New Films

MORE THAN I DESERVE

a film by :Pini Tavger

Pinhas asks his single mother, Tamara, to join his classmates in preparing for their Bar Mitzvahs. Tamara, an immigrant from Ukraine, who resists religion, refuses. When the religious neighbor volunteers to help, the two form a strong bond. Gradually Tamara (...)

Israel - Germany

82min - DCP - 1.85 - Color

Original language: Hebrew, Russian

AMIRA

a film by :Mohamed Diab

Amira, a 17 year old Palestinian, was conceived with the smuggled sperm of her imprisoned father, Nawar. Although their relationship since birth has been restricted to prison visits, he remains her hero. His absence in her life is overcompensated with love (...)

Egypt - Jordan - UAE - Saudi Arabia

98min - DCP - Scope - Color

Orignal language: Arabic, Hebrew

 

TRALALA

a film by :Jean-Marie and Arnaud Larrieu

Tralala, in his forties, a singer in the streets of Paris, meets one night a very beautiful young woman who sends him a single message before disappearing: «Above all, don’t be yourself». Did Tralala dream? He leaves the capital and ends up finding in (...)

France

120min - DCP - Scope - Color

Original language: French

Copyright photo (c) Jérôme Prébois / SBS Productions

 

THE HEROICS

a film by :Maxime Roy

Michel, a former junkie, is an eternal kid who only dreams of motorcycles and hangs out with his eldest son, Leo, and his buddies. At 50, he has to deal with the baby he just had with his ex, and struggles not to repeat the same mistakes, while trying to be (...)

France

99min - DCP - 1.85 - Color

Original language: French

 

A TALE OF LOVE AND DESIRE

a film by :Leyla Bouzid

Ahmed, 18, French of Algerian origin, grew up in the suburbs of Paris. At the university, he meets Farah, a young Tunisian girl, full of energy, who has just arrived in Paris. While discovering a corpus of sensual and erotic Arabic literature he never (...)

France

103min - DCP - Scope - Color

Original language - French

 

SECRET NAME

a film by :Aurélia Georges

Nelie escaped a miserable existence by becoming a frontline nurse in 1914. One day, she takes the identity of Rose, a young woman from a good family, who dies in front of her. She presents herself in her place at Madame de Lengwil's house, to become the (...)

France

112min - DCP - 1.66 - Color

Original language: French

 

PASSION SIMPLE

a film by :Danielle Arbid

"Since last September I have done nothing but wait for a man : for him to call me and come to my place... Everything about him was so precious to me, his eyes, his mouth, his penis, his childhood memories, his (...)

France - Belgium

99min - DCP - 1.85 - Color

Original language: French, English

I HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR YOU

a film by :Stéphanie Pillonca

"They are couples like no others: couples who cannot bear children in a biological way and decide to go through adoption. From this decision and the actual meeting with the child, we’ll experience with them the sufferings, doubts, hopes and finally the (...)

France

87min - DCP / UHD - Scope - Color - Documentary

Original language: French, English

 

 

GALLANT INDIES

a film by :Philippe Béziat

Based on Jean-Philippe Rameau’s opera-ballet that was directed by Clément Cogitore for the Opéra National de Paris.

This is a premiere for 30 dancers of hip-hop, krump, break, voguing... A first for the Director (...)

France

108min - DCP - 1.85 - Color - Documentary

Original language: French

A GOOD MAN

a film by :Marie-Castille Mention-Schaar

Aude and Benjamin have been in love for six years. Because Aude suffers deeply from not being able to have a child, Benjamin decides he will carry the (...)

France

108min - DCP - Scope - Color

Original language: French

SOW THE WIND

a film by :Danilo Caputo

Nica, 21, drops out of her university course in agronomics and returns home to Apulia in southern Italy after three years away. She finds her father deep in debt, a polluted, devastated region, and olive trees destroyed by a parasite. Everyone seems to have (...)

France - Italy - Greece

91min - DCP - 1.85 - Color

Original language - Italian

 

YALDA - A NIGHT FOR FORGIVENESS

a film by :Massoud Bakhshi

In Iran today: Maryam (22) accidentally kills her husband Nasser (65) and is sentenced to death. The only person who can save her is Mona (37), Nasser's daughter. All Mona has to do is appear on a popular live TV show and forgive Maryam. This TV show does (...)

France - Germany - Switzerland - Luxembourg - Lebanon - Iran

89min - DCP - 1.85 - Color

Original language: Farsi

 © photos: Somaye Jafari

PERFUMES

a film by :Grégory Magne

Anne Walberg is a master in perfumes. She creates fragrances and sells her incredible gift to many companies. She is a diva, selfish and temperamental. Guillaume is her new driver and the only one who dares facing her. This is probably why she does not fire (...)

France

100min - DCP - Scope - Color

Original language: French

 

SAVAGE STATE

a film by :David Perrault

The American Civil War breaks out... A family of French colonists, settled in Missouri, decides to go back to France. Edmond, Madeleine, and their three daughters have to cross the whole country to reach New-York. They are led by the mysterious and (...)

France - Canada

118min - DCP - Scope - Color

Original language: French, English

 

INTO THE WORLD

a film by :Marion Laine

Jeanne works as an auxiliary in a maternity in Marseille. Day and night, Jeanne and her colleagues fight to help mothers and their babies against the lack of staff and constant management pressure. Jeanne lives with her 18 year-old daughter, Zoé. When (...)

France

91min - DCP - 1.85 - Color

Original language: French

 

LET'S TALK

a film by :Marianne Khoury

A mother and her daughter explore together the trajectory of four generations of women from their family, an Egyptian family from the Levant where life and cinema have been intimately linked and still are. A cross look between family archives where the real (...)

Egypt

95min - DCP - 1.85 - Color/B&W - Documentary

Original language: Arabic, French

 

THE DAZZLED

a film by :Sarah Suco

Camille, 12, passionate about circus, is the eldest of a large family. One day, her parents enter a religious community based on sharing and solidarity in which they fully invest. The girl must accept a way of living that questions her desires and her own (...)

France

89min - DCP - 1.85 - Color

Original language: French

 

 

YOU WILL DIE AT TWENTY

a film by :Amjad Abu Alala

Sudan, province of Aljazira, nowadays - When Muzamil was born, a prophecy by the holy man of the village predicts that he will die when he is 20 years old. Muzamil’s father cannot stand the doom and
travels away from home. Sakina, as a (...)

Sudan - France - Egypt - Germany - Norway - Qatar 

105min - DCP - Scope - Color

Original language: Arabic

 

 

MADE IN BANGLADESH

a film by :Rubaiyat Hossain

Shimu, 23, works in a clothing factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Faced with difficult conditions at work, she decides to start a union with her co-workers.

Despite threats from the management and disapproval of her husband, Shimu is (...)

France - Bangladesh - Denmark - Portugal 

95min - DCP - 1.85 - Color

Original language: Bengali

 

Back home

a film by :Jessica Palud

This is the farm where Thomas was born. This is his family. His brother, who won’t be coming back, his mother, who is going down the same road, and his father, who has always stood aloof. Thomas gets back to everything he ran away from twelve years ago. (...)

France

77min - DCP - 1.66 - Color

Original language: French

 

CAMILLE

a film by :Boris Lojkine

Camille, a young idealistic photojournalist, goes to the Central African Republic to cover the civil war that is brewing up. What she sees there will change her destiny (...)

France - Central African Republic

90min - DCP - 1.5 (photo format) - Color

Original language: French, Sango, English

 

 

THE HOLY FAMILY

a film by :Louis-Do de Lencquesaing

Jean, a renowned academic, finds himself Minister of the Family, even though he is lost in the events that shake (...)

France

90min - DCP - 1.85 - Color

Original language: French

 

THE CORDILLERA OF DREAMS

a film by :Patricio Guzmán

“In Chile, when the sun rises, it had to climb hills, walls and tops before reaching the last stone of the Cordillera. In my country, the Cordillera is everywhere. But for the Chilean citizens, it is an unknown territory. After going North for (...)

Chile - France

85min - DCP - 1.85 - Color - Documentary

Original language - Spanish

Oeil d'Or Winner - Documentary Prize - Cannes 2019

 

 

 

FIRE WILL COME

a film by :Oliver Laxe

Amador Coro has been condemned for having provoked a fire. When he gets out of prison, nobody is waiting for him. He returns to his home town, a small village hidden in the mountains of rural Galicia, to live with his mother, Benedicta, and their three (...)

France - Luxemburg - Spain

85min - DCP - 2K - 1.85 - Color

Original language: Spanish

JURY PRIZE - Un Certain Regard - Cannes 2019

 

OUR MOTHERS

a film by :César Díaz

Guatemala, 2018. The whole country is immersed in the trial of the soldiers who sparked the civil war. Victim statements come one after another. Ernesto is a young anthropologist working for the Forensic Foundation; his job is to identify the missing. One (...)

France - Benelux - Guatemala

77min - DCP - Scope - Color

Original language: Spanish

GOLDEN CAMERA - 2019 Cannes Film Festival 

 

KONGO

a film by :Hadrien La Vapeur and Corto Vaclav

In Brazzaville, an invisible world governs the visible world. The apostle Medard struggles to heal the sick victims of bad spells. But his life changes when he is publicly accused of practicing black (...)

France

70min - DCP - 1.77 - Color - Documentary

Original language: Lari, French

 

 

 

Festivals & Markets

VENICE FILM FESTIVAL

From September 1st to September 11th
Orizzonti
AMIRA

TORONTO INTL FILM FESTIVAL

From September 9th to September 18th
Industry Selects
A TALE OF LOVE AND DESIRE

LOCARNO INTL FILM FESTIVAL

From August 4th to August 14th
Official Competition
SECRET NAME

FESTIVAL DE CANNES

From July 6th to July 17th
Out of Competition, Midnight Screening
TRALALA
Special Screening
THE HEROICS
Critics' Week
A TALE OF LOVE AND DESIRE