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Pirjo Honkasalo
A 14-year-old boy in a stifling Helsinki slum takes some unwise life lessons from his soon-to-be-incarcerated older brother, in Finnish master P… 
CastJohannes Brotherus, Jari Virman, Juhan Ulfsa…
LanguageFinnish   CountryFinland
MAST$14A

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Dome Karukoski
The leader of a gang of racist skinheads finds his prejudices and misplaced loyalties pitted against his desire for love and family when he fall… 
CastPeter Franzén, Laura Birn, Jasper Pääkkönen,…
LanguageFinnish   CountryFinland
CWC$14A

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Catherine Breillat
An extraordinary collaboration between two legends of French cinema, Catherine Breillat’s brutally candid autobiographical drama stars Isabelle … 
CastIsabelle Huppert, Kool Shen, Lola Ursino, Ch…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
MAST$14A

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Marcel Ophuls
Master documentarian Marcel Ophüls (The Sorrow and the Pity) turns his gaze back on his own extraordinary life with this memoir, both rigorous a… 
CastElliott Erwitt, Jeanne Moreau, Costa-Gavras,…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
DOC$PG

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Sylvain Chomet
Paul is in his 30s. An orphan since the age of two, he lives with his aunts in a Parisian apartment and leads a reclusive existence as a pianist… 
CastGuillaume Gouix, Anne Le Ny, Bernadette Lafo…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
SP$PG

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Claire Denis
Supertanker captain Marco Silvestri is called back urgently to Paris. His sister Sandra is desperate; her husband has committed suicide, the fam… 
CastVincent Lindon, Chiara Mastroianni, Lola Cré…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
MAST$14A

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Abdellatif Kechiche
The story of a young lesbian couple's beginning, middle and possible end. At 15, Adèle doesn't question it: girls go out with boys. Her life is… 
CastLéa Seydoux, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Salim Kech…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
SP$R

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Marion Vernoux
César–winning French cinema icon Fanny Ardant stars in this sophisticated and sexy drama about a married woman in her 60s tumbling into an affai… 
CastFanny Ardant, Laurent Lafitte, Patrick Chesn…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
GALA$$14A

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Jean-Marie Straub, João Pedr…
Featuring new works by master filmmakers Jean-Marie Straub (Le Genou d’Artémide), João Pedro Rodrigues (The Last Time I Saw Macao), and Miguel G… 
CastBarbara Ulrich, Daniel Redondo Martinéz, Gum…
LanguageFrench, Portuguese, …   CountryFrance
WL$14A

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Robin Campillo
They come from all over Eastern Europe: Russia, Romania, Chechnya. They are Eastern boys. The oldest appear no more than 25; as for the youngest… 
CastOlivier Rabourdin, Kirill Emelyanov, Daniil …
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
CWC$14A

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Nils Tavernier
Inspired by the remarkable real-life feats of Rick and Dick Hoyt, this sophomore drama from veteran documentarian Nils Tavernier (Aurore) is the… 
CastAlexandra Lamy, Jacques Gamblin, Fabien Hér…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
SP$PG

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Philippe Kotlarski, Anne Wei…
1979: Cousins Carole and Jérôme go on an organized trip to Odessa, behind the Iron Curtain. During the day, posing as tourists celebrating their… 
CastDmitry Brauer, Alexandre Chacon, Soko, Jérém…
LanguageFrench | Hebrew | Ru…   CountryFrance
CWS$14A

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Nicole Garcia
Two unlikely friends — a supply teacher and a lonely young boy suspended between two estranged parents — embark on a weekend motorcycle voyage f… 
CastLouise Bourgoin, Dominique Sanda, Pierre Roc…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
SP$14A

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Camille Henrot
Multidisciplinary artist Camille Henrot won the Silver Lion for best young promising artist at this year’s Venice Biennale for her heady “encycl… 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish   CountryFrance
FUTFreePG

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Alain Resnais
A French actress (Emmanuelle Riva) recalls her traumatic wartime past while having an affair with a Japanese architect in Alain Resnais' masterf… 
CastEmmanuelle Riva, Eiji Okada
LanguageFrench, Japanese   CountryFrance
CTQFreeR

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Chris Marker, Pierre Lhomme
Chris Marker’s epic "direct cinema" portrait of Paris in May 1962 returns in this meticulous new restoration by the film’s cinematographer and c… 
CastSimone Signoret, Chris Marker, Yves Montand
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
CTQFreeG

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Claude Lanzmann
The 220-minute film looks at Benjamin Murmelstein, the last president of the Jewish Council in the Theresienstadt ghetto, the concentration camp… 
CastBenjamin Murmelstein, Claude Lanzmann
LanguageGerman | French   CountryFrance
DOC$14A

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Arnaud Larrieu, Jean-Marie L…
Mark, a professor of literature at the University of Lausanne, finds his lover (one of his students) dead in her bed. Not knowing what to do, an… 
CastMathieu Amalric, Karin Viard, Sara Forestier…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
SP$14A

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Joel Hopkins
A divorced couple scheme to recover the retirement money that was stolen from them. Retirement at last! Middle-aged and divorced, company owner… 
CastPierce Brosnan, Emma Thompson, Timothy Spall
LanguageEnglish   CountryFrance
GALA$$14A

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Thomas Imbach
A queen who lost three kingdoms. A wife who lost three husbands. A woman who lost her head. The brilliant young French actress Camille Rutherfo… 
CastCamille Rutherford, Mehdi Dehbi, Sean Bigger…
LanguageEnglish, French   CountryFrance
SP$14A

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Rithy Panh
Rithy Panh uses clay figures, archival footage, and his narration to recreate the atrocities Cambodia's Khmer Rouge committed between 1975 and 1… 
CastRandal Douc
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
WL$14A

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Asghar Farhadi
Following a four year separation, Ahmad returns to Paris from Tehran, upon his French wife Marie's request, in order to finalize their divorce p… 
CastBerenice Bejo, Rahim Tahar, Ali Mosaffa, Pau…
LanguageFrench, Persian   CountryFrance
SP$14A

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Yervant Gianikian, Angela Ri…
Yervant Gianikian and Angela Ricci Lucchi’s PAYS BARBARE, an experimental, archival study of colonial Ethiopia. Milan-based duo Yervant Gianiki… 
CastUnknown
LanguageFrench, Italian   CountryFrance
WL$14A

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Patrice Leconte
A romantic drama set in Germany just before WWI and centered on a married woman who falls in love with her husband's teacher. Separated by the w… 
CastRichard Madden, Rebecca Hall, Alan Rickman
LanguageEnglish   CountryFrance
SP$14A

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Bertrand Tavernier
Master filmmaker Bertrand Tavernier (The Princess of Montpensier, Life and Nothing But) directs this gleeful political satire about a dashing, g… 
CastThierry Lhermitte, Raphaël Personnaz, Niels …
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
SP$14A

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Laïla Marrakchi
Summer in Tangiers. After the death of their father, a family of women gets together for 3 days in the family home to grieve and remember togeth… 
CastMorjana Alaoui, Nadine Labaki, Lubna Azabal,…
LanguageArabic, French   CountryFrance
SP$14A

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Abdellah Taia
The story of Abdellah’s coming of age in two parts — first as a teenager in Morocco, the second as a university student in Geneva. Inspired by t… 
CastRaphael Bonacchi
LanguageFrench | Arabic   CountryFrance
DISC$14A

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Ben Rivers, Ben Russell
A SPELL TO WARD OFF THE DARKNESS follows a single character at three disparate moments in his life: alone in the wilderness of Northern Finland,… 
CastRobert Aiki Aubrey Lowe
LanguageUnknown   CountryFrance
WL$14A

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Hélène Cattet, Bruno Forzani
The latest from Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani (Amer) is a sensual, blood-soaked homage to the 1970s giallo aesthetic that will keep you guessi… 
CastKlaus Tange, Jean-Michel Vovk, Sylvia Camard…
LanguageFrench/Danish/Flemis…   CountryFrance
VAN$18A

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Alain Guiraudie
Summertime. A cruising spot for men, tucked away on the shores of a lake. Franck falls in love with Michel. An attractive, potent and lethally d… 
CastPierre Deladonchamps, Christophe Paou, Patri…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
CWC$14A

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Cristi Puiu
Acclaimed Romanian director Cristi Puiu (The Death of Mr. Lazarescu, Aurora) transforms what began as an intensive three-week acting workshop in… 
CastLudivine Anbérrée, Marion Bottollier, Ugo Br…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
WL$PG

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Dyana Gaye
The debut feature from Franco-Senegalese filmmaker Dyana Gaye charts the interconnected destinies of three far-flung sojourners across three con… 
CastMaya Sansa, Mata Gabin, Ralph Amoussou, Marè…
LanguageFrench | Wolof   CountryFrance
CWC$14A

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Martin Provost
Emmanuelle Devos (Kings & Queen) stars in this gorgeously rendered biopic of the acclaimed French novelist Violette Leduc, whose intense and fra… 
CastEmmanuelle Devos, Sandrine Kiberlain, Cather…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
SP$14A

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Nick Collins, Chris Kennedy,…
Beginning with the ruins of a Greek Byzantine church and ending with trance rituals in Burma, this programme sketches a trajectory of shifting p… 
CastVarious
LanguageEnglish, French   CountryFrance
WL$PG

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François Ozon
A coming-of-age portrait of a 17-year-old French girl over four seasons and four songs — from her sexual awakening to her first time; from her e… 
CastMarine Vacth, Géraldine Pailhas, Charlotte R…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
SP$R