French Film Festival – Bonjour India

Type: Event
Location: India
City: Delhi
Date: Fri, 2013/02/22 – 6:00pm
Price: Free Entry.


The French Film Festival (FFF)

22nd – 24th February 2013

PVR Anupam, Saket, New Delhi – 110017

The French Film Festival (FFF) will tour seven cities offering some of the finest contemporary French films. The FFF meets a demand by cinema-goers for productions other than those offered in mainstream cinema complexes. The festival seeks to establish an exhilarating platform for showcasing the various facets of French contemporary cinema in India, helping Indian distributors to promote French films and celebrate the growing Indo-French ties. The six films of the Festival are subtitled in English.



22nd February 2013


Director: Régis Roinsard

Cast: Romain Duris, Déborah François, Bérénice Bejo, Shaun Benson, Mélanie Bernier, Nicolas Bedos, Miou-Miou

Year of production: 2012

Running time: 111’


Synopsis: 21-year-old Rose (Francois) lives a mediocre life with her widower father who already has her married off to the son of the local mechanic in her small rural village. Destined for the quiet, drudgery-filled life of a small town housewife, Rose cannot help dreaming of so much more. She applies for a job as a secretary to a charismatic insurance agent, Louis (Duris). However, she completely bungles the interview, until Louis discovers her amazing gift – she can type at an extraordinary speed! Suddenly, both of their lives are changed forever as Rose’s skills point the way to the possibility of a new life, and Louis’ own competitive instincts are awakened. 


9pmIn the House (Dans la maison)

 Director: François Ozon

Cast: Fabrice Luchini, Ernst Umhauer, Kristin Scott Thomas, Emmanuelle Seigner, Denis Ménochet, Bastien Ughetto, Jean-François Balmer, Yolande Moreau

Year of production: 2011

Running time: 105’


Synopsis: A 16-year-old teenager sneaks into the house of one of the pupils in his class and writes about in one of the pieces of writing he gives to his French teacher.

Confronted by this talented and different student, the teacher finds renewed joy in teaching. However, the teenager’s home invasion will set off a series of uncontrollable events.



23rd February 2013



Director: Rémi Bezançon, Jean-Christophe Lie

Animation film (open to children)

Year of production: 2012

Running time: 78’


Synopsis: The plot of the film has a grandfather telling his grand kids the story of Maki, a young boy who escapes from slave traders, befriends a giraffe (the title character), crosses the desert, meets a pirate, and a few other things on a trip that takes him from Africa to Paris.


6pmHand in Hand (Main dans la main)

 Director: Valérie Donzelli

Cast: Valérie Lemercier, Jérémie Elkaïm, Béatrice de Staël, Valérie Donzelli, Sébastien Noiré, Serge Bozon, Philippe Laudenbach, Lyn Thibault

Year of production: 2012

Running time: 85’


Synopsis: When Hélène Marchal and Joachim Fox meet, their lives could hardly be more different. Hélène runs the prestigious ballet school of the Paris Opera while Joachim works for a mirror maker in a small town. But a strange power unites them to the point where without knowing how or why they can no longer be apart. It’s physically impossible. As if from the moment they meet, and against their will, Hélène and Joachim begin a lovers’ dance they are powerless to stop.


  24th February 2013


3pmThe Dandelions (Du vent dans mes mollets)

Director: Carine Tardieu

Cast: Agnès Jaoui, Denis Podalydès, Isabelle Carré, Isabella Rossellini, Judith Magre, Elsa Lepoivre, Juliette Gombert

Year of Production: 2012

Running time: 89’


Synopsis: Stuck between her parents, who smother her with love, and constant blunders, nine-year-old Rachel counts the minutes separating her from freedom. Until the day her path crosses that of intrepid Valérie.


 6pmCamille Rewinds (Camille redouble)

Director: Noémie Lvovsky

Cast: Noémie Lvovsky, India Hair, Julia Faure, Michel Vuillermoz, Samir Guesmi, Jean-Pierre Leaud, Judith Chemla, Yolande Moreau

Year of production: 2012

Running time: 115’

International Sales: Gaumont


Synopsis: Camille was sixteen years-old when she met Eric. They fell madly in love and had a daughter… 25 years later: Eric is leaving Camille for a younger woman. That’s New Year’s Eve, and Camille suddenly finds herself back in her past.

She is sixteen again and has returned to her parents, her girlfriends, her childhood… and Eric.
Will she flee and try to change the course of their lives? Will she fall in love with him again, even though she knows how their story will end?