In partnership with Distrib Films
To mark the 71st edition of the Cannes Film Festival, Filmatique presents C'est Cannes!, a diverse collection of films that have premiered on the Croisette.
Young filmmaking trio Marie Amachoukeli-Barsacq, Claire Burger and Samuel Theis explore the nuances of empowerment, gender roles and working-class Europe in their debut Party Girl, an affectionate portrait of Theis' mother who got married for the first time at age 60. Celebrated Belgian filmmaker Joachim Lafosse tackles the financial and emotional aftermath of a failed marriage in his chamber drama After Love, while prolific Nouvelle Vague auteur Philippe Garrel examines the disparate means by which men and women practice, and understand, infidelity in L'ombre des Femmes (In the Shadow of Women). Real-life medical doctor Thomas Lilti chronicles a young intern's rite of passage into the broken French healthcare system in his second feature, Hippocrates.
Featuring works from rising talents alongside films from some of France's most respected auteurs, Filmatique's C'est Cannes!Series reflects upon common French themes such as love, sex, capital, the ever-evolving role of women in society and the complex social realities that define French culture today. Comprised of an Un Certain Regard opening film, two films from Quinzaine des Réalisateurs and the closing film of the 53rd edition of Cannes' first and second-feature showcase Semaine de la Critique, C'est Cannes! celebrates the world's most prestigious film festival's role in ushering in diverse, compelling voices of contemporary cinema.