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.
July 22, 7:45pm
Jean-Pierre Améris , 2010, 80m
Director Jean-Pierre Améris Scheduled to Appear“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
July 22, 10:00pm
Fred Cayayé, 2010, 84m
When Samuel’s wife is kidnapped before his very eyes, he soon discovers that a dangerous criminal named Sartet is responsible, and if he’s ever to see his wife again, he must do Sartet’s bidding. Samuel quickly finds himself pitted against rival gangsters and trigger-happy police in a deadly race to save the lives of his wife and unborn child.
Courtesy of Magnolia Pictures