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The 2014 Films on the Green Festival Available Online!

This week let's rewind to the 2014 edition of Films on the Green: Masculin, Masculin.

A play on the 1966 Godard film title Masculin Féminin, the 2014 Festival presented a gamut of colorful male figures in French film—lovers, heroes, gangsters, and rebels. From love to war, and from neuroses to humor, explore the most memorable of the masculin in classic love stories, thrilling film noir, and deadpan French comedies.

Below you will find the curated film descriptions as well as links to watch them on U.S. streaming platforms!

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La Haine
Directed by Mathieu Kassovitz, 1995, 1h38
With Vincent Cassel, Hubert Koundé, Saïd Taghmaoui

After a riot in the suburbs of Paris, Abdel is left in a coma, having been beaten up while in police custody. His hot-headed friend Vinz finds a gun lost by a policeman in the riot, setting off a chain of uncontrollable events.

Available on The Criterion Channel | Kanopy | Amazon Video | iTunes

The Moustache (La Moustache)
Directed by Emmanuel Carrère, 2005, 1h26
With Vincent Lindon, Mathieu Amalric

One day, Marc asks his wife Agnès if he should shave his moustache. She is unsure, as she has always known him with a moustache. He shaves it off anyway, hoping to surprise her and his friends. But no one reacts as expected. In fact, nobody seems to notice at all.

Available on Prime Video | Fandor | GooglePlay | iTunes | YouTube

The French Minister (Quai d’Orsay)
Directed by Bertrand Tavernier, 2013, 1h53
With Raphaël Personnaz, Niels Arestrup, Thierry Lhermitte

The young Arthur Vlaminck is hired as speechwriter for French Minister of Foreign Affairs Alexandre Taillard de Vorms. Struggling to handle the minister’s overbearing personality, Vlaminck navigates the ever-changing plots of foreign affairs with the minister’s ultra-calm private secretary and a band of quirky counselors by his side.

Available on Amazon Video | YouTube | GooglePlay | iTunes

Grand Illusion (La Grande Illusion)
Directed by Jean Renoir, 1937, 1h53
With Jean Gabin, Pierre Fresnay, Marcel Dalio, Eric Von Stroheim

During WWI, a French aristocrat imprisoned in a German POW camp meets unlikely comrades among the proletarian and Jewish captives. After a failed escape, they are transferred to a high security camp under the close watch of an unexpectedly amicable Prussian officer.

Available on Vudu | Amazon Video | YouTube | iTunes | GooglePlay

Purple Noon (Plein Soleil)
Directed by René Clément, 1960, 1h58
With Alain Delon, Maurice Ronet

A rich American industrialist gives Tom Ripley the task of bringing his son Philippe home. Tom, also a former friend of Philippe, finds him in Italy enjoying himself with his mistress Marge Duval and with no intention of returning to the USA. Tom, lusting after Philippe’s money and mistress, is drawn into a world of forgery and impersonation…

Available on Kanopy | The Criterion Channel | Amazon Video | iTunes

Buffet Froid
Directed by Bertrand Blier, 1979, 1h29
With Gérard Depardieu, Jean Carmet, Michel Serrault, Bernard Blier

Starting with a random and absurd stabbing in a deserted métro, the story moves from one murder to the next, bringing together surrealistic and quirky characters. We meet the young, unemployed Alphonse Tram, his wife’s queasy murderer, and a police inspector with an impulse to kill every time he hears a Brahms quintet…

Available on Kanopy | Kino Now

The Women on the 6th Floor (Les Femmes du 6ème étage)
Directed by Philippe Le Guay, 2010, 1h42
With Fabrice Luchini

Jean-Louis lives a peaceful bourgeois existence in his Parisian apartment with his neurotic socialite wife Suzanne. His life is turned upside down when Maria, their new Spanish maid, introduces him to the female servants on the 6th floor and he discovers an exuberant and colorful world.

Available on Hoopla | Kanopy | Amazon Video | iTunes

2 Autumns, 3 Winters (2 automnes 3 hivers)
Directed by Sébastien Betbeder, 2013, 1h31

With Vincent Macaigne, Bastien Bouillon

33-year-old Arman decides to start his new life with an evening jog and literally runs into the love of his life, Amélie. Meanwhile, Arman's best friend Benjamin suffers a mild stroke that confines him to the hospital, where he falls for his young physical therapist. So begins their stories that develop over the course of two autumns and three winters…

Available on Tubi | Amazon Video | iTunes

The films Les Tontons flingeurs by Georges Lautner, and Le Magnifique by Philippe de Broca are not yet available on U.S. streaming platforms.