2017 Alliance Française French Film Festival - Brisbane

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1. L'odyssée (2016)

PG | 122 min | Adventure, Biography

Highly influential and a fearlessly ambitious pioneer, innovator, filmmaker, researcher and conservationist, Jacques-Yves Cousteau's aquatic adventure covers roughly thirty years of an inarguably rich in achievements life.

Director: Jérôme Salle | Stars: Lambert Wilson, Pierre Niney, Audrey Tautou, Laurent Lucas

Votes: 3,392

2. Le locataire (2016)

100 min | Comedy

The test is positive! Nicole, 49 year old mom, is pregnant again. Calamity or good news? The whole family is upside down.

Director: Nadège Loiseau | Stars: Karin Viard, Philippe Rebbot, Hélène Vincent, Manon Kneusé

Votes: 273

3. La fille de Brest (2016)

128 min | Biography, Drama

Irène Frachon, a doctor who lives in the Breton town of Brest, dares to stand up to the French health and pharmaceutical industry, helping to uncover the media scandal surrounding the ... See full summary »

Director: Emmanuelle Bercot | Stars: Sidse Babett Knudsen, Benoît Magimel, Charlotte Laemmel, Isabelle de Hertogh

Votes: 700

4. Un sac de billes (2017)

110 min | Drama

55 Metascore

The adventure of a Jewish boy and his brother escaping Nazi persecution in occupied France.

Director: Christian Duguay | Stars: Dorian Le Clech, Batyste Fleurial, Patrick Bruel, Elsa Zylberstein

Votes: 2,190 | Gross: $0.32M

5. Voyage à travers le cinéma français (2016)

Not Rated | 201 min | Documentary

87 Metascore

Bertrand Tavernier's personal journey through French cinema, from films he enjoyed as a boy to his own early career, told through portraits of key creative figures.

Director: Bertrand Tavernier | Stars: Bertrand Tavernier, Thierry Frémaux, André Marcon, Jacques Becker

Votes: 335 | Gross: $0.04M

6. Le fils de Jean (2016)

98 min | Drama

Mathieu has never known his father. His mother has always told him he was the fruit of a one-night-stand. One morning, in his Parisian flat, he receives a call from Quebec telling him his ... See full summary »

Director: Philippe Lioret | Stars: Pierre Deladonchamps, Gabriel Arcand, Catherine de Léan, Marie-Thérèse Fortin

Votes: 870

7. A Woman's Life (2016)

Not Rated | 119 min | Drama

74 Metascore

A fragmented account of the life of Jeanne as she sets out on the path of adult life and gradually experiences the harsh realities of a woman's life in the 19th-century.

Director: Stéphane Brizé | Stars: Judith Chemla, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Yolande Moreau, Swann Arlaud

Votes: 648 | Gross: $0.04M

8. Adama (2015)

82 min | Animation, Drama

When his brother runs away to join the army during WWI, a young African boy stows away on a ship and travels to Europe in an effort to locate him.

Director: Simon Rouby | Stars: Azize Diabaté Abdoulaye, Pascal N'Zonzi, Oxmo Puccino, Jack Mba

Votes: 219

9. Quand on a 17 ans (2016)

Unrated | 116 min | Drama, Romance

83 Metascore

Damien lives with his mother Marianne, a doctor, while his father is on a tour of duty abroad. He is bullied by Thomas, whose mother is ill. The boys find themselves living together when Marianne invites Thomas to come and stay with them.

Director: André Téchiné | Stars: Sandrine Kiberlain, Kacey Mottet Klein, Corentin Fila, Alexis Loret

Votes: 3,762 | Gross: $0.05M

10. Le secret de la chambre noire (2016)

131 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

When an assistant to a daguerreotypy photographer falls in love with the latter's daughter the relationship mirrors the art form as love and pain combine.

Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa | Stars: Tahar Rahim, Constance Rousseau, Olivier Gourmet, Mathieu Amalric

Votes: 508

11. Primaire (2016)

105 min | Drama

Hot on the heels of its recent January release in France, this is a vivacious and emotionally gripping story of a teacher caught between passion for her students and love for her child. ... See full summary »

Director: Hélène Angel | Stars: Sara Forestier, Vincent Elbaz, Albert Cousi, Ghillas Bendjoudi

Votes: 238

12. Éternité (2016)

115 min | Drama

The story of the women and relationships that define a family across a century.

Director: Tran Anh Hung | Stars: Audrey Tautou, Bérénice Bejo, Mélanie Laurent, Jérémie Renier

Votes: 815

13. Farewell, My Queen (2012)

R | 100 min | Drama, History, Romance

67 Metascore

A look at the relationship between Marie Antoinette and one of her readers during the first days of the French Revolution.

Director: Benoît Jacquot | Stars: Léa Seydoux, Diane Kruger, Virginie Ledoyen, Noémie Lvovsky

Votes: 7,129 | Gross: $0.07M

14. Mal de pierres (2016)

R | 120 min | Drama, Romance

40 Metascore

In 1950s France, Gabrielle is a passionate, free-spirited woman who is in a loveless marriage and falls for another man when she is sent away to the Alps to treat her kidney stones. Gabrielle yearns to free herself and run away with André.

Director: Nicole Garcia | Stars: Marion Cotillard, Alex Brendemühl, Louis Garrel, Brigitte Roüan

Votes: 3,724 | Gross: $0.04M

15. Réparer les vivants (2016)

Not Rated | 103 min | Drama

82 Metascore

A single devastating event intertwines inextricably the lives of an unfortunate teenager, a weary woman with a critical degenerative heart condition and a team of compassionate doctors; all perfect strangers, perfectly interconnected.

Director: Katell Quillévéré | Stars: Tahar Rahim, Emmanuelle Seigner, Anne Dorval, Bouli Lanners

Votes: 1,868 | Gross: $0.00M

16. Victoria (2016)

97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Victoria is a thirty-something lawyer who's looking for stability and true love in her life struggling with her past. Her search is not evident but finally, she realizes the fact that love should not be always searched.

Director: Justine Triet | Stars: Virginie Efira, Vincent Lacoste, Melvil Poupaud, Laurent Poitrenaux

Votes: 2,134

17. It's Only the End of the World (2016)

97 min | Drama

48 Metascore

Louis (Gaspard Ulliel), a terminally ill writer, returns home after a long absence to tell his family that he is dying.

Director: Xavier Dolan | Stars: Gaspard Ulliel, Marion Cotillard, Léa Seydoux, Vincent Cassel

Votes: 15,655

18. Ôtez-moi d'un doute (2017)

100 min | Comedy, Drama

When 45 year old widower Erwan discovers by accident that the man who raised him isn't his real dad, he begins a search for his biological father. He soon locates the mischievous, 70 ... See full summary »

Director: Carine Tardieu | Stars: François Damiens, Cécile de France, Guy Marchand, André Wilms

Votes: 765

19. Au nom de ma fille (2016)

87 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

Based on a true story, KALINKA is about the struggle of Andre Bamberski to bring justice to his daughter Kalinka who died in disturbing circumstances. After 27 years of investigation to ... See full summary »

Director: Vincent Garenq | Stars: Daniel Auteuil, Sebastian Koch, Marie-Josée Croze, Christelle Cornil

Votes: 1,286

20. Keeper (2015)

95 min | Drama, Romance

The story of two teenagers that are about to have a baby. After deciding they will keep the baby, they have to deal with their parents and also with their everyday life.

Director: Guillaume Senez | Stars: Kacey Mottet Klein, Galatéa Bellugi, Laetitia Dosch, Catherine Salée

Votes: 320

21. Paris pieds nus (2016)

Not Rated | 83 min | Comedy

74 Metascore

Fiona visits Paris for the first time to assist her myopic Aunt Martha. Catastrophes ensue, mainly involving Dom, a homeless man who has yet to have an emotion or thought he was afraid of expressing.

Directors: Dominique Abel, Fiona Gordon | Stars: Fiona Gordon, Dominique Abel, Emmanuelle Riva, Pierre Richard

Votes: 1,644 | Gross: $0.69M

22. La folle histoire de Max et Léon (2016)

98 min | Comedy, War

Max and Léon's adventures, two childhood friends idle and party-goer, who are trying to escape the Second World War.

Director: Jonathan Barré | Stars: David Marsais, Grégoire Ludig, Alice Vial, Saskia de Melo Dillais

Votes: 1,194

23. Mercenaire (I) (2016)

103 min | Drama, Sport

A young man of Wallisian origin in New Caledonia defies his father to go and play rugby in France. Living on his own on the other side of the world, he learns there is a price to pay to find success.

Director: Sacha Wolff | Stars: Toki Pilioko, Iliana Zabeth, Mikaele Tuugahala, Laurent Pakihivatau

Votes: 427

24. Moka (2016)

89 min | Drama

69 Metascore

A grieving woman pursues a couple who she suspects of killing her son in a hit-and-run.

Director: Frédéric Mermoud | Stars: Emmanuelle Devos, Nathalie Baye, David Clavel, Diane Rouxel

Votes: 647 | Gross: $0.13M

25. Chocolat (2016)

119 min | Biography, Drama

The rise and fall of the famous clown Chocolat, the first black circus performer who revolutionised the stagnant circus acts and conquered Paris of the Belle Époque with his exuberance and originality.

Director: Roschdy Zem | Stars: Omar Sy, James Thierrée, Clotilde Hesme, Olivier Gourmet

Votes: 4,947

26. Nannerl, la soeur de Mozart (2010)

Not Rated | 120 min | Biography, Drama, Music

71 Metascore

A reimagined account of the early life of Maria Anna 'Nannerl' Mozart, five years older than Wolfgang, and a musical prodigy in her own right.

Director: René Féret | Stars: Marie Féret, Marc Barbé, Delphine Chuillot, David Moreau

Votes: 1,353 | Gross: $0.71M

27. Les ogres (2015)

Not Rated | 142 min | Drama

They go from town to town, a big top on their backs, their show over their shoulder. They bring dreams and disorder to our lives. They are ogres, giants. They've devoured the theater and ... See full summary »

Director: Léa Fehner | Stars: François Fehner, Marion Bouvarel, Marc Barbé, Adèle Haenel

Votes: 489

28. La vache (2016)

G | 91 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

An Algerian man's life-long dream finally comes true when he receives an invitation to take his cow Jacqueline to the Paris International Agriculture Fair.

Director: Mohamed Hamidi | Stars: Fatsah Bouyahmed, Lambert Wilson, Jamel Debbouze, Hajar Masdouki

Votes: 1,573

29. Radin! (2016)

89 min | Comedy

A stingy man who saves all his money finds out he has daughter, which turns out to be a very expensive discovery.

Director: Fred Cavayé | Stars: Dany Boon, Laurence Arné, Noémie Schmidt, Patrick Ridremont

Votes: 2,806

30. Planetarium (2016)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

44 Metascore

Follows the journey of sisters who are believed to possess the supernatural ability to connect with ghosts. They cross paths with a visionary French producer while performing in Paris.

Director: Rebecca Zlotowski | Stars: Natalie Portman, Lily-Rose Depp, Emmanuel Salinger, Amira Casar

Votes: 2,011

31. Polina, danser sa vie (2016)

108 min | Drama

69 Metascore

A young girl studies classical ballet. As a young woman she turns to modern dance and choreography.

Directors: Valérie Müller, Angelin Preljocaj | Stars: Anastasia Shevtsova, Veronika Zhovnytska, Juliette Binoche, Aleksey Guskov

Votes: 983 | Gross: $0.17M

32. Saint Amour (2016)

101 min | Comedy, Drama

Chaos ensues when a father and son travel to a farm festival via the Wine Trail in a Parisian taxi.

Directors: Benoît Delépine, Gustave Kervern | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Benoît Poelvoorde, Vincent Lacoste, Céline Sallette

Votes: 906

33. Ma Loute (2016)

Unrated | 122 min | Comedy

66 Metascore

Summer 1910. Several tourists have vanished while relaxing on the beautiful beaches of the Channel Coast. Infamous inspectors Machin and Malfoy soon gather that the epicenter of these ... See full summary »

Director: Bruno Dumont | Stars: Fabrice Luchini, Juliette Binoche, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Jean-Luc Vincent

Votes: 3,045 | Gross: $0.11M

34. Souvenir (I) (2016)

90 min | Drama, Music, Romance

49 Metascore

A forgotten European Song Contest singer, fading away in a pâté factory, falls in love with a young aspiring boxer. Together they decide to attempt her comeback.

Director: Bavo Defurne | Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Kévin Azaïs, Johan Leysen, Muriel Bersy

Votes: 675 | Gross: $0.01M

35. La tête haute (2015)

R | 120 min | Drama

59 Metascore

A juvenile judge and a special educator are convinced that they can save the young delinquent Malony from himself and his violent ways.

Director: Emmanuelle Bercot | Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Rod Paradot, Benoît Magimel, Sara Forestier

Votes: 2,616 | Gross: $0.02M

36. Médecin de campagne (2016)

102 min | Comedy, Drama

After a doctor is diagnosed with cancer, a new doctor joins him to help him treat his rural patients.

Director: Thomas Lilti | Stars: François Cluzet, Marianne Denicourt, Christophe Odent, Patrick Descamps

Votes: 2,002

37. La danseuse (2016)

108 min | Biography, Drama, History

44 Metascore

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.

Director: Stéphanie Di Giusto | Stars: Soko, Gaspard Ulliel, Mélanie Thierry, Lily-Rose Depp

Votes: 1,486

38. Les premiers les derniers (2016)

98 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

Two bounty hunters (Albert Dupontel and Bouli Lanners) are looking for a cell phone in the french countryside. They meet cowboys, fools and Jesus.

Director: Bouli Lanners | Stars: Albert Dupontel, Bouli Lanners, Suzanne Clément, Michael Lonsdale

Votes: 696

39. The Innocents (2016)

PG-13 | 115 min | Drama, History

78 Metascore

1945 Mathilde is a French Red Cross doctor working on a mission to help the French survivors of the German camps. While she works in Poland, she is asked for help by a nun.: in her convent, several nuns got pregnant...

Director: Anne Fontaine | Stars: Lou de Laâge, Agata Buzek, Agata Kulesza, Vincent Macaigne

Votes: 6,784 | Gross: $1.06M

40. Sage femme (2017)

Unrated | 117 min | Drama

66 Metascore

A midwife gets unexpected news from her father's old mistress.

Director: Martin Provost | Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Catherine Frot, Olivier Gourmet, Quentin Dolmaire

Votes: 1,454 | Gross: $0.60M

41. Voir du pays (2016)

102 min | Drama

Two young French soldiers take a three-day leave in Cyprus after finishing their tour of duty in Afghanistan.

Directors: Delphine Coulin, Muriel Coulin | Stars: Soko, Ariane Labed, Ginger Romàn, Karim Leklou

Votes: 550

42. La fille inconnue (2016)

Unrated | 113 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

65 Metascore

A female doctor gets obsessed with the case of a dead woman after learning that the woman had died shortly after having rung her door for help.

Directors: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne | Stars: Adèle Haenel, Olivier Bonnaud, Jérémie Renier, Louka Minnella

Votes: 5,217 | Gross: $0.15M

43. L'avenir (2016)

PG-13 | 102 min | Drama

88 Metascore

A philosophy teacher soldiers through the death of her mother, getting fired from her job, and dealing with a husband who is cheating on her.

Director: Mia Hansen-Løve | Stars: Isabelle Huppert, André Marcon, Roman Kolinka, Edith Scob

Votes: 8,762 | Gross: $0.28M

44. Demain (2015)

G | 118 min | Documentary

71 Metascore

Climate is changing. Instead of showing all the worst that can happen, this documentary focuses on the people suggesting solutions and their actions.

Directors: Cyril Dion, Mélanie Laurent | Stars: Anthony Barnosky, Olivier De Schutter, Cyril Dion, Emmanuel Druon

Votes: 2,516 | Gross: $0.04M

45. Wùlu (2016)

95 min | Crime, Drama

A young man begins trafficking cocaine and quickly becomes embroiled in the Malian drug ring.

Director: Daouda Coulibaly | Stars: Ibrahim Koma, Inna Modja, Quim Gutiérrez, Olivier Rabourdin

Votes: 154