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Of Loves and Lies

Fourmi

FEATURE FILM 105'
Comedy drama

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An inspiring story about the unlimited power of a child’s love to help his father to get back on track.
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Julien Rappeneau - Based on a graphic novel Dream Team by Mario Torrecillas & Artur Laperla

Directed by

Julien Rappeneau Rosalie Blum

Starring

François Damiens (La Famille Bélier, Cowboys, Just to be sure, The World is yours)
Maleaume Paquin (RĂ©mi, Nobody's Boy)
Ludivine Sagnier (Remi, Nobody's Boy, CĂ©sar Award nominee for Swimming Pool and A Secret)
André Dussolier (Bad Seeds, Roomates Wanted, Diplomacy, Beauty and the Beast, My Worst Nightmare, Micmacs, Tell No One, 36, A Very Long Engagement, Officer s Ward - Best Supporting Actor at the Cesar Awards 2002, Children of the Marshlands)
SĂ©bastien Chassagne
Laetitia Dosch (Our Struggles, Montparnasse BienvenĂĽe)
Nicolas Wanczycki The Climb
Cassiopée Mayance (Against the wind)

Production

Michael Gentile - The Film

Delivery: SEPTEMBER 4TH, 2019

2019 / Original language: France / Color / 2.39 / 5.1 / available in uhd & 4k

Based on a graphic novel Dream Team by Mario Torrecillas & Artur Laperla.

Twelve-year old Theo plays for a local soccer club and has enough talent to eventually go pro. But his father has been on a self-destructive spiral ever since he started drinking and got divorced, and Theo feels powerless and anxious as he watches his dad slowly destroying his own life. But he refuses to give up on him. When a recruiter for a prestigious British club takes notice of him, Theo sees an opportunity to rekindle his father’s hope, but despite all his efforts he is not selected. So he decides to lie and say he was, hoping to make his father happy and proud. Theo’s dad is so overjoyed that he puts all his heart into helping his son prepare for “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity” gradually regaining his taste for life and motivation for the future. Until the lie reaches unforeseen proportions and
completely spins out of control. Thankfully, Theo’s little lie has already operated big change and generated so much hope, that life is able to get back on track. Only better!

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Film Francophone d'Angoulème 2019
Special Screenings

SCHLINGEL International Film Festival
In competition

Tübingen / Stuttgart International French-language Film Festival – 2019
Price of Youth

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"Funny, touching and full of hope"
MON QUOTIDIEN

"A film that makes you feel good"
AU FEMININ

"A very sweet family comedy"
NOTRE TEMPS

"A family comedy that's both funny and touching"
SUD OUEST

"A lovely film, well-acted and full of humanity"
FRANCE 2

"Fourmi" hits the right note - a comedy with humor that can also have a sweet touch”
TF1 "JT"

“François Damiens is touching as an overwhelmed father”
LA CROIX

“A lovely film, well-acted and full of humanity”
FRANCE 2 “Télématin”

“Infinitely sweet, the film “Fourmi” is definitely not to be missed”
AUFEMININ.COM

“Julien Rappeneau makes this sweet and wacky comedy a success”
“A cross between social tale and screwball comedy, Fourmi is more than just well-intentioned”
LE MONDE

“Fourmi: Billy Elliot on a football field”
“A sweet and funny family comedy”
LE FIGARO

“A lot of tenderness in this pretty tale”
LA VOIX DU NORD

“A very sweet and funny film about father-son relationships”
1 JOUR 1 ACTU (Kids News)

"A comedy with clockwork precision that serves a heartwarming story."
TELERAMA

"A touching family story carried by the heartfelt acting of François Damiens and Laetitia Dosch."
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Belgique

"Francois Damiens is funny and touching in the marvelous Fourmi"
SUD INFO

"Fourmi was made with sincerity, modesty, sweetness and goodwill"
"Between lightness and gravity, laughter and tears"
"A bittersweet comedy seen through a child's eyes"
LE SOIR

"A sweet social tale"
CINE TELE REVUE