Juliette Binoche

  • Various – Paris, je t’aime (2006)

    Various2001-2010DramaFranceShort Film
    Paris, je t'aime (2006)
    Paris, je t’aime (2006)

    Paris, je t’aime is about the plurality of cinema in one mythic location: Paris, the City of Love. The filmmakers have five minutes each; the audience must weave a single narrative out of eighteen moments. The moments are fused by transitional interstitial sequences and also via the introduction and epilogue. Each transition begins with the last shot of the previous film and ends with the first shot of the following film, extending the enchantment and the emotion of the previous segment, preparing the audience for a surprise, and providing a cohesive atmosphere. There’s a reappearing mysterious character who is a witness to the Parisian life. A common theme of Paris and love fuses all.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 »

  • Philip Kaufman – The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988)

    1981-1990DramaPhilip KaufmanUSA

    The Unbearable Lightness of Being is a profoundly beguiling movie about sex, love, and rebellion. Its lead characters caper through Prague Spring, Czechoslovakia’s 1968 version of the Summer of Love, and then try to withstand the effects of Soviet occupation. They achieve an offhand grandeur. As they drop verbal bombshells about the murderous duplicity of politics and the uglification of the universe, they never lose their ardor or originality. All they want to rule them is passion.Read More »

  • Olivier Assayas – Doubles vies AKA Non-Fiction (2018) (HD)

    2011-2020ComedyDramaFranceOlivier Assayas

    Set in the Parisian publishing world, an editor and an author find themselves in over their heads, as they cope with a middle-age crisis, the changing industry and their wives.Read More »

  • Claire Denis – Both Sides of the Blade AKA Fire AKA Avec amour et acharnement (2022)

    Drama2011-2020Claire DenisFranceRomance

    A love triangle story about a woman caught between two men, her long-time partner and his best friend, her former lover.Read More »

  • Hirokazu Koreeda – La vérité AKA The Truth (2019)

    Hirokazu Koreeda2011-2020DramaFrance

    Legends of French cinema Catherine Deneuve and Juliette Binoche join masterful filmmaker Hirokazu Koreeda (Shoplifters, Still Walking) to paint a moving portrait of family dynamics in THE TRUTH. Fabienne (Catherine Deneuve) is an aging French movie star who, despite her momentary lapses in memory, remains a venerable force to be reckoned with. Upon the publication of her memoirs, her daughter Lumir (Juliette Binoche) returns to Paris from New York with her husband (Ethan Hawke) and their young daughter to commemorate its release. A sharp and funny battle of wits ensues between the mother-daughter duo, as Lumir takes issue with Fabienne’s rose-colored version of the past.Read More »

  • Pierre Pradinas – Un tour de manège AKA Roundabout (1989)

    1981-1990CrimeDramaFrancePierre Pradinas

    Al and Elsa have been a couple for some time, but the chances that their relationship will be long-lived are few. For one thing, Al is appallingly dependent on Elsa for his every emotional need. For another, Elsa is an incredibly elusive person, extremely difficult to pin down about anything – especially whatever is bothering her. How they have managed to survive this long is a cause for wonder. When Al gets an opportunity to be cast in a movie role, complete with no-cost occupancy in the casting agent’s ugly but fashionable apartment, he jumps at the chance to provide a little material satisfaction for his beloved Elsa. But what exactly does she want?Read More »

  • Krzysztof Kieslowski – Trois couleurs: Bleu AKA Three Colors: Blue (1993)

    1991-2000ArthouseDramaFranceKrzysztof Kieslowski

    In the devastating first film of the Three Colors trilogy, Juliette Binoche gives a tour de force performance as Julie, a woman reeling from the tragic death of her husband and young daughter. But Blue is more than just a blistering study of grief; it’s also a tale of liberation, as Julie attempts to free herself from the past while confronting truths about the life of her late husband, a composer. Shot in sapphire tones by Sławomir Idziak, and set to an extraordinary operatic score by Zbigniew Preisner, Blue is an overwhelming sensory experience.Read More »

  • Hsiao-hsien Hou – Le voyage du ballon rouge AKA Flight of the Red Balloon (2007)

    2011-2020ArthouseDramaFranceHsiao-hsien Hou

    Flight of the Red Balloon (Le Voyage du Ballon Rouge), first part in a new series of films produced by Musée d’Orsay, tells the story of a French family as seen through the eyes of a Chinese student. The film was shot in August and September 2006 on location in Paris. This is Hou Hsiao-Hsien’s first western film. It is based on the classic French short The Red Balloon directed by Albert Lamorisse. Flight of the Red Balloon is one of those movies where nothing much happens. It’s a simple, relatively peaceful film, notable in part because director Hou Hsao-Hsien is shooting outside Asia for the first time. Hou’s starting point–dictated by Paris’s Musee d’Orsay, which commissioned the film–is La Ballon Rouge, the 1956 Albert Lamorisse film about a little boy and his companion in the streets of Paris, a floating red balloon.Read More »

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