Cycles

Collection Premiers Plans d'Angers

13 films

A collection of films acquired by the Institut français over the past 7 years, among the first recent films supported by the Premiers Plans d'Angers festival, either from the festival's selection or from the workshops. These first films celebrate an auteur cinema marked by a freedom of tone, form, stories between reality and fiction that sometimes reach the supernatural. The Institut français is the festival's international partner and brings the first films of innovative and creative cinematography across borders.

Collection Premiers Plans d'Angers
  • Comedy-drama
  • 2022
  • France, Belgium
  • 1h50
by Julie Lecoustre and Emmanuel Marre

Cassandra (26) is a flight attendant for a low-cost airline. Based in Lanzarote, she’s always willing to take on extra hours and carries out her duties with robotic efficiency. On the side, she just goes with the flow and floats between Tinder, parties and lazy days. When she suddenly gets dismissed, she is forced to return home. Will Cassandre find the force to confront what she was running away from?

  • Drama
  • 2021
  • France
  • 1h25
by Louda Ben Salah-Cazanas

Labidi is a struggling young writer who, after a small hit with a short story, is trying to publish his first novel. While he lives in a small room with his roommate and best friend Aleksei, delivering food on his bike to survive, he meets Elisa, a student. Caught up in a whirlwind romance, he doesn’t always make the right choices. Labidi will soon be confronted to the realities of everyday life, at the expense of his writing.

  • Drama
  • 2020
  • France
  • 1h15
by Emilie Aussel

Marseille, south of France, Lise has to face her future after the loss of her best friend. Wandering around the city, chance encounters open up new horizons. A delicate and moving coming of age story.

  • Fantasy and science fiction
  • 2020
  • 13min
by Mathilde Parquet

Gabrielle, une jeune fille de dix-neuf ans, se retrouve coincée près de la vallée de la Mort entre ses deux parents qui ne s’adressent plus la parole. Tous trois, se sentant pris au piège, essayent de fuir la tension ambiante, dans un décor immense qui leur paraît immuable. La situation semble sans issue, jusqu’à ce qu’un événement inattendu vienne tout désamorcer.

  • Drama
  • 2020
  • France, Belgium, Armenia
  • 1h40
by Nora Martirosyan

Alain, an international auditor, comes to assess the airport of a small self-proclaimed republic in the Caucasus in order to give the green light to its reopening. Edgar, a local boy, engages in a strange trade around the airport. In contact with the boy and the inhabitants, Alain discovers this isolated land and risks everything to allow the country to open up.

  • 2019
  • France
  • 1h23
by Alice Odiot and Jean-Robert Viallet

Thirty thousand square meters and 2.000 inmates, half of them under 30 years old. The Baumettes jail tells about misery, violence, abandonment, and also hopes. It is a story with its screams and its silences. A concentrate of humanity.

  • Drama
  • 2018
  • France
  • 1h35
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.

  • Drama
  • 2018
  • France
  • 1h42
by Nathan Ambrosioni

Charlie, soon to be 24 years old, lives a simple life: she dreams of becoming an artist and struggles to make ends meet. When her brother Vincent comes to nd her after 12 years of absence, everything changes. He is 30 years old and just got out of jail after serving a long sentence. He has everything to learn in a world he does not recognize.

  • Comedy-drama
  • 2018
  • France
  • 1h38
by Claire Burger

Forbach, eastern France. Present day. Since his wife walked out on the family, Mario has raised their two daughters on his own. Frida, 14, blames him for her mother leaving. Niki, 17, dreams of independence. Meanwhile, Mario waits for his wife to come home.

  • Comedy
  • 2018
  • France
  • 1h30
by Félix Moati

Joseph and his two sons, Joachim and Ivan, form a close-knit family but fail to see that each one is losing control of his life. Joachim is supposed to be studying psychiatry but spends most of his time daydreaming about his ex-girlfriend, Ivan cannot fit in at school despite being very smart, and Joseph has secretly quit his job as a doctor and is trying to become a writer. While there is plenty of affection at home, all three are also, clumsily, searching for love...

  • Drama
  • 2017
  • France
  • 1h30
  • last chance
by Hubert Charuel

Pierre, thirty-something, is a dairy farmer. His life revolves around his farm, his veterinarian sister, and his parents, whose farm he has taken over. Just as the first indications of an epidemic are announced in France, Pierre discovers that one of his cows is infected. He refuses to accept the idea of losing his cows. They are all he has, and he will fight to the bitter end to save them.

  • Fantasy and science fiction
  • 2017
  • France
  • 1h34
by Dominique Rocher

After waking up in an apartment where only the night before a party was raging, Sam is forced to come to grips with reality: He is now alone and the living dead have invaded the streets of Paris. Petrified with fear, Sam is going to have to barricade himself inside the building and organize his survival. But is he really the sole survivor?

  • Drama
  • 2017
  • France
  • 1h32
by Xavier Legrand

Miriam and Antoine Besson have divorced, and Miriam is seeking sole custody of their son Julien to protect him from a father she claims is violent. Antoine pleads his case as a scorned dad and the appointed judge rules in favor of joint custody. A hostage to the escalating con ict between his parents, Julien is pushed to the edge to prevent the worst from happening.

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