New York's Rendez-Vous With French Cinema 2019
Raising Colors Raising Colors
Raising Colors and Sink Or Swim
The 400 Blows (Les Quatre Cents Coups, The Four Hundred Blows) (Country: France; Year: 1959; Director: Francois Truffaut; Writer: Francois Truffaut; Stars: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Claire Maurier, Albert Remy, Patrick Auffay, Georges Flamant, Guy Decomble)
A classic looking at the life of a 12-year-old in Paris.
Amanda (Country: France; Year: 2018; Director: Mikhaël Hers; Writer: Maud Ameline, Mikhaël Hers; Stars: Vincent Lacoste, Isaure Multrier, Stacy Martin, Ophélia Kolb, Marianne Basler, Jonathan Cohen, Nabiha Akkari, Greta Scacchi, Bakary Sangaré, Claire Tran, Elli Medeiros, Zoé Bruneau, Lily Bensliman, Raphaël Thiéry, Leah Lapiower)
A man assumes a new responsibility for his niece as a potential guardian.
US premiere
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.
The Freshmen (Première année) (Country: France; Year: 2018; Director: Thomas Lilti; Writer: Thomas Lilti; Stars: Vincent Lacoste, William Lebghil, Michel Lerousseau, Darina Al Joundi, Benoît Di Marco, Graziella Delerm, Guillaume Clérice, Alexandre Blazy, Noémi Silvania, Laurette Tessier, Adrien Schmück, Quitterie Boascals de Reals, Tiphaine Piovesan, Jeremy Corallo, Mehdi Amouri)
Story of a couple of students in their first year at med school.
NYC premiere
Girls Of The Sun (Les Filles Du Soleil) (Country: France, Belgium, Georgia, Switzerland; Year: 2018; Director: Eva Husson; Writer: Eva Husson; Stars: Golshifteh Farahani, Emmanuelle Bercot, Erol Afsin)
A battalion made up entirely of Kurdish female soldiers is on the cusp of taking back control of the city where its commander was captured by extremists a few months earlier.
The Truk The Truk
The Truk and The 400 Blows
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.
North American premiere
In Safe Hands (Pupille) (Country: France, Belgium; Year: 2018; Director: Jeanne Herry; Stars: Sandrine Kiberlain, Gilles Lellouche, Elodie Bouchez)
When a mother decides not to keep the child she has called Theo, Jean steps in to foster the child until a suitable family is found. Alice has waited years for the chance to adopt and a social worker is among those who must decide if she is ready for the responsibility.
Keep An Eye Out! (Au Poste!) (Country: France; Year: 2018; Director: Quentin Dupieux; Writer: Quentin Dupieux; Stars: Benoît Poelvoorde, Grégoire Ludig, Marc Fraize, Anaïs Demoustier, Orelsan, Philippe Duquesne, Jacky Lambert, Jeanne Rosa, Vincent Grass, Nahel Ange, July Messéan, Johnny Malle, Laurent Nicolas, Michel Hazanavicius, Pedro Winter)
A story that revolves around a mustachioed man who has found a body close to his home...
NYC premiere
Mademoiselle de Joncquières (The Art of Seduction) (Country: France; Year: 2018; Director: Emmanuel Mouret; Writer: Denis Diderot, Emmanuel Mouret; Stars: Cécile de France, Edouard Baer, Alice Isaaz, Natalia Dontcheva, Laure Calamy, Manon Kneusé, Arnaud Dupont, Juliette Laurent, Corinne Valancogne, Edith Proust, Gabrielle Atger, Jean-Michel Lahmi, Emilie Aubertot, Alban Casterman, Pierre Giraud)
The widowed Madame de La Pommeraye plots revenge on an ex-lover.
Maya (Country: France; Year: 2018; Director: Mia Hansen-Løve; Writer: Mia Hansen-Løve; Stars: Suzan Anbeh, Judith Chemla, Roman Kolinka, Alex Descas, Aarshi Banerjee, Pascal Hintablian, Pathy Aiyar)
A war reporter with PTSD heads home to India in a bid to find peace.
NYC premiere
Amanda Amanda
Amanda and Mademoiselle de Joncquières
Meteorites (Les Meteorites) (Country: France; Year: 2018; Director: Romain Laguna)
Nina, a 16-year-old girl, dreams of adventure. Meanwhile, she spends the summer between her village in the south of France and the theme park where she works. Just before meeting Morad, a teenage boy from an Algerian family living in the nearby council houses, Nina sees a meteorite falling from the sky which it seems only she can see... like an omen.
North American premiere
Paul Sanchez Is Back! (Paul Sanchez est revenu!) (Country: France, Belgium; Year: 2018; Director: Patricia Mazuy; Writer: Patricia Mazuy, Patricia Mazuy, Patricia Mazuy, Yves Thomas, Yves Thomas, Yves Thomas, Yves Thomas; Stars: Laurent Lafitte, Zita Hanrot, Philippe Girard, Idir Chender, Anne-Lise Heimburger, Anthony Paliotti, Achille Reggiani, Diego Bordonaro, Mike N'Guyen, Nicolas Bisquert, Xavier Baratrero, Hocine Bakiri, Sébastien Rossel, Eric Bernardini, Cyrille Laporte)
A young police officer is the only one on the force who believes that a notorious murderer has resurfaced 10 years after he vanished.
North American premiere
Raising Colors (Volontaire) (Country: France; Year: 2018; Director: Hélène Fillières; Writer: Hélène Fillières, Mathias Gavarry; Stars: Lambert Wilson, Diane Rouxel, Alex Descas, Corentin Fila, Josiane Balasko, André Marcon, Igor Kovalsky, Jonathan Couzinié, Hélène Fillières, Marc Fraize, Pauline Acquart, Sandra Choquet, Alain Fillières, Jeanne Guittet, Jade Labeste)
Drama about a young woman who decides to join the French Navy.
US premiere
School's Out (L’Heure De La Sortie) (Country: France; Year: 2018; Director: Sébastien Marnier; Writer: Sébastien Marnier; Stars: Laurent Lafitte, Emmanuelle Bercot, Gringe)
A group of six classmates harbour a dark and dangerous secret.
North American premiere
Sink Or Swim (Le Grand Bain) (Country: France; Year: 2017; Director: Gilles Lellouche; Writer: Gilles Lellouche; Stars: Guillaume Canet, Leïla Bekhti, Mathieu Amalric, Virginie Efira, Jean-Hugues Anglade, Benoît Poelvoorde, Marina Fois)
A comedy drama about a male synchronised swimming team.
Invisibles Invisibles
Invisibles and The Freshmen
Sophia Antipolis (Country: France; Year: 2018; Director: Virgil Vernier; Writer: Mariette Désert, Virgil Vernier; Stars: Dewy Kunetz, Sandra Poitoux, Hugues Njiba-Mukuna, Bruck, Lilith Grasmug, Thibault Bru, Dewy Kunetz, Sandra Poitoux, Hugues Njiba-Mukuna, Bruck, Lilith Grasmug, Thibault Bru)
A European technology park becomes the setting for a series of connected stories.
North American premiere
The Summer House (Les Estivants) (Country: France, Italy; Year: 2018; Director: Valeria Bruni Tedeschi; Writer: Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Noémie Lvovsky, Agnès de Sacy; Stars: Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Yolande Moreau, Noémie Lvovsky, Pierre Arditi, Valeria Golino, Laurent Stocker, Bruno Raffaelli, Marisa Borini, Stefano Cassetti, Riccardo Scamarcio, Anthony Ursin, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Yolande Moreau, Noémie Lvovsky, Pierre Arditi)
A woman coping with a recent break up goes on holiday with her daughter.
US premiere
The Time Of The Pirates (Seuls les pirates) (Country: France; Year: 2018; Director: Gaël Lépingle; Stars: Ludovic Douare, Delphine Chuillot, Renan Prévot, Georges Gay, Ludovic Douare, Delphine Chuillot, Renan Prévot, Georges Gay)
A community theatre owner plots to defend his home against the council who want to evict him.
North American premiere
The Trouble With You (En Liberté!) (Country: France; Year: 2018; Director: Pierre Salvadori; Writer: Benjamin Charbit, Benoît Graffin, Pierre Salvadori; Stars: Adèle Haenel, Pio Marmaï, Audrey Tautou, Vincent Elbaz, Damien Bonnard, Hocine Choutri, Christophe Tek, Octave Bossuet, Norbert Ferrer, Emmy Stevenin, Martin Pautard, Adèle Haenel, Pio Marmaï, Audrey Tautou, Vincent Elbaz)
A widow finds her life thrown into turmoil when she comes to realise that her police chief spouse wasn't quite the hero she thought.
NYC premiere
The Truk (L'Enkas) (Country: France, Ukraine; Year: 2018; Director: Sarah Marx; Writer: Hamé Bourokba, Ekoué Labitey, Sarah Marx; Stars: Sandor Funtek, Sandrine Bonnaire, Alexis Manenti, Lauréna Thellier, Virginie Acariès)
An ex-con makes a plan with his friend to travel from rave to rave selling water and Ketamine from their food truck.
North American premiere
The Summer House The Summer House
The Summer House and When Margaux Meets Margaux
Whatever Happened To My Revolution (Tout ce qu'il me reste de la révolution) (Country: France; Year: 2018; Director: Judith Davis; Writer: Judith Davis, Cécile Vargaftig; Stars: Judith Davis, Malik Zidi, Claire Dumas, Simon Bakhouche, Mélanie Bestel, Nadir Legrand, Mireille Perrier, Yasin Houicha, Pat Belland, Samira Sedira, Slim El Hedli, Émilie Caen, Jean-Claude Leguay, Mathilde Braure, Malo Konaté)
Angela was eight years old when the first McDonald's opened in East Berlin - Since then, she has been fighting against the curse of her generation: to be born "too late" at a time of global political depression.
North American premiere
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.
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