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Queen Margot (La reine Margot)
She is beautiful. She is Catholic. She is the King's sister. She is Marguerite de Valois. Her brothers call her Margot. He is Protestant. They say that he is rude, that he never shaves, that he smells of garlic and…
The Wind Will Carry Us
Palme d'Or winning-director Abbas Kiarostami's acclaimed film documents the arrival of an engineer and his colleagues from Tehran in a remote village in Iranian Kurdistan. Assumed by the locals with whom they form an ambivalent relationship to be archaeologists or…
City of Women - (La città delle donne)
Federico Fellini's epic 1980 fantasia introduced the start of the Maestro's delirious late period. A surrealist tour-de-force filmed on soundstages and locations alike, and overflowing with the same sensory (and sensual) invention heretofore found only in the classic movie-musicals (and…
A Married Woman - Une Femme Mariée
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 (Macha Meril) aimlessly drifts between morning affairs with the artistic…
A Single Girl (La fille seule)
A day in the life of a young and independent Parisian girl that is shot in real time as she copes with work and relationships. "Just as she's about to start a job with room service at a luxury hotel…
Tristana
Tristana stars Catherine Deneuve as an orphaned young woman who becomes the ward of a nobleman (Fernando Rey) who seduces her. She then leaves him for an artist (Franco Nero), but returns to her aging benefactor and calculatingly hastens his…
The Night of the Shooting Stars - La notte di San Lorenzo
It is the Night of San Lorenzo, the night when dreams come true. While watching shooting stars, Cecilia tells her son about a similar night in 1944, when she was six years old and the residents of San Martino, her…
That Man From Rio (L'homme de Rio)
A blow dart-wielding thug snatches a rare statuette from the Musee de l'Homme; anthropologist Jean Servais (Rififi) is kidnapped in broad Parisian daylight; serviceman Jean-Paul Belmondo begins his 8-day leave by changing to civvies in a Metro entrance and witnesses…
Hail Mary
Denounced by the Pope and banned and boycotted worldwide, this surprisingly serene and lyrical work translates the Virgin Birth into tangible contemporary terms, with Mary as a teenage basketball-playing gas-station attendant who receives the Annunciation by jetliner. Mary is a…
Two Men in Manhattan (Deux hommes dans Manhattan)
A French UN delegate has disappeared into thin air, sending reporter Moreau (Melville) and hard drinking photographer Delmas (Grasset) on an assignment to find him. Their only lead is a picture of three women. Set against a smokey jazz score…
The Disenchanted (La désenchantée)
Jacquot has often referred to this beautifully concentrated 1990 film as a new beginning, a break from the "theoretically" driven films of the 70s and 80s into the pursuit of "something human," in the director's words. The film is built…
Keep It Quiet (Pas de scandale)
Perhaps the most perfectly nuanced film Jacquot has ever made. The story works in the time-honored tradition of Tennyson's Enoch Arden. Fabrice Luchini's businessman Gregoire has just done an undeserved stretch in the penitentiary for some sordid white-collar family business,…
Night Cap (Merci pour le chocolat)
Claude Chabrol's taut thriller stars Isabelle Huppert as the villainous spider at the centre of an intricate and murderous web of deception. Huppert plays Mika, wife of celebrated pianist Andre Polonski (Jacques Dutronc) and stepmother to his son, Guillaume, whose…
Intolerance
D.W. Griffith's epic intercuts between four separate stories about man's inhumanity to man. In Babylon, pacifist Prince Belshazzar is brought down by warring religious factions. In Judea, the last days of Christ (Howard Gaye) are depicted in the style of…
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Hangmen Also Die
Prague 1942. Following the assassination of Nazi "Reich Protector" Heydrich, Masha Novotny, a professor's daughter, hides the culprit in her parents' apartment. When the Gestapo take 400 people hostage in retaliation, Masha's father is among those arrested. The assassin, surgeon…
Inspector Lavardin
Inspector Lavardin travels to a small coastal town to investigate the puzzling death of a devout and wealthy Roman Catholic writer who is found murdered on a beach with the word "PIG" written on his back. When Inspector Lavardin arrives…
Perfect Understanding
A comedy of manners in which Gloria Swanson and Laurence Olivier marry on the condition that each will retain his or her individual sexual freedom. But when each subsequently flaunts extra-marital escapades in the face of the other, an amusing…
Dark Journey
One of the great romantic classics of the 1930s. Radiant Vivien Leigh plays an Allied double agent in 1915 Stockholm. When the Germans, suspicious that she's passing secrets to the French, send Chief of Intelligence Conrad Veidt to catch her,…
LouLou
One evening Nelly meets Loulou, a down-and-out young man. After her husband kicks her out, she goes off to live with Loulou. She is soon with child, but Loulou doesn't change his wayward life, spending time with his pals and…
The Bronte Sisters
In a remote English village of the 1840s, three sisters - Charlotte, Emily and Anne - live a simple life with their brother, Branwell, and their father, the pastor Patrick Bronte. Although compelled to take up posts as governesses or…