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Man on the Train

  Milan arrives in a small town by train at the start of the week. The hotel is closed, but he finds accommodation through a chance meeting with a retired Read More

The Man Who Loved Women

  Bertrand Morane’s burial is attended by all the women the forty-year-old engineer loved. We then flash back to Bertrand’s life and love affairs, told by himself while writing an Read More

Manon of the Spring

  In this sequel to Jean de Florette, Manon has grown into a beautiful young shepherdess living in the idyllic Provencal countryside. She plots vengeance on the men whose greedy Read More

Purple Noon

  Tom Ripley (Alain Delon) travels to Italy to visit his playboy friend Phillippe Greenleaf (Maurice Ronet) and Phillippe’s new fiancée, Marge Duval (Marie Laforêt). What Phillippe doesn’t know is Read More


  Based on the Greek legend of Theseus, who returned from war with the Minoans to become king of Athens, and took Phèdre, daughter of the vanquished King Minos, to Read More

Espace Détente

  Deep in the heart of the Veule, an imaginary French province, Geugène Electro Stim, a small business whose survival is based on manufacturing and selling C14, an old but Read More

Goya’s Ghosts

  The painter Goya becomes involved with the Spanish Inquisition when his muse, Ines, is arrested by the church for heresy. Her father, Thomas, comes to him hoping that his Read More

A Grin Without A Cat

  A Grin Without a Cat is a 1977 French essay film by Chris Marker. It focuses on global political turmoil in the 1960s and ’70s, including the rise of Read More

Innocents With Dirty Hands

  Louis, a rich man who lives quietly with his beautiful young wife, Julie, in St Tropez, has cardiac and alcohol problems. They sleep in separate rooms and, when she Read More


  Exiles is a 2004 French film by Tony Gatlif. The film follows two young bohemians, Zano and Naima who, after having sex, spontaneously decide that they will travel to Read More