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  Four wedding anniversaries serve to chronicle the beginning and end of a thirty-year marriage, in this tragicomic French film by director Claude Lelouche, best known to U.S. filmgoers for Read More

The Impostor

  Orgon is a man of property duped by the false piety of the penniless Tartuffe. Orgon takes him into his house, believing him to be a paragon of virtue. Read More

The Bélier Family

  In the Bélier family, sixteen-year-old Paula is an indispensable interpreter for her deaf parents and brother on a daily basis, especially in the running of the family farm. One Read More

Cyrano de Bergerac

  A dashing officer of the guard and romantic poet, Cyrano de Bergerac is in love with his cousin Roxane without her knowing. His one curse in his life, he Read More

Maria Chapdelaine

  Maria Chapdelaine is set in the Lac Saint-Jean region of Quebec in the early years of the 20th century. The beautiful Maria (Carole Laure), who dreams of an easier Read More

Le gone du Chaâba

  Le Gone du Chaâba (The Kid From Chaaba), translated into English as Shantytown Kid by Naima Wolf, is an autobiographical novel by Azouz Begag about his life as a Read More

Serial (Bad) Weddings

  Claude Verneuil (Christian Clavier), a Gaullist notary, and his wife Marie (Chantal Lauby), a Catholic bourgeois from Chinon, are proud parents of four daughters: Isabelle, Odile, Ségolène, and Laure. Read More

Black Girl

  A Senegalese woman is eager to find a better life abroad. She takes a job as a governess for a French family, but finds her duties reduced to those Read More


  Biguine takes place in Martinique at the end of the 19th century.  Abandoning the plantation where they work, Hermansia and Tiquitaque, a pair of musicians, decide to settle in Read More

After You…

  Antoine is a maitre d’ in a Paris brasserie, Chez Jean, and is so full of being of service to others that he can’t say ‘no’. Late for dinner Read More