My French Film Festival Makes U.S. Theatrical Debut in Select Cities Today
SpectiCast, in partnership with uniFrance Films, proudly presents the 4th global edition of My French Film Festival based on the popular international online French screening series MyFrenchFilmFestival.com. Acclaimed French director Jean-Pierre Jeunet, serves as president for My French Film Festival's 4th worldwide edition in which theatrical screenings will be shown in the United States for the first time, bringing the love of French film and an arsenal of talented young French actors and filmmakers to American audiences.
SpectiCast will also be distributing My French Film Festival to theaters in select territories across the globe. For a complete schedule of screenings, visit www.specticast.com/myfff.jsp
Launched in 2011, MyFrenchFilmFestival.com is an innovative concept which aims to showcase French directors and enable viewers all over the world to share their love of French cinema. For its fourth edition, the festival returns with new films, new foreign languages, new partner platforms and launches in cinemas in territories worldwide.
MYFF 2014 features 20 films in competition - 10 shorts and 10 features - and is being exhibited in 13 languages. Voting for awards takes place entirely online and can be found at http://www.myfrenchfilmfestival.com/en.
Watch the official trailer for the 2014 MyFrenchFilmFestival.com here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7FDLsCsMnk.
About the Films:
Maddened by His Absence ("J'enrage de son absence")
After ten years, Jacques comes back to France to handle his father's succession. He had left France to live in the USA to escape a painful past he shared with Mado, his former wife, who in the meantime, built a new life with Stéphane and their 7 year old son, Paul. Upon his return, Jacques and Mado meet again; he asks to meet her son Paul; Mado hesitates, then accepts but hides it from her husband. Soon, Paul and Jacques get close and they start to see each other secretly.
Directed by Sandrine Bonnaire
Starring William Hurt, Alexandra Lamy, Augustin Legrand
Running time: 98 minutes
After having broken up with his girlfriend and left his job, Simon has come back to his small hometown in the countryside, where he meets up again with his old friend Julien. The two thirty-year-old, unemployed and idle men decide to reinvest in an old dream from their teenage years: hitting the road for an adventurous journey. They buy a huge motor-home, but the trip is delayed by various troubles, and they decide to start their journey right where they are. Through this first motionless stage of their trip, Simon and Julien are confronted with themselves and what they wanted to run away from.
Directed by François Pirot
Starring Arthur Dupont, Guillaume Gouix, Jean-Paul Bonnaire
Running time: 95 minutes
Welcome to Argentina ("Mariage à Mendoza")
Marcus and his brother Antoine head to Argentina for their cousin's wedding. They plan to explore all that Buenos Aires has to offer before making the trip to Mendoza in the west. Marcus is thrilled to be On the Road and determined to have fun, while Antoine is depressed after being dumped by his wife, who refused to come with them at the last minute. Marcus will do anything it takes to cheer up his little brother. After a very caliente evening in the capital, they hit the road, discovering Argentina vineyard's and making unlikely encounters - with a crackpot receptionist, a divine beauty, a pregnant ewe, and a guy afflicted by Stendhal syndrome - until, at the end of their journey, the two brothers find peace.
Directed by Edouard Deluc
Starring Nicolas Duvauchelle, Philippe Rebbot, Gustavo Kamenetzky
Running time 91 mins.
After being dumped by her boyfriend, Pauline lets herself be dragged along by her sister to a luxurious hotel on the Italian riviera. Instead of indulging in the pleasures of lounging around and doing nothing, Pauline convinces herself that a crime has been committed in the hotel and starts playing at being detective, carting along a seductive lifeguard with her into her investigations.
Directed by Marc Fitoussi
Starring Sandrine Kiberlain, Audrey Lamy, Claudio Santamaria
Running time: 101 minutes
Little Lion ("Comme un lion")
Mitri is fifteen and lives in a Senegalese village. Like all boys his age, he plays football and dreams of Barça and of Chelsea. When a recruiting agent picks him up out, Mitri believes his chance has come. But to get seen by the great European football clubs, one has to pay. His family chips in and puts itself into debt to help him. Once in Paris, everything collapses: Mitri finds himself abandoned, without a dime in his pocket, and unable to imagine dealing with the shame should he return to his village. An odyssey which will require all his resourcefulness hence begins. But his football dream will soon catch up with him...
Directed by Samuel Collardey
Starring Mytri Attal, Marc Barbé, Jean-François Stévenin
Running time: 102 minutes
In A Rush ("Au Galop")
Ada was settled in her life, she was pleased with it, or thought she was. She was one half of a couple who seemed happy, she'd had a child, was even due to get married, and then she met Pau. And this Paul was a writer who lived alone with his grown daughter, had an exceedingly intrusive mother, and had the unfortunate idea of losing his father when this story had hardly got off the ground... Life started to gather speed. It was about time.
Directed by Louis-Do de Lencquesaing
Starring Louis-Do de Lencquesaing, Marthe Keller, Valentina Cervi
Running time: 93 Mintues
The July 14 Girl ("La fille du 14 juillet")
Since Hector encountered Truquette at the Louvre on July 14, he's had only one thing in mind: to seduce this girl who he's mad about. The best way to do so is to take her to the seaside. His pal Pator agrees wholeheartedly, particularly if she comes along with her friend Charlotte... Accompanied by unavoidable Bertier, off they go, down France's back roads, where there is no money in the banks. That's normal, because there's an economic crisis on. France has to get back to work and so, right in the middle of summer, the government decides to cut short the national vacation period by a month. A complete shake-up and a few wads of cash later, the group breaks up like France cut in two, between jealous July-ites and August-ians. But going against the work flow doesn't frighten the remaining trio, well and truly determined to find the July 14 Girl and to enjoy a wild summer.
Directed by Antonin Peretjatko
Starring Vimala Pons, Grégoire Tachnakian, Vincent Macaigne
Running Time: 88 minutes
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