8th Review of the New French Cinema

8th Review of the New French Cinema
May 10th – 13th, Forum Cinema
tickets for a single film: 14 zł

The French Institute in Poland and Gutek Film have the pleasure of inviting you to the review of the most interesting French movies from the last few years. In its program you can find films presented at international festivals, such as Cannes Festival or Karlovy Vary Festival, César Award-nominees, or Academy Award-winners.

8th Review of the New French Cinema will take place in Forum Cinema on April 10th to 13th, as well as in 11 movie theatres countrywide.

Screening schedule:

May 10th
18 :15 Baby Bump(s) (Telle mère, telle fille), dir. Noémie Saglio, 94’
20 :00 The Odyssey (L’Odyssée), dir. Jérôme Salle, 123’

May 11th
18 :15 A Kid (Fils de Jean), dir. Philippe Lioret, 98’
20 :00 The Sweet Escape (Comme un avion), dir. Bruno Podalydès, 105’

May 12th
18 :15 Fatima, dir. Philippe Faucon, 79’
20 :00 Two Is a Family (Demain tout commence), dir. Hugo Gélin, 118’

May 13th
16:30 The Red Turtle (La tortue rouge), dir. Michael Dudok de Wit, 81’
18 :15 Tour de France, dir. Rachid Djaïdani, 95’
20:00 Slack Bay (Ma loute), dir. Bruno Dumont, 122’

Film summaries:

Slack Bay (Ma loute), dir. Bruno Dumont, France, Germany, 2015, 122′
cast: Fabrice Luchini, Juliette Binoche, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi
Summer 1910. Many tourists have gone missing while relaxing on the beautiful beaches of the northern France. Famous police inspectors appear on the site to investigate the circumstances of mysterious events.
main competition – Cannes 2016.
9 César Award nominations

The Red Turtle (La tortue rouge), dir. Michael Dudok de Wit, France, Belgium, 2016, 80′
“The Red Turtle” is an universal poetic tale about cycles of nature and the course of life. The film focuses on the fate of a castaway on a tropical island. Initially, this isolated place appears to him as a prison from which he tries to escape at all costs. However, his attitude begins to change as he discovers the secrets of the island…
Academy Award for Best Animated Feature 2017 nominee
César Award nomination

Two Is a Family (Demain tout commence), dir. Hugo Gélin, France, United Kingdom, 2015, 115′
cast: Omar Sy, Clémence Poésy, Antoine Bertrand, Gloria Colston
Samuel loves his life on the French Riviera – without worries and commitments, with cool people and light work. But one day Kristin, his former lover, appears at his place and leaves him a toddler – his daughter! Samuel, terrified and completely unprepared for the role of a father, flies to London to find the woman and give her the baby back. Without success… Eight years later, when Samuel and Gloria set up their lives in London and are inseparable, Kristin appears and wants her daughter back… The biggest hit of French cinema since “Serial (Bad) Weddings”.

The Odyssey (L’Odyssée), dir. Jérôme Salle, France, 2015, 122′
cast: Lambert Wilson, Pierre Niney, Audrey Tautou
1948. Jacques-Yves Cousteau lives with his beloved wife and sons in a beautiful home by the  Mediterranean Sea. It seems he has everything he needs to be happy,but from the moment he invented the diving suit, his thoughts were only driven by the desire to discover the underwater world. Dreams turn into an obsession for which he is ready to sacrifice much…
2017 Best Sound César Award

Baby Bump(s) (Telle mère, telle fille), dir. Noémie Saglio, France, 2016, 94′
cast: Juliette Binoche,  Camille Cottin, Lambert Wilson, Michaël Dichter
Mado, despite being 47, behaves like a 20-year-old girl. She goes to parties, she has fun, she dreams about a motorbike and a pink helmet to conquer the streets of Paris and the hearts of handsome men. She is the absolute opposite of her daughter – a responsible, mature and even a bit rigid 30-year-old Avril . They live together, the daughter is raising and looking after her mother, not always successfully. If that was not enough,  they both get pregnant. How to survive, to give birth and not to go crazy?

Fatima, dir. Philippe Faucon, France, Canada, 2015, 79′
cast: Soria Zeroual, Zita Henrot, Kenza Noah Aïche
Fatima lives alone with her daughters: a rebellious 15-year-old Soaud and 18-year-old Nesrine, who is just starting medical studies. Like every mother, Fatima wants to give her children the best possible future, but because she speaks little French, she can only work as a cleaning lady. An unfortunate accident will make her unable to work for some time. Then she will start to write in Arabic about everything she could not talk about in French.
Cannes Festival, Directors’ Fortnight
2016 Best Film, Most Promising Actress, and Best Adaptation César Awards

A Kid (Fils de Jean), dir. Philippe Lioret, France, Canada, 2015, 98′
cast: Pierre Deladonchamps, Gabriel Arcand, Catherine de Léan
Mathieu is 33 and has never met his father. His mother has always told him he was the fruit of a one-night-stand. One day he receives a call telling him his father was a Canadian and just died. It also turns out that Mathieu has two step-brothers. And mainly because of this, the desire to meet them , he decides to go to the funeral. In Montreal, nobody is aware of his existence, and Mathieu realizes he is alone in a hostile territory…
2016 César Award two nominations

The Sweet Escape (Comme un avion), dir. Bruno Podalydès, France, 2015, 105′
cast: Bruno Podalydès, Sandrine Kiberlain, Agnès Jaoui, Vimala Pons
Michel has always dreamed of being a pilot. But when he turns 50 he discovers another passion – kayaking.  He immediately buys a folding kayak and all the necessary equipment on the internet and starts preparing for a great expedition. At the beginning, he practices paddling in his living room, but his wife Rachelle convinces him to set out on his dream trip. If only she knew where her husband would go….
2016 César Award nomination

Tour de France, dir. Rachid Djaidani, France, 2016, 95′
cast: Gérard Depardieu, Sadek, Louise Grinberg
Far’Hook is a twenty-year-old rapper. He has to leave Paris and lay low for awhile. His producer, Bilal, suggests that Far’Hook take his place accompanying his father Serge on a tour of all of the ports of France, following the path taken by the painter Joseph Vernet. Despite the shock between generations and different cultures a friendship develops between the promising rapper and the builder from the North of France.

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