Country: France

  • The Taste of Things

    The Taste of Things

    Benoit Magimel and Juliette Binoche (formerly a couple in real life) star as a wealthy gourmet & his sous-chef, living and working together in late 19thC rural France. This lavish gastromance won the Cannes Best Director Award, and was France’s submission to the Oscars.

  • The Innocent

    The Innocent

    Fun French screwball caper.  Writer-director Louis Garrel also stars as young Lyons widower Abel, who becomes suspicious of his mother’s new husband, ex-con Michel. 

  • Rififi

    Rififi

    Enormously influential French crime classic: Jules Dassin depicts the perfect heist in more ways than one, telling his story so effectively that he provided the template for the entire heist movie genre.  Best Director Award, Cannes. 

  • Beau Travail

    Beau Travail

    Claire Denis’ sensual, impressionistic masterpiece – loosely based on ‘Billy Budd’, relocated to a French Foreign Legion outpost in Djibouti – was voted 7th Greatest Film of All Time in Sight & Sound’s Critics Poll 2022.

  • Cairo Conspiracy

    Cairo Conspiracy

    A gripping, compelling political thriller: a fisherman’s son becomes embroiled in the power games of contemporary Cairo.

  • Holy Spider

    Holy Spider

    Zar Amir Ebrahimi won Best Actress at Cannes for her role as an investigative journalist going undercover to track down a killer.

  • Two of Us

    Two of Us

    A decades-long secret relationship is threatened when tragedy strikes. A “moving tribute to love’s ability to overcome all obstacles” Variety

  • Paris, 13th District

    Paris, 13th District

    Émilie meets Camille, who is attracted to Nora, who crosses paths with Amber … while they all try to figure out what to do with their lives.

  • Breathless

    Breathless

    A classic of the French New Wave, A Bout de Souffle (Breathless) was Godard’s debut feature film, a career breakthrough for Belmondo and a career recovery for Seberg after her travails in Otto Preminger’s Saint Joan and Bonjour Tristesse.

  • Tomboy

    Tomboy

    Summer holidays are when young people can find the freedom to push boundaries and explore their identity; relocating to a new home and school can let them change how they are perceived.

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