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Viewing films where language is French
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Ain't No Time for Women

Ain't No Time for Women

Hot Docs 2021’s Best Canadian Short Documentary winner turns the lens on Saïda’s, a salon where Tunisian women can talk politics while getting their hair done.

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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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Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn

Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn

Director Radu Jude

Sex is fodder for black comedy in this scathing portrayal of life in the age of COVID-19.

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Black Hole

Black Hole

Winner of two Locarno Leopards of Tomorrow awards, this stunning portrait of adolescent abandon unfolds at the threshold of emerging maturity.

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Blind Ambition

Blind Ambition

From Zimbabwe to South Africa and onto France, four refugees with a passion for wine dream big and defy expectations in this feel-good film of Olympic proportions.
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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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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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Helmut Newton: The Bad and the Beautiful

Helmut Newton: The Bad and the Beautiful

Misogynist or champion of women? This expansive portrait of a controversial fashion icon captures both light and shade.

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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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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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The Most Beautiful Boy in the World

The Most Beautiful Boy in the World

An unsettling, melancholic portrait of what fame did to the talented young star of Death in Venice.

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Never Gonna Snow Again

Never Gonna Snow Again

You’re in excellent hands with this wicked class satire about a very special immigrant masseur and the affluent individuals who grow besotted with him.

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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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Radiograph of a Family

Radiograph of a Family

A deeply personal portrait becomes a reflection on Iran’s turbulent political history in this striking, formally innovative memoir.

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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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Social Hygiene

Social Hygiene

Denis Côté’s witty, theatrical battle of the sexes turns social distancing into an exercise in mutual estrangement.

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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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Une Belle Journée

Une Belle Journée

A French couple travelling by campervan around Australia discover their relationship is at a crossroads.

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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.