Directed by Michel Leclerc
US release date: June 24, 2011

Part of the Official Selection for the “City of Light, City of Angels” Film Festival 2011, and winner for “Best Actress” and “Best Original Screenplay” at the César Awards 2011, Michel Leclerc’s The Names Of Love (Le Nom Des Gens) will be released in theaters in NYC and LA, starting Friday June 24, 2011.

Synopsis: Baya Benmahmoud (Sara Forestier) is a young, extroverted liberal who takes the old hippie slogan “Make love, not war” literally — converting right-wing men to her lefty political causes by seducing them! She enjoys exceptional results until she meets Arthur Martin (Jacques Gamblin), an angst-ridden, middle aged, Jewish, middle-of-the road scientist. Bound by common tragic family histories (the Algerian War and WWII under the Vichy Regime), the duo improbably fall in love.

In this unexpected, enchanted love story, filmmaker Michel Leclerc offers bubbly amour, sexy humor and moments of sheer madness, with an injection of savvy commentary on hot-button sociopolitical issues like Arab-Jewish relations, anti-Semitism, immigration, and racial and cultural identity. (A Music Box Films release)

THE NAMES OF LOVE opens in New York City on Friday, June 24th at:

The Paris Theatre 4 West 58th Street New York NY 10019


Sunshine Cinema 143 East Houston St. New York, NY 10002

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