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Wonders in the Suburbs

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Wonders in the Suburbs

Directed by Jeanne Balibar
Country: France
Language: French with English subtitles

The second feature film directed by acclaimed French actress Jeanne Balibar, Wonders in the Suburbs is a beautifully absurd comedy. As the new mayor of Montfermeil—an underprivileged municipality on the outskirts of Paris—Emmanuelle Joly has great expectations. However, two of her staffers, Joëlle and Kamel have just culminated their long separation with a finalized divorce. As the mayor starts implementing her quirky campaign promises—naps for all, rooftop farms, sexual assistance in the home, harmonization of breathing—political rivals start sabotaging her enthusiastic plans, while Joëlle and Kamel’s bickering further disrupt the administration and threaten this year’s Brioche Day. Presented in partnership with French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF)

Cast
Jeanne Balibar
Ramzy Bedia
Emmanuelle Béart
Mathieu Amalric

Crew
Directed by Jeanne Balibar

FIAF will host a special virtual conversation on Thursday, July 2 at 5pm ET with acclaimed French actress Jeanne Balibar, who both directed and starred in Wonders in the Suburbs. RSVP for the talk.

 

About Burning Bright: New French Filmmakers (June 16–August 3, 2020)

Burning Bright, FIAF’s annual summer celebration of emerging French and Francophone voices in cinema, is back for a fourth year. Running from Tuesday, June 16 through Monday, August 3, the series will present seven new feature films from a crop of exciting directors.

For the first time, this popular CinéSalon series will take place online, allowing even greater access to these films and increased visibility for these remarkable new talents. From poignant if unconventional coming-of-age tales to examining relationships between elected officials and their communities, this year’s series includes four US premieres and one NY premiere.

A new film will be posted each Tuesday on Kino Now and will remain available for one week. Films will be free for FIAF Members and $12 per film for Non-Members. Head to the FIAF website to learn more.

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This is a private showing of the film and is hidden from general view. To watch the film please access "My Library" on top of the page. Enjoy the film for five days from the time of purchase.

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