French Film Festival Aotearoa 2021
Films premiering in New Zealand at the French Film Festival Aotearoa, touring nationally 9 Jun-14 July 2021
Set in 1789 France, just prior to the Revolution, Éric Besnard’s mouth-watering comedy pairs Grégory Gadebois and Isabelle Carré as a gifted chef and his apprentice, who must find the resolve to free themselves from servitude.
Inspired by remarkable true events, Emmanuel Courcol’s rousing, Cannes-selected charmer follows a dedicated out-of-work actor (Kad Merad) whose life begins to look up when he takes a new job teaching theatre to inmates.
An Official Selection at Cannes, Caroline Vignal’s hilarious and life-affirming comedy jewel stars the wonderful Laure Calamy as a woman who finds herself on a journey of self-discovery in somewhat unexpected circumstances.
Set within Vienna's elite, the wickedly entertaining new film from writer/director Marc Fitoussi (Folies Bergère) is a sexy, Chabrol-esque marital thriller featuring the sensational Karin Viard in one of her most vivacious roles.
Lambert Wilson stars in writer/director Gabriel Le Bomin’s spectacularly-mounted biographical drama, a stirring depiction of a crucial period in the life of one of modern French history's most famous figures.
A superb all-star quartet in stellar form leads the terrific new comedy of manners from Daniel Cohen, the story of life-long friends whose loyalties to each other are unexpectedly tested.
Three of France’s most endearing leading ladies – Juliette Binoche, Noémie Lvovsky and Yolande Moreau – star in the eagerly anticipated new comedy by César-winner Martin Provost (Seraphine, The Midwife).