Tag Archives: French

Justine Triet – Sibyl (2019)

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The title character in Sibyl (Viginie Efira) weaves herself a web of bedlam, not admitting that she has ensnared herself for the majority of the film. Her toxicity spills over into people’s lives. By willfully absorbing other people’s lives and allowing their troubles to fester her long existing issues, she’s in for a mess. Not to mention, said people ensnared in her web had already weaved their own toxic webs, now tangling in hers. Read More »

Bruno Dumont – Jeanne (2019) (HD)

In the 15th century, both France and England stake a blood claim for the French throne. Believing that God had chosen her, the young Joan (Lise Leplat Prudhomme) leads the army of the King of France. When she is captured, the Church sends her for trial on charges of heresy. Refusing to accept the accusations, the graceful Joan of Arc will stay true to her mission.
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Cédric Klapisch – Deux moi AKA Someone, Somewhere (2019)

Synopsis
Rémy, a young Parisian with an unskilled job. Mélanie, a young she-Parisian who works in scientific research. Two depressive moods living in close proximity but strange to each other. Shall the two ever meet?
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Erwan Le Duc – Perdrix AKA The Bare Necessity (2019)

Pierre Perdrix has been enjoying an enchanted though restless existence since the enigmatic Juliette Webb burst into his life. A stranger who landed in his family’s unique world like a meteorite, and who by her presence alone will force this tight-knit microcosm to redefine their boundaries and finally begin to fully live their lives. Read More »

Emmanuel Hamon – Exfiltrés AKA Escape from Raqqa (2019)

Synopsis:
Raqqa, Syria, Spring 2015. Faustine discovers the hell in which she has embarked with her 5 year-old son. In Paris, Gabriel and Adnan, two young activists, are moved by the distress of Sylvain, Faustine’s husband. They agree to set up a high-risk exfiltration operation. The true story of two worlds and that of a generation. Read More »

Darielle Tillon – Une nouvelle ère glaciaire AKA A New Ice Age (2008)

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Near a windy, misty beach, Eric and David, two brothers in their twenties run a camping site. It covers several hectares on an eroded dune facing the sea. It is the end of the season, the site is empty, the days follow and all seem the same. Then one day Eric disappears. David goes looking for him… Read More »

Pedro Costa & Thierry Lounas – Où gît votre sourire enfoui? AKA Where Does Your Hidden Smile Lie? (2001)

Documentary about Danièle Huillet and Jean-Marie Straub. While Danièle Huillet and Jean-Marie Straub assemble the third version of “Sicilia!”, Pedro Costa films a “reassembly comedy.” Behind their patience at work, tender and violent, the two filmmakers reveal a certain idea of the cinema, their cinema and their married life. Pedro Costa takes us to the center of his own cinema, in a unique space-time trip, and offers cinephiles the most beautiful gift he can dream of: participating in the interior, in the act of cinematic creation.
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