2010 Archives

Vilaine

UGLY MELANIE (VILAINE)

Theatrical Release February 26, 2010

An ugly girl, Mélanie (Marilou Berry was nominated for the Best New Actress for a César), constantly being mocked by everybody. Her supposed "best" friends, three hot and very mean girls, make fun of her back. Her hypochondriac mother uses her like a lackey. Her boss treats her like shit. Even her grandmother makes her feel like a doormat.

Until the day she decides to act as ugly as they say she is: no more Miss Nice Girl ! It really takes a butt-ugly girl to kick some serious ass!

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Empty Nest

COLUCHE

Theatrical Release March 19, 2010

September 1980. Coluche (François-Xavier Demaison was nominated for the Best Actor for a César) shines every night on stage. France's favorite comedian is at the peak of his career. TV, radio and newspapers chasé him down, and his home was the place to see and be seen. Always, ready to push even more buttons, he decides to run for the presidency just for kicks! The people respond with laughter, cheer hima long, and support him. The polls go nuts and his popularity explodes. What if a clown were to actually become a serious presidential contender and even win the presidency? The clown himself begins to believe it's possible. until his larger-than-life dream spins out of control, and this beloved figure ends up tragically defeated.

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LOL

LOL (LAUGHING OUT LOUD)

Theatrical Release April 9, 2010

It takes place during the course of one school year. Lola, 15 (Christa Theret on nomination for best new actress for a Cesar), is going into tenth grade. On the first day back, she rejoins her group of friends (Stéphane, Charlotte, Maël, Paul-Henri, Mehdi, David, Provence, et al) and especially her boyfriend, Arthur. He casually drops that he has slept with another girl over the summer. Whether out of jealousy or provocation, she says that she, too, has taken that step over vacation. Furious, Arthur breaks up with her on the spot. Maël, best friend to both of them, doesn't know what to do. And Lol's troubles don't end there. Communicating with her recently divorced mother, Anne (Sophie Marceau), has become quite impossible - especially as she discovers that her mother lied to her about her love life. The school work isn't going very well and, what with friends betraying friends and rivalries in matters of the heart, the group of friends is on very shaky ground.

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MUSICA EN ESPERA

MUSIC ON HOLD (MUSICA EN ESPERA)

Theatrical Release July 16, 2010

Closing movie at the Festivalissimo 2010

Exclusive at the AMC Theatre on July 16
(Original Spanish version with English Subtitles)

Ezequiel must compose a movie sound track but he has writer's block. He must search for that inspiration as he deals with the bank on his overude mortgage payments. Without any inspiration, he calls the bank to talk to the assistant manager, Paula, who happens to be pregnant, and she puts him on hold while he waits to be answered. The melody on the phone is the one he was looking for, it is ideal for the movie soundtrack. He gets lost in the phone network and he cannot recover the melody again. Paula is waiting for her mother to arrive from Spain to help with the birth and meet the father. Ezequiel goes to her office for her to find the sought after music. He might be the perfect father for her mother to meet until she returns home.

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LE CRABE SUR LE DOS

CRAB TRAP (LE CRABE SUR LE DOS)

Theatrical Release July 30, 2010

Opening movie at the Festivalissimo 2010

Exclusive at the AMC Theatre on July 30
(Original Spanish version with English Subtitles)

At La Barra, an isolated and humid village on the pacific Coast of Colombia, Cerebro, leader of the native Afro Colombian Community, is at odds with the White Man, a landowner who wants to build a resort on the beach. Daniel, a strange man with city looks and manners, arrives in the place, looking for a boat to leave the country. Daniel, forced to leave, has to be part in the struggle of this village to survive the looming advent of modernity.

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TELLEMENT PROCHE

SO HAPPY TOGETHER (TELLEMENT PROCHE)

Theatrical Release October 15, 2010

Ever heard your mother say, « be careful, honey, when you marry, you also marry the family? ». When Alain (Vincent Elbaz) married Nathalie (Isabelle Carré), he wasn't quite aware of the extra baggage that came along in the happy-ever-after equation: her family. Saturday night means diner at his brother in-law's, but Alain has reached his limit. He's sick of his brother -in-law's life advice, sick of his niece's soporific pretentious pre-diner singing recitals, sick of watching an old wedding video for the millionth time, and definitely sick of his sister-in-law, on the verge of a psychotic break-down due to her ticking clock. But he hasn't seen the worst of it yet... until he realizes that perhaps there's some affection beneath the insufferable hysteria - one might even say love.

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8 Fois Debout

8 TIMES UP (HUIT FOIS DEBOUT)

Theatrical Release November 12, 2010

Elsa (Julie Gayet) fails almost everything and she wants her son back ! Her neighbor Mathieu (Denis Podalydès), a depressive former football player does not succeed much more. They both have perfected the art of failing interviews and can not land a steady job. One day Elsa is evicted from her apartment and starts living in her car with a potted plant as her companion. When not practicing archery in the forest, Mathieu tries to offer his love, which she is not prepared to receive. Let’s try again: 7 times down, 8 times up!

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