Vincent Elbaz)
A widow finds her life thrown into turmoil when she comes to realise that her police chief spouse wasn't quite the hero she thought.
When Margaux Meets Margaux (La Belle Et La Belle) (Country: France; Year: 2018; Director: Sophie Fillières; Writer: Sophie Fillières; Stars: Sandrine Kiberlain, Agathe Bonitzer, Melvil Poupaud, Lucie Desclozeaux, Laurent Bateau, Théo Cholbi, Anthony Paliotti, Florence Muller, Aurélie Dupont, Brigitte Roüan, François Deblock, Christophe Odent, Victor Assié, Smadi Wolfman, Raphaël Kahn)
A woman in two stages of her life - as she reaches adulthood and as she enters middle age.
Woman Up! (Numéro une, Number One) (Country: France; Year: 2017; Director: Tonie Marshall; Writer: Raphaëlle Bacqué, Marion Doussot, Tonie Marshall; Stars: Emmanuelle Devos, Suzanne Clément, Richard Berry)
An ambitious woman treads a dangerous path as she attempts to crash the corporate boys’ club.

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