In July 2015, just one month after the first edition festival, Plein les Yeux was approached by film distributors to offer its network and film expertise in support of the release of several new French films. A new initiative started, complementary to Plein les Yeux’s existing activities: Presented by Plein les Yeux.
03-11-2016 / 19:00 / FilmHallen Amsterdam
Avant-Première “Les Innocentes” with Anne Fontaine
a film by Anne Fontaine
In 1945 Poland, a young French Red Cross doctor who is sent to assist the survivors of the German camps discovers several nuns in advanced states of pregnancy during a visit to a nearby convent.
02-07-2016 / 15:00 / FilmHuis Den Haag
Screening “Francofonia” with Ciné-club de l’Alliance Française de La Haye
a film by Aleksandr Sokurov
A history of the Louvre during the Nazi occupation and a meditation on the meaning and timelessness of art.
06-12-2015 / 15:00 / FilmHuis Den Haag
Screening “Chorus” with Ciné-club de l’Alliance Française de La Haye
a film by François Delisle
A love story that emerges from mourning and leads to two survivors clinging to each other as if to heal the deepest cut of all.
10-01-2016 / 15:00 / FilmHuis Den Haag
Screening “Tous les chats sont gris” with Ciné-club de l’Alliance Française de La Haye
a film by Savina Dellicour
Paul is 46 years old. He works as a private investigator and is single. Dorothy is nearly 16, and she is going through an identity crisis. He lived on the margins of the well-thinking society of Brussels, she grew up in the midst of it. The only thing that links them is that Paul knows he is Dorothy’s biological father…
12-11-2015 / 21:00 / De FilmHallen Amsterdam
Avant-Première “Maryland” with Matthias Schoenaerts
a film by Alice Winocour
Vincent is an ex-soldier with PTSD who is hired to protect the wife and child of a wealthy Lebanese businessman while he’s out of town. Despite the apparent tranquility on Maryland, Vincent perceives an external threat. Followed by a Q&A with Matthias Schoenaerts.
11-01-2015 / 15:00 / FilmHuis Den Haag
Avant-Première “Mon Roi” with Ciné-club de l’Alliance Française de La Haye
a film by Maïwenn
Tony is admitted to a rehabilitation center after a serious skiing accident. Dependent of medical staff and painkillers, she takes the time to remember the tumultuous love story she lived with Georgio.
10-04-2015 / 15:00 / FilmHuis Den Haag
Avant-Première “Une enfance” with Ciné-club de l’Alliance Française de La Haye
a film by Philippe Claudel
Jimmy and his half-brother Kevin live with their mother and her partner. Their mother has regained custody of the boys after a stint in prison, but she’s hooked on drugs, alcohol and her partner, with his shady dealings. Jimmy often has to act as the head of the household, but underneath, feelings of rage and violence are simmering. As the summer comes to an end, all the ingredients of this tragedy fall into place and trigger an explosive chain reaction of innocence and violence.
07-09-2015 / De FilmHallen Amsterdam
Avant-Première “La Loi du Marché” with Vincent Lindon
a film by Stéphane Brizé
An unemployed factory worker is trying to make ends in working-class France. Followed by a Q&A with Vincent Lindon, Palme d’Or for Best Actor (Cannes 2015).
Picture by Jacqueline Deboir