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Focus on French Cinema: Closing Night

Join filmmaker Gaël Morel for the NY premiere of his latest film Catch the Wind (Prendre le large) at the closing night of the Focus on French Cinema Festival. Screening will be followed by a Q&A with Morel and a festive after-party with wine and hors d’œuvres.

Prendre le large
Dir. Gaël Morel, 2017, 103 min, color.
With Sandrine Bonnaire, Mouna Fettou, Kamal El Amri, Ilian Bergala, Farida Ouchani
In French & Arabic with English subtitles

When her textile factory closes, Edith, a seamstress, astonishes everyone when she decides to forgo her severance package to follow her job to Morocco, where the factory has been relocated. What unfolds is more than a fish out of water story, as Edith must contend not only with new surroundings, but challenging workplace conditions and customs. Catch the Wind is beautifully shot and elegantly composed and Sandrine Bonnaire’s performance as Edith proves that she is one the finest actresses working today.