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A scene from Impardonnables

A scene from Impardonnables

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The centre stage at the Cannes Film Festival

The centre stage at the Cannes Film Festival

THURSDAY 8th May at 8pm

The Palme d'Or prize

The Palme d'Or prize

IMPARDONNABLES (UNFORGIVABLE)

Francis arrives in Venice to write his next novel. His estate agent Judith insists on taking him to visit a secluded house, and there he makes a surprising suggestion: he will only rent the house if Judith agrees to move in with him, unexpectedly, Judith says yes…

Awards: nominations (Directors’ Fortnight, Cannes 2011)

Sunday 11th May at 8pm

L’ECOLE DE LA CHAIR (THE SCHOOL OF FLESH)

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Dominique is forty-something and head of a fashion house, one day she meets Quentin, twenty-something who works in a gay bar and occasionally as a man for hire… despite their differences, a passionate relationship gradually forms between these two very different people...

Awards: Officially selected at the 1998 Cannes Film Festival

THURSDAY 15th May at 8pm

LES NEIGES DU KILIMANDJARO (THE SNOWS OF KILIMANJARO)

Despite losing his job, Michel, a former union leader, is happy at home with his wife, Marie-Claire. However one evening, burglars enter their home and they are attacked…deeply shocked their distress is intensified when they discover the attack was organised by none other than a former colleague of Michel’s...

Awards: “Un certain regard” official selection (2011 Cannes Film Festival)

Sunday 18th May at 8pm

ORFEU NEGRO (BLACK ORPHEUS)

Stalked and harassed by some unknown person, Eurydice flees her village and finds refuge in Rio with her cousin, Serafina. She meets Orphée, a star in the carnival - their love is instant and life transforming. Eurydice wants to accompany her love in the dances without making Mira, his fiancée, jealous, so she borrows her cousin’s disguise. But very soon her disguise is uncovered…

Awards: Palme d’or (Cannes, 1959), Oscar in 1960 for the best foreign film

THURSDAY 22nd May at 8pm

LES GÉANTS (THE GIANTS)

It’s summer…stuck home alone, and with no money, Zak and Seth are expecting to spend the long boring holidays at their country house again. But one day, they meet Dany, another local teenager, thus begins the start of the greatest, most amazing and perilous adventure of their lives!

Awards: SACD Prize, Art Cinema Award (Directors’ Fortnight, Cannes 2011)

Sunday 25th May at 5:35pm

LE REPENTI (THE REPENTANT)

In Algeria, following a new law for national peace, Rachid, a young jihadist, leaves the mountains to return to his village. Given amnesty, he becomes repentant. But the law cannot wipe out past crimes and Rachid embarks on an never-ending journey involving violence, secrets and manipulation..

Awards: Europa Cinema Prize (Directors’ Fortnight, Cannes 2012)

Tuesday 27th May at 8pm

DEUX DANS LA VAGUE (TWO IN THE WAVE)

It’s 1950 and Jean-Luc Godard meets François Truffaut. Film lovers, they soon frequent the same film clubs and write in the same reviews. After his triumph at Cannes in 1959, Truffaut helps Godard to become a director. The two friends stick together during the 1960s. But in 1968, their friendship is abruptly ended…

Awards: Officially selected at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival

THURSDAY 29th May at 8pm

POURQUOI TU PLEURES ? (BACHELOR DAYS ARE OVER)

A few days before his upcoming marriage, a man finds himself facing crucial decisions about his life and future…plus his fiancée seems to have vanished, and in front of an audience of family, friends and even the builders working on his future flat, he must make decisions that will affect the rest of his life….

Awards: Critics’ week (Cannes, 2011)

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