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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,…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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,…
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…
The List of My Desires - La liste de mes envies
When Jocelyne, a seamstress in the northern French town of Arras, finds out that she won EU18 million in the lottery, she only has one fear: losing her modest way of life made up of simple pleasures which she cherishes…
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…
Dalida
A powerful biopic based on the true and fascinating story of acclaimed music icon Dalida. From her birth in Cairo followed by a traumatic childhood to her worldwide huge success with 170 million albums sold, DALIDA is the intimate portrait…
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,…
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…
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.…
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.…
Made in France - L'Enquête
Fascinated and horrified by the rise of 'home grown' radicals in Paris, ambitious journalist Sam goes undercover in an extremist jihadist cell in Paris, determined to uncover the roots of the phenomenon. Events quickly spiral out of control and Sam…
Two 4 One
A bittersweet comedic drama that sees a transgender hero in an unimaginable predicament. When transgender man, Adam, helps his baby-crazy ex-girlfriend Miriam artificially inseminate, they wind up in bed together--and they both get pregnant. Now Adam must grapple with his…