15 juin 2015

French films at QFT in June


Fri 5 – Thurs 11 Jun

Director Cédric Jimenez hurls us back to the 1970s for a bold European twist on William
Friedkin’s action classic The French Connection.
Academy Award-winning actor Jean Dujardin (The Artist, TheWolf of Wall Street) plays against
type in this high-octane crime epic chronicling a violent six-year campaign to bring down the
kingpin of a major narcotics ring.

Director: Cédric Jimenez
Run Time: 2 Hrs 15 Mins
Released: 2014
Country: France/Belgium
Cast: Jean Dujardin, Gilles Lellouche, Céline Sallette


Fri 5 – Thurs 11 Jun

Following the recent jihadist takeover of northern Mali, a proud cattle herder comes
into fateful conflict with the fundamentalist rulers of the provincial capital, in this luminous, lyrical and poetic drama from the great African filmmaker Abderrahmane Sissako.
Winner of two awards at the Cannes Film Festival 2014, Timbuktu was also nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2014 Academy Awards.

Director: Abderrahmane Sissako
Run Time: 1 Hr 36 Mins
Released: 2014
Country: France/Mauritania
Cast: Ibrahim Ahmed, Abel Jafri, Toulou Kiki


Fri 19 – Thurs 25 Jun

An acerbic take on coming of age romance, French style. In the sun drenched summertime
of southern France, Arnaud is preparing for work as a woodcutter at his family business. It’s all set to be a pretty easy ride until he comes across the statuesque Madeleine, a love interest like no other.
Featuring some excellent verbal sparring between the young lovers, this expertly written gem is part screwball, part rom-com and wholly enjoyable.

Director: Thomas Cailley
Run Time: 1 Hrs 38 Mins
Released: 2014
Country: France
Cast: Adèle Haenel, Kévin Azaïs, Antoine Laurent

A bientôt, Philip