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Focus on French Cinema Film Festival 2019

Image : "Le mystère Henri Pick" directed by Rémi Bezançon

The 15th edition of Focus on French Cinema (FFC), the annual independent festival dedicated to French and French-speaking cutting-edge cinema returns to Connecticut and Manhattan in April 2019. Showcasing a diverse selection of the best and latest contemporary French-language films from around the world, FFC acknowledges film not only as entertainment but as an educational and storytelling medium for cultural exchange in the tri-state community (CT, NY, NJ).

This year FFC has announced a promising lineup of award-winning feature films and documentaries including many U.S. Premieres.


Screenings

Greewich, CT

Opening Night
The Mystery of Henry Pick / Le mystère Henri Pick   
Directed by Rémy Bezançon
Year: 2019
Runtime: 100 mins
US Premiere

Lola and Her Brothers / Lola et ses frères 
Directed by Jean-Paul Rouve
Year: 2018
Runtime: 105 mins
US Premiere

Virtual Attraction
Directed by Sophie Picciotto
Year: 2018
Runtime: 105 mins
US Premiere

The Invisibles / Les Invisibles 
Directed by Louis-Julien Petit
Year: 2018
Runtime: 102 mins
CT Premiere

A Colony / Une Colonie   
Directed by Geneviève Dulude-de-Celles
Year: 2018
Runtime: 102 mins
US Premiere
> Guest: Geneviève Dulude-de-Celles

Mothers’ Instinct / Duelles
Directed by Olivier Masset-Depasse
Year: 2018
Runtime: 90 mins
US Premiere

Paper Flags / Les drapeaux de papier 
Directed by Nathan Ambrosioni
Year: 2018
Runtime: 102 mins
East Coast Premiere
> Guest: Nathan Ambrosioni, Guillaume Gouix (lead actor)

Serial (Bad) Weddings 2 / Qu’est-ce qu’on a encore fait au Bon Dieu?
Directed by Philippe de Chauveron
Year: 2019
Runtime: 99 mins
US Premiere

An Impossible Love / Un amour impossible
Directed by Catherine Corsini
Year: 2018
Runtime: 135 mins
US Premiere

1991
Directed by Ricardo Trogi
Year: 2019
Runtime: 141 mins
US Premiere
> Q&A with Jean-Carl Boucher (lead actor)

The Ends of the World / Les confins du monde 
Directed by Guillaume Nicloux
Year: 2018
Runtime: 103 mins
US Premiere

The Apollo of Gaza / L’apollon de Gaza
Directed by Nicolas Wadimoff
Year: 2018
Runtime: 79 mins
US Premiere

Dilili in Paris / Dilili à Paris 
Directed by Michel Ocelot
Year: 2018
Runtime: 95 mins
CT Premiere

In The Move for Love / L’amour flou
Directed by Romane Bohringer, Philippe Rebbot
Year: 2018
Runtime: 97 mins
US Premiere

Stamford, CT

Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy Blaché / Soyez naturel : L’histoire inédite d’Alice Guy Blaché 
Directed by Pamela B. Green
Year: 2018
Runtime: 103 mins
CT Premiere

New York, NY

The Invisibles / Les Invisibles 
Directed by Louis-Julien Petit
Year: 2018
Runtime: 102 mins

In The Move for Love / L’amour flou
Directed by Romane Bohringer, Philippe Rebbot
Year: 2018
Runtime: 97 mins
US Premiere

Find out more about Focus on French Cinema 2019: http://focusonfrenchcinema.com  

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