Rendez-vous with French Cinema

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Sunday, March 4 – Sunday, March 25. Special Audience Choice rebroadcast on Tuesday, March 27 at 7:00. 

Audience Choice Film: The Well-Digger’s Daughter

Presented in part by Alliance Francaise of Tulsa.

North America’s leading showcase for the best in contemporary French film, presented annually at the Film Society of Lincoln Center, is coming to Circle Cinema. All films in French with English subtitles.“Rendez-Vous with French Cinema” series offerings will be shown as follows:

PATER – Sun, March 4 at 2:30

+ INTERACTIVE Q&A with actor Vincent Lindon (With l’Alliance soirée)

Alain Cavalier, 2011, France, 105 min.

France’s most unpredictable filmmaker, Alain Cavalier, teams up with actor Vincent Lindon for a witty, semi-improvised look at men, power and politics, starring Cavalier himself as a fictional French President and Lindon as his newly appointed Prime Minister.

 

Moon Child – Sun, March 11 at 3:30

Crystel Fournier, 2011, France, 110 min.

Romain is a “moon child”, afflicted since birth by a rare genetic deficiency that makes him unable to stand exposure to daylight. Since infancy he has been cared for by David, a consultant dermatologist who is fascinated with his case  and with whom he has developed an unusually close relationship. Now David has to leave, and doesn’t know how to tell Romain. The day of the separation draws near… a new ordeal for them both. Cast includes Vincent Lindon, Emmnauelle Devos and Quentin Challal.

17 GIRLS (17 FILLES)– Sun, March 11 at 5:30

Delphine Coulin and Muriel Coulin, 2011, France, 90 min.

Based on a headline-grabbing incident in the U.S., sisters Delphine and Muriel Coulin’s provocative debut feature follows the fallout in a sleepy French coastal town when a group of teenage girls all decide to become pregnant at the same time. A Strand Releasing film.

SMUGGLER’S SONGS (LES CHANTS DE MANDRIN)– Sun, March 18 at 3:30

Rabah Ameur-ZaÏmeche, 2011, France, 97 min.

The 18th century folk hero and bandit Louis Mandrin is the inspiration for this strikingly relevant period tale, tracing the efforts of Mandrin’s followers to distribute his songs and stories in the build-up to the French Revolution.

THE SCREEN ILLUSION (L’ILLUSION COMIQUE)-  Sun, March 18 at 5:30

Mathieu Amalric, 2011, France, 77 min.

Commissioned by La Comédie-Française, actor-director Mathieu Amalric’s wildly inventive update of Corneille’s popular 17th century tragicomedy follows a hotel concierge on the trail of a missing young man who seems to have left many a young female heart aflutter.

THE WELL-DIGGER’S DAUGHTER (LA FILLE DU PUISATIER)– Sun, March 25 at 3:30

Daniel Auteuil, 2011, France, 107 min.

Daniel Auteuil, veteran of Marcel Pagnol adaptations JEAN DE FLORETTE and MANON DES SOURCES, returns to Pagnol for his first work as a director, telling moving story of a hardscrabble well digger, his eldest daughter and her passion for the son of a local shopkeeper. The cast also includes Jane-Pierre Daroussin, Sabine Azema, and Kad Merad. A Kino Lorber release.

THE LAST SCREENING (LA DERNIÈRE SÉANCE)– Sun, March 25 at 5:30

Laurent Achard, 2011, France, 81 min.

CINEMA PARADISO meets PSYCHO in a provocative genre film about the dutiful manager/projectionist of a repertory cinema in the French provinces…and the many secrets he holds.

 

For ticket information call box office at:  918-585-3456. 

 


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