French Movies at AFI Fest 2015

Dheepan movie poster

Dheepan Poster

This year’s AFI Fest festival features a couple French movies worth mentioning.

First, there is Dheepan (read our review) which won the much-coveted Palme d’Or at this year’s Cannes film festival. Directed by Jacques Audiard (Rust and Bone, A Prophet), this film follows a refugee trying to flee his country to enter France, which is certainly a topical premise, knowing what’s currently going in Europe. Dheepan is playing at the Chinese theatre on 11/08/2015 at 6:30 p.m and on 11/10/2015 at 1:30 p.m.

Then, there is In The Shadow of Women (read our review), which is directed by Philippe Garrel. Once again, he explores the relationship between men and women following previous works such as A Burning Hot Summer and Jealousy. In The Shadow of Women is playing at the Chinese theatre on 11/07/2015 at 3:30 p.m and on 11/09/2015 at 6:45 p.m.

There is also Arnaud Desplechin’s sequel to My Sex Fife … Or How I Got Into an ArgumentMy Golden Days, as well as the documentary Hitchcock/Truffaut which chronicles an encounter between the master of suspense and the French new wave filmmaker. Hitchcock/Truffaut is playing at El Capitan on 11/07/2015, 8:00 p.m.

Other French entries include Lucile Hadžihalilovic’s Evolution and Giovanni Aloi’s E.T.E.R.N.I.T.

Please note that there are also a few movies with French co-production credits including Marco Bellocchio’s Blood of My Blood, Michel Franco’s Chronic,  Alice Winocour’s Disorder and Jayro Bustamante’s Ixcanul.

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Fred Thom

Fred Thom

Editor-in-Chief/Founder/Film Critic at Plume Noire
The founder and editor-in-chief of Plume Noire, Fred Thom covers film festivals and writes movie reviews. He was born in Marseilles, France and is now living in Los Angeles, California.