Tag Archives: Anaïs Demoustier

Sébastien Laudenbach – La jeune fille sans mains AKA The Girl Without Hands (2016)

A poor miller gets tricked by the Devil and accidentally sells his daughter for a bit of gold. But Satan can’t take her because she’s too pure and has wept on her hands. So Satan orders the miller to cut her hands off. It’s the beginning of the young girl’s journey towards freedom. Read More »

Malgorzata Szumowska – Elles AKA Sponsoring (2011)

On her latest assignment, a journalist for Elle immerses herself in a prostitution ring run by university students. Read More »

Rebecca Zlotowski – Belle épine (2010)

After the death of her mother, 17-year-old Prudence finds herself living alone in her Paris apartment. Then she meets Maryline, a rebel of her own age, who introduces her to the thrills of motorcycle racing on the biker circuit at Rungis. Prudence’s newfound lease of freedom becomes complicated when she falls for a boy Franck who wastes no time in taking advantage of her naivety… Read More »

Claude Miller – Thérèse Desqueyroux (2012)

The unhappily married woman struggles to break free from social pressures and her boring suburban setting. Read More »

Michael Haneke – Le temps du loup AKA Time of the Wolf (2003)


As you may know, Michael Haneke doesn’t make comfortable films; there was Funny Games, which I thought was almost physically painful to watch, and then he made The Piano Teacher, a shocking but compulsive experience starring Isabelle Huppert as a sexually repressed piano teacher who has a dysfunctional relationship with her mother. And the rest of the world. Time of the Wolf is disconcerting, although not quite in the same class as The Piano Teacher. Read More »