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Rendez-vous with French Cinema
From 21/03/2012 at 16:40 to 23/03/2012 at 17:00
Angèle et Tony
+ Q&A with director Alix Delaporte and lead actress Clotilde Hesme
France | 2010 | col | 87 mins | dir. Alix Delaporte, with Clotilde Hesme, Grégory Gadebois, Evelyne Didi | cert. tbc | in French with English subtitles
Angel, a beautiful young woman with a past, arrives in a small fishing harbour in Normandy. She meets Tony, a professional fisherman, who finds himself attracted to her although he dislikes her blunt ways. Tony hires her as a fishmonger, lodges her and teaches her the tricks of the trade. The relationships between Myriam, Tony's mother, and Angel are far from easy but the young woman gradually adapts to her new environment and little by little, Tony and Angel manage to tame each other.
Wed 21 March 8.40pm Book
Un amour de jeunesse
+ Q&A with Mia Hansen Love
France | 2011 | col | 110 mins | dir. Mia Hansen-Løve, with Lola Creton, Sebastian Urzendowsky, Magne Havard Brekke | cert. tbc | in French with English subtitles
In the Paris winter of 1999 Camille is 15, Sullivan is 19. Although they love each other passionately, Sullivan wants to go travel in South America for a year - a plan that fills Camille with despair. At the end of the summer, Sullivan leaves and a few months later he stops writing to Camille. In the spring, Camille makes a suicide attempt. Fast forward four years and Camille is fully devoted to her architectural studies. She meets a well-known architect, Lorenz, who makes her once again feel confident in herself. It is then that Sullivan once more crosses her path. Camille, her heart now divided between the two loves of her life must decide what to do next. The blooming of first love, subsequent heartbreak and renewal are portrayed with a simple directness of stye which nevertheless allow the complexity of emotions to be given full range.
Thu 22 March 8.40pm Book
Contes de la nuit
France | 2011 | col | 84 mins | dir. Michel Ocelot, Julien Beramis, Marine Griset, Michel Elias | animation | cert. tbc | in French with English subtitles
From celebrated French animator Michel Ocelot comes the new feature Tales of the Night. Ocelot fans will already be familiar with his sparkling stories and jewel like imagery from features such as Kirikou and The Princes' Quest. Tales of the Night does not disappoint. Set in a little cinema, two children and a projectionist meet every night to act out various tales set in forests and cities of gold and populated with sorcerers, fairies and powerful kings. An instant classic and a visual delight for any child and parent.
Fri 23 March 1.15pm Book
+ Q&A with directors David Foenkinos and Stéphane Foenkinos
France | 2011 | col | 108 mins | dir.s. David Foenkinos, Stéphane Foenkinos, with Audrey Tautou, François Damiens, Bruno Todeschini | cert. tbc | in French with English subtitles
Nathalie has a wonderful life. She is young, beautiful and has the perfect marriage. But when her husband dies in an accident, it brings her world crashing down. For the next few years, she focuses on work, leaving her emotions on the sidelines. Then all of a sudden, without even understanding why, she kisses a most unlikely man – her coworker, Markus. This odd couple then embarks upon their own emotional journey; a journey that raises all kinds of questions and hostility at work. Can we really choose how we rediscover our taste for life? Marveling at their newfound love, Nathalie and Markus end up running away to give their relationship a fighting chance. This is a story of rebirth but it is also a tale of the singularity of love.
Fri 23 March 6.15pm Book
- Where: Ciné Lumière - Institut Français
- Age group: Everyone
- Price: £10, conc. £8
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