7 French films to be presented at the 2013 TIFF [fr]

The 2013 Toronto International Film Festival announced a portion of its lineup last week. For its 38th edition, the Festival will take place from September 5 to 15. The complete selection will be announced in August, for now 7 films from France will be presented:

“Violette” by Martin Provost

Emmanuelle Devos (Kings & Queen) stars in this gorgeously rendered biopic of the acclaimed French novelist Violette Leduc, whose intense and fraught relationship with Simone de Beauvoir (Sandrine Kimberlain) fuelled her fearless, nakedly confessional writing.

“Blue is the warmest color” by Abdellatif Kechiche

Abdellatif Kechiche’s bold, passionate and controversial love story about the tempestuous relationship between a sensitive high-schooler (Adèle Exarchopoulos) and an assertive art student (Léa Seydoux) won the Palme d’Or at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.

"Attila Marcel" by Sylvain Chomet

Director Sylvain Chomet (The Triplets of Belleville, The Illusionist) invokes memories of Buster Keaton and Jacques Tati in his first live-action film, about a mute, sweet-natured man-child whose reawakened childhood memories unleash marvellous musical fantasies.

"Quai d’Orsay" by Bertrand Tavernier

Master filmmaker Bertrand Tavernier (The Princess of Montpensier, Life and Nothing But) directs this gleeful political satire about a dashing, globetrotting and charming French foreign minister.

The young Arthur Vlaminck, freshly graduated from the Ecole Nationale d’Administration is hired to write his speeches. He will discover that it is not an easy job among the chief of staff, his ambitious colleagues, the stress, and the flaming personality of the minister.

"Going away" by Nicole Garcia

Two unlikely friends — a supply teacher and a lonely young boy suspended between two estranged parents — embark on a weekend motorcycle voyage full of surprises and unforeseen consequences in this surprisingly tough, unsentimental drama from acclaimed French actress and director Nicole Garcia.

"The Past" by Asghar Farhadi

Travelling to Paris from Tehran to finalize his divorce, an Iranian man (Ali Mosaffa) finds himself suddenly and tragically drawn back into the lives of his ex (Bérénice Bejo, The Artist) and her daughter, in the exquisitely written and magnificently acted new film from Academy Award-winning director Asghar Farhadi (A Separation). Starring Tahar Rahim (A prophet) and Bérénice Bejo (The Artist).

"Young and Beautiful" by François Ozon

Festival favourite François Ozon (In the House, 8 Women, Under the Sand) directs this coming-of-age chronicle of a young French girl that takes place over four seasons and four songs.

Last modified on 06/08/2013

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