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SHOWING 160 FILMS FROM FRANCE
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AALTRA

Two bickering neighbors are crippled in an accident involving an industrial machine. This unexpectedly hilarious depiction of their subsequent wheelchair odyssey is both the unlikeliest of road movies and an ode to the advantages, too little-explored these days, of both black-and-white CinemaScope and political incorrectness. In French. Á á |Read More
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ALGERIA, UNSPOKEN STORIES

  • Release Year: 2007
  • Runtime: 160 minutes
  • Directed By: Jean-Pierre Lledo
  • Country: France, Algeria
Unearthing buried memories of Algeria’s war of independence, this bold revision of official history feels like the embrace of a lost kin. Its challenge to nationalism built on ethnicity and religion has resulted in its continued failure to receive the license that would allow Algerians to see it. |Read More
Documentary
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ALL ABOUT ACTRESSES

  • Release Year: 2008
  • Runtime: 107 minutes
  • Directed By: Maïwenn
  • Country: France
Maïwenn sets out to resolve her tortured actress identity by making a faux-documentary around a bevy of famous French actresses—only to transform into the treacherous position of the director, falling in love with her subjects and subjected to their starlet-driven wrath. Indulging in the interior insecurities of divas and has-beens, she blurs reality through real-world-like footage and fantastical musical sequences. |Read More
Drama, Female Director(s)
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ALOFT

  • Release Year: 2014
  • Runtime: 97 minutes
  • Directed By: Claudia Llosa
  • Country: Canada, France, Spain
In parallel narratives, single-mother Nana (Jennifer Connelly) has a mysterious experience at the hands of a traveling healer, years later her troubled son Ivan (Cillian Murphy) sets out in search of his now absent mother. Academy Award®–nominee Claudia Llosa’s (The Milk of Sorrow) decade-spanning family drama is a dreamlike rumination on faith, forgiveness, and family, set against an otherworldly frozen landscape. A Sony Pictures Classics Release. |Read More
Drama, Female Director(s), Female Screenwriter(s)
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ALTERATION

  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 18 minutes
  • Directed By: Jérome Blanquet
  • Country: France
Alexandro volunteers for an experiment carried out to study dreams in this poetic trip into the future. He can’t imagine that he will be subjected to the intrusion of Elsa, a form of Artificial Intelligence who aims to digitize his subconscious in order to feed off of it. She’s a vampire…bit by megabit. |Read More
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AS I OPEN MY EYES

As I Open My Eyes depicts the clash between culture and family as seen through the eyes of a young Tunisian woman balancing the traditional expectations of her family with her creative life as the singer in a politically charged rock band. Director Leyla Bouzid’s musical feature debut offers a nuanced portrait of the individual implications of the incipient Arab Spring. In partnership with Venice Days. |Read More
Drama, Female Director(s), Music

ASSAULT

  • Release Year: 2011
  • Runtime: 95 minutes
  • Directed By: Julien Leclercq
  • Country: France
Christmas Eve, 1994. In war-torn Algiers, four men uniformed as border guards hijack Air France Flight 8969, foreboding doom for all 220 passengers. But on their arrival in Marseilles, the elite French SWAT force waits to avert tragedy…. Based on the harrowing true story of one of the most successful anti-terrorist operations in history, and incorporating actual news footage, this action-packed thriller from Julien Leclercq (Chrysalis) is packed with heart-pounding intensity. |Read More
Thriller
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ATLANTIC AVENUE

  • Release Year: 2013
  • Runtime: 13 minutes
  • Directed By: Laure De Clermont
  • Country: France
Young male prostitute Jeremiah waits under a bridge for potential customers. Across the way, seventeen-year-old Celeste is in the middle of a crosswalk when her scarf tangles in her wheelchair. She blocks traffic, and Jeremiah, on his way to a job, stops to help. That moment sparks an infatuation in Celeste, but Jeremiah is too focused on his business. Then she returns as a customer and asks him to be her first love. |Read More
Drama, Female Director(s)
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AVIDA

  • Release Year: 2006
  • Runtime: 83 minutes
  • Directed By: Gustave Kervern and Benoît Delépine
  • Country: France
A hilarious critique of life's cruelties, this modern surrealist comedy--by the same pair of loons responsible for Aaltra (TFF 2005)--chronicles the kidnapping of a plump billionaire's dog by a deaf-mute and two ketamine addicts. In a series of absurd, grotesque sequences, the wealthy woman turns the situation around and forces them to carry out her last wishes. The squeamish should stay at home. |Read More
Comedy

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