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  • The Country Doctor

    Directed by Thomas Lilti • Drama • With François Cluzet, Marianne Denicourt • 2017 • 102 minutes

    Rolling off Hippocrates, which world premiered at the Cannes' Critics' Week to warm reviews, doctor-turned-filmmaker Thomas Lilti delves once again into the medical world with THE COUNTRY DOCTOR (int...

  • The Chef's Wife

    Directed by Anne Le Ny • Drama • With Emmanuelle Devos, Karine Viard, Roschdy Zem • 2014 • 91 minutes

    Two of the most critically acclaimed actors in modern French cinema, Karin Viard and Emmanuelle Devos, star together for the first time as two women who want more out of life-at work and at home...

  • Down by Love

    Directed by Pierre Godeau • Drama • With Adèle Exarchopoulos, Guillaume Gallienne • 2015 • 110 minutes

    In DOWN BY LOVE, life is turned upside down for newly incarcerated Anna (Adéle Exarchopoulos, Blue is the Warmest Color) when she meets Jean (Guillame Gallienne, Yves Saint Laurent), the warde...

  • The Great Man

    Directed by Sarah Léonor • Drama • With Claude Brasseur, Guillaume de Tonquédec, Noémie Schmidt, Frédérique Bel • 2014 • 107 minutes

    Markov and Hamilton are fellow French Legionnaire's at the end of their posting in Afghanistan. An ambush results in an abdication of duty-despite it stemming from...

  • The Great Game

    Directed by Nicolas Pariser • Drama • With Melville Poupaud, André Dussollier, Clémence Poésy • 2015 • 100 minutes

    Pierre (Melvil Poupaud), a onetime darling novelist disgusted with the publishing world, lets a duplicitous government insider (André Dussollier) tempt him into ghostwriting a manif...

  • Guy

    Directed by Alex Lutz • Drama • With Alex Lutz, Tom Dingler, Pascale Arbillot • 2018 • 101 minutes

    Gauthier (Tom Dingler), a young journalist, finds a letter suggesting he might be the son of Guy Jamet (Alex Lutz in a César award-winning performance), a 72-year-old French pop singer who was fam...

  • The Society of the Spectacle (French w/ Eng. subtitles)

    Directed by Guy Debord • Documentary • 1973 • 91 minutes

    Six years after the publication of his Situationist classic The Society of the Spectacle, Guy Debord released this semi-experimental, essay-film adaptation. Using the classic Situationist technique of “détournement” (think pre-digital remi...

  • The Student and Mr Henri

    Directed by Ivan Calbérac • Drama • With Claude Brasseur, Guillaume de Tonquédec, Noémie Schmidt, Frédérique Bel • 2015 • 98 minutes

    Veteran star Claude Brasseur plays the cantankerous Henri of the title in this riotous comedy of bad manners and good intentions. Bitterly opposed to the relations...

  • Hippocrates: Diary of a French Doctor

    Directed by Thomas Lilti • Documentary • With Vincent Lacoste, Jacques Gamblin, Reda Kateb • 2015 • 101 minutes

    HIPPOCRATES: DIARY OF A FRENCH DOCTOR is a darkly comic portrait of a Paris hospital as seen through the eyes of a young intern, Benjamin, played by Vincent Lacoste (Eden), who begins ...

  • Marseille

    Directed by Olivier Panchot • Drama • With Jail Lespert, Tcheky Caryo • 2014 • 90 minutes

    Alex, son of the Marseille mafia boss, joined the Foreign Legion to run away from a rival gang years ago. Now, Alex deserts and returns to his hometown decided to settle down with his ex-girlfriend. His arr...

  • Number One Fan (Elle l'Adore)

    Directed by Jeanne Herry • Documentary • With Sandrine Kiberlain, Laurent Lafitte • 2014 • 105 minutes

    Muriel is a big talker. In fact, she makes stuff up all the time and always tells tall tales.

    In first-time director Judith Herry’s tragi-comedy NUMBER ONE FAN, Sandrine Kiberlain (Life of Ril...

  • School of Life

    Directed by Nicolas Vanier • Drama • With François Cluzet, Eric Elmosnino, Valerie Karsenti, François Berléand, Jean Scandel • 2017 • 116 minutes

    Trapped behind the high walls of an austere orphanage in suburban Paris, Paul (Jean Scandel) has only ever known one home. His chance to discover the ...

  • Party Girl

    Directed by Marie Amachoukeli, Claire Burger, Samuel Theis • Drama • With Angélique Litzenburger, Joseph Bour, Mario Theis, Samuel Theis, Séverine Litzenburger, Cynthia Litzenburger • 2014 • 95 minutes

    Angelique is a 60-year-old bar hostess in a cabaret located near the border between France and...

  • Return of the Hero

    Directed by Laurent Tirard • Drama • With Jean Dujardin, Mélanie Laurent • 2018 • 90 minutes

    France, 1809: The charming Captain Neuville (Jean Dujardin, THE ARTIST) is set to marry the naïve Pauline (Noémie Merlant) when the war breaks out, forcing Neuville to depart for the battlefield. After n...

  • The Outsider

    Directed by Christophe Barratier • Drama • With Arthur Dupont, François-Xavier Demaison, Sabrina Ouazani • 2018 • 117 minutes

    Before the subprime mortgage crisis began unfolding in 2008, causing chaos in world markets and misery among millions of homeowners, another financial apocalypse was alre...

  • Metamorphoses

    Directed by Christophe Honoré • Drama • With Amira Akili, Sébastian Hirel, Mélodie Richard, Damien Chapelle, George Babluani
    • 2014 • 102 minutes

    When Europa skips class and meets a magnetic young man named Jupiter, she embarks on an unexpected and magical journey. Traveling on board Jupiter’s ...

  • Sleepless Night in Paris

    Directed by Tommy Weber • Drama • With Aurélien Gabrielli, Hortense Gélinet, Elise Lhomeau • 2015 • 82 minutes

    Antoine has made up his mind to escape to the coast on the first morning train. With only a few euros in his pocket, he does not have enough to pay for his ticket. An entire night lies ...

  • An Encounter with Simone Weil

    Directed by Julia Haslett • Documentary • With Soraya Broukhim • 2014 • 85 minutes

    "An Encounter with Simone Weil" tells the story of French philosopher, activist, and mystic, Simone Weil – a woman Albert Camus described as "the only great spirit of our time." On her quest to understand Simone W...

  • The Sweet Escape

    Directed by Bruno Podalydès • Drama • With Bruno Podalydès, Sandrine Kiberlain, Agnès Jaoui • 2018 • 105 minutes

    Middle-aged graphic artist Michel (Bruno Podalydès) is seized by a sudden crazy impulse and orders a canoe and paddles—everything he needs for an adventure. His wife Rachelle (Sandrin...

  • In the Shadow of Women

    Directed by Philippe Garrel • Documentary • With Clotilde Courau, Stanislas Merhar, Lena Paugam • 2017 • 73 minutes

    The new film by the great Philippe Garrel (previously seen at the NYFF with Regular Lovers in 2005 and Jealousy in 2013) is a close look at infidelity-not merely the fact of it, bu...

  • 12 Days

    Directed by Raymond Depardon • Documentary • 2017 • 87 minutes

    Every year in France, 92,000 people are placed under psychiatric care without their consent. 12 DAYS focuses on those who have been involuntarily remanded to a mental hospital, and more specifically documents the hearings that, accor...

  • Almayer's Folly

    Directed by Chantal Akerman • Drama • With Stanislas Merhar, Marc Barbé, Aurora Marion • 2011 • 127 minutes

    Somewhere in Southeast Asia, in a little lost village on a wide and turbulent river, a European man clings to his pipe dreams out of love for his daughter. A story of passion, loss and mad...

  • School of Babel

    Directed by Julie Bertuccelli • Documentary • 2013 • 89 minutes

    Welcome to one Parisian school's program for newly arrived immigrant children from all over the world. At 'La Grange aux Belles' school in the diverse 10th district of Paris has a program for newly arrived immigrant children that pr...

  • Be Seeing You

    Directed by Mario Marret, Chris Marker • Documentary • 1968 • 39 minutes

    From 1967 to 1976 Chris Marker was a member of SLON (the 'Company for the Launching of New Works'), a group based on the idea that cinema should not be thought of solely in terms of commerce. 1967 was also the year an impor...