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SHOWING 171 FILMS FROM FRANCE
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AVIDA

  • Release Year: 2006
  • Runtime: 83 minutes
  • Directed By: Gustave Kervern and Benoît Delépine
  • Country: France
A hilarious critique of life's cruelties, this modern surrealist comedy--by the same pair of loons responsible for Aaltra (TFF 2005)--chronicles the kidnapping of a plump billionaire's dog by a deaf-mute and two ketamine addicts. In a series of absurd, grotesque sequences, the wealthy woman turns the situation around and forces them to carry out her last wishes. The squeamish should stay at home. |Read More
Comedy
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AX

The axe falls at the very beginning of Costa-Gavras's black comedy transposing a Donald Westlake novel to France, as Bruno (Jose Garcia), a chemist loses his job to outsourcing. Two years later,he still jobless, he hits on a solution: eliminating all the competetive applicants by killing them. |Read More
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BACKSTAGE

  • Release Year: 2005
  • Runtime: 115 minutes
  • Directed By: Emmanuelle Bercot
  • Country: France
An adolescent groupie (Isild Le Besco) zeroes in on her Blondie-like idol (Emmanuelle Seigner) after the singer chances to cross her orbit on a publicity tour. Gradually their lives intertwine as, with near-operatic intensity, the film delves into the emotional dependency on both sides of celebrity culture. |Read More

BAD GONES

  • Release Year: 2011
  • Runtime: 13 minutes
  • Directed By: Stéphane Demoustier
  • Country: France
When a man brings his eight-year-old son to a soccer game and the ticket price is higher than he expected, he is desperate not to disappoint the boy in Bad Gones.

Screening as part of the Shorts: Status Update program. |Read More
Sports

BALLAD OF GENESIS AND LADY JAYE

  • Release Year: 2011
  • Runtime: 70 minutes
  • Directed By: Marie Losier
  • Country: USA, France
Filmmaker and TFF alum Marie Losier, who has created engaging short films on avant-garde artists like George Kuchar and Guy Maddin, makes her feature documentary debut with a mesmerizing and deeply romantic love story between pioneering musician and performance artist Genesis P-Orridge and soul mate Lady Jaye. Breaking new ground in its depiction of gender identity, Ballad chronicles the physical and spiritual merging of two beings into one. |Read More
Female Director(s), Documentary, Music
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BATTLESCAR

  • Release Year: 2018
  • Runtime: 9 minutes
  • Country: USA, France
After Lupe, a Puerto Rican runaway, meets Debbie in the cell of a juvenile detention center, she is introduced to the punk scene of the Lower East Side and the secret world of Alphabet City. BattleScar is a coming of age drama set in 1978 New York that explores identity and empowerment through stunning animation and immersive environments. |Read More
New York, Animation, Latino Director(s)
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BEAT THAT MY HEART SKIPPED

  • Release Year: 2005
  • Runtime: 107 minutes
  • Country: France
A cocky, gutsy take on the anguishing contradictions of polar opposite worlds, this remake of the James Toback 1978 cult classic Fingers tells the story of Tom, a French urbanite caught between the crime underworld of his father and his late mother's wish for him to become a concert pianist. A Wellspring release. |Read More
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BEING 14

  • Release Year: 2015
  • Runtime: 91 minutes
  • Directed By: Hélène Zimmer
  • Country: France
Adopting an observational style, Being 14 captures all the secrets, trials, and anguish of adolescence, as experienced by best friends Sarah, Louise, and Jade in their final year of middle school. The narrative plays like a documentary in each true-to-life scene; the camera is witness to their lives unfolding, as it unobtrusively records the moments of a year, after which everything will change. |Read More
Drama, Female Director(s), Female Screenwriter(s)

BEST NEW NARRATIVE FILMMAKER AWARD WINNER

  • Release Year: 2010
  • Runtime: 100 minutes
  • Country: Canada, France
One of the goals of the Tribeca Film Festival has always been to seek out and encourage new talent and bold visions from every corner of the globe. Get your tickets now to see the first or second narrative feature from an emerging filmmaker chosen as the best of the Fest by a jury of internationally acclaimed filmmakers. |Read More

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