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Alliance française of Charleston : 2017 AF FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL

Alliance française of Charleston with Institut français & the Medical University of South Carolina presents...

2017 AF FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL

Five award-winning films Nov. 10-11 & 17-18, 2017

All Films are in french with english subtitles

MUSC Basic Science Building Auditorium (James Edwards Dental School) 173 Ashley Avenue - Downtown http://a-f-charleston.com

 

- Friday  Nov 10, 7pm - Ce qui nous lie (Back to Burgundy) 2017

Directed and scripted by cédric Klapish 'L'Auberge Espagnole) 115 minutes.

Story strands intertwine like vines in this engaging family drama about three siblings who inherit their family’s winery in Burgundy. Jean (Pio Marmaï) returns from Australia, leaving his wife, son and vineyard to visit the dying father whose influence he fled 10 years earlier. His sister, Juliette (Ana Girardot), now runs the wine business but as a woman she struggles to be taken seriously; the youngest brother, Jérémie (François Civil), is browbeaten by an overbearing father-in-law. Wine flows through the veins of all three...

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/back-burgundy-ce-qui-nous-lie-1012522

- Saturday Nov 11, 2:30pm - Polina, danser sa vie (Polina) 2016

Directed and scripted by real-life french choreographer-dancer Angelin Preljocaj and his wife writer-director Valerie Müller, based on 2011 Bastien Vivès'graphic novel. With Juliette Binoche and paris Opera Ballet dancer Jérémie Bélingard. 108 minutes.

Polina (Anastasia Shevtsova) is a young Russian dancer who, following years of intense training under a formidable ballet teacher (Aleksey Guskov), is admitted to the Bolshoi Ballet as a classical ballerina. However, after being moved to tears by the performance of a modern dance work, she drops out of the prestigious Moscow company, much to the despair of her debt-ridden, working-class parents.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/polina-review-950424

- Saturday Nov 11, 7pm - Réparer les vivants (Heal The Living) 2017

Directed and scripted by Katel Quillévéré, based on the Man Booker prize nominated novel by maylis de Kerangal. 103 minutes.

Heal the Living follows three seemingly unrelated stories that carefully weave together: a French teenager and his friends on a surfing road trip that leads to tragedy; a woman in another town who learns that her weak heart is beginning to fail and action must be taken; and two teams of doctors and medical experts who struggle through their day-to-day attempts to save lives. Ultimately, it is an impassioned story of personal connections that philosophically, spiritually and literally plumbs the depths of the human heart.

http://www.rogerbert.com/reveiws/heal-the-living-2017

- Friday Nov 17, 7pm - Boomerang 2015

Directed and scripted by François Favrat, based on tatiana de Rosnay's novel "A Secret Kept". 101 minutes.

Antoine (Lafitte) is a 40-year-old divorcé obsessed with his mother’s drowning, which occurred when he was 10. Taking his sister, Agathe (Laurent), along on a trip to the Atlantic coastal island where their mom died, he begins to discover some disturbing things about the incident, such as the fact that her body washed up 10 kilometers across the bay, or that he and his sis slept at a servant’s house the night before the death.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/boomerang-film-review-826663

- Saturday Nov 18, 7pm - Rosalie Blum 2016

Directed and scripted by screenwriter Julien Rappeneau (Jean-Paul's "The Horseman on the Roof" son), based on the graphic novel series created by Camille Jourdy. 95 minutes.

Vincent Machot (Kyan Khojandi) lives for his hairdressing salon, his cousin, his cat, and his too invasive mother (Anémone). But when he meets up with Rosalie Blum (Noémie Lvovsky), a mysterious and lonely woman, he is convinced he has already met her. But where? Intrigued, he decides to follow her everywhere, leading him on an adventure full of surprises and fantastic characters. One thing is certain: Vincent Machot's life will change.

http://www.urbancinefile.com.au/home/view.asp?a=21954&s=reviews

For more info, please visit: http://a-f-charleston.com 

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