Le ciné Lumière, le très célèbre cinéma de L’Institut Français nous régale toujours de part ses nombreux films à l’affiche! Voici ce qu’on peut y trouver en Octobre et Novembre.
En ce moment et c’est nouveau: (pour les horaires clique sur le lien en haut)
Like Father Like Son
Soshite chichi ni naru
Japan | 2013 | col | 120 mins | dir. Hirokazu Koreeda, with Masaharu Fukuyama, Machiko Ono, Yôko Maki cert. tbc | in Japanese with English subtitles
Would you choose your natural son, or the son you believed was yours after spending 6 years together? Koreeda Hirokazu, the globally acclaimed director of Nobody Knows, Still Walking and I Wish, returns to the big screen with a heart-rending exploration of the meaning of parenthood. Ryota believes nothing can stop him from pursuing his perfect life as a winner. When he receives
a phone call from the hospital where his son was born, he is forced to make a life-changing decision. Seeing his wife’s devotion to Keita, their 6-year-old son, even after learning his origin, Ryota also starts to question himself: has he really been a ‘father’ all these years?
Un nouveau Julie Delpy:
France | 2011 | col | 113 mins | dir. Julie Delpy, with Julie Delpy, Noémie Lvovsky, Bernadette Lafont | cert. 15 | in French with English subtitles
Oscar-nominated for co-writing Before Sunset, Julie Delpy writes, directs and stars in a sweetly autobiographical and fearlessly bawdy comedy about a family’s boozy get-together in Normandy. It’s the summer of 1979. High above the earth, the space station Skylab is out of control. And somewhere in Brittany, so is Albertine, a precocious eleven-year-old making her transition into teenage life and love while her extended family drinks, dances, fondles and fights all around her. This award-winning comedy
– part Wes Anderson, part Truffaut – is like a miniature French summer holiday in the dark of a London autumn.
ça faisait longtemps que n’avons pas vu Balasko et Blanc ensemble sur grand écran:
France | 2013 | col | 90 mins | dir. Josiane Balasko, with Michel Blanc, Josiane Balasko, Brigitte Roüan | cert. tbc in French with English subtitles
Josiane Balasko’s latest film, in which she reunites with Michel Blanc, is a touching portrait of familial bonds, and features stunning central performances. Nénette (Josiane Balasko) is a little girl aged 60. A problem at birth made her different. Nénette has a mental age of eight, and has always lived with her mother, who raised her alone. She has a job as a cleaner in the village school, and her best friend is a tortoise. But when her mother dies, everything changes, and Nénette has to go into a retirement home. The home doesn’t allow pets so Nénette heads off with her suitcase and her tortoise to look for her father. When Nénette finally arrives at the address, she discovers a pharmacy, and not her father but her father’s son, Paul Bérard (Michel Blanc), an uptight pharmacist who is thrown into a panic by the arrival of his half-sister.
￼￼￼Jury Prize, Cannes Festival 2013
Une Louise Bourgoin bien loin de sa Miss Météo de Canal:
France | 2013 | col | 103 mins | dir. Guillaume Nicloux, with Pauline Etienne, Isabelle Huppert, Louise Bourgoin | cert. tbc | in French with English subtitles
Guillaume Nicloux’s adaptation of Diderot’s classic novel is a visually elegant and engaging period piece with a terrific central performance. It tells the story of a young woman trying to resist imposed religious values, revealing the dehumanizing effect of cloistered life. France, in the 1760s. Born into a bourgeois family, Suzanne is a beautiful young girl with a natural talent for music. She is dismayed when her parents send her off to a convent, expecting her to become a nun. She soon wants to escape the religious path until she meets the new Mother Superior (Isabelle Huppert), who develops an inappropriate affectionate bond with her…
Le controversé, primé à Cannes:
Blue Is the Warmest Colour
La Vie d’Adèle
France | 2013 | col | 179 mins | dir. Abdellatif Kechiche, with Léa Seydoux, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Salim Kechiouche | cert. tbc | in French with English subtitles
Winner of the Palme d’Or at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, Blue Is the Warmest Colour is a minutely detailed, searingly erotic three-hour study of first lesbian love. At 15, Adele doesn’t question it: girls go out with boys. Her life is changed forever when she meets Emma, a young woman with blue hair, who will allow her to discover desire, to assert herself as a woman and as an adult.
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*En ce moment c’est aussi le London Film Festival dont le Ciné Lumière est partenaire , retrouver des films inédits, des anthologies ou encore de belles découvertes:
Argentina | 2013 | col | 73 mins | dir. Santiago Loza, with Lisandro Rodríguez, Andrea Strenitz, Fidelia Batallanos Michel | cert. tbc | in Spanish with English subtitles
Liso has recently been released from a psychiatric clinic. He is vulnerable and insecure, but is trying to adapt to life
back at home. His overbearing mother and his distant father offer one model of family life, while his grandmother and
the family’s Bolivian servant present an alternative vision. Encounters with two ex- girlfriends suggest possible violence and, certainly, unpredictable behaviour, but the film refuses to pass any kind of judgement on Liso. Rather, the focus is on showing this young man trying to make some kind of sense of his life.
France/Algeria | 2013 | col | 92 mins
dir. Merzak Allouache, with Nassima Belmihoub, Ahcene Benzerari | cert. tbc in French with English subtitles
Algerian filmmaker Merzak Allouache continues his creative purple patch with The Rooftops, a vividly drawn portrayal of a day in the life of his native capital city Algiers. Allouache employs an ingenious structure by focusing on five iconic rooftops set across the five different daily Muslim calls to prayer. Setting all the action above the bustling streets allows Allouache to subvert the usual sense of claustrophobia and urban confinement and instead to paint Algeria’s myriad civil tensions against a seemingly clear sky.
En Novembre c’est au tour des films français d’être à l’honneur avec le French Festival:
France | 2013 | col | 106 mins | dir. Sylvain Chomet, with Guillaume Gouix, Anne Le Ny, Hélène Vincent, Bernadette Lafont | cert. tbc | in French with English subtitles
This first live action feature from Belleville Rendez-Vous director Sylvain Chomet is a charming comedy full of wry humanism and musical interludes. Guillaume Gouix plays Paul, a sweet man-child who lost his memory
and the ability to speak when he witnessed the death of his parents at a very young age. Now 33, he still lives with his two eccentric aunts..Paul leads a monotonous life until his upstairs neighbour offers him a concoction that unlocks repressed memories. With nods to Buster Keaton and Jacques Tati, Chomet’s graceful feature
is a whimsical comedy about time passing, memories recalled, and the ephemeral beauty of life.
France | 1961 | col | 85 mins | dir. Jacques Demy, with Anouk Aimée, Marc Michel, Jacques Harden, Alan Scott, Elina Labourdette | cert. 15 | in French with English subtitles | restored print
Jacques Demy’s debut feature is a bittersweet ode to first love and missed opportunities. Beautifully shot by Raoul Coutard (shortly after his work on Breathless) in widescreen and luminous black and white, the film stars a radiant Anouk Aimée, a cabaret-dancer forced to choose between a trio of lovers. Rediscover Demy’s masterpiece in a newly restored version.
France | 2013 | col | 130 mins | dir. Christian Duguay, with Guillaume Canet, Daniel Auteuil, Marina Hands cert. 12A | in French with English subtitles
Written by and starring Guillaume Canet, this polished period drama is a moving account of the titular French show jumper’s rise from underdog to Olympic champion. Loosely based on Karine Devilder’s non-fiction account Crin Noir, as well as on events from Canet’s own biography, this French Seabiscuit follows the rise to fame of cavalier Pierre Durand and his steed, Jappeloup.
France | 2013 | col | 87 mins | dir. Jérôme Enrico, with Carmen Maura, Bernadette Lafont and Dominique Lavanant | cert. 15 | in French with English subtitles
Paulette, played by former Nouvelle Vague muse the late Bernadette Lafont, lives alone in a housing project in the Paris suburbs. She struggles to make ends meet on her meagre pension. Since everyone around her appears to be making easy money by dealing in drugs, she decides to start selling cannabis. By combining her flair for commerce with her skill as a cook, she soon manages to make a success of her new venture, but she has tough competition…
A Lady in Paris
Une Estonienne à Paris
France | 2012 | col | 94 mins | dir. Ilmar Raag, with Jeanne Moreau, Laine Magi, Patrick Pineau | cert. 15 | in French with English subtitles
With tongue-in-cheek charm, A Lady in Paris is an intimate comedic portrait of two very different women. Anne (Laine Mägi) is provincial and comes from Estonia. She is hired to take care of wealthy Frida (Jeanne Moreau) by Frida’s much younger former lover Stéphane. Frida doesn’t want any help from mousey Anne, but Stéphane is desperate for Anne to stay and look after her, even against the old lady’s will. In this conflict of strangers, they find their own ways to come together. A moving and elegant film about age, character, loss, and love.
Un documentaire sur De Funès:
De Funès Forever
France | 2013 | col | 90 mins | dirs. Gregory Monro
and Catherine Benazeth, with Louis de Funès, Jamel Debbouze, Alexandre Astier | doc | cert. tbc | in French with English subtitles
De Funès Forever is the engaging portrait of a multi- talented man whose only wish was « to make adults laugh as much as children. » Louis de Funès not only kept France laughing during his 40-year career but his fan base continues to exist today all over the world. As only
a great comedian can, he had the talent to make people laugh about the serious or the tragic of human life, and even turn those subjects into comedy classics. Known as ‘the man with 40 faces a minute’, Louis de Funès is remembered in this documentary by his collaborators, his family and especially by those comedians, among the most successful today, who were inspired by him to go into comedy.
France | 2013 | col | 75 mins | dir. Justine Malle, with Esther Garrel, Didier Bezace, Emile Bertherat | cert. tbc in French with English subtitles
From the daughter of legendary French auteur Louis Malle, Youth is an affectionate, sincere and occasionally endearing memoir of the last summer in her father’s life, and a tribute to the French New Wave. This tender feature centres on a slightly fictionalised version of Justine Malle, twenty-year-old Juliette (interpreted by Esther Garrel, daughter of Philippe Garrel and sister of Louis Garrel) who tries to maintain good grades while falling for a selfish intellectual, and is caught up in the woes of youth. As she stumbles on her way to adulthood, her father is diagnosed with a fatal degenerative disease. Though there may be a death at the center of it, Youth is ultimately about finding something to live for.
The Man Who Laughs
L’Homme qui rit
France | 2012 | col | 93 mins | dir. Jean-Pierre Améris, with Gérard Depardieu, Christa Théret, Marc-André Girondin, Emmanuelle Seigner | cert. 15 | in French with English subtitles
From the director of Romantics Anonymous comes a gloriously theatrical adaptation of Victor Hugo’s classic novel, The Man Who Laughs. Gwynplaine has a scar on his face, giving him a kind of permanent smile. Abandoned by the Comprachicos, who had kidnapped and slashed his face a few years earlier, he is taken in by Ursus together with a beautiful blind girl, Déa. They move from village to village, performing a show whose star is the now grown- up Gwynplaine, until they discover that he is the heir to a large and noble family. Giddy with this sudden wealth and the carnal passions of a duchess, he distances himself from the only two people who have ever loved him for what he is.
Love Is in the Air
Amour & turbulences
France | 2013 | col | 96 mins | dir. Alexandre Castagnetti, with Ludivine Sagnier, Nicolas Bedos, Jonathan Cohen cert. U | in French with English subtitles
On her way back from New York to Paris, where she’s soon to be married, Julie finds herself sitting next to Antoine, an attractive cad whom she dated 3 years earlier. She’ll do everything she can to avoid him, whereas he’s counting on the 7-hour flight to win her back! It’s an opportunity for us to travel back in time and witness their encounter, their love affair, their break-up…
The Other Son
Le Fils de l’autre
France | 2012 | col | 82 mins | dir. Lorraine Lévy, with Jules Sitruk, Mehdi Dehbi, Emmanuelle Devos, Pascal Elbé, Areen Omari, Bruno Podalydès | cert. 15 in French with English subtitles
Lorraine Lévy’s third feature is a moving, emotionally concise human drama
played with warmth and convinction
by a cast including stars Emmanuelle Devos and Pascal Elbé. As he prepares
to join the Israeli army for his national service, Joseph discovers he is not his parents’ biological son, but that he was inadvertently switched at birth with Yassin, the son of a Palestinian family from the West Bank. This revelation turns the lives of these two families upside-down, forcing them to reassess their respective identities, their values and their beliefs.
France | 2013 | col | 81 mins | dir. Marion Hansel, with Marilyne Canto, Olivier Gourmet, Adrien Jolivet, Sergi Lopez | cert. 15 | in French with English subtitles
Marion Hansel’s delicate and richly sincere road movie is a magnificently mature piece of work driven by thoughtful and engaging performances by Marilyne Canto and Olivier Gourmet. Separated
for 15 years, 50-somethings Frans and Lisa immediately drop everything when they hear news that their son Jack has fractured his leg. They set off for the day-long drive from Brussels. There is little animosity between the two, but as the journey commences, old irritations and habits begin to surface. What do they still feel for one another? Indifference, rancour, jealousy? Or perhaps complicity, friendship… and, who knows, love?
France | 2013 | col | 103 mins | dir. Yolande Moreau, with Pippo Delbono, Candy Ming, Jackie Berroyer | cert. 15 in French with English subtitles
Popular Belgian actress Yolande Moreau’s Henri was the closing film of the Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes. Henri and his wife Rita run a small restaurant on a side road in Belgium. Henri drinks beer as he works and drinks some more with his friends, under his wife’s disapproving gaze. When Rita dies suddenly of a brain aneurysm, Henri’s life is turned upside down, leaving him all alone to run the restaurant. On
the advice of a friend, he hires Rosette, a handicapped young girl. With her youth, enthusiasm and singular way of seeing the world, she will stir Henri and bring him back to life.
Selection, Director’s Fortnight, Cannes 2013
Novembre est un mois chargé, en plus du French Festival on aura le droit au UK Iranian Festival et au UK Jewish Festival
dir. Asghar Farhadi, with Bérénice Bejo, Tahar Rahim, Ali Mosaffa | cert. tbc | in French and Persian with English subtitles
Asghar Farhadi returns with this subtle and beautiful new film starring Bérénice Béjo (The Artist) in a performance which won her the Best Actress Award at this year Cannes Festival. Following a four year separation, Ahmad comes back to Paris from Tehran, upon his French wife Marie’s request, in order to finalise their divorce. Ahmad discovers the conflicted nature of Marie’s relationship with her daughter, unveiling soon a secret from their past…
￼￼￼￼Yaraghi, with Leila Hatami, Bahareh Rahnama | cert. tbc | in Persian with English subtitles
In part a romantic comedy, Meeting Leila follows a young woman – a perfume tester with an acute sense of smell – who tries to persuade her fiancé, Nader, to quit smoking before their marriage. Kicking this habit proves extremely challenging
for Nader, because he works as an advertising agency’s ‘idea man’, and because he believes smoking has become inextricably linked to his creative thought process. The film takes us through Nader’s gently comical struggles while providimg a charmingly honest look at the compromises and negotiations required in any relationship.
I Am His Wife
Iran | 2012 | col | 100 mins | dir. Mostafa Shayesteh, with Mitra Hajjar, Niki Karimi, Maryam Shirazi | cert. tbc | in Persian with English subtitles
An intense and powerful portrayal of an Iranian family, a very personal exploration of womanhood in post-revolutionary
Iran, this film deals with the trials of a marriage, and at the most basic level, it examines the lived experience of a young and at times unhappy woman. The film centres on this woman’s marriage with
a nose surgeon, a deeply cynical and cantankerous man. Upon discovering his infidelity after twelve years of marriage, she tries to take revenge on the cheating husband by making him jealous of her relationship with her first suitor.
Iran | 2011 | col | 97 mins | dir. Hassan Fathi, with Hedieh Tehrani | cert. tbc | in Persian with English subtitles
The loss of 7,000 euros, intended as rent money for the young Siavash and his mother, is a catalyst for charting a day in the lives of intricately linked individuals living in Paris. As the money, contained in a brown envelope, unexpectedly passes briefly through the hands of an array of colourful characters, including an ex heavy weight boxer, an illegal immigrant, a hit man and the young Martha, compelling use for the money is quickly established. The film covers themes of loss, love, loyalty, lost time, revenge and retribution, all potentially solved, at least for the day, by the use of the money to pay debts, bribe, save and take lives, repent and buy time. A thought provoking film, portraying the raw complexities of life.
Iran | 2013 | col | 82 mins | dir. Rouhollah Hejazi, with Hami Farrokhnejad, Taraneh Alidoosti, Hengameh Ghaziani, Payman Ghasemkhani, Tarlan Parvaneh | cert. tbc in Persian with English subtitles
Thoughtful, compelling and slickly shot, The Wedlock is an exquisite and subtle exploration of marriage in contemporary Iran. Mansoor, Mohadeseh and their fourteen-year-old daughter, Negin, appear to be a normal Iranian urban family,living by traditional values. However,after Mohadeseh’s trendy niece and her husband arrive in a blur of fast cars, cigarettes and Western music to remodel their dated house, the family’s domestic stability is thrown into chaos. It is revealed that nobody is quite as they seem, and both couples must confront the secrets and shames that have been lingering under the surface of their marriages.
Where We Grew Up
France | 2012 | col | 95 mins | dir. Idit Cebula, with Sandrine Kiberlain, Richard Berry, Emmanuelle Devos | cert. tbc | in French with English subtitles
Charles, Rosemonde and Emma, a brother and two sisters, find themselves back at their childhood home, in Paris, after meeting up at an incredible funeral. Drama, or farce, ensues, as a family who don’t know how to express their feelings for each other are forced to confront each other again.
France/Israel/Turkey/ Palestine | 2012 col | 88 mins | dir. Hiam Abbass, with Hafsia Herzi, Hiam Abbass | cert. tbc | in Arabic, English & Hebrew with English subtitles | UK premiere
This insightful drama offers a unique glimpse into the lives and dilemmas facing today’s Israeli Arabs. Against the backdrop of Israel-Lebanon war, a family living in
an Israeli-Arab village in Northern Galilee gathers to celebrate a family wedding. The youngest daughter’s scandalous revelation that she is in love with an Englishman triggers an internal war that threatens to tear the family apart.
It Happened in Saint-Tropez
Des gens qui s’embrassent
France | 2012 | col | 100 mins | dir. Danièle Thompson, with Monica Bellucci, Eric Elmosnino, Kad Merad | cert. tbc | in French with English subtitles
Unashamedly romantic, this comedy of manners begins with a family wedding and funeral. Roni, a gauche, successful, irreligious diamond dealer who lives
in the present, is the polar opposite to brother Zef, a classical musician, cultured and observant. Bound by their decrepit, elderly father and beautiful daughters, the family experiences fall-outs, fall-ins and fall-overs. Danièle Thompson’s film is a veritable chocolate box of familial complications. Can the brother’s conflicts be resolved, betrayals forgiven and illicit loves let flourish?
The Great Dictator
USA | 1940 | b&w | 125 mins | dir. Charles Chaplin, with Charles Chaplin, Jack Oakie, Reginald Gardiner | cert. U | in English & Esperanto
Charlie Chaplin’s first talkie, made over
a decade after the introduction of sound, stands as a brave and controversial piece of filmmaking. Entering production in 1937, at a time when many Americans saw Hitler as an ally rather than an enemy, the film was first released in 1940, prior to the United States’ entry into the Second World War.
Followed by Charlie Chaplin – From Comedy to Politics, a discussion focusing on The Great Dictator’s political impact across Europe including its influence on French and British cinema.
Sans oublié la programmation pour petits (ça n’empêche pas les grands d’y aller bien au contraire!)
Le conte préféré de mes élèves de theatre:
Les Sorcières by Pierre Gripari
Watch out for the witch from the rue Mouffetard in Paris. Bats, bubbling cauldrons, black cats, old books and magic spells are all set for a time to remember! Grab your broomstick and practice your cackle for a fantastic adventure.
Kids Tale: Sat 12 Oct | 11.00am | Ages 3-5 Baby Tale: Sat 5 Oct, Sat 19 Oct
11.00am | Ages 0-3
45 mins | in (easy) French | £7, members and kids £5, including a glass of juice early reservation recommended
Superbe BO par Emilie Simon :
March of the Penguins
La Marche de l’empereur
France | 2005 | 80 mins | dir. Luc Jacquet cert. U | in English | 6+
This award-winning documentary tells the extraordinary story of Emperor penguins during their annual journey where
they find love, experience dangerous adventures and prove their bravery in one of the most remote parts of the world: the Antarctica.
￼￼￼￼Sat 26 Oct
11.00am | £5
Un de mes souvenirs d’enfance:
The King & the Mocking bird
Le Roi et l’oiseau
France | 1980 | 83 mins | dir. Paul Grimault | cert. tbc | restored print | in French with English subtitles | 3+
Based on a fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen and written by Jacques Prévert, the Prix Louis Delluc-winning Le Roi et l’oiseau is regarded as a masterpiece
of French animation. The hated king is in love with the painting of a beautiful shepherdess, but when she runs away with the chimney sweep from another painting, a wild chase across frames ensues…
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