41st French Cinepanorama – Highlights First works – Focus on New French Directors
The 41st French Cinepanorama showcases 7 feature films by new promising French directors.
Not to be missed
Louise Wimmer has been both critically acclaimed and very well received by the audience. Its main actress, Corinne Masiero, made an astonishing performance as a woman fighting for a decent life. The director, already known for his documentaries, impresses by the precision of his production.
One of the sensations of this year’s Critics’ Week in Cannes, Augustine, is based on actual facts and actual characters from 1885. The plot focuses on the lustful relationship between Professor Charcot and one of his most famous patient, Augustine. Prestigious cast and impressive chemistry between the two main actors: Vincent Lindon
and newcoming actress Soko (also one of the main actresses in “Bye Bye Blondie” for which she was awarded)
Au Galop (In a Rush)
Presented at this year’s Critics’ Week in Cannes, In a Rush is the first feature by actor Louis-Do de Lencquesaing, a familiar face in many French movies (including “Polisse” presented in French Cinepanorama 2011). In this Parisian romance, he plays the role of a single father living with his daughter (who is his own daughter in reality).
Les Adoptés (The Adopted) - famous actress Mélanie Laurent (seen in Tarantino’s “Inglorious Basterds”) goes behind the camera for this touching family drama set in the city of Lyon.
L’Amour dure trois ans (Love Lasts Three Years) – well-known French writer Frédéric Beigbeder adapts his own
novel, with the glamorous Louise Bourgoin (“A Happy Event”, “The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle
Je me suis fait tout petit (Low Profile) - a touching comedy with Denis Ménochet (also in “The Adopted”) and
French icon Vanessa Paradis
Donoma - a daring film made on a 150 EUR budget
Discover now French Cinema’s new generation. Find First works – Focus on New French Directors selection on the festival website