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Viewing films where country is France
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Annette

Annette

Director Leos Carax

Adam Driver and Marion Cotillard star in Leos Carax’s bizarre, brazen musical – the Best Director–winning Cannes film on everyone’s lips.

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Azor

Azor

A complex mystery unravels within the pressure cooker of 1980 Argentina, revealing just how dark and dirty the privileged world of money really is.
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Bach-Hông

Bach-Hông

A young Vietnamese-French woman is faced with the communist takeover of Saigon on 30 April 1975.

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Ballad of a White Cow

Ballad of a White Cow

A bereaved single mother does battle with the Iranian justice system in this tense drama.

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Beginning

Beginning

An explosive study of a woman unravelling, and awakening, amid religious intolerance, domestic indifference and gender-based persecution.

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Bergman Island

Bergman Island

One of world cinema’s most famous locations becomes the backdrop for this intricate relationship drama by Mia Hansen-Løve.

Biolum

Biolum

Director Abel Kohen

Charlotte Rampling guides you through underwater caves filled with bioluminescent creatures in this SXSW Virtual Cinema Competition Audience Award winner.

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Children of Montmartre

Children of Montmartre

This 1933 French realist classic is a humane and subversive exploration of child poverty, the limits of schooling and the sanctuary offered by love.

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Deux fois

Deux fois

A wild, experimental provocation, this black-and-white film features charismatic director Jackie Raynal in an assemblage of unconnected, often-repeating scenes.

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Disobedient Muses: Jackie Raynal, Les Insoumuses and Barbara Cleveland

Disobedient Muses: Jackie Raynal, Les Insoumuses and Barbara Cleveland

Feminism, media interrogation, relationships and exploratory art practices are showcased in this series spanning two continents and five decades.

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Flee

Flee

This award-winning, stylistically bold documentary tells the story of an Afghan refugee’s coming home – and coming out – via animation and archival footage.

Fortune!

Fortune!

Enter the mind of the world’s greatest con man – and get that dough.

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Freedom Swimmer

Freedom Swimmer

Olivia Martin McGuire parallels a grandfather’s journey to safety during the Cultural Revolution with his granddaughter’s fight for freedom in Hong Kong today.

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Gaza Mon Amour

Gaza Mon Amour

Palestine’s entry for the Best International Feature Film Oscar is an offbeat Gaza-set romance that finds an unlikely hero in an older man determined to live his fullest life.
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The Gig Is Up

The Gig Is Up

Subtitled A Very Human Tech Doc, this timely documentary exposes the true cost of the gig economy quietly powering our everyday lives.

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The Gravedigger's Wife

The Gravedigger's Wife

A man’s devotion to his wife is put to the ultimate test in this rare cinematic venture into the Horn of Africa.

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The Hill Where Lionesses Roar

The Hill Where Lionesses Roar

The bold directorial debut of Portrait of a Lady on Fire actor Luàna Bajrami is a luminously kinetic depiction of teenage ennui and troublemaking.

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I Am Afraid to Forget Your Face

I Am Afraid to Forget Your Face

Director Sameh Alaa

Cannes’ 2020 Short Film Palme d’Or winner depicts the lengths a young man goes to in a bid to see his girlfriend one last time.

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Let It Be Morning

Let It Be Morning

A Palestinian man’s relationship with his homeland is put to the test in this Un Certain Regard–premiering film from the award-winning director of The Band’s Visit.

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Listen to the Beat of Our Images

Listen to the Beat of Our Images

As humans shoot for the stars, what do we lose along the way?

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Love Songs for Tough Guys

Love Songs for Tough Guys

Vanessa Paradis, François Damiens and Valeria Bruni Tedeschi lead this charming, lovestruck comedy set in a port of northern France.

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Mandabi

Mandabi

Stunningly restored in 4K, the sagacious second feature from Senegalese author turned filmmaker Ousmane Sembène cements his legacy as the ‘father of African film’.

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Maso and Miso Go Boating

Maso and Miso Go Boating

Les Insoumuses tackle the French media’s sexism by taking playful aim at a misogynistic episode of a popular TV program hosted by Bernard Pivot.

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Memoria

Memoria

Apichatpong Weerasethakul returns with this hotly anticipated English-language collaboration with Tilda Swinton, which won the 2021 Cannes Jury Prize.

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Memory Box

Memory Box

A mysterious package reopens old wounds and breaks down walls of intergenerational silence in this drama about mothers and daughters, history and time.

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The Men Who Wait

The Men Who Wait

On a slag heap that once belonged to a coalmine, revellers seek erotic gratification.

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The Monopoly of Violence

The Monopoly of Violence

This timely, intelligent and emotional examination of state-sanctioned violence reveals a disturbingly universal story.

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Moon, 66 Questions

Moon, 66 Questions

In Jacqueline Lentzou’s exceptional feature debut, an already strained father–daughter relationship is put under pressure.

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New Order

New Order

Winner of the Silver Lion at the 2020 Venice Film Festival, this shocking, dystopian thriller is an incendiary indictment of class, racism and power that speaks to our times.

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Night of the Kings

Night of the Kings

A young prison inmate is transformed into a modern-day Scheherazade in this electrifying tribute to the power of storytelling.

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Notturno

Notturno

From the director of Golden Bear winner Fire at Sea comes an achingly poetic, humane meditation on life in the shadow of war and the Islamic State.

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One Thousand and One Attempts to Be an Ocean

One Thousand and One Attempts to Be an Ocean

Director Wang Yuyan

In the age of information overload, the challenge is to avoid drowning.

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Petite Maman

Petite Maman

Céline Sciamma returns with a delicate tale of childhood and an intergenerational connection that crosses through time.

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Playlist

Playlist

Director Nine Antico

In this delightful slacker story, a young Parisian comic-book artist is on the hunt for stability, a career, self-confidence, love – but nothing seems to go her way.

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Pleasure

Pleasure

Göteborg’s Best Feature Film winner fearlessly dissects the contemporary porn industry through the perspective of a young woman determined to be a star.

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Quo Vadis, Aida?

Quo Vadis, Aida?

Nominated for Best International Feature Film at this year’s Oscars, this extraordinary account of a 1995 Bosnian massacre is powerful, essential viewing.

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Sisters With Transistors

Sisters With Transistors

Director Lisa Rovner

Laurie Anderson narrates the untold history of the women who blazed a trail through electronic music.

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Step Into the River

Step Into the River

Director Weijia Ma

This DOK Leipzig Silver Dove for Short Documentary and Animated Film winner grapples with China’s one-child policy through a story about two friends.

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Titane

Titane

Buckle up for the wildest, queerest car-fetish body-horror fable ever to win the Cannes Palme d’Or.

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Trona Pinnacles

Trona Pinnacles

A family unravels while road-tripping near Death Valley in the California desert.

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Undine

Undine

Christian Petzold’s reimagining of an ancient myth will pull you in with its shadowy undertow.

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The Witches of the Orient

The Witches of the Orient

The acclaimed filmmaker behind John McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection serves up the story of the Japanese women’s volleyball team who became icons.