US Theatrical Releases

GIRLHOOD

Directed by Céline Sciamma
US release date: Jan 30, 2015
Fed up with her abusive family situation, lack of school prospects and the “boys’ law” in the neighborhood, Marieme starts a new life after meeting a group of three free-spirited girls. She changes her name, her style, drops out of school and starts stealing to be accepted into the gang. When her home situation becomes unbearable, Marieme seeks solace in an older man who promises her money and protection. Realizing this sort of lifestyle will never result in the freedom and independence she truly desires, she finally decides to take matters into her own hands.

BECAUSE I WAS A PAINTER

Directed by Christophe Cognet
US release date: February 15, 2015
This film is an unusual investigation into the art works secretly produced in Nazi concentration camps. The few artists sent to the camps who are still alive, along with the conservators of the artists' works, appear in the film, which speaks of the emotion provoked by these works, the artists' marginalization, their renown, or their anonymity, their style, and also the representation of horror and extermination.

ON THE WAY TO SCHOOL

Directed by Pascal Plisson
US release date: 2/6/2015
Jackson, the Kenyan ; Carlito, the Argentinian; Zahira, the Moroccan ; Samuel, the Indian; are four children who live light years away from each other and have never met, but they share a common point : they have to cover tremendously long distances to reach their school. On foot, on horseback or in a wheelchair, but all with an extraordinary determination.

TIMBUKTU

Directed by Abderrahmane Sissako
US release date: January 28, 2015
Not far from Timbuktu, now ruled by the religious fundamentalists, Kidane lives peacefully in the dunes with his wife Satima, his daughter Toya, and Issan, their twelve-year-old shepherd. In town, the people suffer, powerless, from the regime of terror imposed by the Jihadists determined to control their faith.

MY NAME IS Hmmm...

Directed by Agnès Troublé
US release date: January 28, 2015
Céline is an 11-year old who holds her family together as she bears the weight of sexual abuse by her unemployed father while her mother earns money as a waitress. During a school trip to the seaside, she runs away and hides out in the cab of a freight truck driven by a sweet middle-aged man from Scotland who is in the midst of dealing with his own trauma.

SALVATION ARMY

Directed by Abdellah Taïa
US release date: Jan 23, 2015
Abdellah is a young gay man navigating the sexual, racial and political climate of Morocco. Abdellah is caught between a distant father, an authoritarian mother, an older brother whom he adores, and a handful of predatory older men. As a college student, Abdellah moves to Geneva and while faced with the new possibilities of freedom, he still grapples with the loss of his homeland.

THE OSCAR NOMINATED SHORT FILMS 2015

Directed by Mihal Brezis, Oded Binnun Written by: Mihal Brezis, Oded Binnu, Tom Shoval for AYA / BUTTER LAMP Directed by: Hu Wei, Julien Féret Written by: Hu Wei
US release date: January 30, 2015
THE OSCAR NOMINATED SHORT FILMS 2015 will showcase all the Academy-Award nominated shorts for Best Live Action Short Film. This will include the French co-productions AYA and BUTTER LAMP. Additionally, the short animated SWEET COCOON will also be screened.

LI’L QUINQUIN

Directed by Bruno Dumont
US release date: January 2, 2015
The bumbling and mumbling Captain Van der Weyden (played by Bernard Pruvost) is assigned to investigate the crime, but he has to contend with a young prankster, the mischievous Quinquin (Alane Delhaye), as he proceeds to investigate the case.

TWO DAYS, ONE NIGHT

Directed by Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne | Written by Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne
US release date: December 24, 2014
Sandra (Marion Cotilliard) has just been released from the hospital to find that she no longer has a job. The only way Sandra can hope to regain her position at the factory is to convince her co-workers to sacrifice their yearly bonuses. Now, over the course of one weekend, Sandra must confront each co-worker individually before time runs out.

A TALE OF WINTER

Directed by Eric Rohmer
US release date: Dec 19, 2014
A young couple, Félicie and Charles, meet while on holiday and fall deeply in love. In a fatal slip, she gives him the wrong address, and, as a result, he disappears from her life. Five years later, at Christmas time, Félicie is a hairdresser in the Paris suburbs with a daughter (Charles’) and two lovers: the successful Maxence and the intellectual Loïc. She loves them both, but as she says, “There’s love and love,” and the love that counts is the one she still holds for the long lost Charles.

ANYTHING FOR ALICE

Directed by Nicolas Cuche | Written by Laurent Turner
US release date: December 17, 2014
Slacker Max fell so hard for single mother Alice in college that he developed a website aimed at winning her heart. Years later, after his venture has earned him millions of dollars, Max risks his entire fortune performing an ever more complicated series of social contortions to get close to Alice.

IF YOU DON'T I WILL

Directed by Sophie Fillières
US release date: Dec 17, 2014
Pomme and Pierre have been together a long time. Passion and spontaneity have given way to predictability and cold shoulders. On a hike together one afternoon, Pomme declares her independence by deciding to stay in the woods rather than return to an underwhelming life with Pierre.

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ON THE WAY TO SCHOOL

Directed by Pascal Plisson

BECAUSE I WAS A PAINTER

Directed by Christophe Cognet

THE OSCAR NOMINATED SHORT FILMS 2015

Directed by Mihal Brezis, Oded Binnun Written by: Mihal Brezis, Oded Binnu, Tom Shoval for AYA / BUTTER LAMP Directed by: Hu Wei, Julien Féret Written by: Hu Wei

MY NAME IS Hmmm...

Directed by Agnès Troublé

GIRLHOOD

Directed by Céline Sciamma

SALVATION ARMY

Directed by Abdellah Taïa