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Je suis a Toi (All Yours)

A rent boy needs a home, a baker needs love and the bakery assistant needs someone to adore her. Set in a smallish town in Belgium, the three needy characters form a trio that bends and breaks the rules of … Continue reading

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Villa Amalia

A study of a musician’s mind: Isabelle Huppert’s performance takes us with magnificence to a place of pleasurable distraction and quiet meditation Continue reading

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Parisiennes

Eriko Takeda plays Kyoko as a woman who knows her own mind, but at the same time welcomes Paris and wills it to change her. Continue reading

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Fidelio : L’Odyssée D’Alice

Director Lucie Borleteau’s first feature is a gentle persistent ocean wave, carrying a young woman on a voyage of erotic desire and self-questioning. Alice (Ariane Labed), a thirty-year old mechanic, leaves her boyfriend, Félix (Anders Danielsen Lie) to work as the only female…

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Conte d’Été (A Summer’s Tale)

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Les Femmes du 6e Étage (The Women on the 6th Floor)

Watching Fabrice Luchini fall in love, bemused, is a comforting pleasure. He’s something of a bourgeois older-Prince: a romantic heart, papered-over by routine, cynicism and gentle cowardice. It’s early-sixties Paris and stock-broker Jean-Louis (Luchini) and his socialite wife Suzanne (Sandrine … Continue reading

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Marie Rivière et l’adoration profonde d’Eric Rohmer pour les femmes

Eric donne les rôles principaux à des femmes qui sont parfois indépendant du rôle des hommes. Mais pourquoi? Peut-être qu’il est plus à l’aise avec les femmes. Peut-être qu’il transmet sa part féminine. Parce que ça se rapporte toujours à lui : la solitude, l’idéal, les pensées. (Marie Rivière) Continue reading

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La French (The Connection)

Jean Dujardin and Gilles Lellouche latest on-screen collaboration places them on the opposite sides of a heady 70s Marseille landscape. Based on real-events at the time, La French sees magistrate Pierre Michel’s (Dujardin) attempts to break-up Marseille’s roaring heroin trade and … Continue reading

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Timbuktu

An elegiac, much-lauded film, in which love, family, music, faith and football (plus a little eccentricity) bind the town of Timbuktu, despite the controlling, uncompromising presence of the Jihadists. Abderrahmane Sissako directs and writes with a poet’s sensibility, seeking emotional … Continue reading

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La Femme De L’Aviateur (The Aviator’s Wife)

Love, jealousy and misunderstanding feel like soft rain in the first of Eric Rohmer’s ‘Comedies and Proverbs’ series. Here are two very different 1980s Parisian women. One is Anne (Marie Rivière): she’s a 25 year-old secretary who lives in small…

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