Sunday, October 16 – Renoir Theatre –1:30 pm
(Screening ends at 3:10 pm)
+ Short Film Presentation: SWEET DREAMS


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US Premiere | France | 2022 | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 103 min | In French with English subtitles

Directed by: Franck Dubosc
Written by: Franck Dubosc
Produced by: Sidonie Dumas (Gaumont), Franck Dubosc (Pour Toi Public Productions), TF1 Films Productions, Umedia
Cinematography: Ludovic Colbeau-Justin, Dominique Fausset
Film Editing: Samuel Danesi
Original Score: Sylvain Goldberg, Matteo Locasciulli
Cast: Franck Dubosc (Tony)Louna Espinosa (Maria)Michel Houellebecq (Dr. Mory), Marie-Philomene Nga (Fanny), Jean-Pierre Darroussin (Gilles), Karina Marimon (Carmen), Catherine Jacob (Josy), Marie Vincent (Annick)
International Sales: Gaumont 

Actor-turned-director Franck Dubosc delivers a dapper star turn in Rumba Therapy, his second directorial feature, a light-hearted comedy about ballroom dancing, guilt, trying to make amends and, above all, fatherhood.  Dubosc plays Tony, a macho middle-aged school bus driver in the provinces with no friends or relations.  A sudden heart attack throws him into a tailspin.  Tony’s convinced he’s going to die.  When his cardiologist (an appropriately droll Michel Houellebecq) warns him, “We all need others. Alone, we’re nothing,” Tony decides to reconnect with the daughter he abandoned twenty years earlier, when she was just a baby.  Still a coward, he’s unable to screw up the courage to actually confront her directly.  So he decides to sign up for a dance class she’s teaching in Paris.  Incognito, of course.  To get to know her gradually… in a desperate attempt to give some meaning to his empty life.  In the process, he has more than a few dance steps to learn!

Franck Dubosc began his career with small roles on television and played the “French lover” on the long-running British soap opera Coronation Street, in 1987-88.  He rose through the ranks as a stand-up comic at various Paris comedy clubs in the ’90s, subsequently writing and starring in five critically-acclaimed one-man shows, presented at bigger and bigger theatrical venues, many of them released on video.  He has continued to write comedy material and scripts throughout his career.  His big break on the big screen came with the hit comedy Camping (2006) and sequels Camping 2 (2010) and Camping 3 (2016), which he both cowrote and co-starred in.  Numerous ensemble comedies followed, including Asterix and the Olympic Games (2008) and The Dream Team (2012).  He was also featured as a special guest on Call My Agent! in 2020.  He has appeared in 75 feature films, TV series and comedy videos, and has 29 writing credits to his name.  In 2018, he wrote, directed and starred in his first feature, Rolling to YouRumba Therapy, his second directorial effort, opened at the Alpes d’Huez International Comedy Film Festival in January of this year.

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