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Breathe

September 23

France | 2014 | 91 minutes | Mélanie Laurent

The second feature from renowned French actress Mélanie Laurent, this dramatic thriller follows two high-school girls who form a sudden and intense friendship that, once it begins to sour, turns into all-out psychological warfare.

Maestro

September 24

France | 2014 | 85 minutes | Léa Fazer

Inspired by the real-life friendship between legendary filmmaker Eric Rohmer and actor Jocelyn Quivrin, this delightfully funny French comedy follows a young actor who hopes to become the next Bruce Willis style action hero until he meets a legendary independent filmmaker played by screen great Michael Lonsdale.

The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet

August 21 - September 1, 2015

France | 2013 | 105 Minutes | Jean-Pierre Jeunet

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Final day, Tues Sept 1!
From Jean-Pierre Jeunet (Amelie, Micmacs) comes a tale of pure imagination, as young T.S. Spivet leaves his family’s Montana ranch and hops a freight train to D.C. to claim a prestigious science award - which the curators of the Smithsonian don’t know they have awarded to a precocious 10-year-old genius. 9:15 screenings presented in 3D!

We Come as Friends

September 11 - 17, 2015

France | 2015 | 110 Mintues | Hubert Sauper

SIFF Film Center | One Week Only, Exclusive Presentation
Oscar-nominated documentarian Hubert Sauper (Darwin's Nightmare) takes a dizzying, science fiction-like journey into the heart of Africa for “a surreal, moving, infuriating, and persuasive argument that in South Sudan, there’s nothing post about colonialism.” – Manohla Dargis, New York Times