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SHOWING 171 FILMS FROM FRANCE
Best screen play narrative winner
The Best Screenplay Award goes to Guillaume Nicloux for The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq:

If novelist Michel Houellebecq had indeed been kidnapped during his 2011 promotional book tour, this may have been the definitive documentary on the case. As a wild alternative, Guillaume Nicloux's work of complete fiction starring Houellebecq himself playfully speculates on the reason for the mysterious disappearance. This highly entertaining, farcical piece of cinema parallels the wry characteristics of its unique and ever-unconventional subject. |Read More

BETTER LIFE

  • Release Year: 2011
  • Runtime: 118 minutes
  • Directed By: Cédric Kahn
  • Country: Canada, France
Passionately in love from the moment they meet, idealistic chef Yann (Guillaume Canet) and single mother Nadia (Leïla Bekhti) share big dreams for their future. Life gets complicated when they impulsively buy a secluded restaurant in the woods and take on risky loans, testing the strength of their relationship. Fiercely gritty in its romanticism, this is a story of the lengths one will go for the chance at a better life. |Read More
Drama, Relationships

BLACKTHORN

  • Release Year: 2011
  • Runtime: 98 minutes
  • Directed By: Mateo Gil
  • Country: USA, France, Spain
Legend has it notorious American outlaw Butch Cassidy was killed in Bolivia in 1908. Mateo Gil's classic Western, however, finds Cassidy (Sam Shepard) 20 years later living on in hiding under the identity of James Blackthorn—and yearning for one last sight of home. Joining forces with a Spanish mine robber named Eduardo, Blackthorn sets out on one final adventure across the sublime landscape of the Bolivian frontier. |Read More
Drama
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BRAND NEW LIFE

  • Release Year: 2009
  • Runtime: 92 minutes
  • Directed By: Ounie Lecomte
  • Country: France, South Korea
When her father offers to take her on a trip, nine-year-old Jin-hee happily sings him a love song, the bittersweet notes inaudible to her own ear, until she realizes he has abandoned her at a Catholic orphanage. Drawing raves from the Cannes to Berlin film festivals, Ounie Lecomte's directorial debut, a semi-autobiographical portrait of 1970s South Korea, masterfully captures an emotional journey of loss, friendship, and starting anew. |Read More
Drama, Female Director(s)
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BRIDES

  • Release Year: 2014
  • Runtime: 94 minutes
  • Directed By: Tinatin Kajrishvili
  • Country: France, Georgia
In the suburbs of Tbilisi, Georgia, seamstress Nutsa shares an apartment with her children and awaits the return of her husband, Goga, who has six years left on his prison sentence. With only rare chances to connect with her husband, Nutsa faces difficult decisions about her family and her own freedom. Tinatin Kajrishvili captures an intimate look at love and absence in a subtle indictment of the harsh Georgian penal system. |Read More
Drama, Female Director(s), Relationships, Female Screenwriter(s), First Time Filmmaker
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BRIGHT DAYS AHEAD

  • Release Year: 2013
  • Runtime: 95 minutes
  • Directed By: Marion Vernoux
  • Country: France
In this sophisticated and sexy drama, a newly retired woman in her 60s (French cinema icon, Fanny Ardant) finds herself tumbling into an affair with a much younger man (Laurent Lafitte), her computer teacher at the local seniors’ club. As she finds herself courting danger—taking her young lover to places they could easily be discovered by her husband (Patrick Chesnais)—she must decide if her retirement will mark the end for her marriage, or a new beginning. |Read More
Female Director(s), Comedy, Relationships, Female Screenwriter(s)
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CAMPFIRE CREEPERS: MIDNIGHT MARCH

  • Release Year: 2018
  • Runtime: 12 minutes
  • Country: France, USA
When the kids at Camp Coyote are forced on a brutal midnight march by their sadistic counselors, one boy reaches his breaking point. He turns the tables on the bullies, revealing a surprising secret about himself in the process. Master of horror Alexandre Aja invites viewers on a thrilling ride that will leave them gasping. |Read More
Horror, Comedy, Thriller
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CASE OF THE GRINNING CAT

  • Release Year: 2004
  • Runtime: 67 minutes
  • Directed By: Chris Marker
  • Country: France
Only cinema's greatest essayist would dare combine a personal glance at French (and world) politics of the first few years of the 21st Century with a love-letter to his adored Cat. Surely the seemingly magical appearance of felines all over Paris can't be by chance. And…might it happen here? Let's hope so. |Read More
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