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April 5, 2012, 9:24 p.m. | Movies — by Alyona Zhuk

The Field of Enchantment.
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The film festival French Spring 2012 will be screened in Kyiv for another few days.

So, don’t miss fresh French dramas. For the full schedule check the Kyiv Post Going Out Guide and www.kino.ukr.net/cinema/kiev/





THE FIELD OF ENCHANTMENT (LA CLE DES CHAMPS)

Drama
France 2011, 81’
Language: French with Ukrainian subtitles
Directed by Claude Nuridsany,Marie Pérennou
April 7 at 7 p.m.
Kyiv


Every child has the magical power to see monsters or knights in the simple shadow of the tree, to transform a pencil into a wand and to build a castle from pillows and blankets.

The movie’s main characters, a silent dreamy boy and a charming little girl in a red dress, find magic in a deserted pond. Seen through children’s eyes and imaginations, it becomes their kingdom, full of creatures born from their dreams and nightmares.


THE MINISTER (L’EXERCICE DE L’ETAT)

Drama
France 2011, 112’
Language: French with Ukrainian subtitles
Directed by Pierre Schöller
April 8 at 7 p.m.
Kyiv


Bertrand St-Jean, a minister for transport, is woken in the middle of the night with an emergency phone call – nine people, including seven children, have died in a bus accident. He doesn’t have any choice but to head to the place, where the tragedy took place

Stuck somewhere between politics and real life, St-Jean gets lost in the interviews, public affairs, and drinking with his driver instead of spending time with his wife.


POLISS (POLISSE)

Crime, Drama
France 2011, 127’
Language: French with Ukrainian subtitles
Directed by Maïwenn
April 9 at 7 p.m.
Kyiv


How hard it must be to decide whether a little girl, who says that her father has been seducing her, is lying, or whether to separate a boy from his mother as she can’t afford to put a roof over his head?

And though policemen from the Parisian Child Protection Unit face these kind of questions every day, they manage to stay positive and fill their lunch with jokes and laughter. As soon as Melissa, the state photographer, joins the unit to shoot a photo story about them, the everyday routine ceases to be such a routine.


CHICKEN WITH PLUMS (POULET AUX PRUNES)
Drama
France 2011, 93’
Language: French with Ukrainian subtitles
Directed by Vincent Paronnaud and Marjane Satrapi
April 10 at 7 p.m.
Kyiv


When world-famous violinist Nasser Ali Khan’s wife breaks his violin in a row, he feels even worse than if his arm was broken. Desperate to find a replacement for the beloved instrument, Khan decides to go to bed and stay lying there until he dies.

The rest of the movie is an emotional mix of his flashbacks and memories from the time when he was young.
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