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Muriel, or The Time of Return

Directed by Alain Resnais
Alain Resnais’s Muriel, or The Time of Return, the director’s follow-up to Last Year at Marienbad, is as radical a reflection on the nature of time and memory as its predecessor. The always luminous Delphine Seyrig stars as an antique shop owner and widow in Boulogne-sur-Mer, whose past comes back to haunt her when a former lover reenters her life. 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

French Up Your Summer with These TV Shows!

Directed by Various Directors
Is it too hot outside? Perhaps it is raining? You don't need to worry about being bored, for we have the perfect French shows to binge-watch! READ MORE

Valley of Love

Directed by Guillaume Nicloux
In this mysterious and beautiful examination of a broken family, acclaimed actors, Isabelle Huppert and Gerard Depardieu play thinly disguised versions of themselves as a separated couple who journey to Death Valley after receiving a mysterious letter from their dead son. READ MORE

NY Times recommends: TV Show "The Bureau" now available on iTunes - First episode is free!

Directed by Eric Rochant
Based on real-life accounts by former French spies, The Bureau tells the story of a man torn between love and loyalty, in a world where a single lie can kill. When French intelligence officer Guillaume "Malotru" Debailly (Mathieu Kassovitz) returns to Paris after six years as an undercover agent in Syria, he struggles to reconnect with his daughter, ex-wife, colleagues and even, his old self. But after learning that his lover in Syria (Nadia, played by Zineb Triki), is now in Paris, Guillaume breaks agency rules and approaches her as the man he was in Damascus: Paul Lefebvre. As Guillaume begins living a double life, he opens himself up (and DGSE) to new and unprecedented dangers. FREE FIRST EPISODE AVAILABLE ON ITUNES READ MORE

Criterion Collection: Clouds of Sils Maria

Directed by Olivier Assayas
This multilayered, immensely entertaining drama from the great contemporary French director Olivier Assayas is a singular look at the intersection of high art and popular culture. The always extraordinary Juliette Binoche is stirring as Maria, a stage and screen icon who is being courted to star in a new production of the play that made her famous—only this time she must assume the role of the older woman. Kristen Stewart matches her punch for punch as her beleaguered assistant, called upon to provide support both professional and emotional for her mercurial boss. And Chloë Grace Moretz is Maria’s callow new castmate, a starlet waiting in the wings. An amorphous, soul-searching tale, filled with ethereal images of its Swiss Alps setting, Clouds of Sils Maria brilliantly dramatizes one woman’s reckoning with herself and the world. READ MORE

La Chienne

Directed by Jean Renoir
Jean Renoir’s ruthless love triangle tale, his second sound film, is a true precursor to his brilliantly bitter The Rules of the Game, displaying all of the filmmaker’s visual genius and fully imbued with his profound humanity. Michel Simon cuts a tragic figure as an unhappily married cashier and amateur painter who becomes so smitten with a prostitute that he refuses to see the obvious: that she and her pimp boyfriend are taking advantage of him. READ MORE

Sex, Love & Therapy

Directed by Tonie Marshall
SEX, LOVE & THERAPY is a sexy romantic comedy about Lambert, an ex-sex addict turned marriage counselor who hires the sultry, sex-crazed Judith as his assistant. READ MORE

Thanks to My Friends (Le Talent de mes amis)

Directed by Alex Lutz
Alex and Jeff are coworkers at a major multinational and have been best friends since high school. With their respective wives, they’re almost like a family, making their way steadily through life, with no great ambitions. READ MORE

50 French Films on iTunes

Directed by Various Directors
50 French Films on Itunes with Under the Milky Way READ MORE

Mustang

Directed by Deniz Gamze Ergüve
France's official submission for the 2016 Oscars, about five free-spirited sisters in Northern Turkey, arrives on DVD. READ MORE

In the Shadow of Women (l'Ombre des Femmes)

Directed by Philippe Garrel
In the Shadow of Women takes a close look at infidelity—not merely the fact of it, but the particular, divergent ways in which it’s experienced and understood by men and women. READ MORE

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