French Cinema Now

French Cinema Now Returns for its Seventh Year

French Cinema Now 2018

Opens September 27, 2018

Showcasing more than 17 films from five countries and four continents, our 7th French Cinema Now features legendary directors like Agnès Jaoui, Laurent Tirard, and Xavier Giannoli working alongside the new wave of filmmakers such as Meryem Benm'Barek, Victor Saint Macary, Ian Lagarde, and Carine Tardieu.

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FRENCH CINEMA NOW 2018 FILMS

Return of the Hero

France | 2018 | 90 minutes | Laurent Tirard

September 27, 2018

SIFF Cinema Uptown

Opening Night Film! Jean Dujardin and Mélanie Laurent match wits in this playful period comedy.

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When Margaux Meets Margaux

France | 2018 | 97 minutes | Sophie Fillières

Opens September 28, 2018

SIFF Cinema Uptown

Strange similarities link two women who share the same name.

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The Apparition

France | 2018 | 144 minutes | Xavier Giannoli

Opens September 28, 2018

SIFF Cinema Uptown

A respected journalist is recruited by the Vatican to investigate a young girl’s claim that she has been visited by the Virgin Mary.

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The Freshmen

France | 2018 | 92 minutes | Thomas Lilti

Opens September 29, 2018

SIFF Cinema Uptown

Two medical school students struggle through their fiercely competitive freshman year.

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A Paris Education

France | 2018 | 136 minutes | Jean-Paul Civeyrac

Opens September 29, 2018

SIFF Cinema Uptown

Aspiring filmmaker Etienne moves to Paris to study film at the Sorbonne, immersing himself into the city’s bohemian world of images and ideas.

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Château

France | 2017 | 81 minutes | Modi Barry, Cédric Ido

Opens September 30, 2018

SIFF Cinema Uptown

The leader of a team of street hustlers devises a plan to create a new life for himself.

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Place Publique

France | 2018 | 98 minutes | Agnès Jaoui

Opens September 30, 2018

SIFF Cinema Uptown

A famous TV host must survive a party where the guests include his ex-wife, current girlfriend, and his daughter.

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The Prayer

France | 2018 | 107 minutes | Cédric Kahn

Opens September 30, 2018

SIFF Cinema Uptown

A young man joins an isolated mountain community where he will have to discover a new way of life.

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My See-Through Heart

France | 2017 | 90 minutes | David Vital-Durand, Raphaël Vital-Durand

Opens September 30, 2018

SIFF Cinema Uptown

Struggling to piece together the circumstances around his wife’s death, Lancelot begins to discover how little he knew about his wife.

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Just to Be Sure

France | 2017 | 100 minutes | Carine Tradieu

Opens October 1, 2018

SIFF Cinema Uptown

When Erwan searches for his biological father, he gets more than he bargained for in this delightful comedy of coincidences.

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All You Can Eat Buddha

Canada (Québec) | 2017 | 84 minutes | Ian Lagarde

Opens October 1, 2018

SIFF Cinema Uptown

In this hallucinatory black comedy, an enigmatic guest begins performing miracles at a Caribbean resort.

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(Girl)Friend

France | 2018 | 86 minutes | Victor Saint Macary

Opens October 2, 2018

SIFF Cinema Uptown

Vincent rents an apartment with his longtime female friend, but finds it hard to comply with the house rules.

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Money's Money

France | 2017 | 90 minutes | Géla Babluani

Opens October 2, 2018

SIFF Cinema Uptown

Three working-class friends stumble upon a chance to steal a million dollars in this new, pitch-black thriller.

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Sofia

France | 2018 | 80 minutes | Meryem Benm'Barek

Opens October 3, 2018

SIFF Cinema Uptown

Unaware that she is pregnant, Sofia unexpectedly gives birth out of wedlock, and is forced to track down the father’s family.

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2 Hours From Paris

France | 2018 | 80 minutes | Virginie Verrier

Opens October 3, 2018

SIFF Cinema Uptown

A mother and daughter go on a quest to discover the daughter's biological father by stealing hair from each of the likely candidates.

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A Season in France

France | 2017 | 100 minutes | Mahamat-Saleh Haroun

Opens October 4, 2018

SIFF Cinema Uptown

An African high school teacher flees his wartorn country for France, where he falls in love with a woman who offers her home to him.

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Lola Pater

France | 2017 | 95 minutes | Nadir Moknèche

Opens October 4, 2018

SIFF Cinema Uptown

When Zino’s mother dies, he discovers that the father he thought abandoned him has actually been living in a nearby town the whole time.

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