AFS Essential Cinema: POLISSE

Director Maïwenn
Year 2011
Starring Karin Viard, Joey Starr and Marina Foïs
Run Time 127min
More Info IMDb

Winner of the Jury Prize at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival! Austin Theatrical Premiere!

Inside Paris’ Child Protection Unit of the municipal police force, officers face the most harrowing of family problems as they attempt to save the lives of abused and neglected children. Already working in an emotional pressure cooker, the unit feels the further impacts of politics, moral disputes and personal agendas.

“A POWERHOUSE of emotional jolts, freewheeling comedy and socially-minded storytelling. Like a whole season of THE WIRE packed into a single film.” -Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter

"ASTONISHING. What makes it such a singular experience is the convergence of fine acting, moral urgency and a willingness to linger on moments of great intensity." -Joe Morgenstern, The Wall Street Journal

Tickets are $8 General Admission / $5 for AFS Members / FREE for Season Pass Holders & Sustainer & Higher Members

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