[FrenchFilmNews] THE 11th SFFF CONTINUES TOMORROW AND THIS WEEKEND (THURSDAY, JUNE 21 & SATURDAY JUNE 23 - SUNDAY, JUNE 24)
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11th Sacramento French Film Festival
JUNE 15-24, 2012
Crest Theatre THE 11th SFFF CONTINUES TOMORROW AND THIS WEEKEND!
SEE YOU AT THE CREST...
*CONTENT of this NEWSLETTER*
1. TWO MIDWEEK SCREENINGS TOMORROW (Thursday, June 21)
2. SECOND WEEKEND PROGRAM (June 23-24)
3. SHORT FILMS PRIOR TO FEATURES
4. TICKET & PASS INFO
*1. MIDWEEK SCREENINGS: THURSDAY, JUNE 21*
*The two weekend pass (Blanc + Rouge) can be used for admission to the
Thursday, June 21 midweek screenings. Please present both passes to be
The Midweek screenings are free for Les Amis du Festival.
For others, single ticket prices apply.*
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*5:30pm - I AM A NO MAN'S LAND
COMEDY & LOVE STORY*
Our favorite contemporary French singer and provocateur Philippe Katerine,
presented in his first starring role, in the surreal comedy, *I Am a No
Man’s Land. *In this quirky comedy, Philippe (Philippe Katerine), a pop
star on the verge of a nervous breakdown, is cursed by a revengeful groupie
and finds himself unable to leave his childhood village and forced to
reconnect with his forsaken parents (Aurore Clément & Jacky Berroyer). A
chance encounter with an ornithologist studying birds' nocturnal mating
behaviors (Julie Depardieu, Gérard Depardieu's daughter) may help him get
back to reality…
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*7:45pm - REBELLION<http://www.sacramentofrenchfilmfestival.org/movie2012ordreetlamorale.htm>
A HAWKISH FRENCH WAR MOVIE!! Rebellion is the first contemporary action/war
movie ever presented at the SFFF; it is also a political and controversial
drama about France’s colonialism in the South Pacific, from acclaimed
director Mathieu Kassovitz (director of Hate –SFFF 2006, Crimson Rivers;
actor in Amélie, Munich, Haywire). It is 1988, in the French colony of New
Caledonia. 30 policemen are taken hostage by a group of Kanak freedom
fighters. 300 soldiers are sent from France to re-establish order. Captain
Legorjus, chief of the anti-terrorist squad, attempts to negotiate a
peaceful solution, but discovers that when the stakes are political, order
isn't always dictated by morals. A troubling epic based on the Captain’s
*POST SCREENING DISCUSSION WITH KEVIN ELSTOB.*
*2. SECOND WEEKEND PROGRAM*
*SATURDAY, JUNE 23*
10:00am - *Petit Déjeuner (French Breakfast)* with filmmakers Michaël
Barocas & Raphaël Hitzke. FREE with Short Film Screening admission!
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*10:30am - SHORT FILM
ONE SCREENING ONLY!
A selection of some of the best recent French short films plus one local
*Aglaée *by Rudi Rosenberg (19 min 43) - 2010*
*Bee* by Raphaël Hitzke(20 min) - 2012
*La France qui se lève tôt * (Early Rising France) by Hugo Chesnard (21 min
*Guet Apens *(Trapped) by Michaël Barocas ( 8 min 40) - 2011*
*La Tragédie de Michel* by Mike Guermyet (16 min 58) - 2011
*Les Chiens verts *(The Green Dogs) by Mathias & Colas Rifkiss (20 min 10)
*POST SCREENING DISCUSSION WITH *MICHAEL BAROCAS & RAPHAEL HITZKE.
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*1:05pm - REBELLION<http://www.sacramentofrenchfilmfestival.org/movie2012ordreetlamorale.htm>
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*3:15pm - THE DAY I SAW YOUR
A comedy about dysfunctional father-daughter’s relationships, co-presented
with the Sacramento Jewish Film Festival. When their neurotic Jewish father
(acclaimed actor Michel Blanc) announces that his young wife is pregnant,
Justine (Mélanie Laurent - *Inglourious Basterds*), who blames him for her
inability to commit to relationships, and her half sister Dom, who is
trying to adopt, are indignant. Will they all be able to make peace before
it's too late?
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*6:10pm - DECLARATION OF
DRAMA* - ONE SCREENING ONLY!
This exuberant, heartbreaking yet cheerful film follows a young hip
Parisian couple as they fight for the life of their seriously ill son.
Drawing on the real life story of director/star Donzelli and
co-star/co-writer Elkaïm, the film will bring tears to your eyes while
dazzling you with its inventiveness and contagious vitality.
*POST SCREENING DISCUSSION WITH *JENNY STARK.
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*8:30pm - 38 WITNESSES<http://www.sacramentofrenchfilmfestival.org/movie201238temoins>
*The film we discovered at COLCOA (LA’s French film festival) in April,
released this Spring in France, Lucas Belvaux’s best film to date, *38
Witnesses*, a beautiful and haunting thriller.
Louise returns home from a business trip to discover that a woman was
brutally murdered in her street. Apparently there are no witnesses and
Louise's husband, Pierre, was at work. As days go by, Louise realizes that
thirty-eight people must have seen or heard something; that Pierre was home
that night; that he is one of thirty-eight, keeping silent, lying...
Starring Yvan Attal (*Rapt*, SFFF 2010, also directed by Lucas Belvaux),
Sophie Quinton, and Nicole Garcia (director of *A View of Love* presented
this year at the SFFF.)
POST SCREENING DISCUSSION WITH KEVIN ELSTOB *.*
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*11:00pm - LATE NIGHT MOVIE: OUTSIDE
*SPIRITUAL DRAMA *- ONE SCREENING ONLY!
*Followed by an early breakfast by Coffee Works<http://www.coffeeworks.com/>
A miracle reveals an unseen side of a village loner. On the Opal Coast, in
the dunes, woods and marshes, lives a strange man who poaches, prays and
builds fires. He is a wanderer who came out of nowhere to chase the devil
out of the haunted village and put the world "outside Satan." Another
spiritual and eerie drama by France's most disturbing filmmaker, Bruno
Dumont (*Flanders*, SFFF 2007.)
*SUNDAY, JUNE 24*
*11:00am - 38 WITNESSES<http://www.sacramentofrenchfilmfestival.org/movie201238temoins>
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*1:25pm - CHILDREN OF
*CLASSSIC/HISTORICAL DRAMA* - ONE SCREENING ONLY!
We are delighted to invite you to discover, or rediscover, one of the most
beloved French films of all time, Children of Paradise. This powerful and
tragic tale of rivalry, betrayal and unrequited love set in 1840’s Paris
centers on the ill-fated love between Baptiste (Jean-Louis Barrault), a
theater mime, and the courtesan Garance (Arletty). A unique and exclusive
treat to see this timeless classic in the magnificent setting of the Crest
*5:20pm - THE DAY I SAW YOUR
***7:45pm - POLISSE<http://www.sacramentofrenchfilmfestival.org/movie2012polisse.htm>
*CRIME/DRAMA* - ONE SCREENING ONLY!
Don’t Believe the Hollywood hype! The 11th SFFF will close with the most
interesting French film of 2011: Polisse, Maiwenn’s social thriller, on
June 24. Be prepared for a unique experience and a real shock!
Winner of the Jury Prize at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival, nominated for
thirteen César Awards, arguably the best French movie of 2011, Polisse, a
filmlike no other, follows the daily lives of a team of men and women from
the Child Protection Unit of the Parisian police. The ensemble cast conveys
the emotional strain of the unit's work and its impact on their personal
lives with gritty realism and relieving humor.
*CLOSING NIGHT CHAMPAGNE PARTY*
In the lobby of the Crest Theatre, immediately following the closing film.
Featuring Champagne by Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, Cake by Whole Foods Market,
Water by Perrier & Café by Coffee Works.** Live Music by The Jazz Report!
*Print the 2012 Showtimes here
Read Carla Meyer's article in the Sacramento Bee
Read jonathan Kiefer's article in the SN&R
*3. SHORT FILMS*
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*Most features are preceded by a short film.
Here are the short films shown this
*UNE SOURIS VERTE* by Juliette Henocque (14min 40) - 2010
Mona cannot forget the night she was taken into custody under suspicion of
*Shown with Rebellion*
*Thursday June 21 - 7:45pm & Saturday June 23 - 1:05pm*
*DEDICACE *(The Signature) by Olivier Chrétien (9 min) - 2011*
first book has just been published. He invites all his friends to his first
*Shown with The Day I Saw Your Heart*
*Saturday June 23 - 4pm & Sunday June 24 - 5:20pm*
*LE MEILLEUR AMI DE L'HOMME *(Man's Best Friend) by Vincent Mariette (12min
20) - 2011
Henri is a security guard and dog-handler in a train station. One night,
his boss tells him that he needs to get rid of his old dog if he wants to
keep his job.
*Special Jury prize - COLCOA, 2011*
*Shown with 38 Witnesses*
*Saturday June 23 - 8:40pm & Sunday June 24 - 11am*
*JUNIOR* by Julia Ducournau (21 min 30) - 2011
Justine, nicknamed Junior, is a a thirteen year old tomboy. After being
diagnosed with stomach flu, she notices strange changes in her body...
*Special Jury prize - Festival de court-metrage de Bruxelles, 2012
Youth Jury Award - International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, 2012*
*Shown with Outside Satan
Saturday June 23 - 11pm*
*TENNIS ELBOW* by Vital Philippot (16 min 43) - 2012
Philippe loves to play tennis with his teenage son, Yannick. But now
Yannick has other things on his mind. Meanwhile, Philippe's younger son,
Henri, dreams of playing with his dad. But his dad ignores him.
*Shown with Polisse*
*Sunday June 14 - 7:45pm*
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*4. TICKET & PASS PRICES*
- *SINGLE TICKET**: $11 / $10* (for Students, Seniors, EFSac, Alliance
Française, Club Français, Sacramento Jewish Film Festival).
- *ROUGE PASS (Second Weekend - includes all films and the closing night
*Access to All Screenings & Closing Party - Valid June 23-24.
- *CLOSING NIGHT FILM & PARTY: $16 / $15*
SINGLE TICKETS are sold at the door only. They will be available (there are
over 900 seats in the main auditorium of the Crest Theatre!)
PASSES will be available at the door but if you want to purchase them in
advance you can order them on
Tickets.com<http://www.tickets.com/browse.cgi?pgid=2017277>or at the
Crest Box office.
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11th SFFF, June 15-24, 2012 - Crest Theatre.
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