Jean-Marc Barr

  • Luis Puenzo – La peste aka The plague (1992)

    1991-2000DramaFranceLuis Puenzo

    Plot :
    In the 1990s, a South American city is rocked by the imminent outbreak of a plague. While many attempt to flee the city, Dr Bernard Rieux sends his sick wife away and does his best to care for the plague’s victims. The plague means different things to different people: to the doctor, it’s a disease to be cured. To a pair of French journalists, it’s a breaking news story. To religious leaders, it’s punishment for sins. As the sense of isolation and hopelessness grow, Dr Rieux and his associates begin to question their previously-accepted feelings of justice, loneliness, and love. Based upon the novel by Albert Camus.Read More »

  • Nicole Garcia – Le fils préféré (1994)

    1991-2000DramaFranceNicole Garcia

    Nicole Garcia’s film shows a family through an adult man’s figure, and his weekdays. The main character is one of the sons of an old and ill man who is in hospital nowadays. The father has 2 other sons too. Jean Paul visits his father all day. After he divorced his life is unexciting and troubled. He has a lot of dark suits, a good car, a big house but he has some debts, and his private life touch bottom. He has to call his brothers and ask them to help …Read More »

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

    2021-2030Aga WoszczynskaDramaPoland

    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)

    2001-2010ComedyFranceJacques MartineauOlivier DucastelQueer Cinema(s)Romance

    Quote:
    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)

    2001-2010DramaFranceRaoul Ruiz

    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)

    2001-2010ArthouseFranceJean-Claude Biette

    Quote:
    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 »

  • Semih Kaplanoglu – Bugday AKA Grain (2017)

    Drama2011-2020ArthouseSemih KaplanogluTurkey

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    This film was inspired by a chapter from the Quran. It is a post-apocalyptic story set in a world where those that survive, are divided between the remnants of cities and agricultural zones. Both of these factions are ruled by corporations and populated by elites. In the areas called Dead Lands, genetically incompatible immigrants suffer from drought and epidemics.Read More »

  • Pascal Arnold & Jean-Marc Barr – American Translation (2011)

    Drama2011-2020FrancePascal Arnold and Jean-Marc Bar
    American Translation (2011)
    American Translation (2011)

    A love grows from a chance encounter between Chris and Aurore. They are twenty years old and their passion is exclusive. It’s a beautiful love story like you see in the movies… But then Aurore discovers that Chris is a killer. Will she continue to live passionately, an accomplice in spite of herself, or denounce the one she loves in spite of everything?Read More »

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