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Starring Laure Calamy, Benjamin Lavernhe, Olivia Côte, Denis Mpunga, Marie Rivière and Jean-Pierre Martins. Directed by Caroline Vignal.

40-something primary school teacher Antoinette has been eagerly looking forward to a long-planned weekend escape with married lover Vladimir, the father of one of her pupils. However, their plans are upended by his wife’s booking of a surprise hiking trip in the picturesque Cévennes mountains in the South of France. Completely unversed in the ways of the wilderness, the spurned Antoinette impulsively decides to follow them, and once paired with an unlikely companion – an obstinate but evidently wise grey donkey named Patrick – discovers much, much more than she bargained for.
Starring Catherine Deneuve, Chiara Mastroianni, Alice Taglioni, Olivier Rabourdin, Samir Guesmi, Johan Leysen and Laure Calamy. Directed by Julie Bertuccelli.

On the first day of summer, reclusive millionaire Claire lays all of her worldly objects out on the front lawn of her mansion, impulsively determined to sell everything. As a horde of curious bystanders and opportunistic neighbours fight over the ridiculously underpriced antiques, each object stirs vivid memories for Claire of her flamboyant life. But soon, her long- estranged daughter Marie arrives, determined to stop these proceedings by any means.

REVIEWS Claire Darling - A French film fail

AURORE (2018)
Starring Agnès Jaoui, Thibault De Montalembert, Pascale Arbillot, Sarah Suco, Lou Roy-Lecollinet, Philippe Rebbot, Laure Calamy, Marc Citti and Samir Guesmi. Directed by Blandine Lenoir.

Fifty-year-old Aurore Tabort, separated from her husband and newly unemployed, discovers she is to become a grandmother. She feels as if her own life has come to a standstill, and is slowly being pushed away to the fringes of society. But after bumping into the great love of her youth, Totoche, something changes... Aurore wonders if it might still be possible to embark on something new.
Starring Noée Abita, Laure Calamy, Juan Cano, Tamara Cano, Ismaël Capelot, Carmen Giménez, Mary Lefèvre, Vincent Grousset, Paul Meulins and Mila Cheuzzi. Directed by Léa Mysius.

Ava, 13, is spending the summer on the Atlantic coast when she learns that she will lose her sight sooner than expected. Her mother decides to act as if everything were normal so as to spend their best summer ever. Ava confronts the problem in her own way. She steals a big black dog that belongs to a young man on the run...

REVIEWS Ava - Teenage self-discovery and sexual awakening in Southwest France

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