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French Cinema

France, the country where cinema was born, has given us some of the masters of cinema.

This collection includes classics and award-winning films from acknowledged greats and more recent auteurs, from Robert Bresson and Jean-Luc Godard to Claire Denis and Céline Sciamma.

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Jeune & jolieJeune & jolie

Drama201393 mins

Francois Ozon’s sly and seductive account of teenage girl’s dalliance with high-class prostitution.

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MandiblesMandibles

Fantasy202077 minsDirector: Quentin Dupieux

When Jean-Gab and Manu find a giant fly trapped in the boot of a car, they decide to train it in the hope of making a ton of cash.

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Les MisérablesLes Misérables

Thriller2019104 minsDirector: Ladj Ly

Ladj Ly’s extraordinary Cannes Jury Prize-winning debut obliterates the myth of cultural integration in France.

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Between Two Worlds [Ouistreham]Between Two Worlds [Ouistreham]

Drama2021106 minsDirector: Emmanuel Carrère

Juliette Binoche plays an undercover reporter investigating the conditions faced by France’s working women in this insightful, involving drama.

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Reinventing MarvinReinventing Marvin

Drama2017114 minsDirector: Anne Fontaine

A young gay man (Finnegan Oldfield ) flourishes under the tutelage of Isabelle Huppert's drama teacher, in this stirring drama from director Anne Fontaine (The Innocents).

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RedoubtableRedoubtable

Biopic2017108 minsDirector: Michel Hazanavicius

From the Oscar-winning director of The Artist, a brilliantly realised portrait of France’s maestro director Jean-Luc Godard spiralling into philosophical and romantic crisis.

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I Got Life!I Got Life!

Comedy201786 minsDirector: Blandine Lenoir

This heart-warming story of a grandmother who finds a new love and decides to start over is a hilarious and joyous ode to the female experience.

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Eastern BoysEastern Boys

Drama2012124 minsDirector: Robin Campillo

A gay pick-up turns into a dangerous game of betrayal and violence in this slyly subversive and compelling thriller.

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FrankieFrankie

Romance2019100 minsDirector: Ira Sachs

Ira Sachs' utterly engaging romantic drama starring Isabelle Huppert as a celebrated actress who gathers her disparate family on an unexpectedly emotional retreat.

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DisorderDisorder

Thriller201598 minsDirector: Alice Winocour

A broken soldier guards a tycoon's family in this involving thriller with hints of Taxi Driver, starring Matthias Schoenaerts and Diane Kuger.

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Pierrot le FouPierrot le Fou

Crime1965110 minsDirector: Jean-Luc Godard

Godard’s stunning, colour widescreen account of the wild journey of ‘the last romantic couple’, Pierrot (Jean-Paul Belmondo) and his lover Marianne (Anna Karina).

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A Woman's LifeA Woman's Life

Drama2016119 minsDirector: Stéphane Brizé

Judith Chemla shines in this Guy de Maupassant adaptation, a tale spanning 20 years of a woman’s life.

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120 BPM (Beats per Minute)120 BPM (Beats per Minute)

Drama2017143 minsDirector: Robin Campillo

Pulsating with life and pounding with urgency, Robin Campillo’s extraordinary account of 1990s AIDS activism is a rousing, sensual and heart-breaking celebration of personal and political resistance.

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Goodbye First LoveGoodbye First Love

Drama2011106 minsDirector: Mia Hansen-Løve

The pangs and pains of young love are artfully and respectfully rendered in this subtle and sensitive drama from Mia Hansen-Løve (Eden).

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BastardsBastards

Drama2013100 minsDirector: Claire Denis

Claire Denis’ moody and atmospheric thriller about an absent brother returning to the fold to investigate his family’s murky secrets.

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Bang Gang (A Modern Love Story)Bang Gang (A Modern Love Story)

Drama201594 minsDirector: Eva Husson

High-school students start a private orgy society in Eva Husson’s dazzlingly shot, no-holds-barred drama.

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The OdysseyThe Odyssey

Biopic2016123 minsDirector: Jérôme Salle

Jérôme Salle's candid biopic of the underwater explorer and photographer Jacques-Yves Cousteau is a bold tribute to the lure of the sea.

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Blue is the Warmest ColourBlue is the Warmest Colour

Romance2013180 minsDirector: Abdel Kechiche

The epic, passionate and strikingly naturalistic Palme d'Or-winning romance.

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Jean de FloretteJean de Florette

Drama1986116 minsDirector: Claude Berri

The film that inspired a wave of British migration to Provence, Claude Berri’s magical evocation of a bygone rustic France, with Gerard Depardieu.

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Manon des SourcesManon des Sources

Drama1986109 minsDirector: Claude Berri

The sequel to Jean de Florette concludes the Provencal period saga about two farming clans, headed by Emmanuelle Béart and Daniel Auteuil.

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Goodbye to LanguageGoodbye to Language

Drama201470 minsDirector: Jean-Luc Godard

Jean-Luc Godard’s typically innovative and playful meditation on technology, love and language was acclaimed one of the best films of 2014.

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Une femme est une femmeUne femme est une femme

Drama196184 minsDirector: Jean-Luc Godard

Godard’s colourful and exuberant tribute to the Hollywood musical, with Anna Karina, Jean-Paul Belmondo, and Jean-Claude Brialy.

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My Journey through French CinemaMy Journey through French Cinema

Documentary2016193 minsDirector: Bertrand Tavernier

Director Bertrand Tavernier guides us on a fascinating voyage through French film history, from the 1930s through to the '70s.

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LourdesLourdes

Drama200995 minsDirector: Jessica Hausner

Jessica Hausner’s cool, compassionate exploration of religious faith follows various believers and non-believers hoping for miracle cures in Lourdes

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CustodyCustody

Drama201694 minsDirector: Xavier Legrand

Myriam (Drucker) has recently left husband Antoine (Ménochet). She doesn’t want her youngest, Julien (Gioria), to see a father she claims is violent. But the judge rules otherwise, and the boy becomes a pawn in a bitter parental conflict…

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The Wages of FearThe Wages of Fear

Crime1953153 minsDirector: Henri-Georges Clouzot

Henri-Georges Clouzot's classic, nail-biting suspense thriller won both The Golden Bear and the Palme d'Or in 1953.

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DeerskinDeerskin

Drama201976 minsDirector: Quentin Dupieux

One man’s love for his designer jacket escalates to dangerous heights in what might just be the strangest serial killer film ever made.

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