Miami Film Festival 2017
Miami Dade College presents the 34th edition of the Miami International Film Festival (MIFF). In addition to the festival’s program, which includes over 10 French co-productions and 9 French films, MIFF hosts the second edition of the French industry market: Mercado del Cine Francés en Miami, presented by Unifrance (the national agency for the promotion of French cinema in the world).
By François Ozon
Saturday, March 4 : 4PM, Regal South Beach
In a small German town grieving in the immediate aftermath of the Great War, Anna is surprised to find a stranger laying roses on the grave of Frantz, her fallen fiancé. The stranger is Adrien, a Frenchman who knew Frantz in the years before the war and who brings with him memories of music and dancing—and of color, which bursts joyously onto the screen for fleeting passages in François Ozon’s elegantly rendered, mostly monochromatic tale of loss and recovery.
THE HISTORY OF LOVE (L’HISTOIRE DE L’AMOUR)
by Radu Milhaileanu
Tuesday, March 7 : 7PM, Olympia Theater
Spanning decades and continents, the film’s central narrative begins in prewar Poland and follows Leo Gurski and Alma Mereminski, neighbours and sweethearts whose romance is thwarted by the rise of fascism. Before the war Alma is sent to America; after the war Leo tries to find her, oblivious to the surprises that await him.
IT’S ONLY THE END OF THE WORLD (JUSTE LA FIN DU MONDE)
By Xavier Dolan
Monday, March 6 : 9:30PM, Coral Gables Art Cinema
Saturday, March 11 : 1PM, O Cinema Miami Beach
Oscar-shortlisted and winner of the Grand Jury Prize at 2016 Cannes Film Festival, the latest from French-Canadian enfant terrible Xavier Dolan chronicles an unusually fraught family reunion: after more than a decade away, a dramatist returns to his hometown to inform his kin of his impending death.
THE UNKNOWN GIRL (LA FILLE INCONNUE)
by Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne
Sunday, March 5 : 9PM, O Cinema Miami Beach
Sunday, March 12 : 6PM, Regal South Beach
Late one night, the door buzzer rings at a medical clinic in Liege. Dr. Jenny Davin ignores it. The next morning Jenny learns that the caller was an unidentified young woman who has since died. Punctured with guilt, Jenny determines to discover who this woman was and how her short life came to its end.
THE DANCER (LA DANSEUSE)
By Stephanie Di Giusto
Saturday, March 4 : 3:30PM, MDC’s Tower Theater
Monday, March 6 : 7PM, O Cinema Miami Beach
The Dancer follows Fuller as she makes her way from America to Belle époque Europe, where her innovations in movement, costume and lighting dazzle audiences and bring her into contact—and some friction—with the likes of Isadora Duncan.
IN BED WITH VICTORIA (VICTORIA)
By Justine Triet
Monday, March 6 : 9:30PM, O Cinema Miami Beach
Saturday, March 11 : 6PM, Regal South Beach
Victoria is a criminal lawyer and divorced mother tumbling into midlife crisis. She’s highly capable, smart and attractive, but sexual satisfaction is proving maddeningly elusive. At a wedding she reunites with a former client looking to be her intern and an old friend hoping to be her new client—he’s accused of stabbing his girlfriend.
By Daouda Coulibaly
Sunday, March 5 : 6:30PM, MDC’s Tower Theater
Ladji lives hand-to-mouth selling bus tickets on the streets of Bamako. With no opportunity for advancement, Ladji decides to take on a more profitable—and far more precarious—vocation. Ladji finds fast success as a drug trafficker, but with that success comes uneasy alliances with the upper echelons of the underworld, Mali’s military, and even Al-Qaeda.
HEAL THE LIVING (RÉPARER LES VIVANTS)
By Katell Quillévéré
Friday, March 10 : 7PM, O Cinema Miami Beach
A teenaged boy goes on a road trip with friends to the sea. A woman learns that her health is worsening. The staff at a regional hospital valiantly endeavors to save lives. These disparate narrative threads will gradually weave into an absorbing whole in this third feature from the talented Ivorian director Katell Quillévéré.
By Frédéric Mermoud
Saturday, March 4 : 9:30PM, Regal South Beach
Consumed with grief and infuriated by the Lausanne authorities’ inability to apprehend a suspect, Diane (Emmanuelle Devos) becomes convinced that a certain vintage mocha-colored Mercedes was the vehicle that killed her son in a hit-and-run...
BASED ON A TRUE STORY
By Cédric Prévost
Saturday March 11th : 3:30pm O Cinema, Miami Beach
This film screens as a collection of LOVE IS THE ANSWER VOL.2 Shorts Program
What started as a quiet night in Paris, ends up with Alexander – a 35-year old yuppie, who has just been rejected by a girl he fancies- being challenged by a street gang who steal his phone and wallet, leading to an unexpected turn of events…
MIAMI FILM FESTIVAL 2017
March 3-12, 2017
Miami Film Festival