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The Horse of Pride

  In early twentieth-century Brittany, two peasants marry, have a son, and live in traditional Breton ways: three generations under one roof, a division of labor between the sexes, elders’ Read More

That Night in Varennes

  In June of 1791, a group of passengers in a stagecoach find themselves caught up in the events of the French Revolution, when they find themselves in the city Read More


  The film is set in rural Québec in the 1830s.  Élisabeth at the deathbed of her second husband, Jérôme Rolland, recalls her youth which is conveyed through a series Read More

La guerre de Troie n’aura pas lieu

  An inspired production of Giraudoux’ famous play about the conflict between those who see war as the greatest risk of all and the ultimate folly, and those who speak Read More

The Grand Highway

  Louis, a nine-year-old boy from Paris, spends his summer vacation in a small town in Brittany. His mother Claire has lodged him with her girlfriend Marcelle and her husband Read More

The Story of Adele H

  Halifax, 1863. A young woman, Miss Lewly, comes to Halifax to search for Lt Pinson, with whom she is madly in love. Actually, she is Adèle Hugo, the second Read More

The Roads of Exile

  Swiss director Claude Goretta has made a film in the tradition of the late Rober to Rossellini’s great “teaching” films, such as THE RISE OF LOUISE XIV and THE Read More

The Rise to Power of Louis XIV

  Cardinal Mazarin dies. In the power vacuum, the young Louis asserts his intention to govern as well as rule. Mazarin’s fiscal advisor, Colbert, warns against Fouquet, the Surintendant who’s Read More

King of Hearts

  This quirky comedic war film focuses on Scottish soldier Charles Plumpick (Alan Bates), who is sent to a French town on a mission to disarm a bomb left behind Read More

Port of Shadows

  On a foggy night, Jean (Jean Gabin), an army deserter, catches a ride to the port city of Le Havre. Hoping to start over, Jean finds himself in a Read More