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FRANCE | 100 minutes | 2019
Against a backdrop of tanks driven by Nazis straight out of WWII, a shambolic local police force and a group of revolutionary nudists, Pierre meets Juliette. He’s living a quiet life with his mother, brother and niece in the Vosges region of France. She’s just had her car stolen. For his first feature, Erwan Le Duc turns the romantic comedy genre on its head. Through off-the-wall humour, wacky characters and far-fetched situations, the French director pulls off the impossible: injecting a dose of absurdity into a gentle, hilarious love story.NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE"A pair of winning central performances and a heartfelt, drolly funny script elevate a breezily comic love story set in a small French town." Variety"... Le Duc’s sharp, winning script and the droll, angular performances let us look out at familiar landscapes as though they’re dipped in fresh colors, as one does under the influence of new love." Variety"... a droll little comedy with surprisingly deep wellsprings of emotion." Screendaily
Directors' Fortnight - Cannes Film Festival
For her first feature, the Moroccan filmmaker delves into the daily reality of Abla, a widow with an eight-year-old daughter, who runs a pastry shop in...
MOROCCO, FRANCE | 98 minutes | 2019
Ermanno lives a simple, uneventful life in Italy. When Lena, a seven-months-pregnant Polish teenager, shows up to sell her baby, the young man has to...
ITALY, POLAND | 100 minutes | 2019
In 1945 Leningrad, reduced to rubble by the Second World War, a young woman, Iya, works in a hospital tending to soldiers wounded in battle. Tragedy...
RUSSIA | 139 minutes | 2019
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