The Chicago French Film Festival
Friday 22 - Tuesday 26 July 2011
Vive le Cinema! The Music Box hosts three days of the best films in recent French cinema! Featuring special guests and film presentations.
The Chicago French Film Festival is supported by the Cultural Services of the Consulate General of France in Chicago, Institut Francais, Sofitel Chicago, and Unifrance. Presenting partners include the Chicago International Music and Movies Fest.
Friday, July 22nd
- 7:45pm: Romantics Anonymous
- 10:00pm: Point Blank
Saturday, July 23rd
- 2:30pm: Hands Up
Sunday, July 24th
- 7:00pm: The Hedgehog
Purchase individual tickets here!. All films are $10
See all 8 films in the festival for only $40! You must check in at the box office before each screening and redeem your ticket. If you have not checked in by showtime, your ticket may be released for resale. Purchase your Pass.
Members of Cinema/Chicago and the Gene Siskel Film Centre receive a $1.00 discount with a membership card and may redeem their online discount by using the coupon code “cinema” and presenting their card at the box office at the time of pickup.
Fri 22 Jul, 7:45pm
Romantics Anonymous (2010)
directed by Jean-Pierre Améris
This delectable comedy tells the story of Angélique (Isabelle Carré), a gifted chocolate-maker with a lifelong case of uncontrollable shyness. Jean-René (Benoît Poelvoorde) suffers from a similar case of terminal abashment and runs a fledgling chocolate company in desperate need of a new direction. When the two nervous Nellies meet, they are forced to fess up to their sweet affections for each other.
—Tribeca Film Festival
Print courtesy of Tribeca Films.
Sat 23 Jul, 2:30pm
Hands Up (2010)
directed by Romain Goupil
From the year 2067, Milana looks back to the present day when she was a young Chechen immigrant in Paris, and her school friends plotted together to help save her from deportation. Director Romain Goupil has drawn brilliant and honest performances out of the young cast through a series of improvisations. This charming and thought-provoking film had a Special Event Screening at Cannes and has met with international critical success. Print courtesy of Institut français.
Sun 24 Jul, 7:00pm
The Hedgehog (2010)
directed by Mona Achache
Inspired by the best-selling book The Elegance of the Hedgehog, this is the story of Paloma (Garance Le Guillermic), a young girl chronicling the hypocrisy of the adult world with her video camera.
When Paloma begins to learn about life from the grumpy building concierge, Renée Michel (Josiane Balasko), she begins to understand that there are allies to be found beneath the prickliest of exteriors.
Courtesy of Neoclassics Film.