French Cinepanorama: discover a new generation of French filmmakers [fr]
‣ Love At First Fight 初戀戰士 by Thomas Cailley. Starring Adèle Haenel (French Riviera, House of Tolerance) and Kévin Azaïs, this debut film was part of the Director’s Fortnight section of the 2014 Cannes Film Festival and won the FIPRESCI Prize.
Between his buddies and the family firm, Arnaud’s summer is shaping up to be peaceful... Peaceful until his encounter with Madeleine, as beautiful as she is a pain, a block of tense muscles and catastrophic prophecies.
He expects nothing; she’s preparing for the worst.
He lets himself be carried along, laughs a lot. She struggles, runs, swims, hones herself.Just how far will he follow her, when she’s asked nothing of him?
It’s a love story. Or a story of survival. Or both.
‣Eden 伊甸園 by Mia Hansen-Løve.
Also screenwriter and actress, Mia Hansen- Love has directed four feature films and two short films since 2004. Her film The Father of my Children won Special Jury Prize in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival
Eden made its debut screening in the Special Presentation section of the 2014 Toronto Film Festival.
In the 1990s, Paul gets his first taste of the world of Parisian nightlife.
Mad about music, he creates a DJ duo, "Cheers," with his best friend.
They rapidly find a fanbase and experience giddy, euphoric, dangerous, and ephemeral success as they rise in the House music world.
Caught up in his passion, Paul forgets to construct his life.
‣ Breathe 佔友慾 by Mélanie Laurent.
Official selection of the International Critic’s Week section of 2014 Cannes Film Festival, Breathe is the second film of Mélanie Laurent. Also model, actress, singer and writer, she has appeared in 20 films between 1999 and 2009 including: Now You See Me (2013), I’m Fine, Don’t Worry (2006) and Beginners (2011).
Charlie is 17 years old. She is at that age where life is all about hanging out with friends; emotions, convictions, passions.
Sarah is the new girl in town. Beautiful, bold, with a history and a strong personality. A star from the get-go.
Sarah chooses Charlie.
‣Girlhood 少女黨 by Céline Sciamma.
Screened in the top film festivals around the world, Cannes, Venice and Toronto, the film is third feature of the director after Water Lilies in 2007 and Tomboy in 2011.
For 16-year-old Marieme, life is like a succession of prohibitions. The neighborhood’s censorship, boys ruling the roost, school’s dead end. Her encounter with three liberated girls changes everything. They dance, fight back, talk loudly, laugh at everything. Marieme becomes Vic and joins the gang, to make the most of her youth.