Family Resemblances (France)
Writer: Cédric Klapisch, Agnès Jaoui, Jean-Pierre Bacri
Director: Cédric Klapisch
Starring: Jean-Pierre Bacri, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Agnès Jaoui, Catherine Frot
Languages spoken: French
Awards: César for Best Supporting Actress (Frot), Best Supporting Actor (Darroussin) and Best Screenplay
See it if you like: laugh-out-loud punchlines
Do not miss: the birthday scene
See also: "The Taste of Others", "Russian Dolls"
An upper middle-class French family celebrates a birthday in a restaurant. In one evening and during one meal, family history, tensions, collective and separate grudges, delights, and memories both clash and coalesce.
The Wind (Mali)
Two Malian teenagers, Bah and Batrou, from different backgrounds, meet at secondary school. Bah is the descendent of a great tribal chieftain. Batrous father, a provincial military governor, represents the new ruling power. The two teenagers are part of a generation that rejects the established order and challenges the society in which they live.