France Cinema Floride: 2 venues, 10 French film Premieres
Synopsis: Nina is young, pretty and plump. Unfortunately her husband Gaspard only likes very slender women. To try to seduce Gaspard once again, Nina reluctantly accepts her new gift: a slimming treatment at Brides-les-Bains spa - the last resort for fat folk who have tried everything else. At the spa, Nina gets to know Sophie, a beautiful Marseille lawyer who wants to control everything, from her body to her heart. She also befriends Emilie, a well-covered mom who proclaims loudly that "Big is beautiful," when her love life has stalled and her weight is beginning to cause her serious health problems. The encounter of these three personalities will unleash a tidal wave. French language with American subtitles.
BIG IS BEAUTIFUL, (Mince alors)
- MIAMI - Nov 3 @ 3:40pm - Aud 1
Nov 4 @ 4:10pm - Aud 2
Nov 10 @ 6:30pm - Aud 8
Synopsis: Ben, who dreamed of himself as a comic in New York, is back in Paris, his professional and emotional life in complete disarray. He encounters Alex, the star host of the Breakfast Club, a popular morning radio show. With Cyril, a forty-something who’d prefer not to be, and Arnold, the charismatic leader of the gang, they call the shots on Blast FM. In next to no time, Ben is hired to write for them. He’s barely joined the team when a tidal wave hits the station: Breakfast Club listenership is in free fall. They set out on a bus to travel to every corner of France to meet and win over their public once again. For these arrogant Parisians, a real journey of initiation arises from this radiophonic road trip, shaking up all their certainties. French language with American subtitles.
Nov 3 @ 1:30pm - Aud 1
Nov 4 @ 3:50pm - Aud 1
Nov 10 @ 4:30pm - Aud 8
Synopsis: Two sisters have kidnapped their mother to get her to love them. French language with American subtitles.
Nov 2 @ 7:20pm - Aud 2
Nov 3 @ 8:15pm - Aud 2
Nov 11 @ 9:10pm - Aud 8
THE BELGIAN JOB, (Il était une fois, une fois)
Synopsis: Willy Vanderbrook, a brilliant French Belgian who has become a citizen of the world, is approached about the job of concierge at one of Paris’s great 5-star hotels. Willy’s application - rejected because he’s too Belgian - forces him to carrying out a ridiculous and "royally" vengeful
deception. By pretending to be heir to the Belgian throne, Willy and his gang set off a series of joyful events in the Parisian 5-star establishment. French language with American subtitles.
THE BELGIAN JOB (Il était une fois, une fois)
Nov 3 @ 5:45pm - Aud 1
Nov 4 @ 2:15pm - Aud 2
Nov 9 @ 8:50pm - Aud 8
Synopsis: Stuck between her parents, who smother her with love, and constant blunders, nine-year-old Rachel counts the minutes separating her from freedom. Until the day her path crosses that of intrepid Valérie. French language with American subtitles.
THE DANDELIONS (Du vent dans mes mollets)
Nov 2 @ 9:20pm - Aud 2
Nov 3 @ 1:50pm - Aud 2
Nov 10 @ 2:30pm - Aud 8
Synopsis: The bell rings and Ducobu is free: at last its vacation time, far from Latouche and all his diabolical dictations! Cartoons, Club Mickey Mouse, ice-creams galore... Ducobou barely has time to celebrate before his father announces a whole other scenario: they are going away with the Gratin family. With Léonie and her mother it’s more like getting up at sparrows’ fart, museums and homework. And to top it all off... Ducobou comes across Latouche and Mademoiselle Rateau, who are also on vacation at the camping ground. A nightmare! French language with American subtitles.
DUCOBOO 2 CRAZY VACATIONS (Les vacances de Ducobu)
Nov 3 @ 3:50pm - Aud 2
Nov 4 @ 2:00pm - Aud 1
Nov 11 @ 2:30pm - Aud 8
Synopsis: Vincent (Patrick Bruel), a successful forty-something, is about to become a father for the first time. He is invited for dinner at the quaint apartment of his sister, Élisabeth (Valérie Benguigui), and brother-in-law, Pierre (Charles Berling) where he catches up with his childhood friend, Claude (Guillaume de Tonquédec). Whilst waiting for Anna (Judith El Zein), his younger spouse who is always running late, his cohorts gleefully bombard him with questions on his fast approaching fatherhood... But when his hosts ask Vincent what name he has chosen for his future offspring, his response plunges the family into chaos. French language with American subtitles.
WHAT’S IN A NAME (Le Prénom)
- MIAMI Opening
Nov 2 @ 6:50pm - Aud 1
Nov 3 @ 6:00pm - Aud 2
Nov 4 @ 8:10pm - Aud 1
- DEERFIELD Closing
Nov 11 @ 7:00pm - Aud 8
Synopsis: David is an occupational therapist. He’s been practicising for a short while in a rich Swiss clinic. One morning, one of his
colleagues is unable to make an appointment in town with a patient, Madame Hansen-Bergmann and David goes instead. Initially prudent and respectful of medical protocol, David proves to be a real stickler for the regulations. But as he spends more time with his patient, his curosity grows: so much provocativeness and insolence, mixed with such sudden and inexplicable waves of despair and chagrin can only hide a major traumatic episode. Will they get to the bottom of it... French language with American subtitles.
DAVID & MRS.HANSEN (David et Madame Hansen)
Nov 3 @ 7:50pm - Aud 1
Nov 4 @ 8:30pm - Aud 2
Nov 10 @ 8:30pm - Aud 8
Synopsis: Despite his fame, Taillandier has suddenly stopped painting. Deeply depressed, the sixty-year-old decides to go away. He has no clear goal and explains nothing to his close friends. During his travels, he has a strange encounter with Marylou, a wild teenager who was rejected by her mother. The lost girl and the man at the end of his tether will travel together awhile. Finally living like a father and daughter, at peace. French language with American subtitles.
WELCOME ABOARD (Bienvenue parmi nous)
- MIAMI Closing
Nov 4 @ 6:10pm - Aud 1
- DEERFIELD Opening
Nov 9 @ 6:50pm - Aud 8
Synopsis: Paris. Simon Weiss, captain of the Vice Squad, sets out on his round of night clubs just as he does every night. That’s his job. This night is not like the others... Very quickly Weiss understands that a trap has been laid for him. Caught between Internal Affairs and some gangsters, Weiss will have to defend himself, confronting cops, businessmen, and criminals. French language with American subtitles.
PARIS BY NIGHT(Une nuit)
Nov 2 @ 9:10pm - Aud 1
Nov 4 @ 6:20pm - Aud 2
Nov 11 @ 4:30pm - Aud 8
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