ABOUT THE MOVIES

From May 18th to 27th

For the association’s 25th anniversary, ACID filmmakers will be delighted to present in Cannes a programme of 9 feature films, a special screening and a carte blanche to the serbian filmmakers’ organisation Bande à part called ACID TRIP #1.

12 feature films including 8 first films, 7 fictions and 5 documentaries will be screened and presented by filmmakers and film teams. A programme of serbian short films will complete this edition.

ACID filmmakers who programmed this edition : Claudine Bories, Ludovic Boukherma, Zoran Boukherma, Patrice Chagnard, Wissam Charaf, Patric Chiha, Philippe Fernandez, Marielle Gautier, Jean-Baptiste Germain, Jean-Louis Gonnet, Ioanis Nuguet, Kathy Sebbah, Idir Serghine

The Assembly

THE ASSEMBLY by Mariana Otero
(L’Assemblée)
4th feature, world premiere

France | 2017 | 1h36 | Documentary

Production : Buddy Movies, Archipel 35
** NEW ** Distribution : Epicentre Films

Last year, citizens gathered together in Paris on Place de la République to fight against a reform project of the labor code and the « El Khomri » law. This movement quickly became an occasion to invent another way of doing politics. This is the birth of « Nuit Debout ».


SCREENINGS DURING ACID CANNES 2017

SCREENINGS WITH Q&A

- Tuesday May 23rd, 11 a.m. – STUDIO 13

- Tuesday May 23rd, 8 p.m. & 10:30 p.m. – LES ARCADES

ADDITIONAL SCREENING

- Saturday May 20th, 2 p.m. – ALEXANDRE III

Before Summer Ends

BEFORE SUMMER ENDS by Maryam Goormaghtigh
(Avant la fin de l’été)
1st feature, world premiere

France, Switzerland | 2017 | 1h20 | Documentary

Production : 4 A 4 Productions, Intermezzo Films
** NEW ** Distribution : Shellac Films

After spending five years as a student in Paris, Arash, having not become accustomed to life in France, has decided to return to Iran. With the secret hope of changing his mind, his two friends Hossein and Nima convince him to go with them on a last trip through France.


SCREENINGS DURING ACID CANNES 2017

SCREENINGS WITH Q&A

- Thursday May 18th, 8 p.m. & 10:30 p.m. – LES ARCADES

ADDITIONAL SCREENINGS

- Monday May 22nd, 2 p.m. – ALEXANDRE III

- Saturday May 27th, 11 a.m. – STUDIO 13

Belinda

BELINDA by Marie Dumora
4th feature, french premiere

France | 2017 | 1h47 | Documentary

Production : Gloria Films
Co-Production : Les Films d’Ici, Quark Productions, Digital District

Sales : B for Films

Belinda is 9. She loves snow, ice to slide on, and more than anything her sister with whom she lives in a home. They are parted.
Belinda is 15. Not the type to work in a shoe shop. In mechanics at a pinch.
Belinda is 23. She loves Thierry, his blue eyes and his accent from the Vosges mountains. She wants to marry him so they’ll never be apart. But...


SCREENINGS DURING ACID CANNES 2017

SCREENINGS WITH Q&A

- Friday May 26th, 11 a.m. – STUDIO 13

- Friday May 26th, 8 p.m. – LES ARCADES

ADDITIONAL SCREENINGS

- Friday May 19th, 2 p.m. – ALEXANDRE III

- Sunday May 21st, 5 p.m. – LE RAIMU

The Starry Sky above me

THE STARRY SKY ABOVE ME by Ilan Klipper
(Le ciel étoilé au-dessus de ma tête)
2nd feature, world premiere

France | 2017 | 1h17 | Fiction

Production : Bathysphere Productions
** NEW ** Distribution : Happiness Distribution
** NEW ** Sales : Stray Dogs

With Laurent Poitrenaux, Camille Chamoux, Marilyne Canto, Alma Jodorowski, Michèle Moretti, François Chattot, Frank Williams...

Bruno has published his first novel in 1996.
Back then the press wrote : « There is a before and after Le ciel étoilé au-dessus de ma tête ».
20 years later, Bruno is 50. He is single, without kids and his roomate is a Femen. He wakes up at 2pm and spends most his days in his underwear looking for inspiration. For him everything’s fine but his relatives are getting worried…


SCREENINGS DURING ACID CANNES 2017

SCREENINGS WITH Q&A

- Thursday May 25th, 11 a.m. – STUDIO 13

- Thursday May 25th, 8 p.m. – LES ARCADES

ADDITIONAL SCREENINGS

- Sunday May 21st, 2 p.m. – ALEXANDRE III

- Monday May 22nd, 5 p.m. – LE RAIMU

Coby

COBY by Christian Sonderegger
1st feature, world premiere

France | 2017 | 1h17 | Documentary

Production : Ciaofilm, Willow Film
Sales : Alpha Violet

Small town smack in the American Midwest. Suzanna age 23 changes gender and becomes a boy : Coby. Her transformation deeply disrupts the lives of all who love her. Ultimately, Coby’s chrysalis becomes the one of a whole family compelled to modify their own perspective.


SCREENINGS DURING ACID CANNES 2017

SCREENINGS WITH Q&A

- Sunday May 21st, 11 a.m. – STUDIO 13

- Sunday May 21st, 8 p.m. & 10:30 p.m. – LES ARCADES

ADDITIONAL SCREENING

- Thursday May 25th, 2 p.m. – ALEXANDRE III

Kiss and Cry

KISS AND CRY by Lila Pinell and Chloé Mahieu
1st feature, world premiere

France | 2017 | 1h16 | Fiction

Production : Ecce Films
** NEW ** Distribution : UFO
Sales : Ecce Films

With Sarah Bramms, Xavier Dias, Dinara Droukarova, Carla-Marie Santerre, Aurélie Faula, Amanda Pierre, Noémie Carroué, Samuel Brian, Cassandra Perotin, Eve Cornet, Ilana Bramms, Lisa Perestrelo…

Sarah, 15 years old, returns to figure skating and high level competition at the Colmar club. Confronted with the rivalry between the girls and the harsh words of the trainer, her body is put through its paces by the ice while her adolescent desires turn her attention away from her sporting ambitions.


SCREENINGS DURING ACID CANNES 2017

SCREENINGS WITH Q&A

- Monday May 22nd, 11 a.m. – STUDIO 13

- Monday May 22nd, 8 p.m. & 10:30 p.m. – LES ARCADES

ADDITIONAL SCREENING

- Friday May 26th, 2 p.m. – ALEXANDRE III

Last Laugh

LAST LAUGH by Zhang Tao
1st feature, world premiere

France, Hong Kong, Chine | 2017 | 1h22 | Fiction

Production : House on Fire, Butong Pictures
Co-Production : Tender Madness

With Yu Fengyuan, Li Fengyun, Chen Shilan...

In a Shandong village, an old peasant woman falls. Immediately, her children take advantage of it to declare her disabled, in order to sign up her in a nursing home. Waiting for a bed to be released, the old mother is brought to each of her children’s home, no one willing to keep her.


SCREENINGS DURING ACID CANNES 2017

SCREENINGS WITH Q&A

- Wednesday May 24th, 11 a.m. – STUDIO 13

- Wednesday May 24th, 8 p.m & 10:30 p.m. – LES ARCADES

ADDITIONAL SCREENING

- Saturday May 20th, 11 a.m. – ALEXANDRE III

No Farewells

NO FAREWELLS by Christophe Agou
(Sans adieu)
1st feature, world premiere

France | 2017 | 1h39 | Documentary

Production : Les Enragés
** NEW ** Distribution : New Story
** NEW ** Festivals : Pascale Ramonda

In her farm in the Forez mountains, France, 75-year-old Claudette is fighting for her dignity facing a society who couldn’t care less about her. She has trouble accepting its consumerist evolution. The modern world gradually takes away her land and her neighbour’s. Like her, Jean, Christiane, Jean-Clément, Raymond, Mathilde and the others can’t get themselves to see their goods and their lives taken away.


SCREENINGS DURING ACID CANNES 2017

SCREENINGS WITH Q&A

- Friday May 19th, 11 a.m. – STUDIO 13

- Friday May 19th, 8 p.m. & 10:30 p.m. – LES ARCADES

ADDITIONAL SCREENINGS

- Tuesday May 23rd, 2 p.m. – ALEXANDRE III

- Saturday May 27th, 9:30 a.m. – LE RAIMU

Scaffolding

SCAFFOLDING de Matan Yair
1st feature, world premiere

Israel, Poland | 2017 | 1h28 | Fiction

Production : Green Productions, Film Produkcja
Sales : New Europe Film Sales

With Ami Smolarchik, Jacob Cohen, Keren Berger, Asher Lax, Ami Smolarchik, Jacob Cohen, Keren Berger...

17-year-old Asher is split between his charismatic teacher and his brash father, who wants him to take over his scaffolding business.


SCREENINGS DURING ACID CANNES 2017

SCREENINGS WITH Q&A

- Saturday May 20th, 11 a.m. – STUDIO 13

- Saturday May 20th, 8 p.m. & 10:30 p.m. – LES ARCADES

ADDITIONAL SCREENING

- Wednesday May 24th, 2 p.m. – ALEXANDRE III

SPECIAL SCREENING
Comfort and Consolation in France

COMFORT AND CONSOLATION by Vincent Macaigne
(Pour le réconfort)
1st feature, world premiere

France | 2017 | 1h30 | Fiction

Production : CG Cinema , Les Canards Sauvages
Distribution : UFO Distribution

With Emmanuel Matte, Pascal Rénéric, Laure Calamy, Pauline Lorillard, Joséphine de Meaux, Laurent Papot...

After many years spent travelling, Pascal and Pauline return on their parents’ lands.
Manu, Pascal’s childhood friend, takes advantage of the fact they haven’t paid back the bank drafts they took out for their lands to purchase them for next to nothing, in order to build up retirement homes there. To Manu’s dismay, the war will not take place…


SCREENING DURING ACID CANNES 2017

SCREENING WITH Q&A

- Wednesday May 24th, 1:30 p.m. – LES ARCADES

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