BAMcinématek celebrates the 20th anniversary of ACID, a French association of film directors that has found innovative ways of mentoring and promoting young, emerging filmmakers' first feature-length projects. Over the years ACID has introduced audiences to talent from across the world, showcasing new films in its own special section of the Cannes Film Festival. The series will include many recent highlights and will host a number of the filmmakers for Q&As.
This timely global romance captures the spirit of a tech-savvy new generation.
A lyrical portrait of the precarious lives of crack addicts in Paris’ Stalingrad Metro station.
A poetic, ruminative look at the reunion of three
siblings after their father’s death.
A masterful, immersive look at the daily lives of cattle in the French countryside.
A humorous portrait of a small group of 20-year-old bohemian women.
Two French shorts: one a portrait of Paris nightlife, the other a bittersweet homecoming.
An elderly mullah's death sets off this tale of thwarted love in a restrictive society.
A French-Egyptian director’s humorous exploration of his family’s Coptic Christian faith.
This haunting study of urban alienation follows three characters during a single day.
Working-class French students delve into a classic novel in this touching documentary.
Olivier Gourmet stars in this fresh, often hilarious addition to the road-movie genre.