Screening monthly, Phoenix brings to you a season of the best in new French cinema.
This season is kindly supported by UniFrance, the body devoted to promoting French cinema internationally. You can find out more about their work at en.unifrance.org
Upcoming Films in the Season
Petite Maman (U)
In Céline Sciamma’s follow-up to her acclaimed romantic drama Portrait of a Lady on Fire, eight-year-old Nelly befriends Marion, a mysterious, yet somehow very familiar, girl her own age after they meet in the woods.
This sublimely twisted horror-comedy from the filmmaker behind Rubber (yes that killer tyre film), follows a mysterious loner who becomes obsessed with his deerskin jacket… which actually talks to him!
Night of the Kings
Sent to a remote prison, a young man finds himself at the mercy of an ancient custom in which his life depends on satisfying the inmates with a fantastic tale that outlasts the night. Philippe Lacôte’s (Run)incredible film fable is an exhilarating example of the power of cinema and storytelling.
Sixteen year-old Youri has lived all his life in Cité Gagarine (a Paris housing project), inspiring his dreams of becoming an astronaut. When his home is threatened with demolition, Youri and his friends embark on a mission to save it.
Argentina, 1980, and banker Yvan arrives from Geneva to replace a colleague who has mysteriously disappeared in military-ruled Buenos Aires in this clever paranoid thriller.