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Recently Released French Films To Catch This Summer!

Searching for the perfect place to escape the summer heat and unwind? Take a trip to the movie theaters and enjoy an evening of French cinema!

The Film, TV & Media Department at the Cultural Services has selected a list of movies that are creating buzz right now in the hexagon. So, whether you are in the U.S. or you are lucky enough to be visiting France for summer vacation, anyone can enjoy these newly released French films.

In Theaters in the U.S.

MOOD INDIGO Directed by Michel GondryDistributed by DrafthouseGenre: Comedy, RomanceCast: Romain Duris, Audrey Tautou, Gad Elmaleh, Omar SyRelease date: July 18, 2014

Starring Audrey Tautou and Romain Duris, and adapting the classic novel by Boris Vian.

More about the US release here.

LUCYDirected by Luc BessonDistributed by Universal StudiosGenre: ActionCast: Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman, Amr Waked, Min-sik ChoiRelease date: July 25, 2014

Lucy is forced to work as a drug mule for the mob. The drug implanted in her body inadvertently leaks into her system, changing her into a superhuman, due to accessing much more than the normal 10% of her brain capacity.

More about the US release here.

JEALOUSYDirected by Philippe GarrelDistributed by Distrib FilmGenre: DramaCast: Louis Garrel, Anna Mouglalis, Esther Garrel, Olga MilshteinRelease date: August 15, 2014

Jealousy is an especially intimate, deeply poignant and never less than enthralling tale of love, temptation and betrayal.

More about the US release here.

ABUSE OF WEAKNESSDirected by Catherine BreillatDistributed by Strand ReleasingGenre: DramaCast: Isabelle Huppert, Kool Shen, Christophe Sermet,Release date: August 15, 2014

The story of a symbiotic relationship hurdles out of control between a filmmaker who suffers a stroke and a con man who swindles celebrities.

More about the US release here.

L'ETRANGE COULEUR DES LARMES DE TON CORPS / THE STRANGE COLOR OF YOUR BODY’S TEARS Directed by Hélène Cattet and Bruno ForzaniDistributed by Strand ReleasingGenre: Mystery, ThrillerCast: Klaus Tange, Jean-Michel Vovk, Sylvia CamardaRelease date: August 29, 2014

A woman disappears. Her husband investigates into the strange conditions of her dispartion.

In Theaters in France

DEUX JOURS, UNE NUITDirected by Jean-Pierre Dardennes and Luc DardennesGenre: DramaCast: Marion Cotillard, Frabrizio RongioneRelease date: May 5, 2014

To keep her job, Sandra (Marion Cotillard) has to convince her colleagues to give up their bonus. Helped by her husband, she only has a weekend to succeed.

ON A FAILLI ÊTRE AMIESDirected by Anne le NyGenre: ComedyCast: Karin Viard, Emmanuelle DevosRelease date: June 06, 2014

When Carole (Emmanuelle Devos) met Marithé (Karin Viard) and helped her change jobs, the two women never imagined that it would transform their lives.

SOUS LES JUPES DES FILLES Directed by Audrey DanaGenre: ComedyCast: Isabelle Adjani, Alice Belaïdi, Leticia Casta, Julie Ferrier, Géraldine Nakache, Vanessa ParadisRelease date: June 4, 2014

Eleven women in Paris cross paths, and each woman comes to represent a facet of the today’s Modern Woman.

L'HOMME QU'ON AIMAIT TROPDirected by André TéchinéGenre: DramaCast: Guillaume Canet, Catherine Deneuve,Release date: July 16, 2014

Presented in the category “out of competition” to the Cannes film festival 2014, this movie recounts the legal saga of Leroux and Agnelet, which took place during the 1970’s.


Theaters and showtimes here