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French Cinema

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French Cinema
  • 3 Hearts

    "A touching, impeccably controlled drama." - Rolling Stone One n...

  • A Married Woman

    "EXTRAORDINARY...Godard's most interesting film since BREATHLESS." - The New York Times

    Legendary French New Wave auteur Jean-Luc Godard reverses the standard love triangle and challenges the influence of consumer culture in one of his most provocative dissections of modern life. Charlotte (Mach...

  • A Single Girl

    "Dazzling...Buoyant...Sharp-eyed...and Sexy." - The New York Times

    Shot in real time, Virginie Ledoyen delivers a tour de force performance in a film that is a clear descendant of the great early films of the French New Wave. The largely hand-held camera follows 19 year old Valerie on her first...

  • Amen

    "Riveting! AMEN is a must see!" - Andrew Sarris

    From the acclaimed director of Z and MISSING, Costa Gavras presents a powerful and riveting account of the implementation of the Final Solution and the culpability of the Vatican in the extermination of millions in the Nazi Death Camps.

  • The Artist and the Model

    "A lovely and poignant drama...with rich characters and complex themes." - Los Angeles Times. "A delight." - The New York Times Summer of 1943. In an occupied France, not far away from the Spanis...

  • Beauty of the Devil

    "A sweeping, lavishly mounted, fascinating, imaginative restatement of the Faust legend." - The New York Times

    "One of the great films." - The New York Herald Tribune

    Michel Simon and Gerard Philipe star in this imaginative retelling of the Faust legend. Approaching the end of his life, a promi...

  • La Belle Noiseuse (aka The Beautiful Troublemaker)

    "Hypnotically beautiful." - The New York Times

    The Grand Prix winner at the 1991 Cannes Film Festival, LA BELLE NOISSEUSE (aka THE BEAUTIFUL TROUBLEMAKER) is legendary French New Wave director Jacques Rivette’s intimately epic exploration of the convergence between artistry and eroticism. Edouar...

  • Betty

    "Slow, deliberate, exceedingly strange." - The New York Times

    "Disturbing, compelling, and very smart stuff." - Entertainment Weekly

    Alone and drunk, Betty, is led to a Paris restaurant by a stranger. Here, she meets an older woman, Laure, with whom she strikes up an instant rapport. The two wo...

  • The Bronte Sisters

    Three of France's most enduring actresses star in this moody and atmospheric look at the reclusive lives of the Bronte sisters.

    In a dreary presbytery in Yorkshire, living under the watchful eye of their aunt and father, a strict Anglican pastor, the sisters write their first works that quickl...

  • Capital

    From legendary Academy Award®-winning writer/director Costa-Gavras (Missing, Z) comes CAPITAL, a fast-paced, darkly comic drama set in the high stakes world of global finance. When the CEO of France’s Phenix Bank collapses from a heart attack on the golf course, Machiavellian young executive Marc...

  • Le Chef

    "Delightful! A very funny movie." - San Francisco Chronicle Self-taught aspiring chef Jacky (Michaël Youn) has the talent, but not the luck. Star chef Alexandre Lag...

  • Chinese Puzzle

    Xavier's (Romain Duris) life is still a mess. His ex, Wendy (Kelly Reilly) has left him in Paris and taken their kids to New York. Always up for an adventure, Xavier follows them to the city and begins to piece together a life for himself amidst the cheerful chaos of downtown Manhattan.

  • Come What May

    Directed by Christian Carion | Starring August Diehl, Olivier Gourmet, Mathilde Seigner, Alice Isaaz, Matthew Rhys

    May 1940. To escape the imminent German invasion, the inhabitants of a small village in northern France flee their homes, like so many millions of their compatriots. Max, a German b...

  • Les Cowboys

    A vast prairie, a country and western gathering somewhere in the east of France. Alain is a central figure in this community. He’s dancing with his daughter Kelly, 16, as his wife and their young son, Kid, watch from the sidelines. But on this day, Kelly disappears, and the family falls apart. Al...

  • The Damned

    "Exciting entertainment...a sober comment on the wages of political sin." - The New York Times

    Set during the closing days of WWII, this gritty, claustrophobic mix of film noir and psychological suspense follows the doomed escape of a group of Mazis as they flee for South America aboard a submar...

  • Delicacy

    "A sweetheart of a love story." - Roger Ebert Audrey Tautou is Nathalie, a beautiful, happy, and successful Parisian business executive who find...

  • The Disenchanted

    "A rich evocation of a headstrong young woman's turbulent inner life." - The New York Times

    In her breakthrough role, Judith Godreche plays Beth, a disaffected 17 year old living in Paris with her bedridden mother and forced to hold her family together by degrading herself. This intimate drama ...

  • Double Lover

    "A knotty delight of a thriller." - New York Times. Cannes Film Festival Official Selection. Crafting a deliriously cinematic web of suspense, shock, eroticism, and power dynamics, writer/director François Ozon (S...

  • Faces Places

    "Sheer joy" - The Washington Post. "Perfection" - Rolling Stone 89-year old Agnes Varda, one of the leading figures of the French New Wave, and acclaimed 33 year-old Fre...

  • Farewell My Queen

    "A pleasure to be savored." - The New York Times FAREWELL, MY QUEEN marks the return of acclaimed director Benoît Jacquot (A Single Girl, Seventh Heaven, Sade, De...

  • Felix and Lola

    Cohen Film Collection introduces this French classic. Felix owns and operates the bumper cars in an amusement park. One day, he is intrigued by a silent girl riding around the track all alone, letting herself get bumped and knocked about by the other cars. A strange girl, seemingly remote from th...

  • Five Day Lover

    A rediscovered French romantic comedy restored for Cohen Film Collection. Jean Seberg brings all of her considerable coquettish charm to the role of Claire, a young mother married to Georges, but also having an affair with bachelor Antoine, who is being kept by her good friend Madeleine, a wealth...

  • Le Gang

    Cohen Film Collection introduces this French classic. In 1945, as World War Two comes to a close, five small time crooks unite to form a gang. After several bold robberies they become notorious as "the front-wheel drive gang". The police attempt to stop their crime spree with little success, but ...

  • Gang of Four

    Four actresses are hand-picked by a famed director who works only with women, and are assigned to study the Marivaux play "Double Infidelities."