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Francophonie 2018.13th Film Festival

The French Institute of Cyprus and the Association Friends of Cinema, in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Culture of the Republic of Cyprus and the Embassies of Switzerland, Bulgaria, Romania and Lebanon present the 13th Film Festival.

All films start at 9:00 pm, except on Sunday: 8:00 pm. Venue: Cine studio, University of Nicosia

The Friends of Cinema Society is a cinema club. According to the terms and conditions for its operation and screening of films, NO admission is allowed to anyone under the age of 18.

 

Cliquez sur l'image de chaque film pour voir la bande-annonce  Trailer 60

 

medecin de campagne cadre 3Irreplaceable (Médecin de campagne)

Sunday 4th March - Wednesday 7th March  2018 

Director: Thomas Lilti (France, 2016, 102’, o.v. French with Greek subtitles) 

Actors: François Cluzet, Marianne Denicourt, Christophe Odent

Synopsis: All the people in this countryside area, can count on Jean-Pierre, the doctor who auscultates them, heals and reassures them day and night, 7 days a week. Now Jean-Pierre is sick, so he sees Natalie, a young doctor, coming from the hospital to assist him. But will she adapt to this new life and be able to replace the man that believed to be irreplaceable?


Boy on the bridgeTo Aγόρι στη Γέφυρα (The Boy on the Bridge)

Monday 5th March 2018 - This film is proposed by the Ministry of Education and Culture of Cyprus. Free entrance

Director: Petros Charalambous  (Cyprus, 2016, 85’, o.v. Greek with French subtitles)

Actors: Constantinos Farmakas, Giorgos Demetriou, Kika Georgiou

Synopsis: 1988. In a seemingly idyllic Cypriot village, twelve-year-old Socrates’ careless summer  comes to an abrupt end when he finds himself at the center of a murder investigation, which exposes a dark family secret and changes his life forever. 

Based on the book The Land of the Golden Apple by Eve Makis


MokaMoka

Friday 9th March 2018 - This film is proposed y the Embassy of Switzerland. Free entrance

Director: Frédéric Mermoud (Switzerland / France, 2016, 89' , o.v. French with English subtitles)

Actors: Emmanuelle Devos, Nathalie Baye, David Clavel

Synopsis: Diane Kramer is led by one obsession: to find the driver of the mocha color Mercedes which hit her son and devastated her life. With a few belongings, some money and a gun, she goes to Evian, where she's learned the driver lives. But sometimes, the path of revenge is more tortuous than it seems… Diane will have to face another woman, friendly and mysterious.

Followed by a cocktail offered by the Ambassador of Switzerland. 


Sage FemmeThe Midwife (Sage Femme)

Sunday 11th March 2018 - Wednesday 14th March 2018

Director: Martin Provost (France, 2017, 117’, o.v. French with Greek subtitles)

Actors: Catherine Deneuve, Catherine Frot, Olivier Gourmet

Synopsis: Claire is a midwife in a maternity hospital. She is humane and helpful and gives herself entirely to her patients. But despite that her life is not a bed of roses. Her hospital is about to close its doors and the devoted woman is determined not to work in the new modern hospital she regards as a "baby factory". It is the moment that Béatrice, her dead father's former mistress, chooses to resurface. The eccentric, spendthrift, sensual, amoral woman  is really the last kind of person she needs to mix with. 

 


SolitaireSolitaire

Monday 12th March 2018 - This film is proposed y the Embassy of Lebanon. Free entrance

Director: Sophie Boutros (Lebanon, 2016, 92’, o.v. Arabic with English subtitles) 

Actors: Julia Kassar, Ali El Khalil, Bassam Kousa

Synopsis: Therese, the mayor's wife in a Lebanese village, joyfully prepares for an overnight visit of her daughter's suitor and his parents. She excitedly shares the happy news of the engagement with pictures of her beloved brother who was killed by a Syrian bomb 20 years ago and is still bizarrely present in every corner of her house. Only when the long-awaited guests are at her doorstep, she discovers they are Syrian; this engagement will only happen over Therese's dead body!

 


HappyEnd filmPosterHappy end

Friday 16th March - Sunday 18th March 2018

Director: Michael Haneke (France, Austria, Germany, 2017, 107’, o.v. French with Greek subtitles)

Actors : Isabelle Huppert, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Mathieu Kassovitz 

Synopsis: A well-off French family living in a bourgeois bubble in northern France, oblivious to the human misery unfolding in migrant camps around the port town of Calais, a few miles from their home.


The Anniversary 1Aniversarea (The Anniversary)

Monday 19th March 2018 - This film is proposed by the Embassy of Romania. Free entrance

Director: Dan Chisu (Romania, 2017, 100’, o.v. Romanian with English subtitles) 

Actors: Mircea Albulescu, Razvan Vasilescu, Emanuel Parvu

Synopsis: At Radu Maligan's 94th anniversary, the family members and the former colleagues and friends of the old man come to his birthday party. Everything gets complicated when half of the guests try to convince Radu to confess his sins to a priest, while the others think that no one should be forced to do something beyond their will.


 Δικιά μας Οικογένεια 3Families (Belles Familles)   

Wednesday 21st March - Friday 23rd March 2018 

Director: Jean-Paul Rappeneau (France, 2015, 110’, o.v. French with Greek subtitles) 

Actors: Mathieu Amalric, Marine Vacth, Gilles Lellouche

Synopsis: Jérôme Varenne, a French financier, lives and works in Shanghai with Chen-Li, his life and business partner. One day, during a short stay in Paris, while paying a call to his mother, he is very displeased to learn from her and his hated brother, that the family house in Ambray is going to be sold. Jerome decides to go to the town where he grew up to see what is going on. Little does he know how eventful his escapade will be. Little does he know that it will change his life from soup to nuts...


Un Beau Soleil InterieurLet the Sun Shine In (Un Beau Soleil Interieur)

Sunday 25th March- Friday 30th March 2018 

Director: Claire Denis (France, belgium, 2017, 94’, o.v. French with Greek subtitles) 

Actors: Juliette Binoche, Xavier Beauvois, Philippe Katerine

Synopsis: Isabelle, Parisian artist, divorced mother, is looking for love, true love at last.She is now single, lives alone, and unable to decide if searching for the One is an urgent priority or a fatuity which is preventing her from enjoying life and experiencing pleasure. She has lovers and these liaisons are dangerous in that they don’t seem to provide the satisfaction they ought.

 

 

 


Omnipresent 1Omnipresent

Monday 26th March 2018 - This film is presented by the Embassy of Bulgaria. Free entrance

Director: Ilian Djevelekov (Bulgaria, 2017, 120’, o.v. bulgarian with English subtitles) 

Actors: Velislav Pavlov, Teodora Duhovnikova, Vesela Babinova

Synopsis: Emil, writer and owner of  an advertising agency gradually becomes obsessed with spying on his family, friends and employees via hidden spy cameras. What starts as an innocent hobby ends up as a total disaster, as in the process, he abuses his new power and eventually comes to realize that some secrets should be left uncovered.


La Danseuse

The Dancer (La Danseuse)

Wednesday 28th March - Sunday 1st April 2018 

Director: Stéphanie Di Giusto (France, Belgium, 2016, 108’, o.v. French with greek subtitles) 

Actors : Soko, Gaspard Ulliel, Mélanie Thierry

Synopsis: Loïe Fuller was the toast of the Folies Bergères at the turn of the 20th century and an inspiration for Toulouse-Lautrec and the Lumière Brothers. The film revolves around her complicated relationship with protégé and rival Isadora Duncan.


Films screened in Larnaka


MokaMoka

Tuesday 20th March 2018 - 8:30 pm - Larnaka, Skala Theater (15, Kyriakou Matsi Str.). This film is proposed y the Embassy of Switzerland. In coopération with the  Larnaka-Famagusta Cinema Society. Free entrance

Director: Frédéric Mermoud ( Switzerland / France, 2016, 90' , o.v. French with English subtitles )

Actors: Emmanuelle Devos, Nathalie Baye, Samuel Labarthe

Synopsis: Diane Kramer is led by one obsession: to find the driver of the mocha color Mercedes which hit her son and devastated her life. With a few belongings, some money and a gun, she goes to Evian, where she's learned the driver lives. But sometimes, the path of revenge is more tortuous than it seems… Diane will have to face another woman, friendly and mysterious.

 


 Films screened in Limassol


Boy on the bridgeTo Aγόρι στη Γέφυρα (The Boy on the Bridge)

Monday 12th March 2018 - 8:15 pm - Limassol, Rio Cinemas (125, Ellados Str.). This film is proposed by the Ministry of Education and Culture of Cyprus, in collaboration with the Alliance française of Limassol  and the Cineclub of Limassol. Free entrance

Director: Petros Charalambous  (Cyprus, 2016, 85’, o.v. Greek with French subtitles)

Actors: Constantinos Farmakas, Giorgos Demetriou, Kika Georgiou

Synopsis: 1988. In a seemingly idyllic Cypriot village, twelve-year-old Socrates’ careless summer comes to an abrupt end when he finds himself at the center of a murder investigation, which exposes a dark family secret and changes his life forever.

Based on the book The Land of the Golden Apple by Eve Makis

 


 

 Films screened in Pafos


Boy on the bridgeTo Aγόρι στη Γέφυρα (The Boy on the Bridge)

Thursday 8th March 2018 - 7:00 pm - Pafos, Stegi Grammaton kai Texnon (41 - 43 Athinas Str.). This film is proposed by the Ministry of Education and Culture of Cyprus. Free entrance

Director: Petros Charalambous  (Cyprus, 2016, 85’, o.v. Greek with French subtitles)

Actors: Constantinos Farmakas, Giorgos Demetriou, Kika Georgiou

Synopsis: 1988. In a seemingly idyllic Cypriot village, twelve-year-old Socrates’ careless summer comes to an abrupt end when he finds himself at the center of a murder investigation, which exposes a dark family secret and changes his life forever.

Based on the book The Land of the Golden Apple by Eve Makis