France is justifiably proud of its film heritage, and as a nation is tremendously supportive of both the production and distribution of films both in France and by French producers within other countries. An example is the online event My French Film Festival.
Film Movement has been acquiring films from French directors, many of them women, for many years. Here is a selection of films from France, from classics (The Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe) to recent discoveries (The Sower, directed by Marine Francen); from Oscar-winning directors such as Diane Kurys (For A Woman) to actresses who have transitioned to directing (Maiwenn, Melanie Laurent). Vive la France!
Les Indes Galantes
Hip-hop dancers form a "battle" to the music of the "Danse des sauvages" from Rameau's ballet Les Indes Galantes. The savagery of this dance, made of blows and threats, is a political message: it is Krump, a hip-hop dance style born in the 2000s in the heart of the poor neighborhoods of Los Angel...
Three women: a mother, her daughter and a prostitute have been living in a hotel in the heart of Algiers amid creeping fundamentalism. Goucem, the daughter, has chosen a modern, emancipated life, spending steamy weekends in nightclubs. Fifi, her faithful friend, prostitutes herself under the thum...
Overwhelmed with grief and desperate for answers, Diane Kramer (Emmanuelle Devos) travels to Evian in search of the mocha-colored Mercedes that she believes killed her son in a hit-and-run accident. There, she tracks down Marlene (Nathalie Baye), a beauty salon proprietor and owner of the vehicle...
In the modern-day Parisian neighborhood of Victor Hugo’s novel, a newly transferred cop learns abusive policing practices from two veterans. When a young boy records them going too far, the community threatens to explode.
This acclaimed César Award-nominated short was expanded by director Ladj L...
Le Choc du Futur
In the Paris of 1978, old formulas do not charm listeners anymore in a male-dominated music industry. Until Ana (Alma Jodorowsky) uses her synthesizers to make herself heard, creating a new sound that will mark the decades to come: the music of the future.
An Official Selection at the SXSW Film ...