Drama

Philippe Garrel – Marie pour mémoire (1967)

Parallel lives of two couples destined to suicide, one, and unhappiness, the other. Read More »

Christophe Barratier – Les Choristes AKA The Chorus (2004)

The new teacher at a severely administered boys’ boarding school works to positively effect the students’ lives through music. Read More »

Wes Anderson – The French Dispatch (2021) (HD)

A love letter to journalists set in an outpost of an American newspaper in a fictional twentieth century French city that brings to life a collection of stories published in “The French Dispatch Magazine”. The staff of a European publication decides to publish a memorial edition highlighting the three best stories from the last decade: an artist sentenced to life imprisonment, student riots, and a kidnapping resolved by a chef. Read More »

Jeanine Meerapfel – La amiga AKA The Girlfriend (1988)

Summary:
This film is a story of a close, but complex friendship between two women against the backdrop of the military dictatorship. They swear everlasting friendship and promise to become actresses. Twenty years later, Raquel has indeed become a famous Argentine actress. Maria is married to an electrician and has three children.
1976. The military take over the government. Carlos, Maria’s oldest son, is taken away by a special commando. Despairing, Maria turns to her influential girlfriend, Raquel. The two women begin their search for Carlos. The two go to police departments, barracks, official bureaus. But nobody will give them information. And those who ask questions are themselves suspicious. Raquel is also threatened. Read More »

John Cassavetes – Faces (1968)

A middle-aged man leaves his wife for another woman. Shortly after, his ex-wife also begins a relationship with a younger partner. The film follows their struggles to find love amongst each other. Read More »

Anders Edström & C.W. Winter – The Works and Days (of Tayoko Shiojiri in the Shiotani Basin) (2020)

A geographic description of fourteen months of the work and non-work of Tayoko in the mountains of Kyoto Prefecture, Japan. A georgic in five books. Read More »

Jean Delannoy – Chiens perdus sans collier AKA The Little Rebels (1955)

Quote:
French director Jean Delannoy has made 40 feature films in his long as well as illustrious career. He is best known for his film “La Symphonie Pastorale” based on the book by famous French writer André Gide. However,”The little rebels” is one of his important films which deserves a wider audience.

This film is about some juvenile delinquents whose boring lives change for good when they come into contact with a kind yet practical judge. Superstar of French cinema, Jean Gabin plays the judge’s role with firm conviction. Read More »