18.3.-23.3.2019 – Tapio Film Center

French Film Week is here again!

On Monday 18.3. at 16:30: Amélie
On Tuesday 19.3. at 16:30: Jusqu’à la garde
On Wednesday 20.3. at 16:30: Orpheline
On Thursday 21.3. at 16:30: La douleur
On Friday 22.3. at 16:30: La fille inconnue
On Friday 22.3. at 21:30: Climax
On Saturday 23.3. at 13:00: Casque D’or

Tickets: 5€. Ticket sales start on Wednesday 6.3. in the Elokuvateatterikeskus Tapio (also online www.savonkinot.fi)


On Monday 18.3. at 16:30
Amélie (Le Fabuleux Destin d’Amélie Poulain)

2001 • romantic comedy • 122min • Finnish subtitles • Tickets: 5€
Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet

Amélie is an innocent and naive girl in Paris with her own sense of justice. She decides to help those around her and, along the way, discovers love.
The film received critical acclaim and was a major box office success. Amélie won Best Film at the European Film Awards, four César Awards in 2002, two BAFTA Awards, and was nominated for five Academy Awards.


On Tuesday 19.3. at 16:30
Jusqu’à la garde

2017 • drama • 94 min • English subtitles • Tickets: 5€
Director: Xavier Legrand

Antoine Besson, Miriam’s divorced husband, is a nice man. In charge of security in a hospital, he is esteemed both by his superiors and his fellow colleagues. Moreover he is a good father who, willing to be closer to his eleven-year-old son Julien, has chosen to be transferred to the town where the boy lives with his mother and his older sister Joséphine, soon to be of age. That is the very reason why Antoine, the caring father, is asking for joint custody of Julien. Well, all that would be fine provided Antoine actually was the man he claims to be. The trouble is that his wife and his two children see him in a very different light. For in the past, Antoine was far from an angel.


On Wednesday 20.3. at 16:30
Orpheline

2016 • drama • 111 min • English subtitles • Tickets: 5€
Director: Arnaud de Pallières

A young woman moves to Paris with a disastrous past. When she becomes a woman and thinks she’s finally free from her past’s shadows, some characters show up and she gets the chance to become a unique heroine.
Four different instances in the life of the same woman, as this is divided into four significant periods of her existence, such as childhood, puberty, adolescence and adulthood, all representing fragments and diverse aspects of her being as its central focal point.


On Thursday 21.3. at 16:30
La douleur

2017 • drama • 126 min • English subtitles • Tickets: 5 €
Director: Emmanuel Finkiel

June 1944, France is still under the German occupation. The writer and communist Robert Antelme, major figure of the Resistance, is arrested and deported. His young wife Marguerite Duras, writer and resistant, is torn by the anguish of not having news of her and her secret affair with her comrade Dyonis. She meets a French agent working at the Gestapo, Pierre Rabier, and, ready to do anything to find her husband, puts himself to the test of an ambiguous relationship with this troubled man, only to be able to help him. The end of the war and the return of the camps announce to Marguerite Duras the beginning of an unbearable wait, a slow and silent agony in the midst of the chaos of the Liberation of Paris.


On Friday 22.3. at 16:30
La fille inconnue

2016 • drama • 106 min • Finnish subtitles • Tickets: 5 €
Director: Luc Dardenne & Jean-Pierre Dardenne

The efficient Dr. Jenny Davin works hard and has been chosen to replace Dr. Habran, who has just retired, at the Kennedy Hospital. One night, someone rings the bell of her office after-hours and Dr. Davin asks her trainee Julien to not open the door since does not to seem an emergency. On the next morning, Police Inspectors Ben Mahmoud and Bercaro require her surveillance tape since a teenager was found dead on the other side of the road and they are investigating what happened. Jenny feels guilty for not opening the door and becomes obsessed to find the teenager’s identity. Her investigation affects her relationship with patients that might know something about the unknown girl.


On Friday 22.3. at 21:30
Climax

2018 • horror/thriller • 93 min • English subtitles • Tickets: 5 €
Director: Gaspar Noé

In the mid 1990’s, 20 French urban dancers join together for a three-day rehearsal in a closed-down boarding school located at the heart of a forest to share one last dance. They then make one last party around a large sangria bowl. Quickly, the atmosphere becomes charged and a strange madness will seize them the whole night. If it seems obvious to them that they have been drugged, they neither know by who nor why. And it’s soon impossible for them to resist to their neuroses and psychoses, numbed by the hypnotic and the increasing electric rhythm of the music. While some feel in paradise, most of them plunge into hell.

Rated R for disturbing content involving a combination of drug use, violent behavior and strong sexuality, and for language and some graphic nudity.


On Saturday 23.3. at 13:00
Casque D’or

1952 • crime • 96 min • K12 • English subtitles • liput 5 €
Director: Jacques Becker

In an open-air dance hall, the members of Leca’s gang are relaxing with their ladies. One of them, Marie, aka “Casque d’Or” (Golden Helmet) meets Manda, a carpenter. Her man Roland belongs to the jealous kind, and Leca himself has his eye on her. A story of love, death, friendship and jealousy during the Belle Epoque