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THE KING OF ESCAPE

NY THEATRICAL PREMIERE RUN ! ONE WEEK ONLY (April 11-17, 2014) Armand, a man who sells farm machines in the country, is a popular middle-aged homosexual. Just as he was getting sick of life, he falls in love with a young girl called, Curlie, and goes on the run from her parents and the police.
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THE YOUNG GIRLS OF ROCHEFORT

Jacques Demy's love letter to American musicals, French cityscapes and romance in general. One of his greatest films.
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THE JEWISH CARDINAL

A Jewish-born man converts to Catholicism and joins the priesthood, all while balancing his dual identities.
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Cannes Film Festival 2014: A Look Ahead

The 67th edition of the Cannes Film Festival is set to take place May 14-25, 2014. One month before its opening, let’s take a look at what we know so far.
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VIOLETTE

Martin Provost's second biopic of a French female artist stars Emmanuelle Devos and Sandrine Kiberlain as Violette Leduc and her mentor/object of desire Simone de Beauvoir.
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Rendez-vous with French Cinema 2014 Gathers 15,000 Spectators

This year’s edition of the French film festival organized by UniFrance Films and the Film Society of Lincoln Center met with an unprecedented success.
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YOUNG & BEAUTIFUL

Acclaimed director François Ozon (Swimming Pool, 8 Women) helms this erotic tale of sexual awakening. The film portrays of a 17 year-old girl (Marine Vacth), in 4 seasons and 4 songs.
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BICYCLING WITH MOLIERE

In this warm, funny, literate comedy, two French actors portray two French actors, friends at odds with one another in every possible way, except with regard to their love for performing Molière’s The Misanthrope.
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Approved for Adoption

This remarkable animated doc traces the unconventional upbringing of the filmmaker Jung Henin, one of thousands of Korean children adopted by Western families after the end of the Korean War. It is the story of a boy stranded between two cultures. Sepia-toned animated vignettes – some humorous and some poetic – track Jung from the day he first meets his new blond siblings, through elementary school, and into his teenage years, when his emerging sense of identity begins to create fissures at home and ignite the latent biases of his adoptive parents. The filmmaker tells his story using his own animation intercut with snippets of super-8 family footage and archival film. The result is an animated memoir like no other: clear-eyed and unflinching, humorous and wry, and above all, inspiring in the capacity of the human heart.
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The Belgian Job

Willy Vanderbrook, a brilliant French Belgian who has become a citizen of the world, is approached about the job of concierge at one of Paris's great 5-star hotels. Willy's application, rejected because he's too Belgian, forces him to carrying out a ridiculous and royally vengeful deception. By pretending to be heir to the Belgian throne, Willy and his gang set off a series of joyful events in the Parisian 5-star establishment.
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Camille Claudel 1915

In CAMILLE CLAUDEL 1915, Juliette Binoche gives a mesmerizing performance as Auguste Rodin's protégé (and later mistress), and sister of the Christian/mystic poet Paul Claudel. Inspired by the correspondence between Paul and Camille, writer/director Bruno Dumont (Humanité, La Vie de Jesus) focuses on Camille Claudel's struggle to find understanding and recognition as an artist - and the moments before her brother's visit while she is confined to a mental institution.
— Jean-Luc Godard