DIVERSITY OF THE FRENCH CINEMA
5, 12, 19 & 26 September
with the support of IFCinéma, Institut Français
| Tuesday 5 September - 6:30 pm
Ascenseur pour l’échafaud (Elevator to the gallows) by Louis Malle
with Jeanne Moreau, Maurice Ronet, Georges Poujouly, Félix Marten
France - 1957 - 1h30min - Polar et action - English subtitles
Florence Carala and her lover Julien Tavernier, an ex - paratrooper want to murder her husband by faking a suicide. But after Julien has killed him and he puts his things in his car, he finds he has forgotten the rope outside the window and he returns to the building to remove it...
| Tuesday 12 September - 6:30 pm
Mercenaire (Mercenary) by Sacha Wolff
France - 2015 - 1h52min - drama - English subtitles
Soane, a young man of Wallisian origin in New Caledonia defies his father to go and play rugby in France. Living on his own on the other side of the world, he learns there is a price to pay to find success.
| Tuesday 19 September - 6:30 pm
Polina, danser sa vie by Angelin Preljocaj
France, Russie - 2016 - 1h48min - Drama - English subtitles
A young girl from a modest Russian family studies classical ballet. After many difficulties, she succeeds as a young woman to enter the prestigious Bolchoi. However she turns to modern dance, then improvisation, then choreography. The movie includes beautiful dances from acclaimed choreographer Angelin Preljocaj.
| Tuesday 26 September - 6:30 pm
Toril by Laurent Teyssier
France - 2016 - 1h24min - Fiction - English subtitles
Toril is a mix up between a social drama and a crime flick. Vincent Rottiers plays here the son of a land owner and also fruit producer in full bankrupt, a son who decides to help his old man after the latest tried to take his own life. In this purpose, Rottiers will gets involved with dangerous drug dealers and traffic. Hard and dangerous choice...