IN BED WITH VICTORIA
2016, 97 min, France, Dir: Justine Triet

This romantic comedy about a lawyer whose life falls apart after she takes on a case defending her ex-boyfriend was nominated for five César Awards in 2017, including Best Original Screenplay and Best Film. “A chaotic mid-life-crisis comedy anchored by a vibrant lead performance.” - Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter.


THE RENDEZ-VOUS OF DÉJÀ VU
LA FILLE DU 14 JUILLET
2013, Shellac Distribution, 88 min, France, Dir: Antonin Peretjatko

From the Bastille Day parade that opens director Antonin Peretjatko’s feature debut, this film has a joie de vivre that recalls the freewheeling spirit of the ’60s French New Wave. An acrobat (Vimala Pons), her Louvre security-guard lover (Grégoire Tashnakian) and their friends take a beach vacation that gets interrupted by a government economic mandate. “Peretjatko’s film is a loopy and audacious comedy with an explicitly political setting and gleefully unleashes the brazen energy of youth.” – Richard Brody, The New Yorker. In French with English subtitles.


MACARONI AND CHEESE
LES COQUILLETTES
2012, Ecce Films, 75 min, France, Dir: Sophie Letourneur

This sly comedy, unspooling in flashback, takes viewers into the eye of a film festival hurricane - much of it was shot guerrilla-style at the 2011 Locarno Film Festival in Switzerland. Writer-director Letourneur stars as a self-absorbed Parisian filmmaker who, with her two gal pals (Carole Le Page and Camille Genaud), pursues movies and men, not necessarily in that order, during their Swiss sojourn. “Consistently amusing and often blissfully silly.” - Manohla Dargis, The New York Times. In French, Italian and English with English subtitles.


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