This excoriating satire of the fashion industry follows 20-year-old Brooklyn-born fashion model Polly Maggoo in Paris Read More »
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Young aristocrat Arnaud de Maule hires female private detective Claude Alphand to investigate a strange cult Read More »
This is an affecting story about a father’s attempts to mend the breaches in the relationship between himself and his 10-year-old daughter. Read More »
Catherine is a black widow. “She mates and then she kills”. Read More »
In the sixteenth century, Spain occupies Flanders, an Inquisition enforces the faith. Read More »
Franco Elica is a film director casting a remake of a pious melodrama in Rome. He’s melancholy, heading south for a break. Read More »
A young and hapless Antwerp thief, working for a gang led by leather-clad Philippe Clay, quarrels with his boss and kills him during a fight. Read More »
Pourquoi pas! / Why Not! (1977) Coline Serreau, Sami Frey, Christine Murillo, Mario Gonzales, Comedy, Drama, Romance
A threesome becomes a foursome in this sensitive drama. The tale begins with the relationship between a recently divorced man and woman (from different marriages) and the bisexual they get involved with. Read More »
The immortal story of beautiful Manon, who – although she loves the tolerant De Grieux – takes many lovers to satisfy her thirst for luxury.
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César et Rosalie / Cesar & Rosalie (1972) Claude Sautet, Yves Montand, Romy Schneider, Sami Frey, Drama, Romance
Rosalie is amicably divorced, dividing her time between her mother’s house, with her siblings and small daughter, and César’s. He’s self made, a scrap iron king, outgoing, amiable, in love with her. Enter David, an artist and Rosalie’s flame before her marriage. In a quiet, brooding way, he seeks to reclaim Rosalie. César’s jealous outbursts and attempts at cunning backfire and send Rosalie into David’s arms. César keeps trying: he buys Rosalie’s childhood seaside vacation home as a gift, wins her back, then must ask David to join them so Rosalie will be happy. When Rosalie discovers César and David’s complicity, she again asserts her freedom, leaving the men alone together.
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En compagnie d’Antonin Artaud / My Life and Times with Antonin Artaud (1993) Gérard Mordillat, Sami Frey, Marc Barbé, Julie Jézéquel, Biography, Drama
May, 1946, in Paris young poet Jacques Prevel meets Antonin Artaud, the actor, artist, and writer just released from a mental asylum. Over ten months, we follow the mad Artaud from his cruel coaching of an actress in his “theatre of cruelty” to his semi-friendship with Prevel who buys him drugs and hangs on his every word. Meanwhile, Prevel divides his time between Jany, his blond, young, drug-hazed mistress, and Rolande, his dark-haired, long-suffering wife, who has a child during this time. Cruelty, neglect, poverty, egoism, madness, and the pursuit of art mix on the Left Bank.
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