J'adore! Focus on French-Language Cinema 2013

J'adore! Focus on French-Language Cinema 2013

April 25 - 28, 2013
J’Adore! Focus on French-Language Cinema
brings new and classic films from France, Quebec, Canada, Switzerland, and Belgium to the Sie FilmCenter for four days of screenings and special events.

Presented by TV5MONDE
In Cooperation with Alliance Francaise de Denver

Films and Events in Program...

  • J'Adore! Festival Pass

    J'Adore! Festival Pass

    Get the Festival Pass and experience the entire J'Adore! Focus on French Language Cinema from top to bottom at a rate that can't be beat! $60 for Non-Members and $50 for DFS Members The Festival pass gets you in to as many films during our focus as you like and includes the Opening Night & ... more
  • Rendez-vous a Kiruna

    Rendez-vous a Kiruna

    France , 2012 , 97 min.
    Director: Anna Novion 7pm Thursday, April 25th Director and star in-person Reception to Follow in Henderson's Lounge with food provided by Le Central Ernest, a renowned architect, lives only for his work. One day, he receives a call from the Swedish police who ask him to undertake a long journey to Kiruna in La... more
  • Bad Seeds

    Bad Seeds

    France , 93 min.
    Director: Safy Nebbou 9:30pm Friday, April 26th Quiet 16-year-old Louis, the high school headmaster’s son, has never been in trouble. His best friend, 18-year-old Greg, however, is his polar opposite: provocative, angry, violent, he has been kicked out of school for physically threatening young English teacher Ca... more
  • Thérèse


    France , 2012 , 110 min.
    Director: Claude Miller NOW PLAYING at the Sie FilmCenter François Mauriac's legendary 1927 novel of French provincial life has been gloriously brought to the screen by the inestimable Claude Miller in his final film. Marvelously played by the luminous Audrey Tautou, Thérèse is a heroine hewn from the same stock ... more
  • Zarafa


    France , 2012 , 78 min.
    Director: Rémi Bezançon , Jean-Christophe Lie 12pm Saturday, April 27th Under a baobab tree, an old man tells a story to the children around him: The story of the everlasting friendship between Maki, a little boy aged 10, and Zarafa, an orphaned giraffe, a gift from the Pasha of Egypt to the King of France, Charles X. Hassan, Prince of ... more
  • Three Worlds

    Three Worlds

    France , 2012 , 101 min.
    Director: Catherine Corsini 2pm Saturday, April 27th A hit-and-run accident involving a hotshot car salesman and an émigré worker from Moldavia triggers a chain of dramatic events with life-altering consequences. Corsini’s complex narrative traces the small yet crucial events that expose a character’s true self, and th... more
  • Tango Libre

    Tango Libre

    Belgium , 2012 , 98 min.
    Director: Frédéric Fonteyne 4:15pm Saturday, April 27th JC is a prison guard. He is a man without a story, hiding behind rules. He only has one fantasy: Tango dancing. One night, in dance class, JC meets Alice. They dance together. The next day he sees her again in the prison visiting room. First visiting one man, then... more
  • All That You Possess

    All That You Possess

    Canada , 2012 , 91 min.
    Director: Bernard Émond 7pm Saturday, April 27th An obsessed scholar attempts to withdraw from the world but finds personal ties drawing him back into the family he had left behind in this novelistic, beautifully modulated drama from acclaimed Québécois filmmaker Bernard Émond. The film focuses on Pierre Leduc, a ... more
  • Operation Libertad

    Operation Libertad

    Switzerland , 2012 , 92 min.
    Director: Nicolas Wadimoff 4pm Sunday, April 28th In April 1978, members of “Groupe Autonome Révolutionnaire” (GAR) rob a major bank in Zurich with the aim of bringing to light the covert ties between the Swiss financial system and dictatorships in Latin American. Wanting to secure concrete evidence, they film the ent... more
  • Augustine


    France , 2012 , 101 min.
    Director: Alice Winocour MUST END Thursday, June 27th at the Sie FilmCenter 35mm presentation - Set in Belle Époque France, director Alice Winocour's sensual, fiercely intelligent tale of female sexual awakening follows nineteen-year-old "hysteria" patient Augustine, the star of Professor Charcot's experiment... more
  • Renoir


    France , 2013 , 111 min.
    Director: Gilles Bourdos MUST END Thursday, June 6th at the Sie FilmCenter Digital presentation - Set on the French Riviera in the summer of 1915, Gilles Bourdos' lushly atmospheric drama Renoir tells the story of celebrated Impressionist painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir, in declining health at age 74, an... more
  • The Watching Hour: Calvaire

    The Watching Hour: Calvaire

    France , 2004 , 88 min.
    Director: Fabrice Du Welz Screens at 10pm Friday, April 26th as part of The Watching Hour! Guest hosted by local horror maven Theresa Mercado! 35mm presentation - A traveling entertainer falls prey to a disturbed recluse in director Fabrice Du Welz's twisted, slow-burn riff on Deliverance.... more
  • The Watching Hour: Irreversible

    The Watching Hour: Irreversible

    France , 2012 , 97 min.
    Director: Gaspar Noe Screens at 10pm Saturday, April 27th as part of The Watching Hour Some things to note before you come to tonight's screening. He uses gyroscopic cameras to great effect (you might get dizzy), shocking violence (you might puke), Thomas Bangalter recorded portions of the soundtrack with "brown noi... more
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