Recent releases

BLACK GIRL

Directed by Ousmane Sembène

Ousmane Sembène was one of the greatest and most groundbreaking filmmakers who ever lived, as well as the most renowned African director of the twentieth century—and yet his name still deserves to be better known in the rest of the world.

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SILVERED WATER: SYRIA SELF PORTRAIT

Directed by Ossama Mohammed & Wiam Simav Bedirxan
The film offers a rare glimpse inside the hermetic world of Syria during the early stages of its Civil War, chronicling the siege of Homs through a combination of eye-witness accounts posted to the internet and on-the-ground footage shot by Bedirxan, an elementary school teacher. READ MORE

THE STUDENT AND MR. HENRI

Directed by Ivan Calbérac
Director Ivan Calbérac has adapted his own stage hit to the screen, in Paris boulevard comedy style in the film "The Student and Mr. Henri". READ MORE

DOWN BY LOVE

Directed by Pierre Godeau
Down by Love (Éperdument) by director Pierre Godeau available now on iTunes and other VOD platforms. READ MORE

THE LORD'S RIDE & EAT YOUR BONES

Directed by Jean-Charles Hue
Filmatique is pleased to announce the release of French filmmaker Jean-Charles Hue's first and second feature films, LA BM DU SEIGNEUR (THE LORD'S RIDE) and MANGE TES MORTS (EAT YOUR BONES) on their new streaming platform. Both these feature length films take place within a community rarely depicted in cinema: the Yeniche of Northern France. READ MORE

DIVINES

Directed by Houda Benyamina

DIVINES was screened in the Directors' Fortnight section at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival. Described by critics as “one of the best young-adult films to come out of France in recent years,” the funny, often suspenseful and emotional drama tells the story of Dounia, a tough, but naive teenager who sees getting rich or dying trying as her most viable option. Set in a ghetto near Paris where drugs and religion reign supreme, Dounia is hungry for her share of power and success. Enlisting the help of her best friend she decides to follow the footsteps of a respected dealer.

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SUMMERTIME

Directed by Catherine Corsini

Sensual and elegant, Catherine Corsini’s SUMMERTIME follows Carole and Delphine as they fall in love against the backdrop of early feminist activism in 1971 France. After living in the city, Delphine is called home to help with her family farm in the countryside and is forced to choose between her responsibility to them and the life of love she had in Paris with Carole. An enlightening tale about the infatuation of first love and its universal themes.

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THE INNOCENTS Now Available

Directed by Anne Fontaine
THE INNOCENTS, the critically acclaimed film directed by Anne Fontaine and included on France’s shortlist for the 2017 Foreign-language Oscar race, is available now on DVD, Blu-Ray, and Video On Demand. READ MORE

THE GREAT GAME

Directed by Nicolas Pariser
Nicolas Pariser's "The Great Game" comes out on October 18 on iTunes, Amazon, and Vudu - don't miss it! Stream from your computer and other devices. READ MORE

THE COMDADS

Directed by Francis Veber
Francis Veber's "The Comdads" (Les Compères) comes out on October 18 on iTunes, Amazon, and Vudu - don't miss it! Stream from your computer and other devices. READ MORE

Cat People

Directed by Jacques Tourneur
The first of the horror films producer Val Lewton made for RKO Pictures redefined the genre by leaving its most frightening terrors to its audience’s imagination. Simone Simon stars as a Serbian émigré in Manhattan who believes that, because of an ancient curse, any physical intimacy with the man she loves (Kent Smith) will turn her into a feline predator. READ MORE

Night and Fog

Directed by Alain Resnais
Ten years after the liberation of the Nazi concentration camps, filmmaker Alain Resnais documented the abandoned grounds of Auschwitz and Majdanek in Night and Fog (Nuit et brouillard), one of the first cinematic reflections on the Holocaust. Juxtaposing the stillness of the abandoned camps’ empty buildings with haunting wartime footage, Resnais investigates humanity’s capacity for violence, and presents the devastating suggestion that such horrors could occur again. READ MORE

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