French Cinema Now
Celebrating the best in current French-language cinema.
September 26 - October 3, 2019
SIFF and TV5MONDE present French Cinema Now, returning for its eighth year this fall. The 2019 edition showcases 17 extraordinary French-language features from six countries and three continents, opening with the blockbuster comedy The Shiny Shrimps. Films from veteran directors Daniel Vigne, Alain Raoust, and Philippe Faucon will be showcased alongside a new wave of filmmakers such as Marie-Sophie Chambon, Ladj Ly, Felix Moati, and Marie Garel-Weiss.
Festival Passes, as well as individual film tickets (available on each film's page), are on sale now! Join us in celebrating the best in French-language films from around the world.
Thursday, September 26
6:30 PM - Opening Night Film + Party: The Shiny Shrimps
France | 2019 | 103 minutes | Cédric le Gallo, Maxime Govare
September 26, 2019
In this dizzy and fizzy comedy, a champion Olympic swimmer who uttered a homophobic slur on national television is forced to coach the Shiny Shrimps, a flamboyant and outrageous water polo team in training for the Gay Games.
France | 1982 | 123 minutes | Daniel Vigne
September 28, 2019
In this 1982 film, based on an actual 16th-century incident, Gerard Depardieu plays a man who shows up in a French village claiming to be a villager long thought dead. Is he really Martin Guerre, or an impostor?
France | 2018 | 88 minutes | Marie-Sophie Chambon
September 29, 2019
Sixteen-year-old Lois has only one dream, to become an astronaut—but it looks like her weight might be an obstacle. But Amélie, Stannah, and Justine—three teenagers who also know about tough breaks—just might help her overcome it.