This year, the 21st edition of the New Orleans French Film Festival will kick off earlier than usual, beginning on February 23 and running through March 1, 2018, and will spotlight 17 feature films, 5 shorts, a retrospective of the magnificent Agnès Varda
NAME OF FILM: ISMAEL’S GHOSTS
DIRECTOR(S): Arnaud Desplechin
STARRING: Charlotte Gainsbourg, Marion Cotillard
GENRE: Drama Film
SYNOPSIS: Ismael’s Ghosts stars French screen regular Mathieu Amalric (The Diving Bell and the Butterfly) as a film director whose real life develops into a complex, Hitchcockian plot. He’s romantically involved with Sylvia (Charlotte Gainsbourg) but still grieving the loss of Carlotta (Oscar® winner Marion Cotillard), an old flame who disappeared mysteriously twenty years prior. When Sylvia attempts to leave, he must choose between the two and find an ending to the story.
Actress Greta Gerwig directorial debut Lady Bird starring Saoirse Ronan will kickoff the 40th Denver Film Festival which takes place November 1 to 12, 2017.
The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced the 25 films for the Main Slate of the 55th New York Film Festival (NYFF), taking place September 28 to October 15, 2017.