French Film Festival 2020

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The Dazzled (Les éblouis) (Country: France; Year: 2019; Director: Sarah Suco; Writer: Nicolas Silhol, Sarah Suco; Stars: Camille Cottin, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Éric Caravaca, Céleste Brunnquell, Laurence Roy, Daniel Martin, Spencer Bogaert, Benjamin Gauthier, Suzanne De Baecque, Armand Rayaume, Jules Dhios Francisco, Agathe Dronne, Eva Ristorcelli, Victoria Mege Bond, Sophie Mege Bond)
When promising 12-year-old acrobat Camille performs in a sketch that seems to make light of prayer, the church’s leader asks her parents to withdraw her from circus training. The youngster will have to fight to retain her freedom.
Felicità (Country: France; Year: 2020; Director: Bruno Merle; Writer: Bruno Merle; Stars: Pio Marmaï, Rita Merle, Camille Rutherford, Orelsan, Bert Haelvoet, Adama Niane, Johanne Thibaut, Lulubelle Gobron-Amoti, Yvon Connan, Charles Catel, Emmanuelle Destremau, Salvador Merle, Pio Marmaï, Rita Merle, Camille Rutherford)
Told through the eyes of 11-year-old Tommy, Felicità is a French comedy about the pre-teen, her eccentric mum, her fresh-out-of-jail dad and a road trip.
The Good Wife (La bonne épouse, How To Be A Good Wife) (Country: France; Year: 2020; Director: Martin Provost; Writer: Martin Provost, Séverine Werba; Stars: Juliette Binoche, Yolande Moreau, Noémie Lvovsky, Edouard Baer, François Berléand, Marie Zabukovec, Anamaria Vartolomei, Lily Taieb, Pauline Briand, Armelle, Marine Berlanger, Clémence Blondeau, Marie Cornillon, Lauren Deguitre, Clémentine Delange)
A woman in Sixties France who runs a school aiming to train girls to be housewives, begins to question her beliefs.
Honey Cigar (Country: France, Algeria, Belgium; Year: 2020; Director: Kamir Aïnouz; Writer: Kamir Aïnouz, Marc Syrigas; Stars: Zoé Adjani, Amira Casar, Lyès Salem, Louis Peres, Idir Chender, Axel Granberger, Jud Bengana, Rym Takoucht, Samir El Hakim, Fatima Hachache, Jean-Yves Chilot, Robert Bradford, Blu Yoshimi, Xavier Mussel, Zineddine Hamdouche)
A girl living between countries struggles to define herself.
Into Dad’s Woods (La Forêt de mon père) (Country: Belgium, France, Switzerland; Year: 2019; Director: Véro Cratzborn; Writer: Véro Cratzborn, Ève Deboise, François Verjans; Stars: Léonie Souchaud, Ludivine Sagnier, Alban Lenoir, Mathis Bour, Saskia Dillais de Melo, Carl Malapa, Nicolas Bourgasser, Ryad Okazi, Simon Ferrante, Sebastien Colaert, Tony Le Bacq, Yoann Blanc, Marvin Dubart, Nicolas Cornille, Sofiane Felouki)
a teenage girl reluctantly entering adulthood while facing up to her father’s mental health problems.
Just Kids (Country: France, Switzerland; Year: 2019; Director: Christophe Blanc; Writer: Christophe Blanc, Béryl Peillard; Stars: Kacey Mottet Klein, Andrea Maggiulli, Anamaria Vartolomei, Angelina Woreth, Yves Caumon, Ahmed Abdel Laoui, Véronique Volta, Camille Melquiond, Pierre Vial, Pauline Huruguen, Laurence Maire, Nicolas Gonzales, Béryl Peillard, Marwan Belhadj, Mathis Kouby)
Three siblings react very differently to a family tragedy.
Under The Stars Of Paris (Sous les étoiles de Paris) (Country: France; Year: 2020; Director: Claus Drexel; Writer: Olivier Brunhes, Claus Drexel; Stars: Catherine Frot, Dominique Frot, Mahamadou Yaffa, Catherine Frot, Dominique Frot, Mahamadou Yaffa)
A homeless woman tries to help a lost eight-year-old boy from Burkina Faso to find his mother on the streets of Paris.
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