Calamity

2020 | 1 h 22 min
Directed by: Rémi Chayé

1863, United States of America.
12-year-old Martha Jane and her family are headed West in large covered wagon train in search of a better life. After Martha Jane’s father is hurt in a serious accident, she takes charge of her siblings and learns to drive the family wagon. She has never felt so free. Utterly practical and bold, Martha Jane dresses as a boy and becomes increasingly troublesome for the community due to her outspoken braveness. When the leader of the convoy wrongly accuses her of theft, she runs away to find proof of her innocence...
In the Wild, she discovers herself and a world which shapes her and confirms her unique personality... revealing the mythical and slightly mysterious Calamity Jane.



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Skies of Lebanon

(Sous le ciel d'Alice)
2020 | 1 h 30 min
Directed by: Chloé Mazlo

In the fifties, young Alice leaves her natal Swiss mountains for the sunny and vibrant shores of Beirut. She falls madly in love with Joseph, a quirky astrophysicist intent on sending the first Lebanese national into space. Alice quickly fits in among his relatives, but after years of bliss, the civil war threatens their Garden of Eden.



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The Night Doctor

(Médecin de nuit)
2020 | 1 h 22 min
Directed by: Elie Wajeman

Mikael is an after hours doctor. It’s a vocation. Between two patient-visits in slum areas, he cares for those whom no one else wants to see: the drug addicts, the homeless… He rubs shoulders with destitution. Torn between his wife and mistress, his life is in shambles. Especially when it comes to his pharmacist cousin who makes him write false prescriptions for Subutex. One night, he decides to get out of drug trafficking and rebuild his life. But there will be a heavy price to pay.



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Honey Cigar

(Cigare au miel)
2020 | 1 h 36 min
Directed by: Kamir Aïnouz

Paris, 1993. Selma, 17, grows up in a bourgeois and secular Berber family. After meeting Julien, the dashing young man she's attracted to, she realizes for the first time how restrictive the rules of her patriarchal family are and how they prevent her from blossoming. As radical Islamism rages in Algeria, her family’s homeland, and her family collapses, Selma discovers the power of her own desire. She’s a fighter. Drawing strength from those closest to her, she begins her quest to become a free woman and follow her own path.



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Beyond the Horizon

(Le Milieu de l'horizon)
2019 | 1 h 50 min
Directed by: Delphine Lehericey

The drought of 1976. Under the relentless summer sun, Gus’s childhood is coming to an end. Nature is withering, emotions swell up, the family unit bursts: cracks and crannies take over everything until the unthinkable happens. The long-awaited thunderstorms will sweep across the exhausted countryside, taking a whole world with them. 



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The Lover

(L'Amant)
1991 | 1 h 52 min
Directed by: Jean-Jacques Annaud

Indochina, in the late 1920s. On a ferry across the Mekong, a French teenage girl meets the Chinese Man. She is fascinated by his riches and elegance, and accepts a lift in his limousine to complete their journey. Together, they enter a whirlwind of reckless, all-consuming passion, born from desire and suffering. A forbidden affair whose fate is already decided.



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Madly in Life

(Une vie démente)
2020 | 1 h 27 min
Directed by: Ann Sirot, Raphaël Balboni

Alex and Noémie would like to have a child. But their plans get derailed when Alex's elegant and charismatic mother, Suzanne, becomes increasingly zany. Between the child they desire and the unmanageable child that Suzanne has become, everything is turned upside down. This is the story of a rodeo, the bumpy journey of a couple who discover parenting in reverse!



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Playlist

2020 | 1 h 28 min
Directed by: Nine Antico

Sophie is 28 years old. She would like to be a designer, but it would be so much easier if she had gone to art school. She would also like to find love, but it would be so much easier if it jumped out at you. She dabbles, a lot, in love and work. Absorbing a ton of blows, landing a few: that's what learning is all about. In her head, Daniel Johnston is playing over and over again, singing that true love will eventually fall into your lap.



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Nadia, Butterfly

2020 | 1 h 47 min
Directed by: Pascal Plante

At 23, Nadia makes the controversial decision to retire from professional swimming and rid herself of a life of sacrifice. After one last race, the hidden excesses of the Olympic Village will offer Nadia her first breath of freedom. But as she plunges into the unknown, doubts arise: who is she really?



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All Hands on Deck

(À l'abordage)
2020 | 1 h 35 min
Directed by: Guillaume Brac

On a hot summer night in Paris, Félix meets a young woman, Alma, and falls in love. The next  morning, Alma hops on a train to join her family in southern France. Félix, determined to follow his soulmate, embarks on a carpool ride with his best friend Chérif and their reluctant driver Edouard. When the car breaks down upon arrival, things turn sour: Alma doesn’t seem too pleased by this unexpected visit.



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Gallant Indies

(Indes Galantes)
2020 | 1 h 48 min
Directed by: Philippe Béziat

This is a premiere for 30 dancers of hip-hop, krump, break, voguing... A first for the director Clément Cogitore and for the choreographer Bintou Dembélé. And a first for the Paris’ Opera Bastille. By bringing together urban dance and opera singing, they reinvent Jean-Philippe Rameau's baroque masterpiece, Les Indes Galantes. From rehearsals to public performances, it is a human adventure and a meeting of political realities that we follow: can a new generation of artists storm the Bastille today?



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Teddy

2020 | 1 h 29 min
Directed by: Ludovic Boukherma, Zoran Boukherma

France, Pyrénées. Twentysomething Teddy lives in a foster home and works as a temp in a massage parlor. Rebecca, his girlfriend, will soon graduate. A scorching hot summer begins. But Teddy is scratched by a beast in the woods: the wolf that local angry farmers have been hunting for months. As weeks go by, animal pulsions soon start to overcome the young man…
 



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The Monopoly of Violence

(Un pays qui se tient sage)
2020 | 1 h 26 min
Directed by: David Dufresne

As anger and resentment grow in the face of social inequalities, many citizens-led protests are being repressed with an ever-increasing violence. In MONOPOLY OF VIOLENCE, David Dufresne gathers a panel of citizens to question, exchange and confront their views on the social order and the legitimacy of the use of force by the State.



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