Language: French

  • The Innocent

    The Innocent

    “Quirky in the best and truest sense” Little White Lies 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.  Winner Best Original Screenplay Cesar Award. “Light, enjoyable confection … a humanistic story wrapped in a fun, punchy exterior” New York…

  • Rififi

    Rififi

    “A diamond” Guardian 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.  “Heist movie par excellence … A masterful piece of genre film-making” Empire

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • My Life as a Courgette

    My Life as a Courgette

    A neglected 9-year-old boy lands in a rural home for orphans, where he finds that everyone has a personal story to rival his own. Written in episodic monologue, Gilles Paris’ novel Autobiography of a Courgette (2002) is retold in a “stop motion” film that captivated audiences around the world. Trained in illustration and computer graphics,…

  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    This classical yet radical romantic period drama set shortly before the French Revolution is the fourth feature from 40 year old French auteur Celine Sciamma, who has described it as a “manifesto on the female gaze”. Sciamma has described the film’s title as deliberately evoking the work of a writer she loves, Henry James, “who…

  • Transit

    Transit

    Transit is based on a 1944 novel by German-Jewish writer Anna Seghers, who draws on her own experience as a refugee. Petzold situates the drama in an historically indeterminate moment, superimposing past and present. There are no period trappings; the opening sirens could be sounding today, and the soldiers storming Paris look like contemporary French…

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