Tag: France

ROSALIE BLUM (France)

Based on the award-winning series of graphic novels by Camille Jourdy, Julien Rappeneau’s enchanting directorial debut ROSALIE BLUM is a warm, witty and impeccably performed comedy about a random encounter that has unexpected and far-reaching consequences.

Thirty-something Vincent Machot (indelibly …

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ADVENTURES OF MAX & LEON (France)

In this epic WW2 comedy—in the vein of La Grande Vadrouille (which was for 40 years the most popular French film in the history of France)—our two heroes, Max and Léon, will try by all means possible to avoid going

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THE COUNTRY DOCTOR (France)

Rolling off HIPPOCRATES, doctor-turned-filmmaker Thomas Lilti delves once again into the medical world with THE COUNTRY DOCTOR. The social dramedy stars Francois Cluzet (“Intouchables”, “Tell No One’) as a devoted and revered countryside doctor whose life gets rocked by a …

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A KID (France)

CALIFORNIA PREMIERE

Mathieu, a Parisian, is 33, but he has never met his father. His late mother always told him that he was the result of a casual encounter. One day, Mathieu receives a call telling him that his father …

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THE ORIGIN OF VIOLENCE (France/Germany)

U.S. PREMIERE

Nathan Fabre, a young Catholic teacher, while working on his thesis about French resistance to the Nazis during World War II, discovers a photograph of a prisoner in Buchenwald concentration camp whose resemblance to his father is uncanny. …

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SUMMERTIME (France) Co-Sponsor w/Cinema Diverse

COACHELLA VALLEY PREMIERE

Sensual and elegant, Catherine Corsini’s SUMMERTIME follows Carole and Delphine as they fall in love against the backdrop of early feminist activism in 1971 France.  After living in the city, Delphine is called home to help

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JERRY LEWIS: THE MAN BEHIND THE CLOWN – CALIFORNIA PREMIERE + 2 shorts

JERRY LEWIS: THE MAN BEHIND THE CLOWN

 CALIFORNIA PREMIERE

Since the early days, Jerry Lewis – in the line of Chaplin, Keaton and Laurel – had the masses laughing with his visual gags, pantomime sketches and signature slapstick humor. Yet …

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MY KING / MON ROI (France)

PREVIEW

Tony (Emmanuelle Bercot, in a performance that won her the Best Actress Award at Cannes) and Georgio (Vincent Cassel) are an odd match—or so Tony’s brother Solal (Louis Garrel) thinks when she tells him that they’re falling quickly, recklessly …

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IN HARMONY (France) Showing w/short THE MAN WHO SHOT HOLLYWOOD (USA)

Marc Guermont used to be a very much sought after horse stuntman in films.  One day unfortunately, he had a bad fall from his mount during the shooting of a historical movie. And not only has he become a paraplegic …

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L’AFFAIRE SK1 (France)

WEST COAST PREMIERE

One of the most shocking events of the last two decades of the 20th century. SK1 is French police slang for “Serial Killer 1,” the codename given in the 1990s to a rapist and murderer who preyed …

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YELLOW EYES OF THE CROCODILES (France)

COACHELLA VALLEY PREMIERE

Directed by Cécile TELERMAN

Synopsis

Based on the runaway bestseller, Katherine Pancol’s novel The Yellow Eyes of Crocodiles – Editions Albin Michel.

When her chronically unemployed husband runs off to start a crocodile farm in Kenya with …

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EADWEARD (Canada)

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA PREMIERE

EADWEARD is the perfect movie to play both at a film festival and an art museum.

It recounts the endeavors of the real-life Eadweard Muybridge, whose 19th-century photographic methods would serve as a template for what became …

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HIPPOCRATES – Diary of a French Doctor (France)

COACHELLA VALLEY PREMIERE

Closing night of the 2014 Cannes Film Festival Critics’ Week, Hippocrates, Diary of a French Doctor is a darkly comic portrait of a Paris hospital as seen through the eyes of a young intern, Benjamin, played by …

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ROCK THE CASBAH (France/Morocco)

COACHELLA VALLEY PREMIERE

When successful entrepreneur and businessman Moulay Hassan (Omar Sharif) dies, in accordance with Muslim tradition, his family reunites at their home in Tangiers to spend three days sharing their memories and grieving his loss.  Sparks start to …

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THE FINISHERS (Belgium/France)

WEST COAST PREMIERE

In a bid to bond with his father, Julien challenges him to participate with him in the Ironman race in Nice. The catch? Seventeen-year-old Paul (Fabien Héraud) has congenital palsy. His distant father is a former Ironman …

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THE GILDED CAGE (France)

WEST COAST PREMIERE

For 30 years Maria & José Ribeiro have been living In an upscale Paris neighborhood,in the cozy little concièrge’s apartment of a handsome 19th century building. This Portuguese émigré couple are universally liked: Maria is a diligent …

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ATTILA MARCEL (France)

COACHELLA VALLEY PREMIERE

Paul is a sweet man-child, raised – and smothered – by his two eccentric aunts in Paris since the death of his parents when he was a toddler. Now thirty-three, he still does not speak. He does …

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24 DAYS (France)

For Israeli audiences, this scenario may sound horrifyingly familiar.  A young man is kidnapped and brutally tortured.  Except this didn’t happen this summer, but eight years ago – and in Paris.  The victim was Ilan Halimi, a 23-year-old Parisian Jew …

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PAULETTE (France)

COACHELLA VALLEY PREMIERE

In this amusing fairytale, based upon true events, cranky and racist Paulette lives alone in the Paris suburbs.  With her meager pension she can no longer make ends meet.

Writers:  Laurie Aubanel, Jérôme Enrico Director:  Jérôme Enrico …

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NAOMI / HITPARTZUT X (Israel, France)

COACHELLA VALLEY PREMIERE

Ilan Ben Natan, a 58-year-old Astrophysics Professor, is obsessively in love with his young wife, Naomi. When Ilan discovers that his deepest fears have come true – Naomi has a lover – he is unable to control …

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JE M’APPELLE HMMM…. /MY NAME IS HMMM… (France)

WEST COAST PREMIERE

French fashion designer and film producer Agnes Trouble makes her directorial and screenwriting debut under the pseudonym agnès b. with fictional JE M’APPELLE HMMM… Dark and designed to unsettle. An 11 year old runaway, the oldest daughter …

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POUR UNE FEMME/FOR A WOMAN (France)

COACHELLA VALLEY PREMIERE

Anne has a very active imagination, only natural for a writer. But in her mid-thirties, she still knows practically nothing of her own family’s past. After her mother’s death, Anne discovers old photos and letters that convince …

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JIMMY P.: PSYCHOTHERAPY OF A PLAINS INDIAN (France – in English)

COACHELLA VALLEY PREMIERE

 

In the late 1940s, at the progressive Menninger Clinic, two mavericks bonded, not simply as therapist and patient, but as friends united by their personal experiences as outsiders. Arnaud Desplechin’s extraordinarily intelligent and moving adaptation of …

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PARIS-MANHATTAN (France)

PARIS-MANHATTAN

Coachella Valley Premiere – One Time Screening

Alice is an offbeat pharmacist surrounded by a nice but dysfunctional family.  She’s still single to the great consternation of her parents.  She actually met the perfect man 20 years ago… but he…
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