French Cinema

  • Calm at Sea

    Movie

    Few outside Europe are familiar with Guy Môquet, the symbol of the French Resistance against the Nazi occupation during the second World War, but to the country of France, he is a brave soul that lives forever in their hearts and minds. Calm at Sea, a narrative based on Môquet’s final days, is on...

  • The Nun
    Movie

    The Nun

    Movie

    Born to a bourgeois family in 1760s France, Suzanne is a beautiful young girl with a natural talent for music. Inexplicably, her parents abruptly decide to send young Suzanne off to a convent, where she resists structure at every turn until she discovers that she is an illegitimate child. Left wi...

  • Let The Girls Play

    Movie

    Reims, France, 1969. Paul Coutard, an inveterate womanizer and sports journalist at the daily newspaper Le Champenois, decides to organize a women's football match to defy his boss during the newspaper's annual charity fair. His favorite enemy, executive assistant Emmanuelle Bruno, has to help hi...

  • Breathe
    Movie

    Breathe

    Movie

    Mélanie Laurent (Inglourious Basterds, Beginners) directs this taut, nuanced story about the depths of female friendships and the dark side of teenage infatuations, based on the best-selling young adult novel by Anne-Sophie Brasme. Seventeen-year-old Charlie (Joséphine Japy) is frustrated by her ...

  • Diane Has the Right Shape

    Movie

    Diane doesn't hesitate for a moment when her best friends, Thomas and Jacques, ask her to be the surrogate mother of their child. It is under these hardly ideal circumstances that she falls in love with Fabrizio.

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  • Marie's Story
    Movie + 1 extra

    Marie's Story

    Movie + 1 extra

    At the turn of the 19th century, a humble artisan and his wife have a daughter, Marie, who is born deaf and blind and unable to communicate with the world around her. Desperate to find a connection to their daughter and avoid sending her to an asylum, the Heurtins send fourteen-year-old Marie to...

  • Black Tide

    Movie

    Dany, the Arnault family’s teenage son, has disappeared. The case is assigned to François Visconti (Vincent Cassel), a world-weary and disillusioned detective. He sets out to find the missing teenager while he is reluctant to take care of his own son, Denis, who seems to be mixed up in drug traff...

  • Gaspard at the Wedding

    Movie

    After keeping a careful distance for many years, 25-year-old Gaspard must reconnect with his family when his father remarries. Accompanied by Laura, an eccentric young woman who agrees to pretend she's his girlfriend at the wedding, he finally feels ready to return to the zoo owned by his parents...

  • My King
    Movie + 1 extra

    My King

    Movie + 1 extra

    From director & actress Maïwenn (THE FIFTH ELEMENT) comes a gut-wrench tale of falling out of love. Admitted to a rehabilitation center after a serious ski accident, Tony (Emmanuelle Bercot) becomes dependent on the medical staff and pain relievers while looking back on a turbulent relationship s...

  • Marquise
    Movie

    Marquise

    Movie

    Sophie Marceau stars as Marquise, the beautiful street dancer who found fame and notoriety among the seventeenth century aristocratic elite under the stage name Mademoiselle Du Parc. Raising herself out of poverty, Marquise joins Molière’s theater company after capturing the heart of his lead act...

  • Intimate Enemies

    Movie

    With a stunning soundtrack and striking cinematography, Intimate Enemies is a drama following a French platoon during Algeria's war of independence. Young Lieutenant Terrien witnesses first hand the atrocities of war when he takes over an outpost in Algeria and must combat a ruthless guerrilla fo...

  • 2 Autumns, 3 Winters
    Movie + 1 extra

    2 Autumns, 3 Winters

    Movie + 1 extra

    Arman is 33 and ready to make a change, starting with a run in the park. When he literally bumps into Amélie - slightly cynical but nevertheless lovely - on the jogging path, he's dead-set on making a connection with her. As a bit of contrived fate brings them together, Arman's best friend Benjam...

  • Apaches
    Movie + 1 extra

    Apaches

    Movie + 1 extra

    A group of marginalized Corsican teens crash a vacation house, party all night and steal some valuables, including a gun. The returning homeowners turn to a local gangster who soon uncovers the leader of the culprits. When he confesses and promises to return everything he is seemingly off the hoo...

  • The Three-Way Wedding

    Movie

    Renowned playwright Auguste (Pascal Greggory) is struggling to complete his latest play. Looking for inspiration, he invites the cast to join him at his country estate. Harriet (Julie Depardieu), his leading lady, is also his ex-wife, and her leading man, Théo (Louis Garrel), is her new lover. Se...

  • Full Moon in Paris

    Movie

    One of Eric Rohmer’s most renowned films, FULL MOON IN PARIS was originally released in 1984 to universal acclaim. Heralded as "a small masterpiece" and "the very best of Rohmer" by The New York Times, it is the story of Louise (Pascale Ogier), a young interior designer bored with her life in the...

  • The Paris Opera
    Movie + 2 extras

    The Paris Opera

    Movie + 2 extras

    Sweeping in scope yet full of intimate moments, The Paris Opera offers a candid look behind the scenes of one of the world's foremost performing arts institutions. Over the course of one tumultuous season, director Jean-Stephane Bron nimbly juggles multiple storylines - from ballet and opera rehe...

  • A Bottle in the Gaza Sea
    Movie + 1 extra

    A Bottle in the Gaza Sea

    Movie + 1 extra

    Adapted from the award-winning novel by Valérie Zenatti and starring Hiam Abbass (SUCCESSION, BLADERUNNER 2049), 17-year-old Tal has emigrated from France to Jerusalem with her family, where she writes a letter expressing her refusal to accept that only hatred can reign between Israelis and Pales...

  • You Will Be Mine

    Movie

    Marie Dandin (Judith Davis), a promising young concert pianist, leaves home to study at the prestigious Lyons National Conservatory. Shy and innocent, she moves in with her childhood friend Emma (Isild Le Besco) who has lived alone since the death of her father years earlier. The intimate bond th...

  • Aliyah
    Movie

    Aliyah

    Movie

    Selected to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, ALIYAH is the feature directorial debut of Elie Wajeman (LES ANARCHISTES), described by The New York Times' Stephen Holden as "crackling [with] psychological intensity." Alex lives in Paris and sells drugs for a living, continuously paying off the...

  • Illegal
    Movie

    Illegal

    Movie

    Tania is a former teacher from Russia, living illegally in Belgium with her son, Ivan. One day she is stopped for a routine check by the police and is arrested. Separated from Ivan, who manages to escape, she is placed in an immigration detention center for women and children. While utterly refus...

  • Belle and Sebastian
    Movie + 1 extra

    Belle and Sebastian

    Movie + 1 extra

    Winner - Grand Prize - New York International Children's Film Festival. Based on the acclaimed children’s novel by Cécile Aubry, BELLE AND SEBASTIAN follows the courageous adventures of a young boy and his giant sheepdog amidst the stunning backdrop of the snow-covered Alps. In WWII-occupied Fran...

  • Inch' Allah Dimanche

    Movie

    Winner of the FIPRESCI Award at the Toronto Int'l. Film Festival. Zouina is a woman who is torn from her home in Algeria. With her 3 children and her mother-in-law, she rejoins her husband in a foreign, unaccommodating land. She finds herself feeling imprisoned between a distant husband, a hostil...

  • Cruel
    Movie

    Cruel

    Movie

    Pierre is a lonely, intensely quiet 40-something, living with his sick father. Haunted by childhood memories of his dead mother, Pierre's only respite from his solitary existence lies in killing innocent strangers. When Pierre meets Laure, his murderous inclinations subside, but not for long. The...

  • Le Ballon de Rouge

    Paris, France, 1963. A couple have an argument in a bar. A young man sitting nearby hears the man threaten his wife. When a speaker announces the assassination of President JFK, everybody stands up and moves closer to the bar to hear the news again. The young man takes the opportunity to talk to ...