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Chinese Puzzle: SIFF presents award-winning comedy starring Audrey Tautou, Romain Duris
Xavier (Romain Duris) — a 40-year-old father of two — still finds life very complicated in Chinese Puzzle.
Xavier (Romain Duris) — a 40-year-old father of two — still finds life very complicated in Chinese Puzzle.
“Chinese Puzzle” — a New York Times Critics’ Pick — stars Audrey Tautou, Romain Duris, Cécile De France and Kelly Reilly.
“Chinese Puzzle” — a New York Times Critics’ Pick — stars Audrey Tautou, Romain Duris, Cécile De France and Kelly Reilly.

The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the Northern Arizona premiere of the critically-acclaimed and audience sensation "Chinese Puzzle" showing June 13-18 at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre.

The comedy - a New York Times Critics' Pick - stars Audrey Tautou, Romain Duris, Cécile De France and Kelly Reilly. "Chinese Puzzle" is director Cédric Klapisch's outrageous follow-up to his two previous sensations: "L'Auberge Espagnole" and "Russian Dolls."

The Huffington Post raves: "The funniest movie that I've seen in years! A perfectly paced, light-hearted romp that recalls Woody Allen and Robert Altman's finest works." And the Hollywood Reporter calls the film "breezy and charming... with an early Woody Allen vibe." Additionally, Variety says the comedy is "witty, sexy and seductive!"

Xavier (Romain Duris) - a 40-year-old father of two - still finds life very complicated. When the mother of his children moves from Paris to New York, he can't bear them growing up far away from him so he decides to move there as well.

Always up for an adventure, Xavier follows them to the city and begins to piece together a life for himself amidst the cheerful chaos of Downtown Manhattan. He finds a home in Chinatown and it does not take long before trouble comes his way.

An imminent deadline for his new novel, the realities of immigration, and old friends Martine (Audrey Tautou) and Isabelle (Cécile de France) add to the vibrant jumble in this delightful conclusion to director Cédric Klapisch's trilogy.

"Savor this Valentine to New York City," says Stephen Holden from The New York Times. "A most engaging story I never wanted to end," raves Jeffrey Lyons from Lyons Den Radio. And New York Magazine says the film "packs a surprising emotional punch. This type of storytelling has an infectious energy."

"Chinese Puzzle" will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre June 13-18. Showtimes will be 4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, June 13 and 14; and 7 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday, June 16 and 18.

Tickets are $12, or $9 for Film Festival members. For tickets and more information, please call 928-282-1177. Both the theatre and film festival office are located at 2030 W. Hwy. 89A, in West Sedona. For more information, visit: www.SedonaFilmFestival.org.


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