Chicago premiere! Film Series : Young French Cinema

Age of Panic

La bataille de Solférino

2013, Justine Triet, France, 94 min.
With Laetitia Dosch, Vincent Macaigne.

Show Times

  • Sat, Jun 13th 3:00pm
  • Wed, Jun 17th 8:30pm

"No caffeine is necessary before watching AGE OF PANIC... There’s not a chance that anyone will nod off."
— Kent Turner, Film-Forward

Like MEDIUM COOL and OFFSIDE, Triet’s electrifying first feature throws a loosely scripted fictional story into an unpredictable whirl of filmed-on-the-spot real events--in this case, the election-day frenzy of Paris on May 6, 2012. TV reporter Laetitia (Dosch) is covering the events for a news channel; meanwhile, her volatile ex Vincent (Macaigne in a sensational loose-cannon performance) is relentlessly attempting to get around a restraining order limiting his access to their two young daughters. The personal and the political chart a collision course whose junction is the Rue de Solférino, where an excited crowd is massing outside the headquarters of underdog socialist candidate François Hollande. Selected by Cahiers du cinéma as one of the ten best films of 2013. In French with English subtitles. DCP digital. (MR)

Buy a ticket at our regular prices for the first “Young French Cinema” film on any Saturday in June, and get a ticket for the second “Young French Cinema” film that day at the discounted rate with proof of your original purchase: General Admission $7; Students $5; Members $4. This discount rate applies to the second feature only. Discount available in person at the box office only.

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