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French Film News

20th ANNIVERSARY SEASON
Virtual.SacramentoFrenchFilmFestival.org

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

IT'S HAPPENING IN APRIL WITH
THE SACRAMENTO FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL

Slalom Petite Fille

We are offering two fantastic films this month:

SLALOM by Charlène Favier, AVAILABLE NOW on VIRTUAL CINEMA with the Sacramento French Film Festival & Kino Lorber. This riveting, Cannes-selected drama follows the relationship between a teenage ski prodigy and her predatory instructor.

LITTLE GIRL (Petite Fille), the third film in our French Film Friday Series, OPENS ON FRIDAY, APRIL 30 @ Noon PDT on our STREAMING PLATFORM (→ available to rent till Monday, May 3 @ Noon PDT).
An award-winning documentary, Little Girl tells the touching story of Sasha, an eight-year-old transgender girl, and her loving family.
+ MEET THE DIRECTOR, Sébastien Lifshitz -who just won the 2021 César for Best Documentary for his previous film Adolescentes - on a Zoom Discussion, Sunday, May 2 @ Noon PDT.

More about these films below.
Plus, scroll down to discover the final film in our French Film Friday Series, coming up on May 22.

SLALOM

Slalom

In a breakthrough role, Noée Abita plays 15-year-old Lyz, a high school student in the French Alps who has been accepted into an elite ski club known for producing some of the country’s top professional athletes. Taking a chance on his new recruit, ex-champion turned coach Fred (played by frequent Dardenne brothers' collaborator Jérémie Renier, Breath of Life - SFFF 2019, Double Lover - SFFF 2018) decides to make Lyz his shining star despite her lack of experience. Under his influence, she will have to endure more than the physical and emotional pressure of the training. Will Lyz’s determination help her escape Fred’s exploitative grip?

Charlène Favier's debut feature is an intense drama with a powerful ending!

→ WATCH TRAILER & RENT THE FILM HERE.
Your rental supports the Sacramento French Film Festival.

• LITTLE GIRL

Petite Fille

The third film in our French Film Friday Series, LITTLE GIRL (Petite Fille), a beautiful and insightful documentary, will open on Friday, April 30 on our Streaming Platform.

Even though she was born a boy, Sasha has always known she was a little girl. As society fails to treat her like the other girls her age - at school, ballet lessons, or birthday parties - her supportive family, led by Sasha’s amazing mother Karine, fights every day to make her understood and accepted. This tender, award-winning documentary tells Sasha’s story. It is a story of unconditional love as much as it is the story of a struggle that is only beginning.

Little Girl was recently presented on French TV where it broke audience records! Sébastien Lifshitz’s previous documentary Adolescentes won three 2021 César Awards (Best Documentary, Best Editing & Best Sound).

→ WATCH TRAILER HERE.

You can start watching LITTLE GIRL on April 30, 2021 @ Noon PDT.
It will be available for rental for three days, till Monday, May 3 @ Noon PDT.

Single Ticket: $15.
You can purchase your tickets now!

+ Join director Director/Screenwriter Sébastien Lifshitz, fresh from his César victory, on a Transatlantic Zoom Discussion, Sunday, May 2 @ Noon PST! 
You will receive the Zoom link if you purchased a ticket to the film or the French Film Friday Series Pass.

COMING UP IN MAY 2021

It's been decided: the fourth and final film in our French Film Friday Series will be a comedy!

parents d'eleves

At the end of this unprecedented school year, we are happy to present the sweet and very funny THE ABCs OF LOVE (Parents d'Elèves) directed by Noémie Saglio, and celebrate all teachers, parents, and students!
Find out more about the film HERE.

The film OPENS ON FRIDAY, MAY 22 @ Noon PDT on our STREAMING PLATFORM (→ available to rent till Monday, MAY 25 @ Noon PDT).
Single Ticket: $15.
Advance Sales are now open!

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20th SACRAMENTO
FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL
June 18-27, 2021
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