Cinema Valli: July 14 - July 22 // Kaštel: August 4 - August 10, 2018
1. Amok (Džgan), director Vardan Tozija, Macedonia
2. C'est La Vie! (Le sens de la fête), director Olivier Nakache and Éric Toledano, France
3. Black Tide (Fleuve noir), director Erick Zoncka, France
4. Welcome to Germany (Willkomen bei den Hartmanns), director Simon Verhoeven, Germany
5. Eva (Eva), director Benoit Jacquot, France, Belgium
6. The Bookshop (The Bookshop), director Isabel Coixet, Spain, UK
7. The Royal Exchange (L'échange des princesses), director Marc Dugain, Belgium, France
8. Reinventing Marvin (Marvin ou la belle éducation), director Anne Fontaine, France
9. On Chesil Beach (On Chesil Beach), director Dominic Cooke, UK
10. The Last Band in Lebanon (Halahaka haahrona belevanon), director Ben Bachar, Itzik Kricheli, Izrael
11. Happy as Lazzaro (Lazzaro Felice), director Alice Rohrwacher, Italy, Switzerland, France, Germany
12. At War (En guerre), director Stéphane Brizé, France
13. Beast (Beast), director Michael Pearce, UK
MK // 2016 // 102'
DIRECTOR Vardan Tozija
SCREENPLAY Vardan Tozija
CINEMATOGRAPHY Vladimir Samoilovski
EDITOR Atanas Georgiev
SCORE Aleksandar Pejovski
CAST Martin Gjorgoski, Deniz Abdula, Nikola Ristanovski, Sara Klimoska
PRODUCERS Ognen Antov
COMPANY Dream Factory Macedonia
SALES AGENT Reel Suspects
Phillip, one of the abandoned teenagers from a desolated suburban Juvenile Adoption Centre, is forced by a corrupt police inspector to participate in a terrifying encounter which leads to severe consequences. Unable to find justice, he becomes a ferocious leader of a group of ruthless youngsters, who decide to take revenge of the world that has done them nothing but harm.
Vardan Tozija (Skoplje, 1981) is a Macedonian filmmaker and director of several short films. Amok (2016) is his feature debut.
Chicago International Film Festival 2016 (Official Selection), Braunschweig International Film Festival 2016, Eastern Neighbours Film Festival 2016, Razor Reel 2016, ExGround Film Festival 2016, Heimspiel International Film Festival 2016
C'EST LA VIE! (Le sens de la fête)
BE, CA, FR // 2017 // 117'
DIRECTORS Olivier Nakache, Éric Toledano
SCREENPLAY Olivier Nakache, Éric Toledano
CINEMATOGRAPHY David Chizallet
EDITOR Dorian Rigal-Ansous
SCORE Avishai Cohen
CAST Suzanne Clément, Gilles Lellouche, Jean-Paul Rouve, Jean-Pierre Bacri, Kevin Azaïs, Judith Chemla, Vincent Macaigne, Hélène Vincent, Jackee Toto, Benjamin Lavernhe, Alban Ivanov
PRODUCERS Nicolas Duval Adassovsky, Laurent Zeitoun, Yann Zenou
COMPANY Quad Films, Ten Films, Gaumont
SALES AGENT Gaumont
Pierre is marrying Héléna and he wants his wedding party to be first rate. The reception is to take place in a sumptuous 18th century leisure castle and its beautiful park. He has also reserved the services of Max Angély, a seasoned caterer, and his team. The rich and arrogant bridegroom demands everything to be perfect – but will it be this time?
Olivier Nakache (Suresnes, 1973) and Éric Toledano (Paris, 1971) are a film directing and writing duo, most famous for their smash comedies The Intouchables (2011) and Samba (2014).
César Awards 2018 (10 nominations, including Best Film), Goya Awards (nomination for Best European Film)
BLACK TIDE (Fleuve noir)
FR, BE // 2018 // 113'
DIRECTOR Eric Zoncka
SCREENPLAY Erick Zoncka, Lou de Fanget Signolet (based on the novel by Dror Mishani)
CINEMATOGRAPHY Paolo Carnera
EDITOR Philippe Kotlarski
SCORE Rémi Boubal
CAST Vincent Cassel, Romain Duris, Sandrine Kiberlain, Charles Berling, Elodie Bouchez, Christophe Tek, Sadek, Lauréna Thellier
PRODUCER Olivier Delbosc
COMPANY Curiosa Films (FR), Versus Production (BE)
SALES AGENT Playtime
François Visconti, a disillusioned detective, investigates to solve a missing teenager case while he is reluctant to take care of his own son. He progressively suspects the teenager’s tutor who develops an interest for the case.
Eric Zoncka (Orléans, 1956) is a French film writer and director. His debut feature, The Dreamlife of Angels (1988) was selected for the Cannes Film Festival Official Competition.
DE // 2016 // 116'
DIRECTOR Simon Verhoeven
SCREENPLAY Simon Verhoeven
CINEMATOGRAPHY Jo Heim
EDITORS Denis Bachter, Stefan Essl, Tom Seil
SCORE Gary Go
CAST Senta Berger, Heiner Lauterbach, Palina Rojinski, Elyas M'Barek, Florian David Fitz, Eric Kabongo, Uwe Ochsenknecht
PRODUCERS Quirin Berg, Michael Verhoeven, Simon Verhoeven, Max Wiedemann
COMPANY Wiedemann & Berg Filmproduktion GmbH & Co. KG, Sentana Film, Seven Pictures Film
SALES AGENT Picture Tree International
The recently retired teacher Angelika decides, against her skeptical husband Richard's will, to take in a refugee. Soon afterward, the young Nigerian Diallo moves into the Hartmann home, and a whirlwind of complications ensue. Despite all the chaos, hope prevails that the family will recover its stability, confidence, and peace – like the rest of Germany.
Simon Verhoeven (München, 1972) is a German actor, screenwriter, and film director. He is the son of actress Senta Berger and film director Michael Verhoeven. His filmography as a director includes Men in the City 1 and 2 (2009, 2011) and Friend Request (2016).
European Film Awards 2017 (nomination for Best European Comedy)
FR, BE // 2017 // 102'
DIRECTOR Benoît Jacquot
SCREENPLAY Benoît Jacquot, Gilles Taurand (based on the novel by James Hadley Chase)
CINEMATOGRAPHY Julien Hirsch
EDITOR Julia Gregory
SCORE Bruno Coulais
CAST Isabelle Huppert, Gaspard Ulliel, Julia Roy
PRODUCERS Mélita Toscan du Plantier, Marie-Jeanne Pascal
COMPANY Macassar Productions, Arte France Cinéma, EuropaCorp, NJJ Entertainment, Scope Pictures
SALES AGENT EuropaCorp
DISTRIBUTION Discovery film
Bertrand is a young gigolo who steals the manuscript of a dying client. After a year, he becomes a celebrated playwright, expected to write a follow-up of his successful play. While touring the French provinces, Bertrand will cross paths with a high-class call girl Eva who quickly becomes his obsession.
Benoît Jacquot (Pariz, 1947) is a French film and TV author, who has directed more than 40 films for cinema and TV. Some of his works are: Sade (2000), Adolphe (2002) and Farewell, My Queen (2002).
Berlin International Film Festival 2018 (Official Selection)
ES, UK, GE // 2017 // 113'
DIRECTOR Isabel Coixet
SCREENPLAY Isabel Coixet (based on the novel by Penelope Fitzgerald)
CINEMATOGRAPHY Jean-Claude Larrieu
EDITOR Bernat Aragonés
SCORE Alfonso de Vilallonga
CAST Emily Mortimer, Bill Nighy, Patricia Clarkson
PRODUCERS Jaume Banacolocha, Joan Bas, Adolfo Blanco, Chris Curling
COMPANY Diagonal Televisió (ES), A Contracorriente Films (ES), Zephyr Films (UK)
SALES AGENT Celsius Entertainment
DISTRIBUTION 2i Film
In 1959, Florence Green, a free-spirited widow, decides to open up a bookshop – the first such shop in the sleepy seaside town of Hardborough, England. By exposing the narrow-minded local townsfolk to the best literature of the day, she causes a cultural awakening in a town which has not changed for centuries. But this mini social revolution soon brings her fierce enemies.
Isabel Coixet (Barcelona, 1969) is a Spanish film director. She directed 12 features, as well as several documentaries and short films: My Life Without Me (2003), The Secret Life of Words (2005), Nobody Wants the Night (2015).
Goya Awards 2018 (Best Film, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, 9 more nominations)
THE ROYAL EXCHANGE (L'échange des princesses)
BE, FR // 2017 // 100'
DIRECTOR Marc Dugain
SCREENPLAY Marc Dugain, Chantal Thomas (based on the novel by Chantal Thomas)
CINEMATOGRAPHY Gilles Porte
EDITOR Monica Coleman
SCORE Marc Tomasi
CAST Lambert Wilson, Kacey Mottet Klein, Andréa Ferréol, Olivier Gourmet, Maya Sansa
PRODUCERS Patrick André, Genevieve Lemal
COMPANY High Sea Productions, Scope Pictures, France 3 Cinéma
SALES AGENT Playtime
In 1721, the Regent of France, wanting to seal the peace with Spain, offers to the Spanish King a marriage between their respective heirs and heiresses. Madrid responds enthusiastically to both proposals, and the ceremonies are promptly organised. Everything has been done to expect the best of the children, but nothing will proceed as planned.
Marc Dugain (Senegal, 1957) is a French film and TV director. Before The Royal Exchange, he made a historical drama An Ordinary Execution (2010).
César Awards 2018 (nomination for Best Foreign Film)
REINVENTING MARVIN (Marvin ou la belle éducation)
FR // 2017 // 115'
DIRECTOR Anne Fontaine
SCREENPLAY Anne Fontaine, Pierre Trividic
CINEMATOGRAPHY Yves Angelo
EDITOR Brigitte Taillandier
CAST Finnegan Oldfield, Isabelle Huppert, Vincent Macaigne, Grégory Gadebois, Catherine Salée
PRODUCERS Philippe Carcassonne, Pierre-Alexandre Schwab, Jean-Louis Livi
COMPANY Ciné@, P.A.S. Productions, F Comme Film
SALES AGENT TF1 Studio
Marvin Clement has moved to Paris to escape his father's tyranny, his mother's resignation, as well as intolerance, rejection and the bullying he suffered from being singled out as different by his peers. With the help of his mentor and role model Abel Pinto and actress Isabelle Huppert, Marvin will lay bare the demons of his childhood on the theatre stage.
Anne Fontaine (Luksemburg, 1959) is a film director and writer, notable for films Nathalie... (2003), Coco avant Chanel (2009), Adore (2014) and The Innocents (2016).
Venice International Film Festival 2017 (Queer Lion), BFI London Film Festival 2017
ON CHESIL BEACH
UK // 2018 // 110'
DIRECTOR Dominic Cooke
SCREENPLAY Ian McEwan (based on his own novel)
CINEMATOGRAPHY Sean Bobbitt
EDITOR Nick Fenton
SCORE Dan Jones
CAST Saoirse Ronan, Emily Watson, Anne-Marie Duff, Billy Howle, Samuel West, Adrian Scarborough, Bebe Cave, Jonjo O'Neill, Bernardo Santos, Christopher Bowen
PRODUCERS Elizabeth Karlsen, Stephen Woolley
COMPANY BBC Films, Number 9 Films
SALES AGENT Rocket Science
DISTRIBUTION Discovery film
Florence and Edward are a young couple who fall in love in the summer of 1962. Following the pair through their idyllic courtship, the film explores sex and the societal pressure that can accompany physical intimacy, leading to an awkward and fateful wedding night.
Dominic Cooke (London, 1962) is an award-winning British theatre and TV director. On Chesil Beach is his feature debut.
Toronto International Film Festival 2017
THE LAST BAND IN LEBANON (Halahaka haahrona belevanon)
IL // 2016 // 99'
DIRECTORS Ben Bachar, Itzik Kricheli
SCREENPLAY Ori Halevy, Itzik Kricheli
CINEMATOGRAPHY Amit Yasur
EDITOR Shlomi Shalom
CAST Ofer Hayoun, Ori Laizerouvich, Ofer Shechter
PRODUCERS Leon Edri, Moshe Edri, Elad Gavish, Itzik Kricheli
COMPANY Marker Films
SALES AGENT United King Films
In May 2000, the Israeli army is withdrawing from Lebanon. Three reservists, members of the military rock band, are left alone in the “no man’s land” between Israel and Lebanon. With no military experience and with a guitar as their only weapon, the three men must find a way to return to Israel alive.
Ben Bachar is an Israeli TV director. The Last Band in Lebanon is his feature debut.
Itzik Kricheli is an Israeli TV actor and writer. The Last Band in Lebanon is his feature debut.
HAPPY AS LAZZARO (Lazzaro Felice)
IT, CH, FR, DE // 2018 // 120'
DIRECTOR Alice Rohrwacher
SCREENPLAY Alice Rohrwacher
CINEMATOGRAPHY Hélène Louvart
EDITOR Nelly Quettier
CAST Nicoletta Braschi, Sergi López, Alba Rohrwacher, Natalino Balasso, Tommaso Ragno
PRODUCERS Carlo Cresto-Dina
COMPANY Tempesta Production
SALES AGENT The Match Factory
DISTRIBUTION Discovery film
Lazzaro is a young peasant, so good that he is often mistaken for simple-minded. Tancredi is a young nobleman cursed by his imagination. Life in their isolated pastoral village Inviolata is dominated by the terrible Marchesa Alfonsina de Luna, the queen of cigarettes. Tancredi recruits Lazzaro to spring a trick on his mother, whom he intensely dislikes, by faking his own kidnapping and asking for ransom.
Alice Rohrwacher (Fiesole, 1981) is an Italian director and writer, known for Corpo Celeste (2011) and The Wonders (2014), which won the Grand Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival.
Cannes Film Festival 2018 (Best Screenplay)
AT WAR (En guerre)
FR // 2018 // 113'
DIRECTOR Stéphane Brizé
PRODUCERS Christophe Rossignon, Philip Boëffard
COMPANY Nord-Ouest Films, France 3 Cinéma
SALES AGENT MK2 Films
DISTRIBUTION Discovery film
SCREENPLAY Stéphane Brizé, Olivier Gorce
CINEMATOGRAPHY Eric Dumont
EDITOR Anne Klotz
SCORE Bertrand Blessing
CAST Vincent Lindon, Mélanie Rover, Jacques Borderie, David Rey, Olivier Lemaire, Isabelle Rufin, Bruno Bourthol, Sébastien Vamelle, Jean-Noël Tronc, Valérie Lamond
Despite heavy financial sacrifices on the part of their employees and record profits that year, the management of Perrin Industries decides to shut down a factory. The 1100 employees, led by their spokesman Laurent Amédéo, decide to fight this brutal decision, ready to do everything to save their jobs.
Stéphane Brizé (Rennes, 1966) is a French writer and director, known for A Woman's Life (2016), The Measure of a Man (2015), Mademoiselle Chambon (2009) and Not Here to Be Loved (2005).
Cannes Film Festival 2018 (Official Selection)
UK // 2017 // 107'
DIRECTOR Michael Pearce
PRODUCERS Kristian Brodie, Lauren Dark, Ivana MacKinnon
COMPANY Agile Films, Film4, Stray Bear Productions
SALES AGENT Protagonist Pictures
DISTRIBUTION Discovery film
SCREENPLAY Michael Pearce
CINEMATOGRAPHY Benjamin Kracun
EDITOR Maya Maffioli
SCORE Jim Williams
CAST Johnny Flynn, Geraldine James, Jessie Buckley, Charley Palmer Rothwell, Hattie Gotobed, Shannon Tarbet
In a small island community, a troubled young woman falls for a mysterious outsider who empowers her to escape her oppressive family. When he comes under suspicion for a series of brutal murders, she defends him at all costs and learns what she is capable of.
Michael Pearce (Jersey, 1981) is a British short film director. Beast is his feature debut.
Toronto International Film Festival 2017, London Film Festival 2017