French film festival – 14 and 16 March 2019

At Arik Einstein Cultural Center (6 Benny Berman Street, Ir Yamim)
All films in French with English and Hebrew subtitles
Tickets at Heychal Hatarbut Ticket Offices, by calling 09-8308811
or at www.netanya-culture.co.il

Thursday, March 14
7:15 p.m. Lola & Her Brothers
Lola, Benoît, and Pierre are three siblings, and they couldn’t be more different. When it appears that the lives of the three seem to be pulling them apart, they will need to learn what they evidently always knew – that nothing is more important than family.  French with English and Hebrew subtitles
9:15 p.m. In Safe Hands
The fate and future of Theo, a day-old baby, are in the hands of the Child Welfare Service after his mother decided she could not raise him. Until they find a permanent solution, the temporary responsibility for caring for him goes to Jean (Gilles Lellouche) and his family, for foster care. Not far away, is Alice, who despite the many obstacles never gave up on her dream of being a mother. The paths of Jean, Alice and Theo will cross on an intimate, moving and delightful journey.
The film earned seven nominations for César Awards, including Gilles Lellouche being nominated for best actor.

Saturday night, March 16
8:00 p.m. In Your Hands 
Music is Mathieu Malinski’s secret. A break-in he committed with his friends from the suburbs leads him to jail. His sentence is converted to service work by Pierre, director of the National Conservatory, after he sees in Mathieu a gifted pianist, who might be his ticket into the national piano competition. In order to succeed in the competition that will change their fate, Mathieu and the countess will need to learn how to get past their prejudices.
12:22 a.m. Sink or Swim
A group of average men facing midlife crises decide to establish a local synchronized swimming group… for men!
What begins as a hobby and remedy for damaged masculinity quickly becomes preparation for the world championships when they hire a tough coach. The group discovers that actually the sport known as the most feminine of all brings out the masculinity they thought they had lost and provides the audience with an entertaining and heartwarming experience.

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