Film + Short
The Braves

Entre les vagues

NY Premiere

Tuesday, September 27, 2022
4pm & 7:30pm
FIAF Florence Gould Hall

Dir. Anaïs Volpé, 2021, France, 100 min, DCP, color
With Souheila Yacoub, Déborah Lukumuena, Matthieu Longatte
In French with English subtitles

Cannes Film Festival 2021, Directors’ Fortnight – Official Selection
Champs-Élysées Film Festival 2021 – Winner Best Director

Margot and Alma are best friends holding on to the energy of their youth. They both dream of becoming famous actresses and will do almost anything to make it happen. Their careers seem to take off when Margot is cast as a lead, and Alma as her understudy. When the demands of the new role reveals a secret, their big dreams and friendship are being tested.

Both lead performers bring a charismatic presence to The Braves. Yacoub is a match for the emotional demands of the role. A film that emerges as a fond remembrance of a cherished friendship.” – Allan Hunter, Screen Daily

Preceded by the short film The Magic Flute / La Flûte enchantée (Dir. Geordy Gouturiau, 2021)

Due to unexpected circumstances, there will be no Q&A with Anaïs Volpé following the 7:30pm screening. The film will be screened as scheduled.


The Magic Flute
La Flûte enchantée

Dir. Geordy Gouturiau, 2021, France, 26 min, color
With Esdras Registe and Guillaume Dietrich
In French with English subtitles

Champs-Élysées Film Festival 2022 – Grand Jury Prize for Best French Independent Short Film

Overwhelmed by his debts and dying mother, Arnaud meets Momo. Momo is a mischievous magician, who seems to attracts trouble. Upon discovery of an old flute, Arnaud and Momo think the it might be the answer to all their problems.