IFcinema à la carte : Cannes festival

May 10, 2021 - June 10, 2021

The Festival has been postponed to July but IFcinema à la carte is bringing us a selection of movies that have been noticed during the past editions! All the movies are subtitled in english and can be watched online for free.


The Workshop, Laurent Cantet, 2016, 1h53 

Olivia, a well-known Parisian novelist, runs a writing workshop with a group of young people in La Ciotat, in the South of France. She is particularly intrigued by Antoine, a taciturn and not very sociable, young man. Antoine makes writing proposals that others consider shocking, and becomes the “black sheep” of the group. Olivia and Antoine, who seeks escape from his daily life by immersing himself in an extreme right-wing ideology (following Luc Borel, a fascist leader inspired from real-life Alain Soral), develop a relationship that is marked by attraction and repulsion.

Bird People, Pascale Ferran, 2021, 2h07 

In an airport hotel on the outskirts of Paris, a Silicon Valley engineer abruptly chucks his job, breaks things off with his wife, and holes up in his room. Soon, fate draws him and a young French maid together.

Barbara, Mathieu Almaric, 2017, 1h37 

An actress, Brigitte, is playing Barbara in a film that soon begins shooting. Brigitte works on her character, her voice, the songs and scores, the imitation of her gestures, her knitting, the lines to learn. Things move along. The character grows inside her. Invades her, even…Yves, the director, is also working – via encounters, archival footage, the music. He seems inhabited and inspired by her – But by whom? The actress or Barbara?

Run, Philipe Lacote, 1h36, 2014, Côte d’Ivoire 

Run escapes… He just killed the Prime Minister of his country. In order to do so, he had to act as if he was a crazy man, wandering through the city. His life comes back by flashes ; his childhood with Tourou when his dream was to become a rain miracle-worker, his adventures with Gladys the eater, and his past as a young member of militia, in the heart of the politic and military conflict in Ivory Coast. All those lives, Run didn’t choose them. Everytime, he felt in by running from another life. That’s the reason why his name’s Run.