The Dancer

Nothing in her background destined Loïe Fuller from the American Midwest to become a Belle Epoque icon, even less a dancer at the Paris Opera. Even at the risk of destroying her back and burning her eyes with the stage lights, she will never falter in the quest to perfect her dance. But her encounter with Isadora Duncan, a prodigious young dancer hungry for fame and glory, will precipitate the fall of this icon at the beginning of the twentieth century.

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…

Inglourious Basterds

In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a group of Jewish-American soldiers known as “The Basterds” are chosen specifically to spread fear throughout the Third Reich by scalping and brutally killing Nazis. The Basterds, lead by Lt. Aldo Raine soon cross paths with a French-Jewish teenage girl who runs a movie theater in Paris which is targeted by the soldiers.

Special Forces

Afghanistan. War correspondent Elsa Casanova is taken hostage by the Taliban. Faced with her imminent execution, a Special Forces unit is dispatched to free her. In some of the world’s most breathtaking yet hostile landscapes, a relentless pursuit begins between her kidnappers who have no intention of letting their prey escape them and a group of soldiers who risk their lives in pursuit of their single aim – to bring her home alive. This strong, independent woman and these men of duty are thrown together and forced to confront situations of great danger that inextricably bind them – emotionally, violently and intimately.

Our Heroes Died Tonight

France in the early 60s. Simon, a wrestler, wears a white mask. In the ring, he is known as “The Specter”. He suggests to his friend Victor who has just returned from combat to be his adversary in the ring and wear a black mask, and be known as “The Slaughterer of Belleville”. But for Victor, still shaken from his experience in combat, this is too much; for once in his life he would like to be the good guy, the one people cheer on. Simon then suggests they switch masks. But it proves less easy to fool the rest of the wrestling crowd…

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.

Grand Central

Gary is young, agile, a quick learner. He’s one of those who’s never been promised anything. After a succession of odd jobs, he’s taken on at a nuclear power plant.
There, amongst the reactors and their high doses of radioactivity, he finally finds what he’s been looking for: money, a team, a family.
But the team also includes Karole, Toni’s wife, with whom he falls in love.
Forbidden love and radiation slowly contaminate Gary. Each day is menacing. [Synopsis courtesy of Cannes]