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FROM 8 MAY 2021


An IFcinéma movie offering to discover online


With the Cannes Film Festival taking place in July rather than in its traditional slot this month, IFcinéma à la carte are screening a selection of films from previous years. Here are some of the highlights.

Included in the line up is Mathieu Amalric’s tribute to the “dame en noir”, Barbara. Screening during the French Film Festival (as well as Cannes) in 2018, Jeanne Balibar takes on the double role of the celebrated singer and an actor playing her.

Also screening is Laurent Cantent’s The Workshop, which we screened at the 2017 Festival. Starring Marina Foïs, it deals with the topical subject of radicalism. It was shown at Cannes the same year.

They’re all available to watch for free until Thursday 10 June.

We hope you enjoy the films.

 


Barbara / Barbara

Dir Mathieu Amalric

Synopsis

Brigitte is preparing for the role of the famous French singer Barbara. The actress carefully studies the character, gestures, manners, and intonations. She learns the music scores, mimics her facial expression, but, as Brigitte does more and more of it, she gradually merges with the character.

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival (2017)
Official Selection

Credits

Dir Mathieu Amalric
Cast Jeanne Balibar, Mathieu Amalric
2017 | France | 107 mins | French with English subtitles.

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Bird People / Bird People

Dir Pascale Ferran

Synopsis

In an airport hotel on the outskirts of Paris, a Silicon Valley engineer abruptly chucks his job, breaks things off with his wife, and holes up in his room. As fate draws him and a young French maid together, an audacious second-act surprise suddenly transforms César Award-winning director Pascale Ferran’s dark-tinged fairy-tale into something altogether richer, more beguiling, and utterly astonishing.

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival (2014)
Official Selection

Credits

Dir Pascale Ferran
Cast Josh Charles, Anaïs Demoustier
2014 | France | 128 mins | French with English subtitles.

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Run / Run

Dir Philippe Lacote

Synopsis

Run is a runaway who has just killed the Prime Minister of his homeland. Disguised as a lunatic, he begins wandering across the city. He remembers his past through flashbacks: his childhood with Master Tourou when he was dreaming of becoming a rain-maker, his adventures with Gladys the eating champion and finally as a soldier at the heart of a political and military conflict in the Ivory Coast.

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival (2014)
Official Selection

Credits

Dir Philippe Lacote
Cast Abdoul Karim Konaté, Isaach De Bankolé, Reine Sali Coulibaly  
2014 | France, Ivory Coast | 100 mins | French with English subtitles.

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The Workshop / L’Atelier

Dir Laurent Cantet

Synopsis

Olivia, a well-known Parisian novelist, is running a creative writing workshop to help a group of seven young people integrate into the world of work. The backdrop is La Ciotat in the South of France, a coastal town hugely impacted by the shipyard closure 25 years earlier. Olivia is particularly intrigued with Antoine, a taciturn and not very sociable young man. Antoine makes writing suggestions the others consider shocking and becomes the “black sheep” of the group.

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival (2017)
Official Selection

Credits

Dir Laurent Cantet
Cast Marina Foïs, Matthieu Lucci
2017 | France | 114 mins | French with English subtitles.

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