Monday, March 19, 2012

RENDEZ - VOUS WITH FRENCH CINEMA



The "Rendez-Vous With French Cinema" series of recent Gallic hits will be coming to Los Angeles on March 28th at select Laemmle Theaters.

The five films featured are:

PATER (2011)

Directed by Alain Cavalier
Starring Vincent Lindon and Alain Cavalier

France’s most unpredictable filmmaker, Alain Cavalier, teams up with actor Vincent Lindon for a witty, semi-improvised look at men, power and politics, starring Cavalier himself as a fictional French President and Lindon as his newly appointed Prime Minister.

MOON CHILD (LA PERMISSION DE MINUIT) (2011)

Directed by Crystel Fournier
Starring Vincent Lindon, Emmanuelle Devos, Quentin Challal.

Romain is a "moon child," afflicted since birth by a rare genetic deficiency that makes him unable to stand exposure to daylight. Since infancy he has been cared for by David, a consultant dermatologist who is fascinated with his case and with whom he has developed an unusually close relationship. Now David has to leave, and doesn't know how to tell Romain. The day of the separation draws near... a new ordeal for them both.

THE SCREEN ILLUSION (L’ILLUSION COMIQUE) (2011)

Directed by and Starring  Mathieu Amalric

Commissioned by La Comédie-Française, actor-director Mathieu Amalric’s wildly inventive update of Corneille’s popular 17th century tragicomedy follows a hotel concierge on the trail of a missing young man who seems to have left many a young female heart aflutter.

THE LAST SCREENING (LA DERNIÈRE SÉANCE) (2011)

Directed by: Laurent Achard
Starring Pascal Cervo, Charlotte van Kemmel, Karole Rocher, Brigitte Sy

"Cinema Paradiso" meets "Psycho" in a provocative genre film about the dutiful manager/projectionist of a repertory cinema in the French provinces...and the many secrets he holds.

SMUGGLERS’ SONGS (LES CHANTS DE MANDRIN) (2011) 

Directed by: Rabah Ameur-ZaÏmeche

The 18th century folk hero and bandit, Louis Mandrin is the inspiration for this strikingly relevant period tale, tracing the efforts of Mandrin’s followers to distribute his songs and stories in the build-up to the French Revolution.

For additional information, go to:
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