• Maurice Dugowson – Lily, aime-moi AKA Lily, Love Me (1975)

    Maurice Dugowson1971-1980ComedyCultFrance
    Lily, aime moi (1975)
    Lily, aime moi (1975)

    Everything involving Patrick Dewaere is pretty cultish, i guess, but i must confess it is a bit of a default category here : arthouse / drama / romance / comedy / politics…none of those really fit in my book…this is one of those bittersweet social satires like they used to do in 70s french cinema…above all, this is a buddy movie / road movie, with a factory worker, a journalist, and a boxer :
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  • René Allio – Les camisards AKA The French Calvinists (1972)

    1971-1980FrancePoliticsRené AllioWar

    Les Camisards brings events to the screen from the period in French history in which King Louis XIV ordered all Protestants to convert to Catholicism. The film begins just after the revocation of the Edict of Nantes (1598-1685), a proclamation that had granted official toleration to Protestants. Rather than being a sweeping epic, this film examines the fight of a small group of Protestants for survival in the mountainous Cevennes region. Some of the story is told using excerpts from the diary kept by an actual participant in the conflict.Read More »

  • Claude Lelouch – Mariage AKA Marriage (1974)

    Claude Lelouch1971-1980ArthouseDramaFrance

    Four wedding anniversaries serve to chronicle the beginning and end of a thirty-year marriage, in this tragicomic French film by director Claude Lelouche, best known to U.S. filmgoers for his Oscar-winning film A Man and A Woman. Henri (Rufus) and Janne (Bulle Ogier) are first seen on their wedding night as they hesitantly enter their new country house which faces a concrete bunker. They would really have preferred something in the city, but this is what they can afford. A resistance group overruns the house in order to take out the Germans in the bunker, and as a result of this raid Henri becomes forever associated with the resistance. Read More »

  • Otar Iosseliani – Chant d’hiver (2015)

    Drama2011-2020ComedyFranceOtar Iosseliani

    A deadpan, picaresque buddy comedy about two old friends through a series of urban adventures, loosely connected by the skull of an executed French aristocrat. Winter Song is a typically irreverent Iosselianian jaunt through a classy Paris apartment block contemplating the past, present and future.
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