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AFI FEST 2017 is Coming to Hollywood!

AFI FEST presented by Audi is the American Film Institute's annual celebration of international cinema from modern masters and emerging filmmakers. It features nightly red-carpet galas, special screenings, conversations, and tributes. AFI FEST is free to the public, offering the best of current cinema in Hollywood.

As one of Los Angeles' longest-running international film festivals, AFI FEST remains a showcase for the best festival films of the year, and an opportunity for artists to come together with audiences in the heart of the movie capital of the world.

FREE tickets available for reservation starting Nov. 1. 

2017 Online Film Guide here. 

Below is a selection of some of the French films and co-productions that will be showcased at this year's Festival. 

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                                                  PRESENTATIONS

AGNÈS VARDA: WORLD CINEMA MASTER IN CONVERSATION
Egyptian Theatre - Nov 10, 2017 at 6:30 p.m
French auteur and AFI FEST 2013 Guest Artistic Director Agnès Varda sits down for a discussion of her career and her new film FACES PLACES (co-directed with French installation artist JR).  The event begins with a screening of FACES PLACES.  The event will be moderated by Serge Toubiana, President of UniFrance.

                                                      SELECT SCREENINGS

A SEASON IN FRANCE (UNE SAISON EN FRANCE)
A migrant from the Central African Republic struggles to gain asylum in France and raise his two children in this urgently empathetic new work from Chadian auteur Mahamat-Saleh Haroun.
Director: Mahamat-Saleh Haroun
Screenwriter: Mahamat-Saleh Haroun
Cast: Eriq Ebouaney, Sandrine Bonnaire, Aalayna Lys, Ibrahim Burama Darboe, Bibi Tanga,
Léonie Simaga, Régine Conas, Khampha Thammavongsa
France, 2017, 97 min.

AVA
After an adolescent girl discovers she will soon go blind, she confronts the problem her own way in this disturbing, visually bold debut.
Director: Léa Mysius
Screenwriter: Léa Mysius, Paul Guilhaume
Cast: Noée Abita, Laure Calamy, Juan Cano, Tamara Cano
France, 2017, 105 min.
 

BRIGHT SUNSHINE IN (UN BEAU SOLEIL INTÉRIEUR)
Juliette Binoche shines in the latest work from auteur Claire Denis, centering on a middle-aged woman hungry to find and hold onto love.
Director: Claire Denis
Screenwriter: Claire Denis, Christine Angot
Cast: Juliette Binoche, Xavier Beauvois, Philippe Katerine, Josiane Balasko, Sandrine Dumas, Nicolas Duvauchelle, Alex Descas, Laurent Grévill
France, 2017, 94 min.
 

LA COLLECTIONNEUSE 
The third of Eric Rohmer's “Six Moral Tales” centers on two men and a rules-breaking woman, rumored to be a "collector" of the opposite sex, staying together on the Riviera.
Director: Eric Rohmer
Screenwriter: Haydée Politoff, Patrick Bauchau, Daniel Pommereulle, Eric Rohmer
Cast: Haydée Politoff, Patrick Bauchau, Daniel Pommereulle, Alain Jouffroy, Mijanou, Annik Morice, Denis Berry, Seymour Hertzberg
France, 1967, 87 min.
 

MRS HYDE (MADAME HYDE)
Isabelle Huppert is sublime as MADAME HYDE, a meek chemistry teacher who experiences a fantastic awakening following a lab accident.
Director: Serge Bozon
Screenwriter: Axelle Ropert, Serge Bozon
Cast: Isabelle Huppert, Romain Duris, José Garcia, Adda Senani, Guillaume Verdier,
Patricia Barzyk, Pierre Léon, Jamal Barbouche
France, Belgium, 2017, 95 min.
 

THE INSULT (L'INSULTE)
When a Palestinian refugee and a Christian nationalist have a fateful crossing of paths, long-simmering tensions in modern-day Lebanon rise to the surface — and spiral out of control.
Director: Ziad Doueiri
Screenwriter: Ziad Doueiri, Joëlle Touma
Cast: Adel Karam, Kamel El Basha, Camille Salameh, Diamand Abou Abboud, Rita Hayek,
Talal El Jurdi, Christine Choueiri, Julia Kassar, Rifaat Torbey, Carlos Chahine
Lebanon, France, 2017, 113 min.
 

THE WORKSHOP (L'ATELIER)
Facing a dangerous threat, a Parisian teacher must teach her students how to stand up for what's right in the latest film from Laurent Cantet (Palme d'Or winner THE CLASS).
Director: Laurent Cantet
Screenwriter: Robin Campillo, Laurent Cantet
Cast: Marina Foïs, Matthieu Lucci, Warda Rammach, Issam Talbi, Florian Beaujean,
Mamadou Doumbia, Julien Souve, Mélissa Guilbert, Olivier Thouret, Lény Sellam
France, 2017, 113 min.
 

CLAIRE'S CAMERA (KEUL-LE-EO-UI-KA-ME-LA)
This charming entry from Hong Sang-soo centers on the friendship between a Korean woman (Kim Min-hee) who's recently lost her job and a wise Parisian teacher (Isabelle Huppert).
Director: Hong Sang-soo
Screenwriter: Hong Sang-soo
Cast: Isabelle Huppert, Kim Min-hee, Chang Mi-hee, Jung Jin-young
South Korea, 2017, 69 min.
 

HAPPY END
Austrian auteur Michael Haneke returns with another chilling masterwork starring Isabelle Huppert and Jean-Louis Trintignant, focusing on a dysfunctional wealthy family.
Director: Michael Haneke
Screenwriter: Michael Haneke
Cast: Isabelle Huppert, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Mathieu Kassovitz, Fantine Harduin,
Franz Rogowski, Laura Verlinden, Aurelia Petit, Toby Jones
France, Austria, Germany, 2017, 107 min.

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