French Film Festival 2019

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The Hunchback Of Notre Dame (Country: France, Italy; Year: 1956; Director: Jean Delannoy; Writer: Jean Aurenche, Jacques Prévert, Jean Aurenche, Jacques Prévert, Ben Hecht, based on the novel by Victor Hugo; Stars: Gina Lollobrigida, Anthony Quinn, Jean Danet, Alain Cuny, Valentine Tessier, Danielle Dumont, Jean Tissier, Maurice Sarfati, Jacques Hilling, Jacques Dufilho, Roger Blin, Marianne Oswald, Damia, Piéral, Roland Bailly)
Adaptation of the Victor Hugo classic.
Nana (Country: France; Year: 1926; Director: Jean Renoir; Writer: Pierre Lestringuez, based on the novel Emile Zola; Stars: Catherine Hessling, Werner Krauss, Pierre Lestringuez, Jacqueline Forzane, Jean Angelo, Raymond Guérin-Catelain, Claude Autant-Lara, Pierre Champagne)
Adaptation of Émile Zola’s classic.
La Piscine (Swimming Pool) (Country: France; Year: 1969; Director: Jacques Deray; Writer: Jean-Claude Carrière, Jean-Emmanuel Conil, Jacques Deray; Stars: Alain Delon, Romy Schneider, Maurice Ronet, Jane Birkin, Paul Crauchet, Steve Eckardt, Maddly Bamy, Suzie Jaspard, Thierry Chabert, Stéphanie Fugain)
A couple's idyllic summer break is interrupted by the arrival of an old flame and his daughter.
The Salamander (Country: Switzerland, France; Year: 1971; Director: Alain Tanner; Writer: John Berger, Alain Tanner; Stars: Bulle Ogier, Jean-Luc Bideau, Jacques Denis, Véronique Alain, Daniel Stuffel, Marblum Jequier, Marcel Vidal, Dominique Catton, Violette Fleury, Mista Préchac, Pierre Walker, Janine Christoffe, Guillaume Chenevière, Claudine Berthet, Michel Viala)
Two men join forces to pen a screenplay about Rosemonde, who may or not may not have shot her uncle many years earlier.
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