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"Le Titanic 2011"

lilysometimes_3It is hard to imagine a Titanic film festival without French selection. Hungary’s biggest international film event cannot lack the most exciting pieces of last year’s French film production. The 18th Titanic International Film Festival, held between 7 – 17 April, 2011, presents daring, provocative, tearful and heartwarming French movies. Not just for Francophones.  


notrejourviendra_1Our Day Will Come (Notre jour viendra) is the daring debut feature of Romain Gavras, renowned for his similarly provocative and controversial music videos. The film’s protagonist is a lonely, bullied teenager continuously ridiculed for his red hair. One day the boy meets an eccentric, disaffected therapist, also a redhead, who teaches him to stand up for himself and take control of his life. The two outcasts embark on a journey to Ireland to find freedom among their red-headed brethren, but the journey brings many surreal and boisterous adventures. The film is often referred to as the French Fight Club and the leading roles are played by Olivier Barthelemy and Vincent Cassel.      


lilysometimes_4Lily Sometimes (Pieds nus sur les limaces) tells the story of two sisters. Lily is a wildly vivacious young girl, romping through the French countryside with child-like spontaneity and an imaginative mind expressing itself compulsively. Lily is obviously not equipped for living in our society. Her elder sister Clara is a straight and conservative woman living in Paris, having a wealthy husband and a steady job. After the sudden death of their mother, Lily is left on her own, so Clara moves to the countryside to take care of her sister. Fabienne Berthaud’s film focuses on the cohabitation of the two sisters and exalts the victory of bohemia and freedom over bourgeois ties. The film’s bucolic grace is largely attributable to the lovely performance of the two beautiful leading actresses, Ludivine Sagnier and Diane Kruger.    

fleursdumal_1Flowers of Evil (Fleurs du mal) is a love story between an Iranian girl recently moved to Paris and a French boy during the 2009 demonstrations in Iran. The girl becomes totally obsessed with the current events in her home country mediated through the Internet, so their relationship turns to be cruelly contaminated by history. The background and inspiration to David Dusa’s debut feature was provided by the social networks and video sharing sites that spread information about the 2009 Iranian events to the whole world. Flowers of Evil, while telling a touching love story, examines the power of social media as well.
 
The festival’s French selection is presented with the support of the French Institute Budapest.
 


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