Recently Released French Films to Catch this Summer!

August 1, 2014 | By FRENCH CULTURE FILM

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 Gondry
Distributed by Drafthouse
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Cast: Romain Duris, Audrey Tautou, Gad Elmaleh, Omar Sy
Release date: July 18, 2014

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

More about the US release here.


LUCY
Directed by Luc Besson
Distributed by Universal Studios
Genre: Action
Cast: Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman, Amr Waked, Min-sik Choi
Release 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.


JEALOUSY
Directed by Philippe Garrel
Distributed by Distrib Film
Genre: Drama
Cast: Louis Garrel, Anna Mouglalis, Esther Garrel, Olga Milshtein
Release 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 WEAKNESS
Directed by Catherine Breillat
Distributed by Strand Releasing
Genre: Drama
Cast: 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 Forzani
Distributed by Strand Releasing
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Cast: Klaus Tange, Jean-Michel Vovk, Sylvia Camarda
Release date: August 29, 2014

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


In Theaters in France


DEUX JOURS, UNE NUIT
Directed by Jean-Pierre Dardennes and Luc Dardennes
Genre: Drama
Cast: Marion Cotillard, Frabrizio Rongione
Release 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 AMIES
Directed by Anne le Ny
Genre: Comedy
Cast: Karin Viard, Emmanuelle Devos
Release 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 Dana
Genre: Comedy
Cast: Isabelle Adjani, Alice Belaïdi, Leticia Casta, Julie Ferrier, Géraldine Nakache, Vanessa Paradis
Release 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 TROP
Directed by André Téchiné
Genre: Drama
Cast: 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

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