French Film Festival 2019

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By The Grace Of God By The Grace Of God
By The Grace Of God and Young Ahmed
Blind Spot (L'Angle Mort) (Country: France; Year: 2019; Director: Patrick-Mario Bernard, Pierre Trividic; Writer: Patrick-Mario Bernard, Emmanuel Carrère, Pierre Trividic; Stars: Jean-Christophe Folly, Isabelle Carré, Golshifteh Farahani, Sami Ameziane, Claudia Tagbo, Tella Kpomahou, Elliot Jenicot, Peter Bonke, Hugues Jourdain, Yannis Bougeard, Jessica Leyemberger, Sébastien Floche, Aude Lachaise, João Fernando Amorim Cabral Filho, Martine Schambacher)
A man who can turn invisible finds his super-power doesn't make his life any better.
Le Brio (Country: France, Belgium; Year: 2017; Director: Yvan Attal; Writer: Victor Saint Macary, Yaël Langmann, Yvan Attal, Noé Debré, Yvan Attal, Yvan Attal, Noé Debré, Noé Debré, Bryan Marciano, Victor Saint Macary, Victor Saint Macary, Victor Saint Macary, Yaël Langmann, Yaël Langmann; Stars: Daniel Auteuil, Camélia Jordana, Yasin Houicha, Nozha Khouadra, Nicolas Vaude, Jean-Baptiste Lafarge, Virgil Leclaire, Zohra Benali, Damien Zanoly, Jean-Philippe Puymartin, Eddy Suiveng, Abderahmane Cherif, Fahmi Guerbaa, Ayman Rahoui, Guillaume Duhesme)
A professor is forced to mentor a student he targeted with a racist rant.
By The Grace Of God (Country: France, Belgium; Year: 2019; Director: François Ozon; Writer: François Ozon; Stars: Melvil Poupaud, Denis Ménochet, Swann Arlaud, Josiane Balasko, Frédéric Pierrot, Éric Caravaca, Hélène Vincent, Bernard Verley, François Marthouret, François Chattot, Aurélia Petit, John Sehil, Jules Gauzelin, Martine Erhel, Olivier Faliez)
When Alexandre learns that the priest who abused him as a boy is still working with children, he and other victims take action against the perpetrator.
Coincoin And The Extra-Humans (Coincoin et les z'inhumains) (Country: France; Year: 2018; Director: Bruno Dumont; Stars: Alane Delhaye, Bernard Pruvost, Philippe Jore, Lucy Caron)
Sequel to Lil' Quinquin sees ectoplasmic gunk falls from the sky and identical twins materialise without warning.
Don't Look Down (Country: France; Year: 2019; Director: Olivier Ducastel, Jacques Martineau; Writer: Olivier Ducastel, Jacques Martineau; Stars: Manika Auxire, Geoffrey Couët, Simon Frenay, François Nambot, Lawrence Valin, Manika Auxire, Geoffrey Couët, Simon Frenay, François Nambot, Lawrence Valin)
Six people gather in an apartment for an evening of fun... and revenge.
Jeannette: The Childhood Of Joan Of Arc Jeannette: The Childhood Of Joan Of Arc
Jeannette: The Childhood Of Joan Of Arc and On A Magical Night
Farewell To The Night (Country: France, Germany; Year: 2019; Director: André Téchiné; Writer: Amer Alwan, Léa Mysius, Léa Mysius, André Téchiné, André Téchiné, André Téchiné; Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Kacey Mottet Klein, Oulaya Amamra, Kamel Labroudi, Stéphane Bak, Catherine Deneuve, Kacey Mottet Klein, Oulaya Amamra, Kamel Labroudi, Stéphane Bak)
Muriel breeds horses and runs an almond plantation. Her beloved grandson Alex, whom she raised, pays her a visit before he travels to Canada. But Muriel finds out that he has another, far more dangerous goal.
Happy Birthday (Fete de famille) (Country: France; Year: 2019; Director: Cédric Kahn; Writer: Cédric Kahn; Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Emmanuelle Bercot, Vincent Macaigne, Cédric Kahn, Luàna Bajrami, Laetitia Colombani, Isabel Aimé González-Sola, Alain Artur, Joshua Rosinet, Milan Hatala, Solal Ferreira Dayan, Colin Bates, Satya Dusaugey, M. Vincent, Catherine Deneuve)
Family ructions break out during a matriarch's birthday celebrations.
The Ideal Place (Country: France, Belgium; Year: 2018; Director: Nils Tavernier; Writer: Laurent Bertoni, Fanny Desmares, Nils Tavernier; Stars: Jacques Gamblin, Laetitia Casta, Florence Thomassin, Bernard Le Coq, Natacha Lindinger, Zelie Rixhon, Eric Savin, Louka Petit Taborelli, Aurélien Wiik, Julien Personnaz, Lilly Rose Debos, Delphine Lacheteau, Lise Tavernier, Milo Mazé, Barthélémy Baccara Fechner)
A postman who falls in love decides to build her a castle.
Invisibles (Country: France; Year: 2018; Director: Louis-Julien Petit; Writer: Marion Doussot, Claire Lajeunie, Claire Lajeunie, Louis-Julien Petit; Stars: Patricia Mouchon, Khoukha Boukherbache, Bérangère Toural, Patricia Guery, Marie-Christine Descheemaker, Laetitia Grigy, Fedoua Laafou, Stéphanie Brayer, Adolpha Van Meerhaeghe, Marie-Thérèse Boloke Kanda, Aïcha Bangoura, Dominique Manet, Assia Menmadala, Marianne Garcia, Audrey Lamy)
Drama about a daytime shelter for women that is scheduled to close.
Jeannette: The Childhood Of Joan Of Arc (Jeannette L'Enfance De Jeanne D'Arc) (Country: France; Year: 2017; Director: Bruno Dumont; Writer: Bruno Dumont, based on the play by Charles Péguy; Stars: Lise Leplat Prudhomme, Jeanne Voisin, Lucile Gauthier, Victoria Lefebvre, Aline Charles, Elise Charles, Anaïs Rivière, Gery De Poorter, Régine Delalin, Nicolas Leclaire)
Musical about the French heroine.
Oh Mercy! Oh Mercy!
Oh Mercy! and Joan Of Arc
Joan Of Arc (Jeanne) (Country: France; Year: 2019; Director: Bruno Dumont; Writer: Bruno Dumont, based on the plays by Charles Péguy; Stars: Lise Leplat Prudhomme, Jean-Francois Causeret, Daniel Dienne, Fabien Fenet, Robert Hanicotte, Yves Habert, Fabrice Luchini, Christophe)
A sequel to The Childhood Of Joan Of Arc.
Keep Going (Continuer) (Country: Belgium, France; Year: 2018; Director: Joachim Lafosse; Writer: Joachim Lafosse, Laurent Mauvignier; Stars: Virginie Efira, Kacey Mottet Klein, Diego Martín, Virginie Efira, Kacey Mottet Klein, Diego Martín)
A mother and son take a horseback journey in Kyrgyzstan in a bid to improve their relationship.
The Mystery Of Henri Pick (Le Mystere Henri Pick) (Country: France, Belgium; Year: 2019; Director: Rémi Bezançon; Writer: Rémi Bezançon, David Foenkinos, Vanessa Portal; Stars: Fabrice Luchini, Camille Cottin, Alice Isaaz, Bastien Bouillon, Josiane Stoléru, Astrid Whettnall, Marc Fraize, Hanna Schygulla, Marie-Christine Orry, Vincent Winterhalter, Florence Muller, Philypa Phoenix, Lyès Salem, Tristan Carné, Annie Mercier)
A TV critic who loses his job over the discovery of a manuscript, turns detective to discover the truth about it.
Oh Mercy! (Roubaix, Une Lumière, Roubaix, A Light!) (Country: France; Year: 2019; Director: Arnaud Desplechin; Writer: Arnaud Desplechin, Léa Mysius; Stars: Léa Seydoux, Roschdy Zem, Sara Forestier, Antoine Reinartz)
A police chief in northern France tries to solve a case where an old woman was brutally murdered.
On A Magical Night (Chambre 212) (Country: France; Year: 2019; Director: Christophe Honoré; Writer: Christophe Honoré; Stars: Carole Bouquet, Chiara Mastroianni, Camille Cottin, Vincent Lacoste, Benjamin Biolay)
After 20 years of marriage, Maria decides to leave her husband. She moves into room 212 at the hotel across the street, with a bird’s-eye view of her apartment, her husband and the life she shared with him.
Portrait Of A Lady On Fire Portrait Of A Lady On Fire
Portrait Of A Lady On Fire and The Mystery Of Henri Pick
A Paris Education (Country: France; Year: 2018; Director: Jean-Paul Civeyrac; Writer: Jean-Paul Civeyrac; Stars: Swann Arlaud, Andranic Manet, Diane Rouxel, Jenna Thiam)
A farmer’s desperately tries to save his cows from a deadly epidemic.
Persona Non Grata (Country: France; Year: 2019; Director: Roschdy Zem; Writer: Marçal Aquino, Beto Brant, Renato Ciasca, Olivier Gorce, Roschdy Zem; Stars: Nicolas Duvauchelle, Raphaël Personnaz, Roschdy Zem, Nadia Tereszkiewicz, Anne Charrier, Sara Pasquier, Hafsia Herzi, Fred Ulysse, Frédéric Pierrot, Arsène Mosca, Matthieu Rozé, Gilles Cohen, Garance Richir, Alexandrina Turcan, Chloé Jamme)
Thriller sees a pair of friends who are minority partners in a construction firm make a dark decision to protect their interests.
Portrait Of A Lady On Fire (Portrait De La Jeune Fille En Feu) (Country: France; Year: 2019; Director: Céline Sciamma; Writer: Céline Sciamma; Stars: Valeria Golino, Adèle Haenel, Noémie Merlant, Luàna Bajrami, Cécile Morel)
On an isolated island in Bretagne at the end of the 18th century, a female painter is obliged to paint a wedding portrait of a young woman.
Someone, Somewhere (Country: France, Belgium; Year: 2019; Director: Cédric Klapisch; Writer: Santiago Amigorena, Cédric Klapisch; Stars: François Civil, Ana Girardot, Camille Cottin, François Berléand, Simon Abkarian, Eye Haidara, Rebecca Marder, Pierre Niney, Zinedine Soualem, Virginie Hocq, Paul Hamy, Marie Bunel, Patrick d'Assumçao, Garance Clavel, Vincent Scalera)
Romantic comedy about two loners in Paris who might just find a connection.
Tanguy Is Back (Country: France; Year: 2019; Director: Étienne Chatiliez; Writer: Étienne Chatiliez, Laurent Chouchan; Stars: Sabine Azéma, André Dussollier, Éric Berger, Emilie Yili Kang, Weiting Cao, Nicolas Tang, Frédérique Tirmont, Olivier Claverie, Domitille Bioret, Jean-Marie Fonbonne, Yohan Lévy, Annelise Hesme, Gaspard Proust, Nathalie Krebs, Laurence Decaux)
A sequel to the 2001 boulevard hit comedy about a son who has difficulty leaving the family nest... now, aged 44, hie returns to his parents' home with his daughter after his wife leaves him.
Invisibles Invisibles
Invisibles and When Margaux Meets Margaux
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.
Young Ahmed (Le Jeune Ahmed) (Country: Belgium; Year: 2019; Director: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne; Writer: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne; Stars: Idir Ben Addi, Olivier Bonnaud, Myriem Akheddiou, Victoria Bluck, Claire Bodson, Othmane Moumen)
A teenager becomes radicalised.

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