Languages Archives: French

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Action [short film]

  Benoît Monney

  Switzerland     5 minutes

Synopsis

A film director struggles through a day of chaotic, unforeseen problems.

This film screens as part of Shorts 6: Risible (Comedy)

 English, French 

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The Record [short film]

  Jonathan Laskar

  Switzerland     9 minutes

Synopsis

An antique instrument dealer receives a magical vinyl record from a traveler.

This film screens as part of Shorts 2: Expansions (Animation)

 French 

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Winter Boy Le lycéen

  Christophe Honoré

  France     122 minutes

Synopsis

When 17-year-old Lucas (Paul Kircher) finds his blithe teenage world suddenly shattered, his sense of self and place dissipates into overwhelming pain. As he turns inward, his worried mother (Juliette Binoche) finds it difficult to connect with, much less console, her once affectionate son. She agrees to send him to Paris to stay with his career-driven older brother (Vincent Lacoste) to help him find a way out of his despair. Left to his own devices and in search of solace, Lucas plunges into the sea of excitement, possibility, and anonymity of the city with near reckless abandon. Love and hope—the stakes of Christophe Honoré’s (Love Songs, Sorry Angel) stirring and profoundly personal tale could not be higher.

 French with subtitles 

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Film Credits

  •   Philippe Martin, David Thion
  •   Paul Kircher, Juliette Binoche, Vincent Lacoste
  •   Les Films Pelleas

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Return to Seoul Retour à Séoul

  Davy Chou

  South Korea, France, Germany, Belgium, Quatar     115 minutes

Synopsis

After an impulsive travel decision to visit friends, Freddie, 25, returns to South Korea for the first time, where she was born before being adopted and raised in France. Freddie suddenly finds herself embarking on an unexpected journey in a country she knows so little about, taking her life in new directions.

 English, French, Korean with subtitles 

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Film Credits

  •   Charlotte Vincent, Katia Khazak
  •   Davy Chou
  •   Dounia Sichov
  •   Thomas Favel
  •   Ji-min Park, Kwang-Rok Oh, Guka Han, Sun-Young Kim, Yoann Zimmer, Louis-Do de Lencquesaing, Ouk-Sook Hur, Émeline Briffaud, Cheol-Hyun Lim, Seung-Beom Son, Dong-Seok Kim
  •   Vincent Villa
  •   Ha Min-Ho, Davy Chou
  •   Aurora Films
  •   https://www.sonyclassics.com/film/returntoseoul/

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Saint Omer

  Alice Diop

  France     122 minutes

Synopsis

Acclaimed documentarian Alice Diop turns to narrative fiction with this powerful and subtly devastating courtroom drama. Traveling to the northern French town of Saint-Omer to research her new book, Rama observes the trial of Laurence Coly, a Senegalese woman accused of infanticide; Laurence has confessed to the crime but maintains her innocence, arguing that she was under the influence of powerful sorcerous magic at the time. The disturbing facts of the case, uncovered piece by piece, trigger in Rama a cascading flood of memories about her own childhood and mother. Nuanced and patient, this profound character study is also a poignant examination of cultural memory, inherited trauma, and unspoken violence.

Winner

58th Chicago International Film Festival Silver Hugo: Best Screenplay. Learn more…

 French with subtitles 

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Film Credits

  •   Toufik Ayadi, Christophe Barral
  •   Alice Diop, Amrita David, Marie NDiaye
  •   Amrita David
  •   Anna Le Mouel
  •   Claire Mathon (A.F.C)
  •   Kayije Kagame, Guslagie Malanda, Valérie Dréville, Aurélia Petit
  •   Dana Farzanepour, Josefina Rodriguez, Lucile Demarquet, Emmanuel Croset
  •   Srab Films

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