Tag: FRANCE

January 7, 2022 / Arthouse

An ageing writer Paul is determined to make a film but he cannot decide on the subject or location. Instead, he chooses to concentrate his efforts on finding the actress who will star in the film, believing that she will define the lead character and content of the film. He recruits a young man, Jean, to try to find an Italian actress, Dara, whom he has lost sight of. Jean finds Dara in a small Italian town, serving in a modest restaurant, but she refuses to return to acting…

January 7, 2022 / Drama

Set during the military dictatorship that ruled Argentina from 1976 to 1983, it tells the story of María Fabiani, a 18 year-old teacher and political activist who works in adult literacy in the poor areas of Buenos Aires. His father has died and to support the family house, his mother sublets rooms. One day a military commando group dressed as civilians breaks into the house and kidnaps the young woman and take her to a clandestine detention camp. There she meets Felix, a tenant of his mother that is in love with her and that turns out to be one in charge of torturing her.

January 6, 2022 / Drama

In the 18th century, English aristocrats had, among their better known strange customs, one really strange one: they kept “ornamental hermits” for their gardens. These were actual people who were willing to live in squalid conditions and serve as something like museum exhibits for the amusement of the wealthy. This movie takes that notion and transfers it to 18th century France. In the story, an English hermit has somehow been brought to France in the period following the French Revolution, and prior to the Napoleonic Era, a period (1795-1799) known as “The Directory.”

December 26, 2021 / Documentary

This is the only existing television interview of Jacques Tourneur, shot in his French country house in Bergerac in May of 1977. Very interresting stories about the Hollywood system and cinema industry hierarchy and codes.

December 25, 2021 / Drama

Frac, a mime who is suffering from a severe bout of depression, happens to meet a troupe of circus entertainers and immediately falls in love with one of the stars, Giulietta. But while his affection for Giulietta and admiration for the performers gives him a new lease on life, Giulietta’s father, the leader of the troupe, opposes the relationship and is determined to keep them apart. Meanwhile, Frac and Giulietta discover a gang of children who are held prisoner by a criminal leader who forces them to do his bidding, and they devise a plan to win the kids their freedom.

December 24, 2021 / Adventure
December 22, 2021 / Thriller

Vincent’s life is on hold until he finds his wife’s killer. Alice, his neighbor, is convinced she can make him happy. She decides to invent a culprit, so that Vincent can find revenge and leave the past behind. But there is no ideal culprit and no perfect crime…

December 14, 2021 / Arthouse

Goto is an island which, through a series of natural disasters, was cut off from the rest of the world in the late 1800s. Its inhabitants toil in stone quarries and relax in the state-run brothels. There in no art, no science, no prosperity, but everyone is happy to swear allegiance to their sadistic ruler, Goto III. At a public execution, Goto’s wife, Glossia saves the life of a condemned man, Grozo, whom Goto pardons and adopts as his personal fly killer. From the day that Grozo takes up his new office, the island of Goto will never be the same again…