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  • Directing Actors by Jean Renoir

    Directed by Gisèle Braunberger • Documentary • 1968 • 22 minutes

    Actor Gisèle Braunberger sits across a small table from Jean Renoir. She leans forward, focusing intently on the director, her hands rhythmically fidgeting, as he outlines the premise of the script page he is about to work through ...

  • Tribute to Alfred Lepetit

    Directed by Jean Rousselot • Documentary • With Charlotte Rampling, Roman Polanski, Jean-Claude Brialy • 1999 • 8 minutes

    Alfred Lepetit is a legendary French production assistant with more than 200 films to his credit. Well, not exactly to his credit, since he refuses to let his name appear on-...

  • Beyond Hatred

    Directed by Olivier Meyrou • Documentary • With Marie-Cecile Chenu, Jean-Paul Chenu • 2007 • 85 minutes

    In 2002, three French neofascist skinheads went to a public park in Rheims looking for an ‘Arab’ to attack when they came across Francois Chenu, a young gay man. When he refused to deny his ho...

  • Forever

    Directed by Heddy Honigmann • Documentary • 2006 • 95 minutes

    Through a leisurely tour of the world-famous Père-Lachaise cemetery in Paris, the final resting place for legendary writers, composers, painters and other artists from around the world, FOREVER provides an unusually poignant, emotiona...

  • La Commune (Paris 1871) (Theatrical Version)

    Directed by Peter Watkins • Documentary • 2000 • 208 minutes

    This is a shorter, theatrical version of LA COMMUNE. All of Peter Watkins films are events. When he tackles a historical moment of such magnitude as the Paris Commune of 1871, Watkins provokes, disturbs, jostles. The story, based on a ...

  • The Eye of Vichy

    Directed by Claude Chabrol • Documentary • With Brian Cox, Maquisard Alfonso, General Bergeret, Jean Bichelonne, Maquisard Boczov, Pierre Boisson • 1993 • 110 minutes

    The Eye of Vichy is a brilliantly chosen compilation of long forgotten film footage and newsreels produced by the Nazis and Frenc...

  • Myth of a Colorblind France

    Directed by Alan Govenar • Documentary • With Tyler Stovall, Monique Y. Wells, Thomas Allen Harris, Karim Toure, Akin Babatunde • 2020 • 86 minutes

    For more than a century, African American artists, authors, musicians and others have traveled to Paris to liberate themselves from the racism of th...

  • The Children of 209 Saint-Maur Street

    Directed by Ruth Zylberman • Documentary • 2020 • 100 minutes

    209 rue St. Maur is a classic Parisian apartment building in the 10th arrondissement: Stone, built around a courtyard, shops on the bottom floor. In the first decades of the 20th century, it was home to some 300 working class people, ...

  • Colette

    Directed by Yannick Bellon • Documentary • 1951 • 29 minutes

    French writer Sidonie Gabrielle Colette (1873-1954) was both a popular and literary sensation. Known simply as Colette, she scandalized French society with her three marriages and her career as a racy music-hall performer and mime arti...

  • Jeannette: The Childhood of Joan of Arc

    Directed by Bruno Dumont • Drama • With Lise Leplat Prudhomme, Jeanne Voisin, Lucile Gauthier • 2017 • 115 minutes

    In the midst of the Hundred Years’ War, the young Jeannette, at the still tender age of 8, looks after her sheep in the small village of Domremy.

    One day, she tells her friend Hauv...

  • Fidelio

    Directed by Lucie Borleteau • Drama • With Ariane Labed, Melvil Poupaud, Anders Danielsen Lie, Pascal Tagnati, Jean-Lous Coulloc'h • 2014 • 97 minutes

    Thirty-year-old Alice is a sailor about to embark on a journey she will not soon forget. Leaving her fiancé Félix ashore, she joins the crew of a...

  • False Confessions

    Directed by Luc Bondy • Drama • With Isabelle Huppert; Louis Garrell; Bulle Ogier • 2017 • 82 minutes

    Luc Bondy’s final feature film as director draws talent from both stage and screen to bring Marivaux’s play into 21st century Paris. Isabelle Huppert commands the screen as Araminte, the wealthy...

  • Marie Curie: The Courage of Knowledge

    Directed by Marie Noëlle • Drama • With Charles Berling; Karolina Gruszka • 2017 • 100 minutes

    The most turbulent five years in the life of a genius woman: Between 1905, where Marie Curie comes with Pierre Curie to Stockholm to be awarded the Nobel Prize for the discovery of the radioactivity an...

  • All the World's Memory

    Directed by Alain Resnais • Documentary • 1956 • 21 minutes

    This recently restored early short by French New Wave director Alain Resnais (perhaps best known for Hiroshima Mon Amour), pays homage to the National Library of France. For centuries, the library has served as a repository for all the ...

  • With André Gide

    Directed by Marc Allégret • Documentary • 1951 • 92 minutes

    Nobel-prize-winning author, social justice crusader, anti-colonialist, adventure traveler, musician, and one-time Communist: André Gide was a larger-than-life character who dominated French letters from the turn of the 20th century to h...

  • In Harmony

    Directed by Denis Dercourt • Drama • With Albert Dupontel, Cécile de France • 2016 • 90 minutes

    Marc (Albert Dupontel) is an equestrian stuntman. After being traumatically injured in a serious accident, he loses all hope of ever getting back on a horse. Florence (Cécile de France) works for an ...

  • Camille Claudel

    Directed by Bruno Nuytten • Drama • With Isabelle Adjani, Madeleine Robinson, Laurent Grevill, Philippe Clevenot, Gérard Depardieu • 1988 • 175 minutes

    The biography of the iconic French sculptor Camille Claudel in a tale of love, betrayal and female empowerment. When her enthusiasm for the arts...

  • Time Regained

    Directed by Raúl Ruiz • Drama • With Catherine Deneuve, Emmanuelle Béart, Vincent Perez • 2018 • 163 minutes

    Raúl Ruiz’s most ambitious literary adaptation and considered his greatest cinematic achievement.  An Official Selection at both the Cannes and New York Film Festivals and starring an out...

  • The Law

    Directed by Jules Dassin • Drama • With Gina Lollobrigida, Pierre Brasseur, Marcello Mastroianni, Melina Mercouri • 1959 • 121 minutes

    THE LAW (previously released in the US as Where the Hot Wind Blows) stars Gina Lollobrigida, Marcello Mastroianni, Yves Montand, Melina Mercouri, and Pierre Bras...

  • Monsieur & Madame Adelman

    Directed by Nicolas Bedos • Drama • With Nicolas Bedos, Doria Tillier • 2017 • 120 minutes

    The decades-spanning tumultuous romance of a quintessentially French couple is chronicled in the thought-provoking and scathingly funny MONSIEUR & MADAME ADELMAN. Told in flashback from the early 1970s for...

  • Six in Paris (Paris vu par)

    Directed by Claude Chabrol, Jean Douchet, Jean-Luc Godard, Jean-Daniel Pollet, Eric Rohmer and Jean Rouch • Documentary • 1965 • 96 minutes

    In 1965, young producer Barbet Schroeder supplied a 16mm camera, along with color film stock, to six friends, asking them to each make a short film about a ...

  • The Stopover

    Directed by Delphine & Muriel Coulin • Drama • With Soko, Ariane Labed, Ginger Romàn • 2016 • 102 minutes

    On their way home from Afghanistan, a band of French soldiers stop in Cyprus for decompression: three days at a sun-splashed resort, where they will undergo intense psychological debriefing....

  • Next Time I'll Aim for the Heart

    Directed by Cédric Anger • Drama • 2016 • 111 minutes

    Cédric Anger, once a critic for Cahiers du Cinéma, wrote and directed this chilling chronicle of notorious serial killer Alain Lamare (here renamed Franck Neuhart and played by Guillaume Canet). In a truly mordant twist, while Lamare was terr...

  • A Kid (Le Fils de Jean)

    Directed by Philippe Lioret • Drama • With Pierre Deladonchamps, Gabriel Arcand, Catherine de Léan • 2016 • 98 minutes

    Contemporary French cinema’s great humanist, Philippe Lioret (‘Welcome‘) casts ‘Stranger by the Lake‘ star Pierre Deladonchamps as the lead of his latest film “A Kid” as Matthie...