2017 Alliance Française French Film Festival - Brisbane

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1.
L'odyssée (2016)
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Highly influential and a fearlessly ambitious pioneer, innovator, filmmaker, researcher and conservationist, Jacques-Yves Cousteau's aquatic adventure covers roughly thirty years of an inarguably rich in achievements life. (122 mins.)
Director: Jérôme Salle
 
2.
Le locataire (2016)
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The test is positive! Nicole, 49 year old mom, is pregnant again. Calamity or good news? The whole family is upside down. (100 mins.)
Director: Nadège Loiseau
 
3.
La fille de Brest (2016)
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Irène Frachon, a doctor who lives in the Breton town of Brest, dares to stand up to the French health and pharmaceutical industry... (128 mins.)
 
4.
Un sac de billes (2017)
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The adventure of a Jewish kid and of his brother escaping the Nazi persecution in the occupied France. (110 mins.)
 
5.
Voyage à travers le cinéma français (2016 Documentary)
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Bertrand Tavernier's personal journey through French cinema, from films he enjoyed as a boy to his own early career, told through portraits of key creative figures. (201 mins.)
 
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Le fils de Jean (2016)
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Mathieu has never known his father. His mother has always told him he was the fruit of a one-night-stand... (98 mins.)
Director: Philippe Lioret
 
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Une vie (2016)
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A fragmented account of the life of Jeanne as she sets out on the path of adult life and gradually experiences the harsh realities of a woman's life in the 19th-century. (119 mins.)
 
8.
Adama (2015)
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12 year-­old Adama lives in a remote village in West Africa, sheltered by the Cliffs. Out, beyond, lies "the land of breaths"... (82 mins.)
Director: Simon Rouby
 
9.
Quand on a 17 ans (2016)
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Damien lives with his mother Marianne, a doctor, while his father is on a tour of duty abroad. He is bullied by Thomas, whose mother is ill. The boys find themselves living together when Marianne invites Thomas to come and stay with them. (116 mins.)
 
10.
Le secret de la chambre noire (2016)
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When an assistant to a daguerreotypy photographer falls in love with the latter's daughter the relationship mirrors the art form as love and pain combine. (131 mins.)
 
11.
Primaire (2016)
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Hot on the heels of its recent January release in France, this is a vivacious and emotionally gripping... (105 mins.)
Director: Hélène Angel
 
12.
Éternité (2016)
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The story of the women and relationships that define a family across a century. (115 mins.)
Director: Tran Anh Hung
 
13.
Les adieux à la reine (2012)
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A look at the relationship between Marie Antoinette and one of her readers during the first days of the French Revolution. (100 mins.)
Director: Benoît Jacquot
 
14.
Mal de pierres (2016)
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In 1950s France, Gabrielle is a passionate, free-spirited woman who is in a loveless marriage and falls for another man when she is sent away to the Alps to treat her kidney stones. Gabrielle yearns to free herself and run away with André. (120 mins.)
Director: Nicole Garcia
 
15.
Réparer les vivants (2016)
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A single devastating event intertwines inextricably the lives of an unfortunate teenager, a weary woman with a critical degenerative heart condition and a team of compassionate doctors; all perfect strangers, perfectly interconnected. (103 mins.)
 
16.
Victoria (2016)
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Victoria is a thirty-something divorced lawyer who's struggling to raise her two daughters. She is canny... (97 mins.)
Director: Justine Triet
 
17.
Juste la fin du monde (2016)
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Louis (Gaspard Ulliel), a terminally ill writer, returns home after a long absence to tell his family that he is dying. (97 mins.)
Director: Xavier Dolan
 
18.
Ôtez-moi d'un doute (2017)
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When 45 year old widower Erwan discovers by accident that the man who raised him isn't his real dad... (100 mins.)
Director: Carine Tardieu
 
19.
Au nom de ma fille (2016)
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Based on a true story, KALINKA is about the struggle of Andre Bamberski to bring justice to his daughter Kalinka who died in disturbing circumstances... (87 mins.)
Director: Vincent Garenq
 
20.
Keeper (2015)
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The story of two teenagers that are about to have a baby. After deciding they will keep the baby, they have to deal with their parents and also with their everyday life. (95 mins.)
Director: Guillaume Senez
 
21.
Paris pieds nus (2016)
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Fiona visits Paris for the first time to assist her myopic Aunt Martha. Catastrophes ensue, mainly involving Dom, a homeless man who has yet to have an emotion or thought he was afraid of expressing. (83 mins.)
 
22.
La folle histoire de Max et Léon (2016)
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Max and Léon's adventures, two childhood friends idle and party-goer, who are trying to escape the Second World War. (98 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Barré
 
23.
Mercenaire (2016)
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A young man of Wallisian origin in New Caledonia defies his father to go and play rugby in France. Living on his own on the other side of the world, he learns there is a price to pay to find success. (103 mins.)
Director: Sacha Wolff
 
24.
Moka (2016)
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A grieving woman pursues a couple who she suspects of killing her son in a hit-and-run. (89 mins.)
 
25.
Chocolat (2016)
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The rise and fall of the famous clown Chocolat, the first black circus performer who revolutionised the stagnant circus acts and conquered Paris of the Belle Époque with his exuberance and originality. (119 mins.)
Director: Roschdy Zem
 
26.
Nannerl, la soeur de Mozart (2010)
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A reimagined account of the early life of Maria Anna 'Nannerl' Mozart, five years older than Wolfgang, and a musical prodigy in her own right. (120 mins.)
Director: René Féret
 
27.
Les ogres (2015)
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They go from town to town, a big top on their backs, their show over their shoulder. They bring dreams and disorder to our lives... (142 mins.)
Director: Léa Fehner
 
28.
La vache (2016)
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An Algerian man's life-long dream finally comes true when he receives an invitation to take his cow Jacqueline to the Paris International Agriculture Fair. (91 mins.)
Director: Mohamed Hamidi
 
29.
Radin! (2016)
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A stingy man who saves all his money finds out he has daughter, which turns out to be a very expensive discovery. (89 mins.)
Director: Fred Cavayé
 
30.
Planetarium (2016)
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Follows the journey of sisters who are believed to possess the supernatural ability to connect with ghosts. They cross paths with a visionary French producer while performing in Paris. (105 mins.)
 
31.
Polina, danser sa vie (2016)
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A young girl studies classical ballet. As a young woman she turns to modern dance and choreography. (108 mins.)
 
32.
Saint Amour (2016)
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Chaos ensues when a father and son travel to a farm festival via the Wine Trail in a Parisian taxi. (101 mins.)
 
33.
Ma Loute (2016)
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Summer 1910. Several tourists have vanished while relaxing on the beautiful beaches of the Channel Coast... (122 mins.)
Director: Bruno Dumont
 
34.
Souvenir (2016)
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A forgotten European Song Contest singer, fading away in a pâté factory, falls in love with a young aspiring boxer. Together they decide to attempt her comeback. (90 mins.)
Director: Bavo Defurne
 
35.
La tête haute (2015)
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A juvenile judge and a special educator are convinced that they can save the young delinquent Malony from himself and his violent ways. (120 mins.)
 
36.
Médecin de campagne (2016)
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All the people in this countryside area, can count on Jean-Pierre, the doctor who auscultates them, heals and reassures them day and night... (102 mins.)
Director: Thomas Lilti
 
37.
La danseuse (2016)
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Loïe Fuller was the toast of the Folies Bergères at the turn of the 20th century and an inspiration for Toulouse-Lautrec and the Lumière Brothers. The film revolves around her complicated relationship with protégé and rival Isadora Duncan. (108 mins.)
 
38.
Les premiers les derniers (2016)
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Two bounty hunters (Albert Dupontel and Bouli Lanners) are looking for a cell phone in the french countryside. They meet cowboys, fools and Jesus. (98 mins.)
Director: Bouli Lanners
 
39.
Les innocentes (2016)
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In 1945 Poland, a young French Red Cross doctor who is sent to assist the survivors of the German camps discovers several nuns in advanced states of pregnancy during a visit to a nearby convent. (115 mins.)
Director: Anne Fontaine
 
40.
Sage femme (2017)
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A midwife gets unexpected news from her father's old mistress. (117 mins.)
Director: Martin Provost
 
41.
Voir du pays (2016)
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Two young French soldiers take a three-day leave in Cyprus after finishing their tour of duty in Afghanistan. (102 mins.)
 
42.
La fille inconnue (2016)
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A woman gets obsessed with the case of a dead woman after learning that the woman had died shortly after having rung her door for help. (113 mins.)
 
43.
L'avenir (2016)
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A philosophy teacher soldiers through the death of her mother, getting fired from her job, and dealing with a husband who is cheating on her. (102 mins.)
Director: Mia Hansen Love
 
44.
Demain (2015 Documentary)
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Climate is changing. Instead of showing all the worst that can happen, this documentary focuses on the people suggesting solutions and their actions. (118 mins.)
 
45.
Wùlu (2016)
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A young man begins trafficking cocaine and quickly becomes embroiled in the Malian drug ring. (95 mins.)