Recent releases

Diplomacy

Directed by Volker Schlöndorff
In 1945, Raoul Nordling, the Swedish consul-general in Paris, meets with Dietrich von Cholitz, the German military governor of occupied Paris, to convince him not to destroy historical landmarks across the city. 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

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

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

Marius

Directed by Daniel Auteuil
Marius wants a life on the sea. Fanny is secretly in love with Marius. When Marius finally gets his chance to go to sea, Fanny plots to keep him back by revealing her love for him. French w/English subs. READ MORE

Fanny

Directed by Daniel Auteuil
Fanny falls in love and is abandoned by Marius. She discovers she is pregnant. At the urging of her mother and Marius's father, César, she marries a much older man to save face. READ MORE

Belle and Sebastian

Directed by Nicolas Vanier
In occupied France, on the border of Switzerland, six year-old Sebastian tames and befriends an enormous yet gentle mountain dog, Belle, who quickly becomes the boy’s best friend and protector, despite the local villagers belief that she is the dangerous "beast" that has been attacking their sheep. When the Nazis arrive and begin rooting out resistance members along with the Jewish refugees they have been helping to escape, Belle and Sebastian prove their loyalty – to the village and each other – when they undertake a treacherous journey to help the cause. READ MORE

The Soft Skin

Directed by François Truffaut
Pierre Lachenay is a well-known publisher and lecturer, married with Franca and father of Sabine, around 10. He meets an air hostess, Nicole. They start a love affair, which Pierre is hiding, but he cannot stand staying away from her. READ MORE

Life of Riley

Directed by Alain Resnais
In the English countryside, the life of three couples is disturbed by a character we shall constantly hear about but never see: the enigmatic George Riley. When general practitioner Dr. Colin inadvertently tells his wife Kathryn that his patient George Riley does not have more than a few months to live, he doesn't know that Riley was Kathryn's first love. READ MORE

On the Way to School

Directed by Pascal Plisson
On the Way to School interweaves the stories of four children from around the world whose desire to learn and better their lives through education forces them to contend with arduous, often perilous journeys every day on their way to the classroom. From the dangerous savannahs of Kenya to the winding trails of the Atlas mountains in Morocco, from the suffocating heat of Southern India to the vast, dizzying plateaux of Patagonia, these children are all united by the same quest, the same dream. By setting foot on their extraordinary path, by embarking on this adventure littered with traps and challenges, they will begin to leave their childhoods behind READ MORE

A Year in Champagne

Directed by David Kennard
A Year in Champagne is the second in a series of three 90-minute wine films for General Release, created by InCA Productions and Executive Produced by RTR International, Inc. With renowned wine importer Martine Saunier as our guide, we get a rare glimpse behind the scenes into the real Champagne through six houses, from small independent makers to the illustrious houses of Gosset and Bollinger. READ MORE

CAFÉ DE FLORE

Directed by Jean-Marc Vallée
A love story about people separated, yet connected, by time and place. The film chronicles the fates of Jacqueline, a young mother in 1960s Paris, and Antoine, in present day Montreal. What binds the two stories together is love. French w/ English subs CAFÉ DE FLORE Written and directed by Jean-Marc Vallée Available on Digital December 1 READ MORE

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