Recent releases

The Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe

Directed by Yves Robert
When the director of the French secret service begins to feel threatened by his colleagues, he randomly chooses a man in the crowd as a decoy. Now, all the best agents are avidly following the every move of a symphony violinist, whom they believe to be an enemy spy. Conspiracy theories abound among the spies, while their bumbling target remains unaware of his role in their increasingly absurd web of intrigue. READ MORE

National Gallery

Directed by Frederick Wiseman
Frederick Wiseman’s NATIONAL GALLERY takes the audience behind the scenes of a London institution, on a journey to the heart of a museum inhabited by masterpieces of Western art from the Middle Ages to the 19th Century. NATIONAL GALLERY is the portrait of a place, its way of working and relations with the world, its staff and public, and its paintings. In a perpetual and dizzying game of mirrors, film watches painting watches film. READ MORE

Timbuktu

Directed by Abderrahmane Sissako
Not far from Timbuktu, now ruled by the religious fundamentalists, Kidane lives peacefully in the dunes with his wife Satima, his daughter Toya, and Issan, their twelve-year-old shepherd. In town, the people suffer, powerless, from the regime of terror imposed by the Jihadists determined to control their faith. Music, laughter, cigarettes, even soccer have been banned. The women have become shadows but resist with dignity. Every day, the new improvised courts issue tragic and absurd sentences. READ MORE

Augustine

Directed by Alice Winocour
The powerful and darkly sensual drama based on the true story of the unusual relationship that developed between Dr. Jean-Martin Charcot,(Vinecent Lindon) a pioneering French neurologist and mentor to Sigmund Freud, and his star teenage patient. READ MORE

Eat Your Bones

Directed by Jean Charles Hue
18 year old Jason Dorkel belongs to a community of gypsies. He is about to celebrate his baptism when his half-brother Fred returns after fifteen years in prison. Together, with their last brother, the violent, hot-headed Michael and their Christian activist cousin, the four young people set off on a binge among the "gadjos" in search of a cargo of copper. READ MORE

Reality

Directed by Quentin Dupieux
Jason, a quiet cameraman, dreams of directing his first horror movie. Bob Marshall, a wealthy producer, accepts to finance his movie on one condition : Jason has 48 hours to find the best scream in the history of film. During his search, Jason gradually gets lost in a nightmare. READ MORE

Diplomacy

Directed by Volker Schlöndorf
In this riveting adaptation of the stage success by Cyril Gély, the great Volker Schlöndorff (Academy Award winner THE TIN DRUM) has created a psychologically elaborate game of political cat and mouse centered on the impending destruction of Paris at the end of WWII. Starring Niels Arestrup as the German General honor bound to obey all military orders andAndré Dussollier as the Swedish Consul who tries to persuade the General to spare the beloved 'City of Light.' READ MORE

Le Silence de la Mer

Directed by Jean-Pierre Melville
A cultured, naively idealistic German officer is billeted in the home of a middle-aged man and his grown niece; their response to his presence—their only form of resistance—is complete silence. READ MORE

Letters to Max

Directed by Eric Baudelaire
A record of the epistolary encounter between French artist and filmmaker Eric Baudelaire and Maxim Gvinjia, former Foreign Minister of the breakaway Caucasian state of Abkhazia, Letters to Max is both a chronicle of a developing friendship and an ingenious, unusual essay film about the inherently speculative nature of nationhood. READ MORE

The River

Directed by Jean Renoir
Based on the novel by Rumer Godden, the film eloquently contrasts the growing pains of three young women with the immutability of the Bengal river around which their daily lives unfold. READ MORE

A Tale of Winter

Directed by Eric Rohmer
A young couple, Félicie and Charles, meet while on holiday and fall deeply in love. In a fatal slip, she gives him the wrong address, and, as a result, he disappears from her life. Five years later, at Christmas time, Félicie is a hairdresser in the Paris suburbs with a daughter (Charles’) and two lovers: the successful Maxence and the intellectual Loïc. She loves them both, but, as she says, “There’s love and love,” and the love that counts is the one she still holds for the long lost Charles. READ MORE

Far From Men

Directed by and written by David Oelhoffen
A French teacher in a small Algerian village during the Algerian War forms an unexpected bond with a dissident, and is then ordered to turn him in to the authorities. READ MORE

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