In cooperation with the French Institute in Poland we have the pleasure of inviting you to the New French Cinema Review!
May 11th – 17th, 2018
Forum cinema, 5 Legionowa Street
tickets: 14 PLN
May 11th, 7:30 PM
120 Beats per Minute
May 12th, 6 PM
Let the Sunshine in
May 13th, 4 PM
Jeannette: The Childhood of Joan of Arc
May 14th, 6 PM
May 15th, 6 PM
May 16th, 6 PM
May 17th, 6 PM
120 Beats per Minute / 120 battements par minute
France 2016, 143′
dir. Robin Campillo
cast: Nahuel Perez Biscayart, Arnaud Valois, Adèle Haenel
for the viewers older than 16
Early 1990s. With AIDS having already claimed countless lives for nearly ten years, Act up-Paris activists multiply actions to fight general indifference. Nathan, a newcomer to the group, has his world shaken up by Sean, a radical militant, who throws his last bits of strength into the struggle.
Let the Sunshine in / Un beau soleil intérieur
France 2017, 94′
dir. Claire Denis
cast: Juliette Binoche, Gerard Depardieu, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi
Inspired by Roland Barthes’s A Lover’s Discourse, Claire Denis teams up with writer Christine Angot to tell, in fragments, the romantic journey of Isabelle (Juliette Binoche), a sensitive, middle-aged, unhappily divorced artist and mother, as she moves from one lover to the next in search of definitive love. Exquisitely lit by Denis’ long-standing cinematographer Agnès Godard, and with a constellation of star actors (Gérard Depardieu, Xavier Beauvois, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi and Bruno Podalydès), Isabelle’s quest for love unfolds with a delightful and uplifting finale.
France 2016, 85′
dir. Vincent Lobelle, Sébastien Thiéry
cast: Christian Clavier, Catherine Frot, Sébastien Thiery
One evening, when they come home, Mr. and Mrs. Prioux are astounded to find that a certain Patrick has moved into their place. This strange young man has returned home to his parents in order to introduce his wife. The Prioux, who have never had any children, are flabbergasted, particularly as everything seems to prove that Patrick is indeed their son. Is Momo a mythomaniac? A manipulator? Have the Prioux forgotten that they had a child? Has Mrs. Prioux, who has always suffered from not having had any children, invented a son?
Orphan / Orpheline
France 2016, 111′
dir. Arnaud des Pallières,
cast: Adèle Haenel, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Solène Rigot, Vega Cuzytek
for the viewers older than 16
France 2017, 98′
dir. Mathieu Amalric
cast: Jeanne Balibar, Mathieu Amalric, Vincent Peirani
The shoot is about to start. The actress works on her character, her voice, the songs, scores, the gestures, knitting, scenes she has to learn. Things are going well, there’s progress, development, she is even overwhelmed by her character. The film director also lets himself be submerged, overwhelmed like the actress, by the actress.
France 2016, 112′
dir. Grand Corps Malade i Mehdi Idir,
cast: Pablo Pauly, Soufiane Guerrab, Moussa Mansaly
Following a serious sports accident in a swimming pool, Ben, now an incomplete quadriplegic, arrives in a rehabilitation center. He meets other handicapped people (tetraplegics, paraplegics, traumatized crania), all victims of accidents, as well as a handicapped since his early childhood. Between impotence, despair and resignation, in the daily struggle to learn to move a finger or to hold a fork, some slowly find a little mobility while others receive the verdict of the handicap for life. Despite everything, hope and friendship help them endure their difficulties.
Jeannette: The Childhood of Joan of Arc / Jeanette, l’enfance de Jeanne d’Arc
France 2017, 115′
dir. Bruno Dumont
cast: Lise Leplat Prudhomme, Jeanne Voisin, Lucile Gauthier
Montparnasse Bienvenue / Jeune femme
France 2017, 97′
dir. Léonor Serraille,
cast: Laetitia Dosch, Souleymane Seye, Grégoire Monsaingeon
Broke, with nothing but her cat and doors closing in her face, Paula is back in Paris after a long absence. As she meets different people along the way, there is one thing she knows for sure: she’s determined to make a new start and she’ll do it with style and panache.