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Like millions of others worldwide, 40-year-old Francois Nouel is a Tour de France fan. Unbeatable on anything to do with the race, he spends as much time as he can on his bike, to escape from a disappointing everyday existence. At work, he’s restricted to bicycle displays. And things at home are no better: his son thinks he’s a loser and his wife berates him for being a coward. So when his wife discovers on the eve of his holidays that he’s been volunteered to work on the Tour, it’s too much: she tells him she wants a divorce and leaves with his son.

Then he meets Remi Pletinckx, a depressive former sports manager who’s also at the end of his rope. Under Pletinckx’s influence, Francois makes up his mind to live his childhood dream: to do the Tour de France. The race begins tomorrow. If he leaves now, one day ahead of the pros, he could even get to Paris before them.

Francois takes off. Alone at first, others quickly join him, inspired by the challenge he has embraced. The obstacles are many, but as he overcomes them one by one, word of his exploits spreads. A real pack of amateurs grows around him. Each stage is passed, the media goes crazy, the crowds cheer, the Yellow Jersey is furious. Francois must be stopped.

But when all seems lost, when there’s nothing left to hope for, Francois resolves to go on to the bitter end... has his moment finally come?

Starring: Clovis CornillacBouli LannersAry AbittanBruno LochetÉlodie Bouchez Directed by Laurent Tuel (\'Le premier cercle\', \'Jean-Philippe\', \'Un jeu d\'enfants\') Written by Lyes BelaïdouniStéphane Ben LahceneYohan LévyMathieu OullionRomain Protat

 

Comedy, Sport, World Cinema | 1hr 38mins | M | Offensive language | Country of Origin: France | Language: French with English subtitles



 

She lost her perfect love, until she found his perfect double.

Psychological romantic drama starring Annette Bening (American Beauty) and Ed Harris (The Truman Show), about a widowed woman who finds herself attracted to a man that bears a striking resemblance to her late husband. From the director of The Chumscrubber.

 

Several years after being widowed, Nikki (Bening) is merely going through the motions of her life when she meets Tom; a man that looks exactly like her beloved deceased husband (Harris). Before she knows it, she is falling in love all over again. But with which man? The Face of Love explores the fine line between grief and insanity, whilst still telling the funny and touching story of a blossoming romance. Features a supporting turn from Robin Williams as Nikki\'s confidante and secondary love interest.

Drama, Romance | 1hr 32mins | M | Country of Origin: USA


 

They made him a promise.

 He made them a family.

Alan Cumming (Burlesque) and Garret Dillahunt (Winter’s Bone) star as a gay couple in the ‘70s fighting to keep custody of an abandoned Down’s Syndrome teen in this true-story drama. But when their unconventional living arrangement is discovered by authorities, they\'re forced to fight a biased legal system to save the life of the child they have come to love as their own. 

Starring: Alan Cumming, Garret Dillahunt, Isaac Leyva, Frances Fisher, Gregg Henry Directed by Travis Fine (\'The Space Between\') Written by Travis Fine, George Arthur Bloom 

Drama, True Story | 1hr 38mins | M | Country of Origin: USA


 

  

Clive Owen (Children of Men) and Juliette Binoche (Chocolat) star in this romantic comedy about an English teacher who challenges the school\'s art teacher to a "war" between words and pictures and, in the process, sparks an unlikely romance.

"Prep school English teacher Jack (Owen) laments his students\' obsession with social media and good grades - as opposed to rigorous engagement with language. A one-time literary star, Jack has not published in years. He\'s let the school\'s literary magazine fall into ruin. He\'s estranged from his son. In short, Jack has much to despair of, and when Jack despairs, Jack drinks... Dina (Binoche) is an abstract painter. Like Jack, she was once celebrated for her art, but the onset of arthritis has made the physical act of painting too painful to bear. Jack finds Dina attractive but icy; he flirts with and provokes her with equal relish. With a performance review looming and his job on the line, Jack comes upon an inspired method of galvanising student interest in their studies: he declares a war between words and pictures, confident that the former can convey greater meaning than the latter. Dina accepts Jack\'s challenge and the battles begin. But, before they even know it, their hearts have also entered the fray." (Toronto International Film Festival)

Starring: Clive OwenJuliette BinocheKeegan Connor TracyAmy Brenneman Directed by Fred Schepisi (\'Roxanne\', \'Six Degrees of Separation\') Written by Gerald Di Pego

 

Comedy, Drama, Romance | 1hr 51mins | M | Offensive language | Country of Origin: USA


 

The volcano that every non-Icelandic person has trouble pronouncing - Eyjafjallajökull - is erupting in this French disaster comedy, following a spiteful divorced couple (Welcome to the Sticks\' Dany Boon and Little Whie Lies\' Valérie Bonneton) forced to evade the event on route to their daughter\'s wedding. 

Alain (Boon) and Valerie (Bonneton), whose mutual hatred knows no bounds, are on the same flight to the wedding on an idyllic island in Greece. With the volcano having just blown its top and grounding all flights, the pair are forced to team up to get to Greece on time - by car, truck, boat, police car, light plane and foot.

Starring: Valérie BonnetonDany BoonDenis Ménochet  Directed by Alexandre Coffre (\'Borderline\') Written by Laurent Zeitoun,Yoann GrombAlexandre Coffre

 

Comedy, World Cinema | 1hr 32mins | Country of Origin: France | Language: French with English subtitles


RISING FROM ASHES 

Hope is an amazing ride.

Forest Whitaker narrates this sports documentary about the Rwanda professional cycling team, a group of who survived genocide to become high-order athletes under the guidance of cycling legend Jock Boyer.

Rising from Ashes is a feature length documentary about the first Rwandan national cycling team in their bid to make history and represent their country at the 2012 Olympics. Competing in a white man\'s sport, reserved for the privileged, a rag tag group of cyclists coached by the first American to ride in the Tour de France, are transformed into a powerful symbol of hope for a country recovering from one of the world\'s most devastating genocides.

Reviews: RT , IMDB

Documentary, Sport | 1hr 19mins | M | Adult themes | Country of Origin: USA, Rwanda, UK, South Africa |  



 


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