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An Andalusian Dog

  In a silent, surrealistic film, with input from Salvador Dali, director Luis Buñuel presents stark, surrealistic images including the slitting open of a woman’s eye and a dead horse Read More

The Class

  An almost autobiographical film that highlights power struggle between a teacher who wants to do good and students who disagree about what “good” is. Neither side is seen as Read More

Changing Times

  Antoine, a successful French civil engineer, travels to Tangiers to supervise the construction of buildings for a large media center. His real motivation, however, is to seek out his Read More

Balzac: A Life of Passion

  Honoré de Balzac is a man who lives to write. His life is a hard, permanent struggle, from his cold relationship with his mother who is unable to give Read More

The Butcher

  An unlikely friendship between a dour, working class butcher and a repressed schoolteacher coincides with a grisly series of Ripper-type murders in a provincial French town.

Bad Girls

  On the Pont des Arts in Paris, a rich and beautiful woman, Frédérique, picks up a penniless female street artist called Why. Frédérique seduces Why and takes her to Read More

Beauty and the Beast

  The plot of the film revolves around Belle’s father who is sentenced to death for picking a rose from the Beast’s garden. Belle offers to go back to the Read More

The Blood of a Poet

  A young artist draws a face at a canvas on his easel. Suddenly the mouth on the drawing comes into life and starts talking. The artist tries to wipe Read More

Bed and Board

  Antoine and Christine have gotten married and are living in a pleasant apartment that her parents have found for them. In it she gives violin lessons, while he works Read More

Black Hanky-Panky

  Michel le Gorgues is a by-the-book government employee in charge of Building Safety & Sanitation at the Paris “Prefecture”. Because he has deemed as unsanitary and dangerous a tenement Read More