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08.03. - 20:30,
French Cultural Institute

16.03. - 20:30,

20.03. - 20:30,
Cinema House

Director:  Erick Zonca
Cinematography:  Yorick Le Saux
Screenplay:  Erick Zonca , Aude Py
Music:  Pollard Berrier and Darius Keeler
Producers:  Francois Marquis and Bertrand Faivre
Cast:  Tilda Swinton , Aidan Gould , Saul Rubinek
Production:  Bagheera/The Bureau
International distribution:  Studio Canal
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France , 2008, 138 min, color
Awards:  Berlin 2008 - "Competition"

Julia is 40 and an alcoholic. She is manipulative, unreliable and a notorious liar but in spite of everything else, she is still an imposing appearance. A woman for whom a well-preserved 1979 Chrysler New Yorker is just the right vehicle. In between the many vodkas and occasional one-night-stands, Julia manages to scrape together a living by doing one low-paid job after another. But life is getting lonelier and lonelier. The only person who still shows her any affection and would like to help her is her old boyfriend Mitch. But Julia ignores his efforts. Her daily dose of alcohol only serves to strengthen her conviction that she is one of lifes losers and that she is not responsible for the chaos she has made of hers so far.
But then, in one of her soberer moments, she catches a glimpse of the dark and slippery road ahead. In panic and desperation but also driven by financial necessity she turns to crime as a way out. But nothing goes as planned and she is forced to go on the run.
Inspired by John Cassavetes film Gloria, Erick Zonca tells the story of a no less fabulous moll in a thrilling road movie that takes Julia and little Tom all the way down to Mexico.

Erick Zonca
French director, born in 1956 in Orléans. At the age of 20 he went to New York to become an actor, but returned to France to make films. He worked in television as an assistant before making his first short film in 1992. Elodie Bouchez and Natacha Regnier, the leading actors in his feature film debut, La Vie Revee Des Anges, received the award for best actresses at the Cannes Film Festival in 1998, and the film itself was awarded with Cesar for best picture. Julia is his first English-language film.
1998  La Vie revee des anges
1999  Le Petit voyeur
2008  Julia
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