Themed Cycles

The César of French cinema 2021

16 films

Discover on IFcinéma a selection of the nominated and award-winning French films of this year's edition of the César. The ceremony was held on March 12th.

The César of French cinema 2021
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  • Drama
  • 2018
  • France
  • 1h35

Two of Us

by Filippo Meneghetti

Nina and Madeleine, two retired women, have been secretly deeply in love for decades. From everybody’s point of view, including Madeleine’s family, they are simply neighbors living on the top floor of their building. They come and go between their two apartments, sharing the tender delights of everyday life together. Until the day their relationship is turned upside down by an unexpected event leading Madeleine’s daughter to slowly unveil the truth about them.

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  • Biopic
  • 2019
  • France
  • 2h15

Adolescentes

by Sébastien Lifshitz

Emma and Anaïs are best friends and yet everything in their life seems to oppose them, their social background but also their personality. From the age of 13 to 18, Adolescentes follows the two teenagers during these years where radical transformations and first times punctuate daily life. Through their personal stories, the film offers a rare portray of France and its recent history.

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  • Adventure, Comedy
  • 2020
  • France
  • 1h35
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My Donkey, My Love & I

by Caroline Vignal

Months that Antoinette waits for summer and the promise of a week with her lover, Vladimir. But, at the last moment, he cancels: his wife has booked a family hike in the Cévennes with a donkey! Abandoned, Antoinette decides on the spur of the moment to set off on her own on the way to Stevenson. When she arrives, no Vladimir, but a certain Patrick - a recalcitrant donkey (nobody is perfect!) - who will accompany her on her singular journey...

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  • Comedy
  • 2020
  • France
  • 1h41

Enormous

by Sophie Letourneur

They are a banal but unusual couple: she is a concert pianist of international renown who lives only for her art, he, her agent, is at her service, protecting her from all the daily worries. And then it takes her suddenly at 40: Frédéric wants a baby, Claire she never wanted one and they were in agreement about that. He does the unforgivable and makes a child behind her back. Claire turns into a whale and Frédéric becomes a dwarf.

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  • Comedy
  • 2020
  • France
  • 1h30

Tout simplement noir

by Jean-Pascal Zadi and John Waxxx

P, a 40-year-old failed actor, decides to organise the first big black protest march in France, but his encounters, often burlesque, with influential personalities in the community and the interested support he receives from Fary, make him oscillate between a desire to be in the limelight and a real militant commitment?

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  • Comedy-drama
  • 2019
  • France
  • 1h30

Arab Blues

by Manele Labidi

Selma, a psychoanalyst, deals with a cast of colorful new patients after returning home to Tunisia to open a practice.

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  • Drama
  • 2020
  • France, Tunisia
  • 1h36

A Son

by Medhi M. Barsaoui

Farès and Meriem form with Aziz, their 10-year-old son, a modern Tunisian family from a privileged environment. During a trip to the south of Tunisia, their car is targeted by a terrorist group and the young boy is seriously injured... this accident will upset their life and their couple.

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  • Historical film
  • 2019
  • France
  • 1h48

De Gaulle

by Gabriel Le Bomin

1940. De Gaulle opposes Pétain because he wants to continue the military offensive. In Colombey, his wife Yvonne is forced to leave. The family knows the routes of the exodus to Brittany. As the armistice looms, de Gaulle chooses to leave for London, where Churchill, who becomes an ally, allows him to speak to the BBC on 18 June. Yvonne and Charles eventually found themselves, after a long journey, in the London capital.

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  • Comedy, Fantasy and science fiction
  • 2019
  • France
  • 1h29

Poissonsexe

by Olivier Babinet

The sea has become infested with jellyfish since fish can no longer reproduce. Daniel, a biologist charged with unravelling this mystery, is obsessed with becoming a father. Statistically he has only 1 chance in 6,233.33 of meeting a woman likely to share his dream. Lucie, a young woman with a sharp sense of humor, relieves her constant melancholy with a passion for the subtle language of piranhas. When Daniel fixes a date with Lucie through a dating app, he comes across a strange fish caught in a net – a fish named Nietzsche – and circumstances finally become favorable for him to find what he has been truly lacking: love.

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  • Thriller, Literary adaptation
  • 2019
  • France
  • 1h36

The Girl with a Bracelet

by Stéphane Demoustier

16 years-old Lise is accused of murdering her best friend. Her parents stand by her as naturally expected. But once in court, her secret life begins to unfold and the plot thickens. Who is Lise really? Do we really know the ones we love?

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  • Drama, Thriller
  • 2020
  • France
  • 1h35

Night Ride

by Frédéric Farrucci

Paris, 2018. Jin, a young undocumented immigrant, drives a VTC every night on behalf of the Chinese mafia. His races are punctuated by sophisticated electro, a relic of his past as a DJ in Beijing. One night, Noémie, a stripper and a bewitching call girl, gets into her taxi. Intrigued by Jin's silence and aura, carried away by her music, she decides to make him her official taxi. As the night races go by, the love story that develops between them pushes Jin to break the rules of the environment.

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  • Comedy
  • 2020
  • France
  • 1h22

Felicità

by Bruno Merle

Tommy, 11 years old, is on the road again with her eccentric parents. This time, her freshly out-of-jail father has promised her: she won't miss the first school day of the term! That was before her dad stole a sports car, her mother disappeared and an astronaut popped by.

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  • 2019
  • France
  • 26min

L'Aventure atomique

by Loïc Barché

Algeria, 1961. France has just detonated its fourth atomic bomb, and a group of seven soldiers is sent to the point of impact to take soil samples and measure the level of radioactivity. But the closer they get, the more their captain, a war veteran in his fifties, finds himself faced with the paradoxes of a changing world, a world obsessed with progress.

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  • Comedy-drama
  • 2019
  • France
  • 24min

First Goodbyes

by Mathilde Profit

A car travels along the French coast. Inside the car, a father takes his daughter to Paris to begin her student life, a new life in an unfamiliar city, far from her childhood and from him. This voyage is their first voyage together and perhaps their last. Nothing seems exceptional and yet they both know that they must say goodbye to each other.

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  • 2019
  • France
  • 1h38

La Cravate

by Mathias Théry and Etienne Chaillou

Bastien is twenty years old and has been a militant for five years in the main far-right party. When the presidential campaign begins, he is invited by his superior to become more involved. Initiated to the art of putting on the costume of politicians, he is caught dreaming of a career, but old demons resurface?

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  • 2019
  • France
  • 1h33

Looking For Gilles Caron

by Mariana Otero

Gilles Caron was at the height of his career as a brilliant photojournalist when he went missing in Cambodia in 1970. He was just 30 years old. Through his iconic photographs, and the gaps between them, this film, constructed like an investigation, aims to restore the photographer’s presence, recount the story of his gaze, and how he managed to cover every high profile conflict of his day in such a short period of time.

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