Pieds nus sur les limaces (Lily Sometimes)

Lily and Clara are two sisters who could not be more different. Lily inhabits a fantasy world, in harmony with nature, carefree and exuberant. She lives with her elderly mother in the old family house in the country. Clara, by contrast, is a city-dweller who lives a far more hectic life. When her mother dies, Clara is prompted to radically change her priorities and decides to devote herself to looking after Lily. Under her younger sister’s influence, Clara begins to experience a new zest for living…

Farewell, My Queen

A look at the relationship between Marie Antoinette and one of her readers during the final days of the French Revolution.

Louise Wimmer

The middle-aged titular heroine (Masiero) of this bare-bones, Dardenne-esque debut has certainly fallen on hard times: Living between her car and a storage shed, working a part-time job as a hotel chambermaid, and trying against all odds to obtain public housing, Louise scrapes by on a day-to-day subsistence that’s only a few Euros away from skid row.

I Am A Soldier

Sandrine, 30 years old, is forced to return home in Roubaix to live with her mother. She is unemployed and accepts to work with her uncle in a kennel, which turns out to be a hub for dog trafficking from Eastern Europe. She rapidly acquires authority and respect in this world dominated by men, and earns the money that could provide her with her freedom. But sometimes even good soldiers stop taking orders. [Synopsis courtesy of Cannes Film Festival]

Just Before Losing Everything

Julien is 10 years old. He pretends to go to school but then hides out under a bridge, his backpack filled with clothes. A few kilometers away, 15-year-old Joséphine does the same and waits for the bus.