Mahindra Sanatkada Lucknow Festival 2018

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Event - Filmistan - Venue: Filmistan, Baradari

French Film Festival, Filmistan Baradari - Supported by Bonjour India and Alliance Française


Day 1, Friday 2nd February 2018

Schedule - events for the day
12:00 Noon Filmistan Screen Room, Baradari

# 9 Month Stretch (82 min) - Directed by Albert Dupontel

Ariane Felder is pregnant! The situation is even more suprising because Ariane is a young judge and confirmed single woman with very strict morals. But what is even more surprising is that, based on the paternity tests, the baby's father is none other than Bob, a criminal who has been tried for an horrific assault. Ariane, who can't remember a thing, tries to understand what on earth could have happened and what lies ahead for her.

3:00 PM Filmistan Screen Room, Baradari

# Queen (106 min) - Directed by Vikas Bahl (Hindi Film with a French Connection)

Vikas Bahl's coming-of-age comedy drama revolved around a young Punjabi girl who discovers herself on a solo trip to Paris and Amsterdam after her wedding is called off. The film that won lead actor Kangana Ranaut the National Award for best actress.


Day 2, Saturday 3rd February 2018

Schedule - events for the day
12:00 Noon - Filmistan Screen Room, Baradari

# A Few Hours of Spring (109 min) - Directed by Stéphane Brizé

Forty-eight-year-old Alain Evrard is obliged to return home to live with his mother. This situation causes all the violence of their past relationship to rise to the surface. Alain then discovers that his mother has a fatal illness. In the last months of her life, will they finally be capable of taking a step toward each other?

12:00 Noon Filmistan Screen Room, Baradari,

# An Evening in Paris (168 min) - Directed by Shakti Samanta (Hindi Film with a French Connection)

Director Shakti Samanta shot his romantic drama in Paris at a time when outdoor locations were a rare sight in Hindi cinema, going to the extent of making sure the Eiffel Tower played an important role in the climax.

3:00 PM Filmistan Screen Room, Baradari

# Tamara (100 min) - Directed by Alexandre Castagnetti

Fifteen-year-old Tamara, who has a complex about her ample curves, decides to rid herself of her "fat" label. To get all the gossips to shut up, she wages a bet with her best gal pal that she'll manage to date the first guy who walks through the classroom door after the summer break. She's out of luck: that guy just happens to be Diego, the best-looking guy in high school. The wager becomes more difficult for Tamara... What with the dirty tricks of the high school bitch queens, a doting mom, and "cruising" tips from her kid sister, Tamara will live through a memorable year!


Day 3, Sunday 4th February 2018

Schedule - event for the day
3:00 PM Filmistan Screen Room, Baradari

# Corniche Kennedy (94 min) - Directed by Bohinique Cabrera

In the blue of the Mediterranean, at the foot of luxurious villas, the young kids of Marseille defy the laws of gravity. Marco, Mehdi, Franck, Melissa, Hamza, Mamaa, Julie: girls and boys dive, take flight, take risks to experience life to the fullest. Suzanne devours them with her eyes from inside her chic villa. Their free bodies, their excess. She wants to be part of them. She will be part of them.


Day 4, Monday 5th February 2018

Schedule - events for the day
12:00 Noon - Filmistan Screen Room, Baradar

# Villa Amalia (108 min)- Directed by Benoit Jacquot

Like the straw that breaks the camel's back, one night Ann sees Thomas kissing another woman and she decides to leave him, to leave everything behind. She's a musician and only music has a hold over her, but it doesn't hold her back. Music is everything to her. Georges, a childhood acquaintance, appears on the scene. Empowered by his friendship, Ann breaks up with Thomas and leaves. Setting out to face her origins and her destiny, she finds an island, there where the Villa Amalia stands.

12:30 PM Filmistan Screen Room, Baradari

# The Boss's Daughter (98 min) - Directed by Olivier Loustau

Forty-year-old Vital is the foreman in a textile factory. Twenty-five-year-old Alix, who has come, incognito, to her father's factory to carry out an ergonomic study, chooses him as her "guinea pig." The boss's daughter quickly falls under the spell of this withdrawn and quiet worker who slowly opens up to her and starts to dream of another life.

3:00 PM Filmistan Screen Room, Baradari

# Befikre (130 min) - Directed by Aditya Chopra (Hindi Film with a French Connection)

Two commitment-phobic individuals in Paris enter into a casual relationship that turns out to be fraught with more emotion than they can handle. They drift apart, only to be drawn back together.


Day 5, Tuesday 6th February 2018

Schedule - event for the day
12:00 Noon Filmistan Screen Room, Baradari

# Corporate (95 min) - Directed by Nicolas Silhol

Emilie is a bright young workaholic manager in Human Resources, working for a huge French agro-food company. Ambitious and dedicated to her job, she is a good soldier, ready to put ruthless methods of management into practice to meet the higher-ups' requirements. But, one day, one of the employees commits suicide at the company in front of her. Afflicted by the terrific death of her colleague, she will eventually realize that the company has to take its responsibility too. While an investigation in underway, stuck between her traumatized colleagues and under pressure of a powerful hierarchy, she will have to get by on her own.