French Romance

French Romance

Ranging from comedic (The Country Doctor) to deadly serious (Claire Denis' Trouble Every Day), all kinds of romantic possibilities are represented in this collection of French films.

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French Romance
  • 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...

  • Tokyo Fiancee

    Directed by Stefan Liberski • Drama • With Pauline Etienne, Taichi Inoue • 2014 • 100 minutes

    The young, pixie-like Amélie is in love with all things Japanese, which prompts her to buy a one-way ticket to Tokyo in order to completely immerse herself in Japanese culture. She offers to work as a F...

  • 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...

  • 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 ...

  • Trouble Every Day

    Directed by Claire Denis • Drama • With Vincent Gallo, Tricia Vessey, Béatrice Dalle • 2014 • 100 minutes

    World renowned filmmaker Claire Denis's most controversial, divisive and under appreciated films to date. With its gory, outre film style, Trouble Every Day shocked audiences at it's 2001 Ca...

  • 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...

  • Come Undone

    Directed by Sebastien Lifshitz • Drama • With Jeremie Elklaim, Stephane Rideau, Marie Matheron, Dominique Reymond • 2000 • 97 minutes

    The sensual gay classic Come Undone explores a young man's homosexual awakening and the turbulence of first love in a small French seaside town.

    Mathieu, a quiet...

  • Eastern Boys

    Directed by Robin Campillo • Drama • With Olivier Rabourdin, Kirill Emelyanov, Daniil Vorobyov, Edea Darque, Bislan Yakhiaev • 2013 • 128 minutes

    Arriving from all over Eastern Europe, the men who loiter around the Gare du Nord train station in Paris are scraping by however they can, forming gan...

  • Full Moon in Paris

    Directed by Éric Rohmer • Drama • With Pascale Ogier, Tchéky Karyo, Fabrice Luchini • 1984 • 103 minutes

    One of Eric Rohmer’s most renowned films, FULL MOON IN PARIS was originally released in 1984 to universal acclaim. Heralded as "a small masterpiece" and "the very best of Rohmer" by The New Y...

  • 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...

  • Just a Sigh

    Directed by Jerome Bonnel • Drama • With Emmanuelle Devos, Gabriel Byrne • 2017 • 105 minutes

    In the short break between performances in Calais, stage actress Alix, played by the stunning Emmanuelle Devos (Desplechin's CHRISTMAS TALE), makes a quick escape to Paris. On the train, she meets a mys...

  • 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...

  • Olivia

    Directed by Jacqueline Audry • Drama • With Edwige Feuillere, Simone Simon • 1950 • 96 minutes

    OLIVIA is a remarkable work by one of France’s first ground-breaking female filmmakers, which easily merits rediscovery today after being neglected for almost 70 years.  Plunging the viewer—and the mai...

  • 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...

  • 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 Marquise of O

    Directed by Éric Rohmer • Drama • With Edith Clever, Bruno Ganz, Edda Seippel, Peter Luhr • 1976 • 103 minutes

    Already an established filmmaker by the 1976 release of THE MARQUISE OF O, an adaptation of Heinrich von Kleist's classic short story, the film stands as Eric Rohmer's "dazzling testame...