French Film Festival

Ballina Fair Cinemas
23rd - 25th August, 2019

    by the grace of god  dumped  a man in a hurry  who you think i am  in your hands

All films have English subtitles

For further details, please click on this link: AFCDN French Film Festival flyer August 2019

French Film Festival ticket sales:

Single tickets:

  • Non-member Adults - $15
  • AF members/Seniors/Students - $13
  • Children 13 and under - $10

Festival Pass (5 films):

  • Non-member Adults - $65 (save $10)
  • Seniors/Students - $55 (save $10)
  • AF members only - $50 (save $15)

Further information about the films:

"By The Grace of God" (Grâce à dieu) Drama M 2hr 17min. Director: François Ozon. Cast: Melvil Poupaud, Denis Ménochet, Swann Arlaud.

Alexandre discovers that the priest who abused him when he was a member of a boy scout troop is still working with children. Determined to see justice served, Alexandre re-establishes contact with his boyhood friends – also victims of the same priest. As the power of the Catholic Church bears down on this group of survivors determined to tell their story, no one is left unscathed.

"Dumped" (Larguées) Comedy M 1hr 35min. Director: Eloïse Lang. Cast: Miou-Miou, Camille Cottin, Camille Chamoux, Johan Heldenbergh, Thomas Scimeca

Siblings Rose and Alice are opposites. Rose is a musician, living out a wild, alcohol-fuelled existence, while Alice is the archetypal straight-laced, homemaker, but they do agree that their mother needs cheering up after being dumped by the girls’ father for a younger woman. Rose asks Thierry to flatter their mother, intended as a confidence boost but it spirals out of control.

 "Man In A Hurry"(Un homme pressé) Comedy M 1hr 40min. Director: Hervé Mimran. Cast: Fabrice Luchini, Leïla Bekhti, Rebecca Marder, Igor Gotesman, Clémence Massart

This is an amusing take on physical rehabilitation, thanks to theatre and screen star Fabrice Luchini who uses language to pitch-perfect comedic effect. Based on a memoir by the former head of Peugeot, Christian Strieff, the film serves as a wakeup call for those of us enslaved in the arduousness of contemporary existence. What happens when your life suddenly flashes before your eyes?

"Who You Think I Am" (Celle que vous croyez) Thriller/drama MA15+1hr 45min. Director: Safy Bebbou. Cast: Juliette Binoche, Nicole Garcia, François Civil

Claire remains stung by the betrayal of her ex-husband, who is building a new life with another partner. Claire has a new lover too, Ludo, but out of curiosity, she creates a fake Facebook profile to keep an eye on him: she’s blonde and 24 years old. Ludo doesn’t take the bait, but his close friend Alex does and their online connection soon becomes flirtatious and dangerous.

"In Your Hands" (Au bout des doigts) Romance/Drama M 1hr 45min. Director: Ludovic Bernard. Cast: Lambert Wilson, Kristin Scott Thomas, André Marcon, Karidja Touré, Jules Benchetrit

Mathieu lives in a housing project where peer pressure has led him into petty theft. The director of a prestigious music conservatory, Pierre, hears Mathieu playing piano at a railway station and decides to secure him private lessons with the imposing Countess, although with a secret agenda: to enter Mathieu in an international competition. This causes Mathieu to question himself.

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  Mon 22nd Jul/2019
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