New York's Rendez-Vous With French Cinema 2015
Métamorphoses Métamorphoses
Métamorphoses and Wild Life
40-Love (Terre battue) (Country: France, Belgium; Year: 2014; Director: Stéphane Demoustier; Writer: Stéphane Demoustier, Gaëlle Macé; Stars: Olivier Gourmet, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Charles Mérienne, Vimala Pons, Jean-Yves Berteloot, Sam Louwyck, Husky Kihal, Sandrine Dumas, Olivier Brabant, François Godart, Fanny Roussel, Sylvain Pottiez, Elisabeth Tissot-Guerez, Antoine Loison, Tristan Martins)
When a man loses his job he is forced to become more involved with his tennis prodigy son.
Breathe (Respire) (Country: France; Year: 2014; Director: Mélanie Laurent; Writer: Julien Lambroschini, based on the book by Anne-Sophie Brasme.; Stars: Lou de Laâge, Joséphine Japy, Roxane Duran)
A passionate relationship develops between two adolescent girls.
The Connection (Country: France; Year: 2014; Director: Cédric Jimenez; Writer: Audrey Diwan, Cédric Jimenez; Stars: Jean Dujardin, Gilles Lellouche, Céline Sallette, Mélanie Doutey, Benoît Magimel, Guillaume Gouix, Bruno Todeschini, Féodor Atkine, Moussa Maaskri, Pierre Lopez, Eric Collado, Cyril Lecomte, Jean-Pierre Sanchez, Georges Neri, Martial Bezot)
A magistrate becomes determined to nail a heroin kingpin.
US premiere.
The Dorkels (Mange Tes Morts, Eat Your Bones) (Country: France; Year: 2014; Director: Jean-Charles Hue; Writer: Jean-Charles Hue; Stars: Jason François, Michael Daube, Frédéric Dorkel, Moïse Dorkel, Philippe Marti)
A teenager is torn between his gangster roots and his religious beliefs.
US premiere.
Fidelio, Alice's Odyssey (Fidelio, L'odyssée d'Alice, Fidelio: Alice's Journey) (Country: France; Year: 2014; Director: Lucie Borleteau; Writer: Lucie Borleteau, Clara Bourreau; Stars: Ariane Labed, Melvil Poupaud, Anders Danielsen Lie, Pascal Tagnati, Jean-Louis Coulloc'h, Nathanael Maïni, Bogdan Zamfir, Corneliu Dragomirescu, Manuel Ramirez, Thomas Scimeca, Jan Priva, Luc Catania)
Alice replaces a recently deceased mechanic onboard Fidelio, an old freighter, and sets off on a voyage of self-discovery.
My Friend Victoria My Friend Victoria
My Friend Victoria and French Riviera
French Riviera (L'homme qu'on aimait trop, In The Name Of My Daughter) (Country: France; Year: 2014; Director: André Téchiné; Writer: Cédric Anger, Jean-Charles Le Roux, André Téchiné; Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Guillaume Canet, Adèle Haenel, Pierre Michiels)
Nice, 1976, Following the failure of her marriage, Agnès Le Roux returns from Africa to her mother Renée, owner of the Casino Le Palais de la Méditerranée and falls in love with Renée's confidant, Maurice Agnelet.
North American premiere.
Gaby Baby Doll (Country: France; Year: 2014; Director: Sophie Letourneur; Writer: Sophie Letourneur, Anne-Louise Trividic; Stars: Lolita Chammah, Benjamin Biolay, Félix Moati, Pascal Joyeux, Benaser Kandoussi, Jean-François Ducrot, Dorothée Lécuyer, Guillemette Coutellier, Camille Genaud, Laetitia Goffi, Emmanuel Rabita, Raoul Hym Letourneur, Yoann Guimard, Grégoire Lécuyer, Philippe Cheneau)
A recently ditched woman strikes up a relationship with a man who lives in a shack.
North American premiere.
Hippocrates (Hippocrate) (Country: France; Year: 2014; Director: Thomas Lilti; Writer: Thomas Lilti, Baya Kasmi, Pierre Chosson, Julien Lilti ; Stars: Vincent Lacoste, Reda Kateb, Jacques Gamblin, Marianne Denicourt, Felix Moati, Thierry Levaret, Julie Brochen, Carole Franck, Philippe Rebbot, Jeanne Cellard)
A young doctor encounters challenges he didn't expect in his first post, working for his father.
North American premiere.
In The Courtyard (Dans la cour) (Country: France; Year: 2014; Director: Pierre Salvadori; Writer: Pierre Salvadori, David Léotard; Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Gustave Kervern, Pio Marmaï, Michele Moretti, Nicolas Bouchaud, Oleg Kupchik)
Life, cracked ceilings, friendship and despondency in a Parisian apartment block
Love At First Fight (Les Combattants, Fighters) (Country: France; Year: 2014; Director: Thomas Cailley; Writer: Thomas Cailley, Claude Le Pape; Stars: Adèle Haenel, Kévin Azaïs, Léa Pelletant, Pascal Bernagaud, Antoine Laurent)
Between his friends and the family business, Arnaud’s summer looks set to be a peaceful one. Peaceful until he runs into Madeleine, as beautiful as she is brusque.
SK1 and Hippocrates
May Allah Bless France! (Country: France; Year: 2014; Director: Abd Al Malik; Writer: Abd Al Malik; Stars: Marc Zinga, Sabrina Ouazani, Larouci Didi, Mickaël Nagenraft, Matteo Falkone, Stéphane Fayette-Mikano, Mireille Perrier, Abdelmajid 'Mickey' Barja, Fatou-Clo, Sims Francis Matula, Zesau, Maxime Tshibangu, Gianni Giardinelli, Karim Belkhadra, Djemel Barek)
A frank account of the filmmaker's journey from delinquency to redemption in the housing projects of Strasbourg.
Métamorphoses (Country: France; Year: 2014; Director: Christophe Honoré; Writer: Christophe Honoré, based on the stories by Ovid; Stars: Amira Akili, Sébastien Hirel, Mélodie Richard, Damien Chapelle, George Babluani, Matthis Lebrun, Samantha Avrillaud, Coralie Rouet, Nadir Sonmez, Vincent Massimino, Olivier Müller, Myriam Guizani, Gabrielle Chuiton, Jean Courte, Rachid O.), Official Site
Modern-day version of the Ovid tales of transformation.
North American premiere.
My Friend Victoria (Mon amie Victoria) (Country: France; Year: 2014; Director: Jean-Paul Civeyrac; Writer: Jean-Paul Civeyrac, based on the novel by Doris Lessing; Stars: Guslagie Malanga, Nadia Moussa, Keylia Achie Beguie, Keemyah Omolongo, Catherine Mouchet, Pascal Greggory, Pierre Andrau, Alexis Loret, Tony Harrisson, Moussa Sylla, Aurore Broutin)
The story of two young Parisiennes and their different destinies
North American premiere.
Next Time I’ll Aim For The Heart (Country: France; Year: 2014; Director: Cédric Anger; Writer: Cédric Anger, based on the book by Yvan Stefanovitch; Stars: Guillaume Canet, Ana Girardot, Jean-Yves Berteloot, Patrick Azam, Arnaud Henriet, Douglas Attal, Pierick Tournier, Alexandre Carrière, François-Dominique Blin, Franck Andrieux, Arthur Dujardin, Alice de Lencquesaing, Hélène Vauquois, Jean-Paul Comart, Michel Cassagne)
A notorious serial killer is also a cop tasked with his own apprehension.
Party Girl (Country: France; Year: 2014; Director: Marie Amachoukeli-Barsacq, Claire Burger, Samuel Theis; Writer: Marie Amachoukeli-Barsacq, Claire Burger, Samuel Theis; Stars: Angélique Litzenburger, Joseph Bour, Mario Theis, Samuel Theis, Séverine Litzenburger, Cynthia Litzenburger, Chantal Dechuet, Alyssia Litzenburger, Nathanaël Litzenburger, Meresia Litzenburger, Sébastien Roussel, Vincenza Vespa, Jenny Bussi, Zaina Benhabouche, Marguerite Duval)
A nightclub hostess decides to settle down.
US premiere.
In The Courtyard In The Courtyard
In The Courtyard and Fidelio, Alice's Odyssey
Portrait Of The Artist (Country: France; Year: 2014; Director: Antoine Barraud; Writer: Antoine Barraud; Stars: Bertrand Bonello, Jeanne Balibar, Géraldine Pailhas, Joana Preiss, Pascal Greggory, Valérie Dréville, Nicolas Maury, Barbet Schroeder, Sigrid Bouaziz, Nathalie Boutefeu, Marta Hoskins, Nâzim Boudjenah, Catherine Libert, Charlotte Rampling, Isild Le Besco)
A filmmaker becomes obsessed with the film of his next movie.
North American premiere.
Reality (Réalité) (Year: 2014; Director: Quentin Dupieux; Writer: Quentin Dupieux; Stars: Alain Chabat, Jonathan Lambert, Élodie Bouchez, Kyla Kenedy, Eric Wareheim, John Glover, Lola Delon, Matt Battaglia, Susan Diol, Erik Passoja, Jonathan Spencer, Bambadjan Bamba, Serge Hazanavicius, Roxane Mesquida, Brad Greenquist)
Trouble brews when a little girl finds a tape in the carcass of a boar that her dad was planning to stuff.
SK1 (L'affaire SK1) (Country: France; Year: 2014; Director: Frédéric Tellier; Writer: David Oelhoffen, Frédéric Tellier; Stars: Raphaël Personnaz, Nathalie Baye, Olivier Gourmet, Michel Vuillermoz, Adama Niane, Christa Théret, Thierry Neuvic, William Nadylam, Marianne Denicourt, Chloé Stefani, François Rabette, Anthony Paliotti, Olivier Balazuc, Syrus Shahidi, Norah Lehembre)
Drama about the multi-year hunt, arrest, and trial of serial killer Guy Georges — nicknamed The Beast of Bastille.
US premiere.
Stubborn (Une Histoire Américaine) (Country: France; Year: 2015; Director: Armel Hostiou; Writer: Léa Inès Cohen, Armel Hostiou, Vincent Macaigne; Stars: Vincent Macaigne, Kate Moran, Sofie Rimestad, Murray Bartlett, Jimmy DeRoth, Jean Lebreton, Audrey Bastien, Wyndham Baird, Claudia Franzen, Tristan Pinies Franzen, Sarabeth Hudson, Crystal Pei, Marie Pohl, Kevin Xu, Ian Poninski)
When a man is dumped by his girlfriend, he follows her to the US in a bid to win her back.
North American premiere.
Three Hearts (3 coeurs, 3 Hearts) (Country: France; Year: 2014; Director: Benoît Jacquot; Writer: Julien Boivent, Benoît Jacquot; Stars: Benoît Poelvoorde, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Chiara Mastroianni, Catherine Deneuve, Xavier Briere, Thomas Doret, Yvonne Gradelet, Joshua Heuzard Freche, André Marcon, Patrick Mille, Nicolas Simon, Elina Solomon, Cédric Vieira, Caroline Piette)
A woman is caught in a play of love, fate and narrative coincidence.
Opening night.
Love At First Fight Love At First Fight
Love At First Fight and Portrait Of The Artist
Wild Life (Vie sauvage) (Country: Belgium, France; Year: 2014; Director: Cédric Kahn; Stars: Mathieu Kassovitz, Céline Sallette, David Gastou, Sofiane Neveu, Tara-Jay Bangalter, Romain Depret, Jules Ritmanic)
A father tries to raise his two sons away from civilisation.
Young Tiger (Bébé tigre) (Country: France; Year: 2014; Director: Cyprien Vial; Writer: Cyprien Vial, Marie Amachoukeli-Barsacq, Céline Sciamma; Stars: Harmandeep Palminder, Vikram Sharma, Elisabeth Lando, Bilal Baggad, Billel Brima, Amandeep Singh, Karim Leklou, Aurore Broutin, Gérard Zingg, Marie Berto, Lauriane Escaffre, Arsh Kumar, Sukh Palminder, Mahipal Singh, Navpreet Singh)
Story of a Punjabi teenager in France.

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