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Cannes Film Festival: 70 years! France in the spotlight

imagesIn the framework of the 70th edition of Cannes Film Festival, the French Institute of Cyprus, in collaboration with the association Friends of Cinema, has the pleasure to invite you to the screening of five films which gained awards  during past festivals.

17/05 -  26/05 2017 - 9:00pm - Cinestudio (University of Nicosia) - Entrance free

un homme et une femme04A man and a woman (Un homme et une femme) (France /1966 / 102΄)

Palme d'or award at the 1966 Cannes Film Festival, two Oscars and forty international awards 


Director: Claude Lelouch
With: Anouk Aimée, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Pierre Barouh
Language: French with Greek subtitles

Storyline: A man and a woman meet by accident on a Sunday evening at their childrens' boarding school. Slowly they reveal themselves to each other, finding that each is a widow/widower. Each is slow to reveal anything personal so that each revelation is hidden by a misperception. They become friends, then close friends, and then she reveals that she can't have a lover because, for her, her husband's memory is still too strong. Much of the film is told wordlessly in action, or through hearing one of their thoughts as they go about their day.

Wednesday 17 May 2017 


téléchargement 1 copie copie copie copieI, Daniel Blake (Moi, Daniel Blake) (Great Britain /2016 / 96')Trailer-60

Palme d'or award at the 2016 Festival de Cannes 

Director: Ken Loach
: Dave Johns, Hayley Squires, Dylan McKiernan
: English with Greek subtitles

Synopsis: A middle aged carpenter who requires state welfare after suffering a heart attack befriends a single mother and her two kids as they navigate through the impersonal, kafkaesque benefits system. With equal amounts of humor, warmth and despair, the journey is heartfelt and emotional until the end. 

Friday 19 May 2017  and Sunday 21 May 2017 - 8:00 pm - Entrance fee

téléchargement 1 copie copie copieThe measure of a man (La loi du marché) (France / 2015 / 91΄)Trailer-60

Award for the best male actor at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival

Director: Stéphane Brizé
With: Vincent Lindon, Karine de Mirbeck, Matthieu Schaller
Language: French with English subtitles 

Storyline: An unemployed factory worker Thierry, is trying to make ends meet in working-class France. He must submit to a series of quietly humiliating ordeals in his search for work. Futile retraining courses that lead to dead ends, interviews via Skype, an interview-coaching workshop critique of his self-presentation by fellow jobseekers all are mechanisms that seek to break him down and strip him of identity and self-respect in the name of reengineering of a workforce fit for a neoliberal technocratic system.

Monday 22 May 2017 

téléchargement 2 copie copie copieThe Eighth Day (Le huitième jour) (Belgium - France / 1996 / 118΄)Trailer-60

Award for the best male actor at the 1996 Cannes Film Festival

Director: Jaco Van Dormael
With: Daniel Auteuil, Pascal Duquenne, Miou-Miou
Language: French with English subtitles

Storyline: Two men with seemingly nothing in common become unlikely friends. Harry is a salesman working for a large but faceless corporation, where he's become a success at the expense of his personal life. His wife Julie, frustrated by his lack of concern for his family, has divorced him, and while he still has visitation rights to his children, he manages to forget when it's his weekend with his daughters, and he neglects to pick them up at the train station. Harry is depressed and nearly suicidal; while driving late one rainy night, he accidentally hits a dog who is walking with Georges.

Wednesday 24 May 2017 

téléchargement 3 copieThe Artist (France - USA / 2011 / 100')Trailer-60

This film won five Oscars in 2012 and many awards at international film festivals all over the world. Award for the best male actor at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival

Director: Michel Hazanavicius
With: Jean Dujardin, Bérénice Bejo, John Goodman
: French with Greek subtitles

Storyline: Hollywood 1927. George Valentin is a silent movie superstar. The advent of the talkies will sound the death knell for his career and see him fall into oblivion. For young extra Peppy Miller, it seems the sky's the limit - major movie stardom awaits. The Artist tells the story of their interlinked destinies.

Friday 26 May 2017