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70 ans des Cahiers du cinéma - Carte blanche

Carte blanche aux Cahiers du cinéma à l'occasion des 70 ans de la revue.

11 films

A l'occasion des 70 ans des Cahiers du Cinéma, l'Institut français donne carte blanche aux rédacteurs de la revue. Au sein du catalogue IFcinéma, ils vous proposent une sélection de films français et africains, de fictions et de documentaires, contemporains et de patrimoine, à présenter en salle à votre public.

70 ans des Cahiers du cinéma - Carte blanche
  • Comedy
  • 2014
  • France
  • 1h40
  • expired rights
by Emmanuel Mouret

Clément, a teacher, is overjoyed to the point of dizziness: Alicia, a famous actress who he admires totally, has become his girlfriend. Everything becomes complicated when he meets Caprice, an excessive and exuberant young woman who falls in love with him. Meanwhile his best friend Thomas starts to draw closer to Alicia...

  • Fantasy and science fiction, Literary adaptation
  • 2017
  • France
  • 1h35
by Serge Bozon

Mrs. Géquil is an eccentric teacher despised by her colleagues and students. On a stormy night, she is struck by lightening and faints. When she wakes up, she feels decidedly different… Now will Mrs. Géquil be able to keep the powerful and dangerous Mrs. Hyde contained?

  • Drama, Classics
  • 1937
  • France
  • 1h57
by Jean Renoir

During 1st WW, two French officers are captured. Captain De Boeldieu is an aristocrat while Lieutenant Marechal was a mechanic in civilian life. They meet other prisoners from various backgrounds, as Rosenthal, son of wealthy Jewish bankers. They are separated from Rosenthal before managing to escape. A few months later, they meet again in a fortress commanded by the aristocrat Van Rauffenstein. De Boeldieu strikes up a friendship with him but Marechal and Rosenthal still want to escape...

  • Drama, Literary adaptation, Classics
  • 1965
  • France
  • 1h52
by Jean-Luc Godard

Ferdinand Griffon is unhappily married and has been recently fired from his job at a TV broadcasting company. After attending a mindless party full of shallow discussions in Paris, he feels a need to escape and decides to run away with his baby-sitter, an ex-girlfriend, Marianne Renoir, leaving his wife and children and bourgeois lifestyle. Following Marianne into her apartment and finding a corpse, Ferdinand soon discovers that Marianne is being chased by Algerian gangsters, two of whom they barely escape.

  • Drama, Classics
  • 1966
  • France
  • 1h32
by Robert Bresson

The film follows Marie, a shy farm girl, and her beloved donkey Balthazar, through many years. As Marie grows up the pair become separated, but the film traces both their fates as they continue to live a parallel existence, continually taking abuse of all forms from the people they encounter. The donkey has several owners, most of whom exploit it, often with more cruelty than kindness. He bears his suffering with nobility and wisdom, becoming a saint in the process. In the end, both suffer often at the hands of the same people. They do differ, though, in that Marie's fate remains unclear, whereas the donkey's is clear.

  • Drama, Classics
  • 1970
  • France
  • 2h30
by Jean-Pierre Melville

Corey is a cool, aristocratic thief, released from prison on the same day that Vogel, a murderer, escapes from the custody of the patient Mattei, a cat-loving police superintendent. Corey robs Rico, his mob boss, then enlists Vogel and an ex-police sharpshooter, Jansen, in a jewel heist. While Corey is harried by the vengeful Rico, Mattei pressures Santi, a nightclub owner and pimp, to help him trap the thieves. Over all hangs the judgment of the police directeur, that every man is guilty.

  • Drama
  • 2019
  • France
  • 1h57
by Robert Guédiguian

In Marseille, a family gathers for the birth of baby Gloria. But despite the joy, they have fallen on hard times. However Gloria’s ambitious uncle has a new business idea, which could be a way out of their tough situation.

  • Drama, Thriller
  • 2019
  • France
  • 1h59
by Arnaud Desplechin

Christmas night in Roubaix. Police chief Daoud roams the city. Burn out cars, violent altercations... In the face of poverty, deception and distress, Daoud knows who is lying and who is telling the truth. Fresh out of the police academy, Louis has recently joined Daoud’s crew. Young, awkward and easily misled, he constantly misunderstands those he encounters. Daoud and Louis are confronted with the murder of an old woman. The old woman’s neighbours – two young women, Claude and Marie – are arrested. They are addicts, alcoholic, lovers… They terrify Louis. But Daoud never judges them. He speaks, he listens to them. With words, rising beyond the horror of their crime Daoud will find a way to give two murderers back their humanity.

  • 2010
  • Morocco
  • 1h46
by Leïla Kilani

In Tangier, Badia and Imane, two young Moroccan girls of around twenty, walk in line amongst an army of workers who fill up the city with their coming and going back and forth. They both work in a shrimp-packaging factory, a difficult and humiliating job, where the strong odor of shrimp seeps into the pores of their skin. Badia's hands are busy but her head is idle; she perfumes herself with lies to wash away the shrimp smell and pretends to be someone else. Badia can flap her wings as much as she likes but she'll never fly.

  • Drama
  • 2002
  • Mauritania
  • 1h35
by Abderrahmane Sissako

Nouadhibou is a small town attached to a peninsula on the Mauritanian coast. Abdallah joins his mother there while waiting for his departure for Europe. The young man doesn’t understand the language of this place of exile and fragile hopes and tries to decipher the world that surrounds him. There is Nana, a sensual young woman who wants to seduce him; Makan, who like him, dreams of Europe; Maata, once a fisherman and now an electrician, and his apprentice, Kahtra. He’s the one who teaches Abdallah the local language so that he can break out of the silence within which he is trapped. These people continually cross paths, their gazes fixed on distant horizons while waiting for a hypothetical happiness.

  • 2019
  • France, Sudan, Chad
  • 1h33
by Suhaib Gasmelbari

Brahim, Suleiman, Manar and Eltayeb have been friends for over 45 years. They left their homeland in the 1960s and 1970s to study film and have spent many years in exile. In 1989, they return and set up the Sudanese Film Group together in the hope of reviving cinema-going in Sudan. In the following countries, the film can only be screened on the premises of Alliances françaises or branches of the Institut français, and the rights-holders must be informed in advance: Bahrain, Egypt, United Arab Emirates, Iraq, Iran, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Syria, Yemen, Algeria, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia. Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information.

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