Oscar Baker (Special Presentation)
Rachid Djaidani / Arts In Film, Cinema of Conscience, Independent / World Cinema features / France / 2016 / 95 mins"French Tour" (Tour de France) stars Gérard Depardieu as Serge, a retired stone mason and amateur painter who is determined to retrace the footsteps of the 18th century master Joseph Vernet who painted the Ports of France for Louis XV. Serge is determined to set up his easel in the same spot as Vernet and paint the Ports of France himself. He and his driver, Far’Hook (Sadek) , a rapper on the run, make this grand tour together in spite of the great cultural differences they have. Despite the age gap and culture clash, an unlikely friendship forms between his talented rapper / driver and the stone mason from the north of France.