- Dates Showing:
- Friday 15–Thursday 28 June
- Show Times:
- times vary [ see showings ]
Winner of the 2011 Cannes Jury Prize, Polisse follows the daily lives of a tight-knit team 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 who convey the emotional strain of the unit’s work with gritty realism. Crimes against minors, often vice-related, are the harrowing day-to-day reality of this motley group of cops, who face their work with a necessary dose of humour and the more-than-occasional breakdown. A thrilling, compassionate and genuinely complex film.
A powerhouse of emotional jolts, freewheeling comedy and socially-minded storytelling. Like the whole series of The Wire packed into a single film. The Hollywood Reporter
The screening on Wednesday 27 June (17.50) will be introduced by Dr Christopher Gow as part of GFT’s Contemporary Cinema Course.
- Karin Viard, Joey Starr, Marina Foïs
- Running Time:
- 2h 7m
- French/Italian/Romanian/Arabic with subtitles