New Directors/New Films 2010

For the fifth consecutive year, New Directors/New Films presents a matinee series of past festival highlights - this year with a spotlight on France.

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Blame It On Voltaire (La faute à Voltaire) (Country: France; Year: 2000; Director: Abdel Kechiche; Writer: Abdel Kechiche; Stars: Sami Bouajila, Élodie Bouchez, Bruno Lochet, Aure Atika, Olivier Loustau, Virginie Darmon, Mustapha Adouani, Sami Zitouni, Carole Franck, Jean-Michel Fête, Manuel Le Lièvre, François Genty, Meryem Serbah, Francis Arnaud, Nejlb Nekales), Official Site
Abdel Kechiche's debut about a Moroccan emigre who finds trouble rather than gold on the streets of Paris
Hometown Blues (Le bleu des villes) (Country: France; Year: 1999; Director: Stéphane Brizé; Writer: Stéphane Brizé, Florence Vignon; Stars: Florence Vignon, Mathilde Seigner, Antoine Chappey, Philippe Duquesne, Clotilde Mollet, Jenny Alpha, Liliane Rovère, François Gamard, Jacques Boudet, Alice Isner, Dominique Besnehard, Vincent Jaspard, Pierre-Yves Chapalain, Marc Bonnel, Aurélien Cabat)
A meter maid dreams of a life of singing stardom.
Sound And Fury (De bruit et de fureur) (Country: France; Year: 1988; Director: Jean-Claude Brisseau; Writer: Jean-Claude Brisseau; Stars: Bruno Cremer, François Négret, Vincent Gasperitsch, Fabienne Babe, María Luisa García, Fejria Deliba, Thierry Helene, Sandrine Arnault, Victoire Buff, Françoise Vatel, Albert Montias, Lucien Plazanet, Antonio García, Antoine Fontaine, Luc Ponette)
Trouble brews for two disaffected teenagers.
Victor (Victor... pendant qu'il est trop tard) (Country: France; Year: 1998; Director: Sandrine Veysset; Writer: Denis Belloc, Sandrine Veysset; Stars: Jérémy Chaix, Lydia Andrei, Mathieu Lané, Skan Guenin, Chantal Malebert, Paulette Benson, Nicole Richard, Maryline Destor, Laurent Fruleux, Catherine Winterman, Andrée Veysset, Linda Bauer, Mohamed Bouras, Valérie Bourrioux, Roger Bouyol)
A runaway child sparks a life-change for a prostitute.
When The Cat's Away (Chacun cherche son chat) (Country: France; Year: 1996; Director: Cédric Klapisch; Writer: Cédric Klapisch; Stars: Garance Clavel, Zinedine Soualem, Renée Le Calm, Olivier Py, Arapimou, Rambo, Simon Abkarian, Frédéric Aufray, Olivier Barny, Jane Bradbury, Joël Brisse, Olympe Brugeille, Franck Bussi, Marilyne Canto, Aline Chantal), Official Site
A woman ropes in an entire neighbourhood to hunt for her missing cat.

Filming sensations Mathieu Amalric on Pierre Léon, Jeanne Balibar and the sounds and colours of Barbara

Character arc Seth A Smith on filming with a two-year-old and bringing marbling to life in The Crescent

Keeping up appearances Marcello Martinessi on cultural conservatism and filmmaking honesty in The Heiresses

A different space Kelly Macdonald on working with Marc Turtletaub on Puzzle

Out of the past Susanna Nicchiarelli on Trine Dyrholm and the costume design in Nico, 1988

The iconic man Jonathan Baker on Becoming Iconic and Inconceivable

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