Watch "Polisse" in Stamford
Thursday, Aug 16, 2012, 7:30pm
272 Bedford Street, Stamford, CT
Carte Blanche: FREE, Avon & AFG Members: $6, Students & Seniors: $8, Nonmembers: $11.
The Avon Theatre and the Alliance Francaise of Greenwich present the French Cinematheque series at The Avon, featuring the best of new and classic French cinema. On Thursday, August 16 at 7:30 p.m. French Cinematheque presents Polisse.
One lucky audience member at each show will win a prize from
WFUV public radio. Ticket prices are as follows: Carte Blanche: FREE, Avon & AFG Members: $6, Students & Seniors: $8, Nonmembers: $11. Call the Avon business office at 203-661-0321 or the box office at 203-967-3660 for tickets.
ABOUT POLISSE: Winner of the Jury Prize at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival and nominated for 13 César Awards, POLISSE follows the daily lives of a tight-knit team of men and women working in the Child Protection Unit of the Parisian police. Basing her richly textured script on real child investigation cases, writer/director/actor Maïwenn has gathered an accomplished ensemble cast of French actors who convey the emotional strain of the unit’s work with gritty realism. They not only deal with the stress of their jobs but the inevitable fall-out in their personal lives - breakdowns, divorce and adulterous relations within the force. In between, there are frequent flashes of humor as the team attempts to diffuse daily realities. As the cases, confessions and interrogations pile up, the squad members have only each other as support as they face an uphill battle against both criminals and bureaucracy.