• Cédric Kahn – L’Ennui (1998)

    1991-2000ArthouseCédric KahnDramaFrance

    Engrossing, erotic and sometimes comic, L’ENNUI tells the story of restless philosophy professor Martin (Charles Berling), tired of teaching and troubled by the happiness of his ex-wife (Arielle Dombasle).

    His mid-life crisis takes a turn when he meets the young, enigmatic and far from intellectual Cecilia (Sophie Guillemin), with whom he embarks upon a sexually-charged affair.Read More »

  • Christophe Honoré – Le lycéen AKA Winter Boy (2022)

    Christophe Honoré2021-2030DramaFranceQueer Cinema(s)

    Set over the course of one winter, it revolves around a 17-year-old high school student struggling to get to grips with new challenges posed by death, life, the city and “the temptation of renouncement”. In a bid to regain his momentum, he decides to ditch the lies he has been feeding himself.Read More »

  • Alice Diop – Saint Omer (2022)

    2021-2030Alice DiopDramaFrance

    Motherhood is a curious feeling. On the one hand, it is the result of a biological process leading to the natural prerogative of protection of an infant. It is expected to be instinctive, with the same appearance and passion found in every corner of humanity. The reality, however, is quite different, as motherhood is inextricably linked to personal flaws and societal circumstances.Read More »

  • Raoul Ruiz – Mémoire des apparences AKA Life Is a Dream (1986)

    1981-1990DramaFantasyFranceRaoul Ruiz

    Raúl Ruiz’s baroque mix of revolutionary politics, pop culture and semiotics is loosely based on the play La vida es sueño (Life is a Dream) by Pedro Calderón de la Barca. In this 17th-century classic, a young prince learns that life is but a dream from which we wake when we die, and that dreams may be as real as life.

    Ruiz’s Prince is a Chilean revolutionary in hiding who spends his time in a run-down movie theatre watching old Flash Gordon serials while trying to remember a secret code he once memorized using Life is a Dream as a mnemonic device.Read More »

  • Serge Bozon – Tip Top (2013)

    2011-2020ComedyFranceMysterySerge Bozon


    ‘After an informer of Algerian origin is killed in Villeneuve, a nondescript little town in northern France, two senior police officers, Esther Lafarge and Sally Marinelli, are sent to investigate. Right from the start, Esther and Sally fail to hit it off with Robert Mendès, the detective who was the dead man’s police contact and whose cack-handed attempts to build bridges with the town’s immigrant community are as subtle as they are effective. Esther’s addiction to casual violence not only assists in her day job, it also adds spice to her love life, although the cuts and grazes she sustains in her off-duty hours are apt to be misinterpreted. Sally, by contrast, is a timid soul who, despite her admiration for Esther, has an aversion to any kind of physical contact. Read More »

  • Bertrand Mandico – Les garçons sauvages AKA The Wild Boys (2017)

    2011-2020ArthouseBertrand MandicoFantasyFranceQueer Cinema(s)

    At the beginning of the 20th century on the island of La Réunion, five adolescents of good family, enamored with the occult, commit a savage crime. A Dutch Captain takes them in charge for a repressive cruise on a haunted, dilapidated sailboat. Exhausted by the methods of the Captain, the five boys prepare to mutiny. Their port of call is a supernatural island with luxuriant vegetation and bewitching powers.Read More »

  • Paquito Bolino – Les kauchemars d’Oskar (2004)

    2001-2010ExperimentalFrancePaquito BolinoVideo Art

    Photo to Film. Horrors of the childhood.Read More »

  • Laurent Cantet – Ressources humaines AKA Human Resources (1999)

    1991-2000DramaFranceLaurent Cantet

    Multi Cannes-award winning French film explores the depth of family ties as a young man is forced to fire his father. Franck (Jalil Lespert), a business student in Paris, returns to his hometown to do a year’s practical internship at the factory his father (Jean-Claude Vallod) has worked at for 30 years. He renews ties with his family and is welcomed back to their bosom. The rosy glow soon diminishes when it appears his position is in the Human Resources department – the division charged with forcing the workforce to accept a rather unsavoury proposal and resolve a brooding labour dispute. The dispute soon becomes personal with father on one side and son on the other. Also included is a short film by director Laurent Cantet – ‘Les Sanguinnaires’ – in which a group of friends decide to flee Paris to escape the global countdown to the new millennium. They exile themselves on a remote island but the world can’t be escaped that easily.Read More »

  • Bertrand Tavernier – Capitaine Conan AKA Captain Conan (1996)

    1991-2000Bertrand TavernierDramaFranceWar

    The war exploits of French captain Conan and his men during World War I and during the Allied intervention in the Russian Civil War.Read More »

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