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Young French Cinema

YOUNG FRENCH CINEMA is a program of UniFrance and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, which aims to bring French films with no US distribution to art house cinemas, film societies, the Alliance Française network, and American universities.

Young French Cinema offers a selection of today’s best French films and filmmakers. The program focuses specifically on rising talents from France, from high-profile independent works, to powerful documentaries and quirky discoveries. This program stands as proof that this young generation of contemporary French filmmakers is—more than ever—a genuine melting pot with a global vision and an amazing capacity to combine cultural influences. Across a wide range of subject matter, their work is innovative in both style and storytelling. Most of the films selected in this program have premiered in the US in one of the top US festivals, but do not currently have US distribution.

MOVIES IN THIS SERIES
Braguino (2017)

documentary | NR | 49min

Following his prize-winning debut feature Neither Heaven nor Earth, acclaimed visual artist and filmmaker Clément ...

Opening at GFC:

12/13/2019

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  • December 15th
Cassandro the Exotico

documentary | NR | 1hr 13min

One-woman film crew Marie Losier returns with her Bolex and her inimitably imaginative style to present this ...

Opening at GFC:

12/13/2019

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  • December 14th
Gaspard at the Wedding

comedy, drama | NR | 1hr 45min

Shortly after their chance meeting, Gaspard asks Laura if she will accompany him to his family home and pose as his ...

Opening at GFC:

12/13/2019

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  • December 14th
Genesis (2018)

drama | NR | 2hr 10min

With this poignant contribution to the classic coming-of-age genre, French-Canadian director Philippe Lesage perfectly ...

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12/13/2019

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  • December 17th
Orchestra Class, The (2017)

comedy, drama | NR | 1hr 42min

When violinist Simon Daoud is hired to teach the violin to a class of unruly junior high school students in an ...

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12/13/2019

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  • December 15th
Return to Bollene

drama | NR | 1hr 7min

Saïd Hamich’s taut semi-autobiographical drama avoids all the clichés of the “banlieue- film,” that highly ...

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12/13/2019

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  • December 14th
Sofia (2018)

drama | NR | 1hr 20min

When twenty-year-old Sofia buckles over in pain during a family gathering, her cousin Lena whisks her off to a ...

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12/13/2019

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  • December 16th
Something is Happening

drama | NR | 1hr 41min

Something is Happening begins like an uplifting, charmingly quirky road movie: having lost her husband and job, Irma ...

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12/13/2019

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  • December 13th
Sparring (2018)

drama | NR | 1hr 34min

Steve Landry is a journeyman boxer whose greatest quality is his persistence: in a career of 49 bouts, he has lost 33, ...

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12/13/2019

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  • December 16th
Speak Up (2017)

documentary | NR | 2hr 2min

Weaving together interviews with 24 black women living in France, filmmaker, activist, and self-described Afro-feminist ...

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12/13/2019

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  • December 15th
Love Blooms (2018)

drama | NR | 1hr 23min

With this sensitive debut feature, Michaël Dacheux puts a fresh spin on the stylistic and thematic tropes of the ...

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12/13/2019

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  • December 15th
Whatever Happened to My Revolution?

comedy | NR | 1hr 28min

In this hilarious, whip-smart comedy, first-time director Judith Davis examines the frustrations of a generation that ...

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12/13/2019

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  • December 18th
Young French Cinema Short Films 2019

NR | 2hr

Films in the program:  THE AMOUROUS INDIES (LES INDES GALANTES) | 6 minutes | Krumping is a dance born in the Los ...

Opening at GFC:

12/14/2019

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  • December 14th