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Not My Type

Pas son Genre

Can love be sustained between opposite types? This across-the-tracks romance between a Parisian philosophy teacher sent to a small-town university and a local karaoke-obsessed hairdresser is punctuated by music that expresses the characters’ yearnings.
Schedule
May 27, 2014
Tuesday
4:00 PM Lincoln Square Cinemas Date has passed
June 1, 2014
Sunday
9:30 PM SIFF Cinema Egyptian Date has passed
June 6, 2014
Friday
10:30 AM AMC Pacific Place 11 Date has passed

Clément (Loïc Corbery), a “navel-gazing Parisian intellectual” and philosophy teacher, is upset to learn that he has been reassigned to teach a class in small-town Arras for one full year. “We knew philology led to disaster,” his father haughtily tells him. “Now we know philosophy leads to Arras.” Reeling from the shock of living a suburban life in Northern France, Clément finds a ray of sunshine in Jennifer (Émilie Dequenne), a local hairdresser and single mother with a beautiful smile. Although very clearly attracted to each other, their initially charming cultural differences—he enjoys pontificating about Kant and Dostoevsky, while she loves gossip magazines, Jennifer Aniston films, and karaoke—soon give way to deeper problems ingrained in their respective insecurities, shortcomings, and fears. Based on the novel by Philippe Vilain, Not My Type is a literate, heartfelt, across-the-tracks drama that questions whether affection is truly enough to sustain a romantic relationship.

Director Biography

Lucas Belvaux is a Belgian actor and film director. He is best known for The Trilogy, which won the André Cavens Award from the Belgian Film Critics Association. In 2011 his film One Night was nominated for seven Magritte Awards, winning Best Screenplay.

Sponsored by TV5MONDE, Alliance Française de Seattle, French American Cultural Society, French Immersion School of Washington, The French American School of Puget Sound

Director: Lucas Belvaux
Principal Cast: Emilie Dequenne, Loïc Corbery, Anne Coesens
Country: France, Belgium
Year: 2014
Running Time: 111 minutes
Producer: Patrick Sobelman
Screenplay: Lucas Belvaux, based on the novel by Philippe Vilain
Cinematographers: Pierric Gantelmi d’Ille
Editors: Ludo Troch
Music: Frédéric Vercheval
Website: Official Film Website
Filmography: 38 Witnesses (2012); Rapt (2009); The Right of the Weakest (2006); After Life (2002); An Amazing Couple (2002); On the Run (2002); Just For Laugh (1996); Parfois Trop D’Amour (1992)
Language: French
Subtitles: Yes
Format: DCP
International Sales: Films Distribution
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