November 16, 2010 17:31 ET

In French with English Subtitles, Inc., Second Annual French Film Festival, Comes to NYC November 19-21

All Net Proceeds Donated to Make a Wish Foundation® and L'Entraide Francaise

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - November 16, 2010) -


In French with English Subtitles, Inc (IFWES) will hold its second annual French film festival in NYC on November 19 - 21. The festival will present nine independent films and blockbuster premieres, with many noted actors and directors in attendance, including Caterina Murino, Alexandre Arcady and Pascal Elbé. All net proceeds will be donated to Make a Wish Foundation® of Metro New York and L'Entraide Francaise. The festival is in partnership with ALTOUR, one of the leading travel agencies worldwide and French Feeling Films, a production and distribution company.

IFWES was created in 2009 by the organization's President Catherine Laleuf and ALTOUR's Founder and Owner Alexandre Chemla, as a non-profit dedicated to a better understanding of French cinema, while benefiting charities.

Friday, November 19

7:00 p.m.
Comme Les 5 Doigts De La Main (Five Brothers)
Five brothers who decide to avenge the death of their murdered father.

Saturday, November 20

12:45 p.m.
L'amour C'est Mieux A Duex (The Perfect Date)
Michel dreams of a chance romantic meeting with the girl of his dreams, while his boyhood friend, Vincent, is a real ladies man. But when they meet Angèle and Nathalie they begin to see the limitations of their ideals.

3:00 p.m.
Bus Palladium
Four rock musicians whose group is on the path to success share the same dreams of fame and glory.

6:00 p.m.
Les Invetes de Mon Pere (My Father's Guests)
Lucien is a retired doctor whose passionate involvement in humanitarian causes pushes him too far.

8:00 p.m.
La Tête en Friche (My Afternoons with Marguerite)
An illiterate and lonely man bonds with an older and well-read woman.

Sunday, November 21

1:00 p.m.
Protéger & Servir (To Protect and to Serve)
Policemen Kim Houang and Michel Boudriau have been friends since they met as kids in an orphanage, whose jobs are now to stop a wave of terrorist attacks

3:00 p.m.
Big City
One morning, the children of a small town in the US, Big City, wake up orphans. All the adults have vanished and the kids realize they had better take action.

5:30 p.m.
Imogène is a secretary of the Admiralty, who keeps making mistakes and humiliating her boss. Expecting to be fired, she is instead given the job of handling a secret mission.

7:30 p.m.
Tête de Turks (Turk's Head)
Several lives are changed after a teenager throws a Molotov cocktail on a car, sending the doctor who was in it in a coma.

Screenwriter and Director Pascal Elbé will be there to lead a discussion following the screening. Elbé recently won the prize for direction at the Festival des Films du Monde in Montréal.

Ticket Prices
Gala and Opening Night film -- $110
VIP Pass (Gala Night and week-end Pass) -- $160
Week-end Pass -- $65
Single Ticket -- $12

To reserve seats, please visit:

Press interviews are available on Saturday, November 20 with Caterina Murino and Alexandre Arcady, and Monday, November 22 with Pascal Elbé


The festival's theme is solidarity, which is present in each film.


French Institute-Alliance Francaise*
Florence Gould Hall
55 East 59th Street
New York, NY 10022
Tel: 714-541-3318

*The French Institute-Alliance Française is not affiliated with IFWES


In French with English Subtitles is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting French Cinema in the US, to the benefit of charities.

Established in 1991 by seasoned industry leader Alexandre Chemla, ALTOUR has grown to become one of the most sophisticated and highly respected global leaders in the travel world today. ALTOUR is among the largest agencies serving the luxury and mid-market travel niches today, with 75 offices and more than 1,000 travel professionals throughout the United States and Europe.

French Feeling Films is an American company created in 2002, located in Paris and Miami which distributes movies in VO-STA in the USA (Original Version with American subtitles). Patrick Gimenez and his partner André Lazare have produced more than 180 films over the last 24 years.

Contact Information

    Laura Mooney
    Middleton & Gendron, Inc.
    (212) 980-9232
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