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18th SACRAMENTO FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL
June 21-30, 2019

"THE REGION'S PREMIER FILM EVENT"
Carla Meyer - Sacramento Bee

THE SACRAMENTO FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL
presents
THE 6th MINIFEST
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2019
ESQUIRE IMAX THEATRE

Cyrano My Love
Cyrano, My Love by Alexis Michalick

HIGHLIGHTS

Cyrano My Love Someone somewhere Sink or Swim By the grace of god

Our third event of the year, the 6th MiniFest (the one-day version of our main Festival) is coming up on Sunday, October 27, for a full day packed with four of the best French films of the year, presented on the giant screen of the Esquire IMAX Theatre.

The program will start with the historical comedy CYRANO, MY LOVE (Edmond), a crowd-pleasing tale of how Edmond Rostand’s famous play Cyrano de Bergerac came to life! It will be followed by Cédric Klapisch’s singular Parisian romance, SOMEONE, SOMEWHERE (Deux Moi); SINK OR SWIM (Le Grand Bain), a hilarious all-star comedy about a male synchronized swimming team; and by BY THE GRACE OF GOD (Grâce à Dieu), Francois Ozon’s dramatization of a current real-life sexual abuse scandal in the French Catholic Church. It won the Silver Bear Award at the 2019 Berlin International Film Festival.

Cyrano, My Love and By the Grace of God will be followed by Q&A with Le Professeur Kevin Elstob.

SHOWTIMES & FILM SYNOPSIS

You can click on the film titles for direct access to more details, trailers, reviews, etc. Or you can scroll down to read short descriptions about each film. Find the complete program here.
Print the program (pdf).

Someone Somewhere
Someone, Somewhere by Cédric Klapisch

11:30am - CYRANO, MY LOVE
(Edmond, 110 min, 2019) by Alexis Michalik
HISTORICAL COMEDY
Rated R for brief nudity
Screening followed by Q&A with Le Professeur Kevin Elstob.

Cyrano, My Love is a fictionalized, crowd-pleasing tale of how Edmond Rostand’s famous play Cyrano de Bergerac came to life. Alexis Michalik’s spirited film is pure delight from beginning to end. In the tradition of Shakespeare in Love, the film mixes historical facts with a heavy dose of fiction, as Rostand’s inspiration emerges from the most unlikely places. The film just won the AMERICAN STUDENTS AWARD at the COLCOA Film Festival in Los Angeles. MORE...

2:10pm - SOMEONE, SOMEWHERE
(Deux Moi, 110 min, 2019) by Cédric Klapisch
PARISIAN ROMANCE
Not Rated (all audiences)

After setting recent films in New York City and Burgundy, Cédric Klapisch reunites with his beloved city of Paris in this singular romance that ends where romantic comedies usually begin. In the tender and deliberately optimistic Someone, Somewhere, Klapisch follows his two main characters on their parallel paths to self-discovery, until they are ready to finally meet. Klapisch creates a moving and funny portrait of two young people who are both struggling with themselves and with human relationships in today's Paris. MORE...

4:35pm - SINK OR SWIM
(Le Grand Bain, 123 min, 2018) by Gilles Lellouche
FEEL-GOOD ENSEMBLE COMEDY
Not Rated (adult situations, drug use)

Mathieu Amalric leads an all-star cast in this hilarious, feel-good buddy comedy directed by actor Gilles Lellouche, about a male synchronized swimming team of unlikely athletes tackling midlife crises while celebrating their inner Esther Williams. Also starring Guillaume Canet, Jean-Hugues Anglade, and singer Philippe Katerine in a role that earned him the 2019 César (French Oscar) for Best Supporting Actor. MORE...

7:10pm - BY THE GRACE OF GOD
(Grâce à Dieu, 137 min, 2019) by François Ozon
TRUE DRAMA / CRIME
Not Rated (adult situations, disturbing subject)
Screening followed by Q&A with Le Professeur Kevin Elstob.

With By the Grace of God, his deliberate homage to Spotlight, the versatile François Ozon helms a gripping dramatization of a child sexual abuse scandal in the Catholic Church in France. The film tells the story of three survivors, now adult men, each of whom plays an important role in holding to account the Archbishop of Lyon, accused of covering up the abuse committed by a priest in his diocese for more than 30 years. The film won the Silver Bear Award at the 2019 Berlin International Film Festival. MORE...

Le Grand bain
Sink or Swim by Gilles Lellouche

TICKET INFO

SINGLE TICKETS
(Sold at the door and in advance)

  • $16 General Admission
  • $15 Discount (Students & Seniors with ID; and members of the following organizations: Alliance Française, Club Français, EFSac, Sacramento Jewish Film Festival - with membership card)

DAY PASS
(Sold at the door and in advance)

  • DAY PASS (ALL FILMS): $45 (a $19 discount!)

GENERAL INFO

  • DAY PASSES are sold at the DOOR & ONLINE (through the SFFF website). Click HERE to order your Passes.
  • SINGLE TICKETS are sold at the DOOR & ONLINE (through the Esquire IMAX website). Click HERE to order your single tickets.
  • SALES AT THE DOOR incur NO ADDITIONAL FEE.
  • All Passes are NON-TRANSFERABLE.
  • Passes & Tickets are NON-REFUNDABLE.
  • Sales at the door are CASH & CREDIT CARD ONLY. Please NO CHECKS.

By teh Grace of god
By the Grace of God by François Ozon

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June 19-28, 2020
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