Hsiao-Kang, a Taiwanese film director, travels to the Louvre in Paris, France, to shoot a film that explores the Salomé myth. Read More »
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In the periwigged and opulent France of Louis XVI, an unwitting nobleman soon discovers that survival at court demands both a razor wit and an acid tongue. Read More »
Colonel Chabert has been severely wounded in the French-Russian Napoleonic war Read More »
Filippo, a cold-hearted customs and tax investigator, shakes down business owners. Read More »
It is the portrait of a bourgeois Italian family seen through the eyes of Carlo Read More »
Beyond the Clouds (1995) Michelangelo Antonioni, Wim Wenders, Fanny Ardant, Chiara Caselli, Irène Jacob
Made of four short tales, linked by a story filmed by Wim Wenders. Read More »
In Paris in the 1920s, a concert violinist meets and falls in love with a stylish young flapper who’s the wife of an old friend. Read More »
Conseil de famille / Family Business (1986) Costa-Gavras, Johnny Hallyday, Fanny Ardant, Guy Marchand, Comedy, Crime
French rocker Johnny Hallyday stars as a professional thief just released from jail. He returns to stealing to support his family. Read More »
Paura e amore (1988) Margarethe von Trotta, Fanny Ardant, Greta Scacchi, Valeria Golino, Drama, Romance
An adaptation of a classic “Three Sisters” play by Anton Chekhov. Read More »
Lucas is a little boy who’s going blind. The only thing that could save his eyesight is a risky eye operation that could either fix his eyes or blind him for good. Read More »
Callas Forever (2002) Franco Zeffirelli, Fanny Ardant, Jeremy Irons, Joan Plowright, Biography, Drama, Music
The partially fictionalized film is set in 1977, the year in which Callas died, and centers on the making of a movie of Georges Bizet’s Carmen. The diva, whose now-ragged voice is well past its prime, is persuaded to star in it by longtime friend and former manager Larry Kelly, who abandoned classical music to become a rock impresario. He insists by lip-synching to her old recording she will recapture her lost youth and leave behind a priceless legacy for her admirers, and his theory is supported by Callas confidante and journalist Sarah Keller.
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La cena / The Dinner (1998) Ettore Scola, Fanny Ardant, Antonio Catania, Francesca d’Aloja, Comedy, Drama
An evening at an Italian restaurant. Hosted by tolerant and relaxed Flora, various parties of middle-class people come in — large and small, young and old, regulars and tourists, married and single — to dine, converse, argue, celebrate, make confessions; to overhear other people’s discussions, to interrupt them, to sing, listen to music, and enjoy life. The camera, just like the people, moves constantly from table to table, into the kitchen and the back room to observe the staff’s petty jealousies and frustrations — until two hours later it’s time for everybody to go home.
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Vivement dimanche! / Confidentially Yours (1983) François Truffaut, Fanny Ardant, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Jean-Pierre Kalfon, Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Claude Massoulier is murdered while hunting at the same place as Julien Vercel (Jean-Louis Trintignant), an estate agent who knew him and whose fingerprints are found on Massoulier’s car. As the police discover that Marie-Christine Vercel (Caroline Sihol), Julien’s wife, was Massoulier’s mistress, Julien is the prime suspect. But his secretary, Barbara Becker (Fanny Ardant), while not quite convinced he is innocent, defends him and leads her private investigations.
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Roman de gare / Crossed Tracks (2007) Claude Lelouch, Fanny Ardant, Dominique Pinon, Audrey Dana, Drama
The successful novelist Judith Ralitzer is interrogated in the police station about the disappearance of her ghost-writer. A serial-killer escapes from a prison in Paris. A missing school teacher leaves his wife and children. In the road, the annoying and stressed hairdresser Hughette is left in a gas station by her fiancé Paul while driving to the poor farm of her family in the country. A mysterious man offers a ride to her and she invites him to assume the identity of Paul during 24 hours to not disappoint her mother. Who might be the unknown man and what is real and what is fiction?
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