45th edition 27 January - 7 February 2016

Jacky au royaume des fillesBF-2014 
Jacky in the Kingdom of Women

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In the Kingdom of Bubunne, women are in power while men wear veils and do domestic tasks. Jacky, a lovely young man who dreams of marrying the 'Colonelle' (Charlotte Gainsbourg) has to struggle like a Cinderella to realize his dreams. Delightful satire on gender, power and veggies. Nominated for The Big Screen Award.

In the People's Democratic Republic of Bubunne, the women are in power. They rule the country and maintain order, while the men - clad in robes from head to toe - take care of the households. Things are not very democratic; the 'Generale' rules with an iron fist - opponents are hanged.
In this strange country, where horses are worshipped and the national cuisine is a slimy gruel, Jacky gets ready for the Grand Ball, at which the Generale's daughter (Charlotte Gainsbourg) will choose a husband. Jacky fervently hopes he will be chosen, but he's not the only candidate.
In his second feature film, cartoonist Riad Sattouf, who made his directing debut with the award-winning The French Kissers (2009), challenges common assumptions about men and women. The satirical Jacky in the Kingdom of Women is not only witty, but often very sharp in its radical switching of gender roles. It's also a romantic fairytale, brimming with black humour and with a particularly surprising end.

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France 2014
DirectorRiad Sattouf
ProducerAnne-Dominique Toussaint
 Les Films des Tournelles
ScenarioRiad Sattouf
CastCharlotte Gainsbourg
 Vincent Lacoste
 Michel Hazanavicius
 Laure Marsac
 Didier Bourdon
PhotographyJosée Deshaies
EditorVirginie Bruant
Production designAlain Guffroy
Sound designValérie Deloof
Film formatDCP
2014 Bright Future World premiere
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