Jean-Marc Barr

  • Aga Woszczynska – Cicha ziemia AKA Silent Land (2021)

    Plot: A perfect couple rents a holiday home on a sunny Italian island. The reality does not live up to their expectations when they find out that the pool in the house is broken. Ignorant of the fact that the island faces water shortage, they ask for someone to fix it. The constant presence of a stranger invades the couple’s idea of safety and starts a chain of events, which makes them act instinctively and irrationally, heading to the darkest place in their relationship.Read More »

  • Olivier Ducastel & Jacques Martineau – Crustacés & coquillages AKA Cockles & Mussels (2005)

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    For summer vacation, Marc and Béatrix take their two kids to the seaside house of Marc’s youth, where their daughter takes up with a biker and their sons roams the beach with his best friend, who is in love with him. Things get steamier when Béatrix’s lover Mathieu shows up, and Marc’s old flame appears.Read More »

  • Raoul Ruiz – Nucingen Haus AKA Nucingen House (2008)

    Plot: The story takes place in the 1920s. William, a young aristocrat, has just won a property in Chili, near Santiago, in a poker game. He takes his wife Anne-Marie there so that she can rest. Right from the moment they arrive, they are welcomed by strange and intrusive characters bound together by an oppressive and poetical figure, the ghost of Léonor, who died accidentally. The house, with its suffocating presence, becomes the theater of an incredible substitution linked to the anxieties and desires of an unsatisfied man. (uniFrance)Read More »

  • Jean-Claude Biette – Saltimbank (2003)

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    The Saltim Brothers: younger Frédéric runs the family bank, while older brother Bruno turned down the executive position in exchange for financing a theater. Between them and among them, various characters navigate. The brothers each try to control their elegant niece Vanessa’s future. Café owners Eve and Jim complicate matters with their lies and betrayals, and a strange exiled stage director arrives. The lack of money reveals everyone’s true colors on- and offstage.Read More »

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