Age of Panic

Age of Panic

Directed by: Justine Triet

Sunday, March 9, 2014

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Director Justine Triet and actor Arthur Harari in person!

(La bataille de Solférino) During a time of great political change, a frazzled young mother tries to keep it together on the home front. Laetitia (Laetitia Dosch), a cable news reporter off to cover the 2012 French presidential elections, leaves her daughters in the care of a hapless babysitter (Marc-Antoine Vaugeois) with strict instructions to keep them away from Vincent (Vincent Macaigne), her ex-husband and their father. But Vincent, determined to see his kids, disrupts the already chaotic household by enlisting a neighbor to negotiate a divorce agreement with Laetitia – while she’s out reporting amid election crowds in front of Socialist Party headquarters. In her enormously promising first feature, a very funny comedy of discomfort infused with documentary-style energy, director Justine Triet pits micro social problems against the macro body politic of France, all within the frame of one manic day in Paris. Nominated for Best First Film in the 2014 César Awards.

Additional screening Mar 10 at the Film Society of Lincoln Center.

Part of Rendez-Vous with French Cinema 2014

90 Minutes, In French with English subtitles
France


"A tour de force of intertwining documentary and fiction—and public and private life."
- Richard Brody, The New Yorker


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