Themed Cycles

Films by directors selected at the Festival in Cannes 2022

10 films

Discover prior films of French directors selected at this year's edition of the Film Festival in Cannes

Films by directors selected at the Festival in Cannes 2022
  • Drama, Thriller
  • 2019
  • France
  • 1h59

Oh Mercy!

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.

  • Drama
  • 1990
  • France
  • 54min

La Vie des morts

by Arnaud Desplechin

After a young man attempts to commit suicide, his family and friends spend a night together in a house whilst he lies between life and death in a hospital bed. Fearing the worst, three generations await the news that is sure to come, and as they do so the meaninglessness of their own lives becomes apparent…

  • Comedy-drama
  • 2016
  • France
  • 29min
  • last chance

Chasse royale

by Romane Gueret and Lise Akoka

Angélique, 13, is the eldest child of a large family living in the suburbs of Valenciennes. One day at school, she is asked to audition for a film.

  • Experimental film
  • 2017
  • France, Russia
  • 49min

Braguino

by Clément Cogitore

In the middle of the Siberian taiga, 450 miles from the nearest village, live two families: the Braguines and the Kilines. Not a single road leads there. A long trip on the Ienissei River, first by boat, then by helicopter, is the only way to reach Braguino. Self-sufficient, both families live there according to their own rules and principles. In the middle of the village: a barrier. The two families refuse to speak. In the river sits an island, where another community is being built: that of the children. Free, unpredictable, wild. Stemming from the fear of the other, that of wild beasts, and the joy procured by the immensity of the forest, unravels a cruel tale in which tensions and fear give shape to the geography of an ancestral conflict.

  • Experimental film, Musical comedy
  • 2017
  • France
  • 6min
  • last chance

Les Indes galantes

by Clément Cogitore

Krumping is a dance born in the Los Angeles ghettos after the riots of 1995. Through this performance filmed on the Opéra Bastille stage, Clément Cogitore creates a battle between urban culture and Rameau's music.

  • Musical comedy
  • 2021
  • France
  • 1h48

Gallant indies

by Philippe Béziat

This is a premiere for 30 dancers of hip-hop, krump, break, voguing... A first for the director Clément Cogitore and for the choreographer Bintou Dembélé. And a first for the Paris’ Opera Bastille. By bringing together urban dance and opera singing, they reinvent Jean-Philippe Rameau's baroque masterpiece, Les Indes Galantes. From rehearsals to public performances, it is a human adventure and a meeting of political realities that we follow: can a new generation of artists storm the Bastille today?

  • Comedy-drama
  • 2018
  • France
  • 1h45
  • last chance

Alice and the mayor

by Nicolas Pariser

The mayor of Lyon, Paul Théraneau, is in a bad way. He has run out of ideas. After thirty years in politics, he feels empty. To solve this problem, his team decides to hire a brilliant young philosopher, Alice Heimann. A dialogue between Alice and the mayor unfolds, bringing them together and shaking their certainties.

  • Musical comedy
  • 2013
  • France
  • 2h11
  • expired rights

Eden

by Mia Hansen-Løve

In the 1990s, Paul gets his first taste of the world of Parisian nightlife. Mad about music, he creates a DJ duo, "Cheers," with his best friend. They rapidly find a fanbase and experience giddy, euphoric, dangerous, and ephemeral success as they rise in the House music world. Caught up in his passion, Paul forgets to construct his life.

  • Comedy-drama
  • 2017
  • France
  • 1h31

Amin

by Philippe Faucon

Amin came from Senegal nine years ago to work in France, leaving behind his wife Aïsha and their three children. His work is his life, his friends the men who live with him in the social home. Aïsha sees her husband only once or twice a year, for a week or two, sometimes a month. She accepts this situation as a necessity: the money that Amin sends to Senegal provides for several people. One day, Amin meets Gabrielle and a relationship starts between them. At first, Amin is reserved. There is the language barrier, his modesty. So far, separated from his wife, he has led a life devoted to duty and knew he had to remain vigilant.

  • Fantasy and science fiction
  • 2017
  • 1h17
  • expired rights

Le Parc

by Damien Manivel

It is summer. Two teenagers are on their first date in a park. At first hesitant and shy, in the course of their walk, they become close and begin to fall in love. Evening comes, and it is time to part. It is the beginning of a dark night.

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