New York's Rendez-Vous With French Cinema 2024
Marguerite's Theorem Marguerite's Theorem
Marguerite's Theorem and Red Island
All To Play For (Rien À Perdre) (Country: France; Year: 2023; Director: Delphine Deloget; Writer: Delphine Deloget; Stars: Virginie Efira, Felix Lefebvre, Alexis Tonetti, Arieh Worthalter, Mathieu Demy, India Hair)
A mum battles to get her child back after an injury while she was out sees him taken into care.
Ama Gloria (Country: France; Year: 2023; Director: Marie Amachoukeli-Barsacq; Writer: Marie Amachoukeli-Barsacq, Pauline Guéna; Stars: Arnaud Rebotini)
Six-year-old Cléo loves her nanny Gloria more than anything. When Gloria must return to Cape Verde to care for her own children, the two must make the most of their last summer together.
The Animal Kingdom (Le Règne Animal) (Country: France; Year: 2023; Director: Thomas Cailley; Writer: Thomas Cailley; Stars: Adèle Exarchopoulos, Romain Duris, Paul Kircher)
Sci-fi adventure set in a world where humans are mutating into "creatures".
Auction (Le tableau volé) (Country: France; Year: 2024; Director: Pascal Bonitzer; Writer: Pascal Bonitzer; Stars: Alex Lutz, Léa Drucker, Alain Chamfort, Louise Chevillotte, Laurence Côte, Nora Hamzawi, Matthieu Lucci, Vincent Nemeth, Christophe Paou, Olivier Rabourdin, Arcadi Radeff, Alexandre Steiger, Jesse Guttridge)
A modern art appraiser's routine is unexpectedly disrupted by the discovery of a long-lost painting.
Banel & Adama (Banel Et Adama) (Country: Mali, Senegal, France; Director: Ramata-Toulaye Sy; Writer: Ramata-Toulaye Sy; Stars: Khady Mane, Mamadou Diallo, Moussa Sow, Binta Racine Sy)
A young couple in Senegal must contend with the disapproval of their remote village.
All To Play For All To Play For
All To Play For and The Animal Kingdom
The Book Of Solutions (Country: France; Year: 2023; Director: Michel Gondry; Writer: Michel Gondry; Stars: Pierre Niney, Blanche Gardin, Camille Rutherford and Vincent Elbaz)
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Consent (Le consentement) (Country: France, Belgium; Year: 2023; Director: Vanessa Filho; Writer: Vanessa Filho, François Pirot, Vanessa Springora; Stars: Kim Higelin, Jean-Paul Rouve, Laetitia Casta, Élodie Bouchez, Jean Chevalier, Lolita Chammah, David Clavel, Agathe Dronne, Christophe Grégoire, Doby Broda, Benjamin Gomez, Irène Ismaïloff, Anne Loiret, Lila-Rose Gilberti, Tanguy Mercier)
Story of a 13-year-old who becomes the lover and muse of a writer in his fifties, who exerts a destructive hold over her.
First Case (Première affaire) (Country: France; Year: 2023; Director: Victoria Musiedlak; Writer: Victoria Musiedlak; Stars: Noée Abita, Anders Danielsen Lie, Alexis Neises, François Morel, Saadia Bentaïeb)
Nora, 26, and a recently graduated lawyer, feels that she doesn’t have any real-life experience when she is thrown into her first criminal case, leading to trouble as it progresses.
Les Indésirables (Country: France; Year: 2023; Director: Ladj Ly; Writer: Giordano Gederlini, Ladj Ly; Stars: Alexis Manenti, Jeanne Balibar, Steve Tientcheu, Valentin Pradier, Anta Diaw, Aristote Luyindula)
A local activist and a budding young mayor clash over the best path forward for their impoverished suburb.
Just The Two Of Us (L'amour et les forêts) (Country: France; Year: 2023; Director: Valérie Donzelli; Writer: Audrey Diwan, Valérie Donzelli, Éric Reinhardt; Stars: Virginie Efira, Melvil Poupaud, Dominique Reymond, Romane Bohringer, Virginie Ledoyen, Zoé Lenoir, Lucien Thunin, Marie Rivière, Nathalie Richard, Philippe Uchan, Guang Huo, Laurence Côte, Bertrand Belin, Mederic Bourlat, Salif Cissé)
A marriage that seemed to offer a bright new beginning soon takes on a sinister dimension.
Ama Gloria Ama Gloria
Ama Gloria and A Real Job
Little Girl Blue (Country: France, Belgium; Year: 2023; Director: Mona Achache; Writer: Mona Achache; Stars: Marion Cotillard, Carole Achache, Jean Achache, Mona Achache, Marie-Christine Adam, Pierre Aussedat, Jacques Boudet, Alex Brendemühl, Marie Bunel, Didier Flamand, Guy Donald Koukissa, Tella Kpomahou, Monique Lange, Jeremy Lewin, Brigitte Sy)
Docu-drama, in which the director probes the life of her mother, set photographer Carol Achache.
Marguerite's Theorem (Le Théorème De Marguerite) (Country: France, Switzerland; Year: 2023; Director: Anna Novion; Writer: Agnès Feuvre, Marie-Stéphane Imbert, Mathieu Robin; Stars: Ella Rumpf, Jean-Pierre Daroussin, Clotilde Courau, Julien Frison, Sonia Bonny)
The life of a maths genius shifts after she makes a mistake.
No Love Lost (La Fille De Son père) (Country: France; Year: 2023; Director: Erwan Le Duc; Writer: Erwan Le Duc; Stars: Maud Wyler, Nahuel Pérez Biscayart, Camille Rutherford, Céleste Brunnquell, Alexandre Steiger, Mercedes Dassy)
A young father must deal with the fact that his now-teenage daughter is ready to move forward and build her own life away from him.
On The Adamant (Sur l’Adamant) (Country: France, Japan; Year: 2023; Director: Nicolas Philibert)
Documentary about patients and caregivers at a floating psychiatric centre on the Seine.
The Rapture (Le Ravissement) (Country: France; Year: 2023; Director: Iris Kaltenbäck; Writer: Iris Kaltenbäck; Stars: Hafsia Herzi, Alexis Manenti, Nina Meurisse, Younes Boucif)
Lydia, a dedicated midwife, is in the middle of a break-up. At the time, her best friend Salomé tells her she is pregnant. One day, she comes across Milo - a one-night stand - as she is carrying her friend's baby in her arms.
A Real Job (Country: France; Year: 2023; Director: Thomas Lilti; Writer: Thomas Lilti; Stars: Adèle Exarchopoulos, Louise Bourgoin, François Cluzet, Vincent Lacoste, Jérémy Gillet, Bouli Lanners, William Lebghil, Lucie Zhang, Léo Chalié, Théo Navarro-Mussy, Hubert Myon)
Benjamin is a PhD student without scholarship support. Under the pressure of his parents, and in need of money, he becomes a substitute teacher in a middle school.
Red Island (L'ile Rouge) (Country: France, Belgium, Madagascar; Year: 2023; Director: Robin Campillo; Writer: Robin Campillo, Gilles Marchand, Jean-Luc Raharimanana; Stars: Nadia Tereszkiewicz, Quim Gutiérrez, Charlie Vauselle, Amely Rakotoarimalala, Hugues Delamarlière, Sophie Guillemin, David Serero, Luna Carpiaux, Mitia Ralaivita, Cathy Pham, Mathis Piberne, Sacha Cosar-Accaoui, Lucille Bernier, Mathilde de Sampaio, Franck Mercadal)
Set in Madagascar in the early 1970s, on one of the last air bases of the French army, where military families live the last throes of colonialism. Influenced by his reading of the intrepid comic book heroine Fantômette, ten-year-old Thomas sweeps with a curious glance what surrounds him, while the world gradually opens up to a different reality.
Sisterhood (Country: France, Morocco; Year: 2023; Director: Nora el Hourch; Writer: Nora el Hourch, Éléonore Gurrey, Sara Wikler, Raphaëlle Richet, Violaine Bellet, Nathalie Saugeon; Stars: Leah Aubert, Médina Diarra, Salma Takaline, Oscar Al Hafiane, Amélia Lacquemant, Bérénice Bejo, Mounir Margoum, Adam Hafsia, Hind Faiz, Paulin Gautier, Steve Achiepo, Zohra Bouabid, Eric de Montalier, Sylvain Baumann, Rachid Moura)
An incident at a party leads to friction between three inseparable friends.
Spirit Of Ecstasy (Country: France; Year: 2023; Director: Héléna Klotz; Writer: Jacques Audiard, Emily Barnett, Benjamin Charbit, Noé Debré, Héléna Klotz; Stars: Pomme, Niels Schneider, Sofiane Zermani, Anna Mouglalis, Grégoire Colin, Irina Lellouche Klotz, Gabriel Merz Chammah, Mathieu Amalric, Paul Beaurepaire, Safia Nolin, Léonie Taillez, Maxime Gleizes, Tarek Elmarhri, Nabil Berouad, Clément Deboeur)
Drama about a non-binary financier whose future hinges on an unexpected chance to rocket to the top of the professional ladder.
The Temple Woods Gang (Country: France; Year: 2022; Director: Rabah Ameur-Zaïmeche; Writer: Rabah Ameur-Zaïmeche; Stars: Régis Laroche, Annkrist, Marie Loustalot, Philippe Petit, Kenji Meunier, Salim Ameur-Zaïmeche, Kamel Mezdour, Nassim Zazoui, Rida Mezdour, Sylvain Grimal, Lucius Barre, Mohamed Aroussi, Slimane Dazi, Lina El Arabi, Alix Camy)
Six friends from his housing project decide to rob a Saudi prince (Mohamed Aroussi), setting off a series of events that none of the participants could have anticipated.
Toni (Country: France; Year: 2023; Director: Nathan Ambrosioni; Writer: Nathan Ambrosioni; Stars: Camille Cottin, Léa Lopez, Thomas Gioria, Louise Labèque, Oscar Pauleau, Juliane Lepoureau, Catherine Mouchet, Guillaume Gouix, Florence Muller, Saadia Bentaïeb, Benoît Giros, Caroline Espargilière, Louis-Aubry Longerais, Eric Fardeau, Cyrille De Gonzalgue)
A former pop sensation and single mother of five must, along with her lively brood, must adapt to a moment of collective transformation.

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