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Starring Oleg Ivenko, Ralph Fiennes, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Sergei Polunin, Louis Hofmann, Olivier Rabourdin, Raphaël Personnaz, Chulpan Khamatova, Zach Avery and Yves Heck. Directed by Ralph Fiennes.

A young man of just 22, dressed in a black beret and a dark narrow suit, is on an aeroplane flying from St Petersburg to Paris. It is 1961 and Rudolf Nureyev, not yet the imperious figure of legend, is a member of the world-renowned Kirov Ballet Company, travelling for the first time outside the Soviet Union. Parisian life delights Nureyev and the young dancer is eager to consume all the culture, art and music the dazzling city has to offer. But the KGB officers who watch his every move become increasingly suspicious of his behaviour and his friendship with the young Parisienne Clara Saint. When they finally confront Nureyev with a shocking demand, he is forced to make a heart-breaking decision, one that may change the course of his life forever and put his family and friends in terrible danger.
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.

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Starring Omar Sy, James Thiérrée, Clotilde Hesme, Olivier Gourmet, Frédéric Pierrot, Noémie Lvovsky, Alice De Lencquesaing, Alex Descas, Olivier Rabourdin and Thibault De Montalembert. Directed by Roschdy Zem.

From the circus to the music hall, from anonymity to glory, this is the incredible story of Monsieur Chocolat, the first black artist of the French stage. The duo he formed with Footit met with huge and popular success in Belle Epoque Paris, before fame, easy money, gambling, and discrimination wore out their friendship and Monsieur Chocolat's career. The film retraces the story of this remarkable artist.
Starring Olivier Rabourdin, Kirill Emelyanov and Daniil Vorobyel. Directed by Robin Campillo.

Daniel is a successful if solitary middle-aged Frenchman who cruises the Gare du Nord railway station one day and solicits a handsome young foreigner Marek. After arranging to meet at his apartment, Daniel’s world is upended when a different - and clearly underage - boy knocks at his door, triggering a series of incidents that completely erode his wellbeing and security.

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