Summer International Film Festival (August 11 - 25) : French films selection [fr]

The new edition of the Cine Fan Summer International Film Festival will be held from August 11 to 25 août in 5 different venues Arts Centre agnès b. Cinema, The Grand Cinema, UA Cine Moko, HK Science Museum Lecture Hall et MCL Telford Cinema) with a selection of more than 30 films from all over the world.

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The festival will present three recent French films or coproductions :

- Diary of a Chambermaid by Benoît Jacquot with Léa Seydoux, Vincent Lindon, Clotilde Mollet and Vincent Lacoste. The film was presented during the last Berlin International Film Festival.

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Synopsis :
The beginning of the 20th century in provincial France. Highly sought after because of her beauty, Célestine is a young chambermaid who has just arrived from Paris into the service of the Lanlaire family. Rejecting Monsieur’s overtures, Célestine must also cope with Madame Lanlaire, a strict and severe woman who rules the household with an iron fist. She makes the acquaintance of Joseph, the Lanlaire’s mysterious gardener, and becomes fascinated by him.

Screenings :
*Thursday, August 13 at 19:30 (The Grand Cinema)
* Saturday August 22 at 18:00 (The Grand Cinema)


- Standing Tall) by Emmanuelle Bercot with Catherine Deneuve, Benoit Magimel, Sara Forestier and young Rod Paradot. It was selected to open the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.

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Synopsis :
Abandoned by his mother at the age of 6, Malony is constantly in and out of juvenile court. An adoptive family grows around this young delinquent: Florence, a children’s magistrate nearing retirement, and Yann, a caseworker and himself the survivor of a very difficult childhood.
Together they follow the boy’s journey and try unfailingly to save him. Then Malony is sent to a stricter educational center, where he meets Tess, a very special young girl who will show him that there are reasons for hope.

Screenings :
*Thursday, August 13 at 21:50 (UA Cine Moko)
* Sunday, August 23 at 20:30 (The Grand Cinema)


- The Brand New Testament by Jaco Van Dormael with Catherine Deneuve, Benoît Poelvoorde, Yolande Moreau & François Damiens.The film was presented at the Directors’ Fortnight section during 2015 Cannes Film Festival.

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Synopsis :
"God exists. He lives in Brussells. He’s horrible to his wife and daughter. A lot’s been said about his son, but almost nothing about his daughter. That’s me; I’m his daughter. I’m called Ea and I’m ten years old. To take revenge, I’ve sent out text messages letting everyone know the dates they’re going to die."

Screenings :
*Saturday, August 15 at 17:30 (The Grand Cinema)
* Monday, August 17 at 21:50 (UA Cine Moko)


The festival will open with Taiwanese filmmaker Hou Hsiao-Hsien’s latest film The Assassin , awarded Best director at Cannes Film Festival 2015.

publié le 21/07/2015

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