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Chinese Puzzle - Casse-tête chinois
Xavier's (Romain Duris) life is a mess. His ex, Wendy (Kelly Reilly) has left him in Paris and taken their kids to New York. Always up for an adventure, Xavier follows them to the city and begins to piece together…
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…
Favorites Of The Moon (Les favoris de la lune)
From award-winning director Otar Iosseliani comes an abstract and absurdist comedy with several intertwining story lines played out over several time frames, all linked by an 18th century chinaware set and a 19th century portrait. Iosselliani, one of the most…
Five Day Lover - L'amant de cinq jours
A rediscovered French romantic comedy starring iconic ex-patriot American actress Jean Seberg. By 1961, thanks to Jean-Luc Godard's Breathless , Jean Seberg was the embodiment of the modern liberated woman in French New Wave circles. She carries that mantle into…
In The House - Dans la maison
A teenage boy insinuates himself into the house of a fellow student and writes about their family in essays for his French teacher. Faced with this gifted and unusual pupil, the teacher rediscovers his enthusiasm for his work, but the…
Kaos
Magic, drama, misery, and hope are given life in five tales adapted from Luigi Pirandello's Novelle per un anno. With a strong, poetic vision of Sicilian life, directors Paolo and Vittorio Taviani imbue this epic masterpiece with a serene, sympathetic…
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,…
King of Hearts - Le roi de coeur
During World War I, Scottish soldier Private Plumpick is sent on a mission to a village in the French countryside to disarm a bomb set by the retreating German army. Plumpick encounters a strange town occupied by the former residents…
Marguerite
1921, the beginning of the Golden Twenties. Not far from Paris. It is party day at Marguerite Dumont's castle. Like every year, an array of music lovers gathers around a great cause at the owner's place. Nobody knows much about…
May In The Summer
May Brennan has it all - intelligence, looks, rave reviews for her recently published book and a loving fiance. But immediately upon returning to her hometown of Amman, Jordan for the wedding, the cracks in her seemingly perfect life begin…
My Afternoons with Margueritte - La tête en friche
In a small French town, a man considered to be the village idiot by his friends at the local bistro, takes a walk to the park one day and happens to sit beside Margueritte, a little old lady who is…
St. Martin's Lane
On St. Martin's Lane in London, a popular spot for street performers, a busker (Charles Laughton) works a poor girl (Vivien Leigh) into his act. As her popularity rises, he guides her to stardom even though it means sacrificing his…
Storm in a Teacup
A local politician tries to break a reporter who writes a negative story about him, crushing his political ambitions. Charming chaos follows when the writer, now in love with the daughter of the politician, is sued by her father, ending…
Syncopation
A jazz trumpeter tries to woo a fellow musician in mourning for her dead lover, and sets up a band in an attempt to bring them closer together. Covering a quarter-century of American "syncopated" music (ragtime, jazz, swing, blues, and…
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…
Up To His Ears (Les tribulations d'un Chinois en Chine)
Philippe de Broca's follow up to THAT MAN FROM RIO is filled with even more zaniness and hair-raising stunts than its predecessor. Adapted from Jules Verne's 1879 novel "The Tribulations of a Chinaman in China," this madcap adventure is set…