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Details on the Retrospection of French Cinema Section

Details on the Retrospection of French Cinema Section


Six films will be screened at the Retrospection of French Cinema Section in the 34th FIFF (Fajr International Film Festival).


As reported by the public relations office of the 34th FIFF, these French films, which are mostly 2015 productions, have previously been screened at prominent film festivals like Cannes. “The Measure of a Man” is one of the most successful films on the list, which has formerly been acclaimed at numerous film festivals and won plenty of awards for acting.


The Fear


Synopsis: Gabriel, an introverted young man, finds terror and appalling carnage in the hell on earth of the trenches between 1914 and 1918. At the end of his horrifying interior journey through the conflict – full of sound, fury and blood – he will discover his own humanity.


Biography: Damian Odoul was born on March 15, 1968 in Le Puy, Haute-Loire, France. Since 1988, Damien Odoul has written and directed 10 short films, 4 art documentaries, 1 made-for-TV movie and 7 feature films, including MORASSEIX (1992) selected in Venice Days in 2004, ERRANCE, starring Laetitia Casta and Benoît Magimel, and DEEP BREATH (Grand Jury Prize and the Fipresci Award at the 2011 Venice Film Festival).


Filmography: The Fear (2015) / Rich is the Wolf (2012) / The Rest of the World (2011) / Story of Richard O. (2006) / After We Are Gone (2003) / Errance (2002) / Deep Breath (2000) / Morasseix (1992)


Awards: Prix Jean Vigo for Best Feature Film


Director, Writer: Damien Odoul

Director of Photography: Martin Laporte

Editor: Marie-Eve Nadeau

Sound: Frederic Dabo, Mathieu Beaudin, Piste Rouge

Music: Colin Stetson

Cast: Nino Rocher, Eliott Margueron, Theo Chazal, Patrick de Valette

Production Company: JPG Films, TU VAS VOIR PRODUCTION

Original Language: French

Country, Year, Min.: France, Canada, 2015, 93 min



Rabid Dogs


Synopsis: A bank job goes wrong. Four armed robbers take refuge in a shopping center-shots are fired, panic ensues. Surrounded, the criminals shoot a man and take a woman hostage. Cornered, they hijack a car, at the wheel a father on his way to hospital with his sick child. Out of control, on the run, their escape turns into a merciless manhunt. For these rabid dogs, there is no turning back.


Biography: Enrages (Rabid Dogs) is the debut film of the director. He has some experience in sports program production. After a while, he joined TF1 TV Channel. Then he started his cinematic career by producing two films: “Mademoiselle C” 2013, “the Players” 2012.


Director: Eric Hannezo

Writer: Benjamin Rataud, Yannick Dahan, Eric Hannezo

Director of Photography: Kamal Derkaoui

Editor: Arthur Tranowski

Music: Laurent Eyquem, Rob

Cast: Lambert Wilson, Virginie Ledoyen, Guillaume Gouix, Frank Gastambide, Francois Arnaud, Laurent Lucas

Production Company: JD Prod, Black Dynamite Films

Original Language: French

Country, Year, Min.: France, 2015, 100 min

Premier Status: Asian Premier

The Little Prince


Synopsis: A little girl lives in a very grown-up world with her mother, who tries to prepare her for it. Her neighbor, the Aviator, introduces the girl to an extraordinary world where anything is possible, the world of the Little Prince.


Biography: Mark Osborne was born in Trenton, New Jersey. The two-time Oscar nominee is known for his work in animated features, among them The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (2004) and Kung Fu Panda (2009). The Little Prince (2015) is his latest film.


Filmography: The Little Prince (2015), Truth or Square (2009), Kung Fu Panda (2008), The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (2004), Dropping Out (2000), What the Astronauts Drink (1996)


Awards: César Awards: Best Animated Feature Film


Director: Mark Osborne

Writer: Irena Brignull, Bob Persichetti

Director of Photography: Adel Abada, Kris Kapp

Editor: Carole Kravetz Aykanian, Matt Landon

Sound: Tim Nielsen , Christopher Barnett

Music: Richard Harvey, Hans Zimmer

Cast: Jeff Bridges, Marion Cotillard, Paul Rudd, James Franco, Benicio De Toro


Original Language: French, English

Country – Year – Min.: FRANCE/ Canada •2014. 110 min


The Measure of a Man


Synopsis: An unemployed factory worker is trying to make ends in working-class France.


Biography: Stéphane Brizé was born on October 18, 1966 in Rennes, Ille-et-Vilaine,

France. He is a writer and director, known for The Measure of a Man (2015), Not Here to Be Loved (2005) and Mademoiselle Chambon (2009).


Filmography: The Measure of a Man (2015) / A Few Hours of Spring (2012) / Mademoiselle Chambon (2009) / Entre Adultes (2006) / Not Here to Be Loved (2005) / Le Bleu des Villes (1999)


Awards: Cannes IFF: Best Actor, Prize of the Ecumenical Jury-Special Mention / Cesar Awards 2016: Best Actor / Brussels European IFF: Audience Award / Denver IFF: Special Jury Prize / International Film Festival of India: Silver Peacock for Best Actor


Director: Stéphane Brizé

Writer: Stéphane Brizé, Olivier Gorce

DoP: Eric Dumont

Editor: Anne Klotz

Sound: Emmanuelle Villard, Hervé Guyard

Cast: Vincent Lindon, Karine de Mirbeck,Matthieu Schaller, Yves Ory

Production Company: NORD-OUEST FILMS

Original Language: French

Country, Year, Min.: France, 2015, 93min


The Clear Stream Affaire


Synopsis: Journalist Denis Robert sparked a storm in the world of European finance by denouncing the murky operations of banking firm Clearstream. His quest to reveal the truth behind a secret world of shadowy multinational banking puts him in contact with an ever-expanding anti-corruption investigation carried out by Judge Renaud Van Ruymbeke. Their paths will lead them to the heart of a political/financial intrigue named the which will rock the foundations of the Europe and the French government itself.


Biography: Vincent Garenq is a director and writer, known for Guilty (2011), Au nom de ma fille (2016) and Comme les autres (2008).



2016 Au nom de ma fille

2014 The Clearstream Affair

2011 Guilty

2008 Comme les autres


Director: Vincent Garenq

Writer: Vincent Garenq, Stéphane Cabel

Director of Photography: Renaud Chassaing

Editor: Vincent Garenq, Elodie Codaccioni, Raphaël de Monpezat

Sound: François Dumont, Philippe Kohn

Music: Erwann Kermorvant

Cast: Gilles Lellouche, Charles Berling, Laurent Capelluto

Production Company: Nord-Ouest Productions, Samsa Film, Artémis Productions, France 3 Cinéma, Mars Films, Cool Industrie, Belgacom

Original Language: French

Country – Year – Min.: France | Luxembourg | Belgium, 2014, 107min


Anton Chekhov 1890


Synopsis: Anton Chekhov, a humble Russian doctor, writes novels he sells to newspapers to feed his family. As his talent gets noticed by his peers, Chekhov even gains Tolstoy’s admiration. But when his brother dies from tuberculosis, Chekhov, remorseful, decides to flee his escalating notoriety and travels to the penal colony of the Sakhalin Island, in Siberia, to write about the depraved society the convicts live in. This journey will inspire some of his most brilliant and famous pieces.


Biography: Born in 1945, in La Bassée, René Féret studied acting at the Ecole Nationale d’Art Dramatique of Strasbourg. after father’s death, he was sent to a psychiatric hospital and this painful experience inspired his first long feature film L’ Histoire de Paul which was awarded by the Jean Vigo Price in 1975. He then directed 15 feature films, written, directed and produced for theatrical releases among which the acclaimed Nannerl, Mozart’s sister. He also produced films for other directors and for 15 years, he taught cinema at the University Lille III.


Director: Rene Feret

Writer: Rene Feret

Director of Photography: Lucas Bernard

Editor: Fabienne Feret

Sound: Emmanuelle Villard

Music: Marie-Jeanne

Cast: Nicolas Giraud, Lolita Chammah, Jenna Thiam, Jacques Bonnaffe, Robinson Stevenin, Marie Feret

Producer: Rene Feret, Fabienne Feret

Production Company: Les Films Alyne

Original Language: French

Country – Year – Min.: France-2015- 96 minutes

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