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Screened to mark Armistice Day (11 November), this was also the Surprise Film in this year’s Chichester Film Festival, which received high praise.

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In his first feature, director Emmanuel Courcol convincingly creates the psychological and physical horrors of the First World War. Inspired by the experiences of his own grandfather, Courcol retells the aftermath through the life of a family touched by the horrors and sacrifices of the war. As much an adventure film as a family drama, ‘Ceasefire’ successfully paints a portrait of France after WW1 and explores the national mood in the early 1920s.

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Romain Duris plays Georges, a hero of the conflict who is running away from his past. He has been living a nomad and adventurous life in Africa for four years when he decides to come back to France. He is reunited with his mother and his brother Marcel. Having a hard time finding his place in post-war society where life has gone on without him, Georges makes the acquaintance of Hélène, a teacher, with whom he begins a tumultuous relationship and at the same time attempts to heal his family’s wounds and his own. “Handsomely crafted, quietly affecting period drama from writer/director Emmanuel Courcol” - Screen Daily. Cast Romain Duris, Céline Sallette, Grégory Gadebois, Julie-Marie Parmentier.

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