In French With English Subtitles Film Festival

The In French With English Subtitles film festival  returns for the seventh year next weekend, November 20th to 22nd. The three-day affair kicks off with a screening of Pascal Elbé’s Je Compte Sur Vous (Thank You For Calling) starring Zabou Breitman and Vincent Elbaz, following by a Q&A session with the director and actors and, of course, a cocktail party.

On Saturday, the festival will screen The Sweet Escape (Comme Un Avion) directed by and starring Bruno Podalydès (Paris, Je T’Aime) about a man who dreams of flying an airmail plane until he discovers the joys of kayaking. Then Fred Grivois’ La Résistance de l’Air takes a champion rifle shooter and gives him a chance to solve his family’s problems by putting his skills to a different use.

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Saturday night, director, co-writer, and actor Clovis Cornillac will join actor and co-writer Lilou Fogli for a screening of their new film Blind Date (or: Un Peu Beaucoup Aveuglement), followed by a Q&A with the auteurs. The night will be capped with Philippe Le Guay’s Floride, in which an octogenarian with a failing memory decides, on a whim, to fly to Florida.

Sunday will bring screenings of L’Astragale by writer-director Brigitte Sy (Les Mains Libres) and Nos Futurs by writer-director Rémi Bezançon (The First Day Of The Rest Of Your Life). The New Adventures Of Aladdin will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers, and the festival will close with François Favrat’s Boomerang, starring Mélanie Laurent (Inglorious Basterds) and Laurent Lafitte (Little White Lies) and the festival’s closing ceremonies.

Tickets are bound to sell out, so get yours now!