French Cinema Now 2017

September 28 - October 5, 2017

SIFF Cinema Uptown

SIFF's mini-festival returns to give you a front-row seat to the latest in French language cinema from around the world, featuring legendary directors like Cédric Klapisch, Bertrand Tavernier, and Agnès Varda working alongside the new wave of filmmakers such as Anne Émond, Alain Gomis, Karim Drifi, and Raja Amari.

This year's festival showcases 19 films from 12 countries and three continents, with a strong representation of women filmmakers and universal stories. From surprising comedies to explosive dramas, this year's mini-festival truly offers something for everyone.

TICKETS

$14 | $9 SIFF Members
Series Pass: $100 | $75 SIFF Members


PROGRAMMED FILMS

Django

France | 2017 | 117 minutes | Etienne Comar

September 28, 2017

SIFF Cinema Uptown

Opening Night Film! When guitarist Django Reinhardt refuses to compromise his music for the Nazis, he’s must flee for his life.

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Marie Curie, The Courage of Knowledge

Germany | 2016 | 95 minutes | Marie Noelle

Opens September 29, 2017

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A sweeping portrait of scientist Marie Curie’s most turbulent years, set in a sumptuously recreated turn-of-the-century Europe.

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Chouf

France | 2016 | 108 minutes | Karim Dridi

September 29, 2017

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When Sofiane’s brother is gunned down, he abandons his studies and joins his brother’s gang.

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False Confessions

France | 2016 | 87 minutes | Luc Bondy

September 30, 2017

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Luc Bondy’s 21st century take on Marivaux’s comedy of errors, starring Isabelle Huppert and Louis Garrel.

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Wallay

Burkina Faso | 2017 | 84 minutes | Berni Goldblat

September 30, 2017

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When Ady’s father sends him to a remote village, he must adapt to another way of living.

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Dalida

France | 2016 | 124 minutes | Lisa Azuelos

September 30, 2017

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Dalida takes an unflinching look at the tumultuous life of one of France’s most iconic singers.

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Nelly

Canada (Québec) | 2016 | 101 minutes | Anne Émond

September 30, 2017

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An innovative look at controversial writer Nelly Arcan, weaving together the author's characters with her multiple personas.

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My Journey Through French Cinema

France | 2016 | 190 minutes | Bertrand Tavernier

October 1, 2017

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Master director Bertrand Tavernier surveys the history of French film, honoring beloved directors, actors, and films.

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Back to Burgundy

France | 2017 | 114 minutes | Cédric Klapisch

October 1, 2017

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Cédric Klapisch (L'Auberge Espagnole) returns with a tender exploration of the power of family.

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Superlovers

France | 2017 | 93 minutes | Guilhem Amesland

October 1, 2017

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When Michel falls in love with a client, he must keep his conniving brother Franck from ruining everything.

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Orphan

France | 2016 | 111 minutes | Arnaud des Pallieres

October 1, 2017

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In this compelling drama, four different actresses portray a woman’s struggle to move beyond her past.

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Foreign Body

France | 2016 | 92 minutes | Raja Amari

October 2, 2017

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Samia’s growing relationship with a wealthy widow creates a complicated love triangle.

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Open at Night

France | 2016 | 96 minutes | Edouard Baer

October 2, 2017

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Chaos ensues as Luigi goes on a quest through the streets of Paris to find a trained monkey to perform in his show, or risk losing his theater.

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Faces Places

France | 2017 | 90 minutes | Agnès Varda

October 3, 2017

SIFF Cinema Uptown

On a road trip through rural France, director Agnès Varda and photographer JR develop magical images and friendships.

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The Eavesdropper

France | 2016 | 88 minutes | Thomas Kruithof

October 3, 2017

SIFF Cinema Uptown

Duval’s new job plunges him in a shadowy world of intrigue and danger.

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Souvenir

Belgium | 2016 | 90 minutes | Bavo Defurne

October 4, 2017

SIFF Cinema Uptown

Isabelle Huppert shines as a factory worker with a secret past in this bittersweet comeback tale.

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Upstream

Belgium | 2016 | 88 minutes | Marion Hänsel

October 4, 2017

SIFF Cinema Uptown

Homer and Joé head into the Croatian wilderness, hoping to discover more about their father’s death.

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Félicité

France | 2017 | 123 minutes | Alain Gomis

October 5, 2017

SIFF Cinema Uptown

A Kinshasa nightclub singer sets off on an odyssey in search of money to save her hospitalized son.

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Paris la Blanche

France | 2016 | 83 minutes | Lidia Terki

October 5, 2017

SIFF Cinema Uptown

When Rekia suddenly stops hearing from her husband, she sets out on a hunt to find him.

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