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2019 FESTIVAL PROGRAM   

CLICK on the TITLE or PHOTO of each FILM for ACCESS to SYNOPSIS, TRAILER and REVIEWS.

 

CREST THEATRE
1013 K Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

• PRINT THE 2019 SFFF SCHEDULE (pdf)

• PRINT THE 2019 FILMS SYNOPSIS & SCHEDULE (pdf)

GO HERE for general Info about TICKET & PASSES, and advance sales!

SHOWTIMES
ALWAYS WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES!

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FRIDAY, JUNE 21

Opening Night

7:00pm INVISIBLES
(doors open at 6:00pm)
Followed by Q&A with David Andre, Street Theatre Spectactor & Suzanne Hastings, Local freelance writer.

OPENING NIGHT PARTY

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SATURDAY, JUNE 22

11:00am CLEO FROM 5 to 7
Followed by Q&A with Richard St. Ofle, SCC Professor & Film Scholar

1:25pm MOTHERS' INSTINCT

3:45pm AT WAR

6:35pm THE TROUBLE WITH YOU

9:00pm GUY
Followed by coffee & pastries provided by Coffee Works.

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SUNDAY, JUNE 23

11:00am PROMISE AT DAWN

2:00pm AMIN
Followed by Q&A with with Benjamin Serero, Director of Esperança.

4:30pm A FAITHFUL MAN

6:30pm AN IMPOSSIBLE LOVE

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FRIDAY, JUNE 28

6:00pm A PLACE IN THE SUN

8:15pm CONVICTION

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SATURDAY, JUNE 29

11:00am PEPPERMINT SODA

1:25pm THE FRESHMEN

3:40pm OUR STRUGGLES

6:10pm IN THE MOVE FOR LOVE
Followed by Q&A with Director & Star Romane Bohringer

9:00pm SURPRISE SCREENING: BEST OF FIRST WEEKEND
Followed by coffee & pastries provided by Coffee Works.

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SUNDAY, JUNE 30

11:00am DILILI IN PARIS

1:20pm BREATH OF LIFE
Followed by Q&A with Director David Roux.

4:10pm WHATEVER HAPPENED TO MY REVOLUTION

Closing Night

6:30pm IN SAFE HANDS
Followed by Q&A with Le Professeur Kevin Elstob.

CLOSING NIGHT PARTY

 

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ALL SCREENINGS OF THE 18th SFFF HAPPEN AT THE CREST THEATRE.
 
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OPENING NIGHT FILM AND PARTY - FRIDAY, JUNE 21

 
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Invisibles

INVISIBLES (Les Invisibles, 102 min)
2019 - Louis-Julien Petit
Friday, June 21 - 7:00pm
Screening followed by Q&A with David Andre, Street Theatre Spectactor & Suzanne Hastings, Local freelance writer

 
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  lips  

OPENING NIGHT BUBBLY PARTY!
Featuring Champagne, Beer & Dessert

Immediately after the screening in the lobby of the Crest Theatre.
Dessert by Melting Pot.
Bubbly by Gruet, Beer by Sudwerk & Café by Coffee Works.
Seasoned with Pop Music by DJ Christophe & DJ Roger.

      TICKET and PASS INFORMATION HERE!   
         
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CLOSING NIGHT FILM AND PARTY - SUNDAY, JUNE 30

 
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  Pupille  

IN SAFE HANDS (Pupille, 107 min)
2018 - Jeanne Herry
Sunday, June 30 - 6:30pm
Screening followed by Q&A with Le Professeur Kevin Elstob.

 
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  notre dame  

CLOSING NIGHT BUBBLY PARTY!
Featuring Champagne, Beer & Dessert
Immediately after the screening in the lobby of the Crest Theatre.
Dessert by Amour de Patisserie.
Bubbly by DSV, Beer by Sudwerk & Café by Coffee Works.
With Live Music by The Jazz Report.

 
       
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  PREMIERES: 1st WEEKEND - JUNE 22-23  
      TICKET and PASS INFORMATION HERE!  
         
  Mothers instinct  

MOTHERS' INSTINCT (Duelles, 97 min)
2019 - Olivier Masset-Depasse
Saturday, June 22 - 1:25pm

 
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  En guerre  

AT WAR (En guerre, 113 min)
2018 - Stéphane Brizé
Saturday, June 22 - 3:45pm
Screening followed by Q&A with Volma Volcy, Field Director of the Sacramento Central Labor Council.

 
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  En Liberte  

THE TROUBLE WITH YOU (En liberté !, 108 min)
2018 - Pierre Salvadori
Saturday, June 22 - 6:35pm

 
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  Guy  

GUY (101 min)
2018 - Alex Lutz
Saturday, June 22 - 9:00pm
Screening followed by coffee & pastries provided by Coffee Works.

 
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  La promesse de l'aube  

PROMISE AT DAWN (La Promesse de l'aube, 131 min)
2017 - Eric Barbier
Sunday, June 23 - 11:00am
Presented in partnership with the SACRAMENTO JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL.
Screening followed by Q&A with Le Professeur Kevin Elstob.

 
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  Amin  

AMIN (91 min)
2018 - Philippe Faucon
Sunday, June 23 - 2:00pm
Screening followed by Q&A with Benjamin Serero, Director of the short film Esperan
ça.

 
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  homme fidele  

A FAITHFUL MAN (L'Homme fidèle, 75 min)
2018 - Louis Garrel
Sunday, June 23 - 4:30pm

 
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  un amour impossible  

AN IMPOSSIBLE LOVE (Un amour impossible, 135 min)
2018 - Catherine Corsini
Sunday, June 23 - 6:30pm
Screening followed by Q&A with Le Professeur Kevin Elstob.

 
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  PREMIERES: 2nd WEEKEND - JUNE 28-30  
      TICKET and PASS INFORMATION HERE!  
         
  J'veux du soleil  

A PLACE IN THE SUN (J'veux du soleil, 76 min)
2019 - François Ruffin & Gilles Perret
Friday, June 28 - 6:00pm
Screening followed by Q&A with Le Professeur Kevin Elstob.

 
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  Une intime conviction  

CONVICTION (Une intime conviction, 110 min)
2019 - Antoine Raimbault
Friday, June 28 - 8:15pm
Screening followed by Q&A with Le Professeur Kevin Elstob.

 
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  premiere annee  

THE FRESHMEN (Première année, 92 min)
2018 - Thomas Lilti
Saturday, June 29 - 1:25pm
Screening followed by Q&A with Le Professeur Kevin Elstob.

 
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  Nos batailles  

OUR STRUGGLES (Nos batailles, 98 min)
2018 - Guillaume Senez
Saturday, June 29 - 3:40pm
Screening followed by Q&A with Le Professeur Kevin Elstob.

 
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  L'amour flou  

IN THE MOVE FOR LOVE (L'Amour flou, 97 min)
2018 - Romane Bohringer & Philippe Rebbot
Saturday, June 29 - 6:10pm
Screening followed by Q&A with Director & Star Romane Bohringer
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SURPRISE SCREENING TO BE ANNOUNCED –  BEST OF THE FIRST WEEKEND The film will be selected based on audience voting from the films shown during the First Weekend.
Saturday, June 29 - 9:00pm
Screening followed by coffee & pastries provided by Coffee Works.

 
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  Dilili  

DILILI IN PARIS (Dilili à Paris, 95 min)
2018 - Michel Ocelot
Sunday, June 30 - 11:00am

 
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  l'ordre des medecins  

BREATH OF LIFE (L'Ordre des médecins, 93 min)
2018 - David Roux
Sunday, June 30 - 1:20pm
Presented in partnership with the SACRAMENTO JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL.
Screening followed by Q&A with Director David Roux.

 
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  revolution  

WHATEVER HAPPENED TO MY REVOLUTION (Tout ce qu'il me reste de la révolution, 88 min)
2018 - Judith Davis
Sunday, June 30 - 4:10pm

 
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  THE 11am SATURDAY CLASSIC SERIES - JUNE 22 & 29
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  Cleo  

CLEO FROM 5 TO 7 (Cléo de 5 à 7, 90 min)
1962 - Agnès Varda
Saturday, June 22 - 11:00am
Screening followed by Q&A with Richard St. Ofle, SCC Professor & Film Scholar

 
         
  Daibolo menthe  

PEPPERMINT SODA (Diabolo menthe, 101 min)
1977 - Diane Kurys
Saturday, June 29 - 11:00am

 
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SHORT FILMS SHOWN PRIOR TO FEATURE FILMS

 
 

The Sacramento French Film Festival is proud to present a selection of 20 shorts from France, in collaboration with Unifrance.

 
         
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SHORT FILMS LINEUP / IN PROGRESS.

 
         
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  GUESTS
  Our Guest Program is made possible thanks to the proceeds of our Festival Raffle that allow us to pay for plane tickets and accommodations for our French guests.
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  Benjamin Serero  

BENJAMIN SERERO, Director of Esperança.

Born in 1975, Benjamin Serero is a graduate of the prestigious FEMIS School (Image Department). He started his career as a director of photography, then created his production company, BEPPIE FILMS, in order to direct and produce his own films, and those of others.
He is particularly interested in documentary forms and social topics. His work frequently deals with immigration and integration. After hearing stories of immigrant teenagers when he was visiting a classroom, he got the idea for a collection of animated films, including Esperança, which gave him the opportunity to work with animators Cécile Rousset and Jeanne Paturle.
ESPERANÇA - Sunday, June 23 - 2:00pm (prior to AMIN)

 
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  Romane Bohringer  

ROMANE BOHRINGER, Director & Star of In the Move for Love.

Born in 1973, actress Romane Bohringer made her theatrical debut in 1991 when she performed under the direction of famed stage director Peter Brook in Shakespeare's The Tempest. The following year, she achieved instant fame with two films: The Accompanist (L’Accompagnatrice) by Claude Miller, and especially Savage Nights (Les Nuits Fauves) by Cyril Collard, for which she won the César for Best New Actress (the film won the César for Best Film).
She has made about 30 films so far and is equally comfortable in dramatic roles as she is in comedies. She was recently seen in Yann Gonzalez's Knife + Heart (Un Couteau dans le Coeur) in official competition at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.
Lately, she has gone back to her first love and mainly spends her time on stage. She has performed under the direction of Pierre Pradinas, Michel Didym, Hans Peter Cloos, and Irina Brook; exploring texts as exhilarating as those of Shakespeare, Brecht, Hugo, Tennessee Williams, Chekhov, Labiche, Ionesco, Gabor Rassov, Lina Prosa , and Annie Ernaux.
In 2018, she co-directed her first film, In the Move for Love (L'Amour Flou), with Philippe Rebbot (actor, screenwriter, and father of her two children). The two of them also star in this comedy inspired by their happy separation. The film was a critical and box office success and was nominated for a 2019 César in the Best First Feature Film category. Made with a small budget, it was named "The most profitable film of 2018” by the trade magazine Le Film Français.
IN THE MOVE FOR LOVE - Saturday, June 29 - 6:10pm

 
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  David Roux  

DAVID ROUX, Director of Breath of Life.

David Roux was born in 1977 in Paris. A theater critic for 15 years, he was also assistant director and literary manager of a film development company, Initiative Film, before he started writing and directing short films: Leur jeunesse (Their Youth) in 2012 and Repetitions in 2014. Breath of Life is his first feature film.
BREATH OF LIFE - Sunday, June 30 - 1:20pm.

 
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