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Frissons – Uncompromising French Film

Rene, an artist, lives with his writer boyfriend in an abandoned dance hall on the chilly French coast. He becomes fixated on repetitive tasks, behaviour and images and feels, oddly as though he is "coming down with something". Rene and his partner enjoy a curious ritualist sex life; subtle ... Read more
Cahiers du Cinema critic turned director Oliver Assayas (Irma Vep, MIFF 1997) takes us on another wild ride with this erotic cyber-thriller complete with a killer soundtrack by Sonic Youth and an eclectic cast that includes Connie Nielsen (One Hour Photo, MIFF 2002), Gina Gershon (Bound), Chloe ... Read more
Esther is in her 30s and freelances for a public relations firm. She's ready to make some changes in her life—the possibility of accepting a regular position within the company, and also settling down with her boyfriend, Vincent, are tempting propositions. One night while walking in a dark ... Read more
Focusing on the observations and experiences of former porn actress Raffaela Anderson (who also went on to star in Virginia Despentes' controversial Baise-Moi), La Petite Morte explores the French porn industry and its efforts over the years to gain mainstream acceptance. ... Porn stars appear on ... Read more
Be prepared for a singular, disturbing film expenence. Set in an undisclosed location, most probably somewhere in war ravaged Eastern Europe, a group of men undertake a number of nefarious activities, including the operation of underground clubs and dens. However, Grandrieux is not overly concerned ... Read more
Nathalie works as an exotic dancer and Sandrine tends the bar in a sleazy club. Together they enjoy playing love games, aiming to conquer men and throw them into desperate, helpless states of infatuation. Confident and ambitious, the two women begin work for a large company, where their games ... Read more
Catherine Breillat is back on MIFF screens after her immensely popular and controversial film Romance steamed up screens in 1999. Sex is Comedy sees Breillat venture into new territory—pseudo-documentary—as she examines, wrth her tongue firmly planted in her cheek, the natune of making ... Read more
Claire Denis fans, your wait is over, but prepare for the unexpected. Shane (Vincent Gallo, Buffalo 66, MIFF 1998) and Core (Beatrice Dalle, one of French cinema's most internationally recognised faces courtesy of Betty Blue) were part of a team of scientists conducting research in a South Amencan ... Read more
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