French Film, Wine & Conversation: Cannes Winner “Polisse” (2011) | Polk Gulch
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Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Polisse (2011) | French Film, Wine & Conversation
A photographer, Melissa, is given access to the child protection division of the Paris police force, a team whose daily encounters with some of the most harrowing crimes perpetrated on children take a terrible toll on their emotional lives.
Warning: This film contains some graphic scenes which may be shocking to some viewers.
Polisse won the Cannes Film Festival’s Jury Prize in 2011.Jordan Mintzer of The Hollywood Reporter compared the film to “a whole season of The Wire packed into a single two-hour-plus film”.
Written and directed by Maïwenn. Starring Karin Viard, Joey Starr, Marina Foïs. 127 min. | In French with English subtitles