8/28/2017 |
Leah Anderson | | 206.315.0685

SIFF Announces Eight New Films Sponsored by TV5Monde as Part of the 2017 French Cinema Now Mini-Festival

SEATTLE --- August 28, 2017 --- SIFF's hugely popular festival of French language films, French Cinema Now, is celebrating six years in partnership with TV5Monde, bringing the best of Francophone films from across the globe. This year eight of the twenty films playing during the week-long event will be debuting on TV5Monde Cinema On Demand after the festival.

This year, the TV5Monde selections feature three US premieres as well as an impressive array of international talent like Belgian director Marion Hänsel, Tunisian director Karim Dridi, and actors Gemma Arterton, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Audrey Tautou, and Sergi López. The films are:

Chouf - d. Karim Dridi , US Premiere
When Sofiane's brother is gunned down, he abandon's his studies to avenge his brother's murder.

The Eavesdropper - d. Thomas Kruithof
A tense thriller about a man who takes a job that plunges him into danger and political intrigue.

Mum's Wrong - d. Mark Fitoussi
Anouk's relationship to her mother reveals a surprising side to the woman that she never knew.

Open at Night - d. Edouard Baer
Chaos ensues as Luigi (Edouard Baer) goes on a quest through the streets of Paris to find a trained monkey to perform in his show, or risk losing his theater. Also starring Audrey Tautou.

Orphan - d. Arnaud des Palleres, US Premiere
In this compelling drama four different actresses portray a woman's struggle to move beyond her past. Starring Gemma Arterton and Adèle Exarchopoulos.

Paris la Blanche - d. Lidla Terki
70 year-old Reka must leave Algeria to find her missing husband in Paris.

Superlovers - d. Guilhem Amesland, US Premiere
When Michel falls in love with a client, he must keep his conniving brother Franck from ruining everything.

Upstream - d. Marion Hänsel
Two brothers head into the Croatian wilderness hoping to discover more about their father's death. Starring Sergi López and Olivier Gourmet.

Full schedule coming soon - passes are on sale now!

For screeners, interview requests, and press passes please contact Leah Anderson.

Individual Tickets: $14 | $9 SIFF Members
Festival Pass: $100 | $75 Members
Vouchers and passes are valid for admission.


TV5MONDE is the global French language entertainment network, broadcasting 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, without commercial interruptions. TV5MONDE USA is a premium pay-tv channel reaching 1.5 million viewers in the U.S., and has been carried on COX in Louisiana since 2001. American viewers enjoy a wealth of high quality French language programming, subtitled in English, including up to 300 classic, recent and never-before-seen in the U.S. French language films, around the clock newscasts live from Paris, the latest series and TV dramas, premium documentaries, cultural programs and international sports coverage. To find channel information and more information about TV5MONDE USA and its programming, please visit:

About SIFF

Founded in 1976, SIFF creates experiences that bring people together to discover extraordinary films from around the world with the Seattle International Film Festival, SIFF Cinema, and SIFF Education. Recognized as one of the top film festivals in North America, the Seattle International Film Festival is the largest, most highly attended film festival in the United States, reaching more than 150,000 annually. The 25-day festival is renowned for its wide-ranging and eclectic programming, presenting over 400 features, short films, and documentaries from over 80 countries each year. SIFF Cinema exhibits premiere theatrical engagements, repertory, classic, and revival film showings 365 days a year on five screens at the SIFF Cinema Uptown, SIFF Cinema Egyptian, and SIFF Film Center, reaching more than 175,000 attendees annually. SIFF Education offers educational programs for all audiences serving more than 13,000 students and youth in the community with free programs each year.