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Odette Toulemonde
A French romantic comedy concerning an unlikely relationship between two Parisians, Variety called ODETTE TOULEMONDE "A Charmer! An adorable slice of magical realism that thumbs its cinematic nose at the intelligentsia." The title character (Catherine Frot) is a forty-year-old saleswoman,…
Lolita
An iconic adaptation of the Vladimir Nabokov Classic, starring Oscar Winner Jeremy Irons, Melanie Griffith and Dominique Swain, LOLITA tells a disturbing tale of tortured and forbidden love. Humber Humbert, a professor of French literature, travels to a small New…
Django
This riveting biopic retells the story of Django Reinhardt, famous guitarist and composer, and his flight from German-occupied Paris in 1943. Nominated for Best First Feature Award and the Golden Berlin Bear for Best Film at the Berlin International Film…
Diane Has The Right Shape - Diane a les épaules
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 her electrician Fabrizio. "…
Howard Zinn: A People's History of the United States
With the tremendous success of his book, A People's History of the United States, Howard Zinn radically changed the way Americans see themselves. His friend Noam Chomsky says that Zinn litteraly transformed a generation's conscience. Zinn talks about those who…
Pure - Till det som är vackert
Young Katarina (Oscar-winner Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl, Ex Machina ) hates her job and worries that she may end up like her mother, Birgitta, who is drinking herself to death. Finding her only solace in music, Katarina talks her…
The Lover - L’amant
Nominated for Best Cinematography at the Academy Awards and Best Foreign Film at the Cesar Awards THE LOVER is an acclaimed period romantic drama. In 1929 French Indochina, a French teenage girl embarks on a reckless and forbidden romance with…
Tomorrow - Grassroots Solutions to Human Extinction
Faced with a sense of powerlessness in the face of growing evidence of a coming mass human extinction, Melanie Laurent (Inglorious Bastards) and activist Cyril Dion travel to ten countries where grassroots pioneers are reinventing their economies and democracies. From…
Welcome to the Sticks - Bienvenue chez les Ch'tis
This record-breaking comedy smashed the box office in France, where it was nominated for Best Original Screenplay at the Cesar Awards. Although living a comfortable life in a charming town in the South of France, Julie has been feeling depressed…
Hunting and Gathering - Ensemble, c'est tout
Camille (Audrey Tautou. Amelie, The Da Vinci Code ) works evenings as an office cleaning woman and makes graceful drawings in her free time while living in the attic of a Parisian apartment block. Philibert (Laurent Stocker) is a young,…
So Help Me God - Behind the Scenes of Real-life Criminal Investigations
The everyday work of Brussels judge Anne Gruwez ranges from questioning suspects to visiting crime scenes and directing DNA tests in consultation with detectives. SO HELP ME GOD observes the events unfolding in the judge's chambers and beyond, without interviews,…
Fake Tattoos
Theo spends his 18th birthday alone, getting drunk at a punk rock show. There, he meets Mag, a teenage girl who invites him to spend the night at her place. A love story starts between them, but Theo has to…
Germinal
Winner of France's prestigious Cesar Awards for "Best Cinematography" and "Best Costume Design", this 1993 French epic film is based on a novel by Emile Zola. During the Second Napoleonic Empire, Etienne Lantier finds employment as a coal miner in…
Nobody From Nowhere - Un illustre inconnu
Much lauded Oscar-winner Mathieu Kassovitz stars as a kind of twisted Walter Mitty; a man so bored with his own life he begins assuming other people's identities. Eventually this behavior takes on a sinister tone and begins to spiral out…
What's in a Name? - Le prénom
Vincent, a successful forty-something, is about to become a father for the first time. His sister invites him to a dinner party at her beautiful apartment in Paris, with her academic husband and his childhood friend. Whilst waiting for Anna,…
Female Agents - Les femmes de l'ombre
In this captivating historical drama, four French servicewomen are enlisted into the British Special Operations Executive. Their misson is to first rescue a British army geologist caught reconnoitering the beaches at Normandy, and then to kill a German SS colonel…
The Decline of the American Empire - Le déclin de l'empire américain
This Oscar -nominated drama follows a group of intellectual friends during a country holiday. As the conversation naturally turns to sex, the men brag about their promiscuity while their female counterparts dish on their own exploits at a nearby gym.…
Resistance Is Life - Life in a Syrian Refugee Camp
From a refugee camp on the Turkish-Syrian border, an 8-year-old girl named Evlin characterizes the resilience of her hometown of Kobane against ISIS militants. In the midst of the tragic war in Syria, Evlin's story provides hope. Winner of the…
99 Francs
Adapted a best-selling French novel, 99 FRANCS is a perceptive and pointed satire of the advertising world set in 2001 Paris, following the life of Octave Parango (Jean Dujardin), a flamboyant ad designer, filled with success, satire, misery and love.…
The Passion of Augustine - La passion d'Augustine
This audience favorite is set in 1960s Quebec, where encroaching secular culture threatens a convent and boarding school that produces award-winning musicians. Mother Augustine (Celine Bonnier) puts all her energy into her students, no matter their socio-economic background. But the…