L’AMOUR AU TEMPS DE LA GUERRE CIVILE/LOVE IN THE TIME OF CIVIL WAR (18) 2014 CANADA JEAN, RODRIGUE £15.99
French language drama following the lives of a group of drug addicts in Montreal.
LES ANARCHISTES/ANARCHISTS (12) 2015 FRANCE WAJEMAN, ELIE £15.99
Paris 1899, brigadier Jean Albertini (Rahim) infiltrates a group of young, working-class anarchists and becomes romantically attached to Judith (Exarchopoulos) the girlfriend of the anarchists leader.
AVRIL ET LE MONDE TRUQUÉ/APRIL AND THE EXTRAORDINARY WORLD (PG) 2012 FRANCE DESMARES, C/EKINCI, F £19.99
Animated adventure set in 1941 in an alternative world . Napoleon V reigns over France while across the globe, scholars and scientist have mysteriously been disappearing for over 70 years depriving humanity of major inventions. Teenager April’s parents are also missing and she goes on a dangerous journey to find them.
D’ARDENNEN/THE ARDENNES (15) 2016 BELGIUM PRONT, ROBIN FRENCH & DUTCH £19.99
Belgian crime drama. Kenneth is released after 4 years in prison and goes to stay with his brother Dave, who now is living with Kenneth’s girlfriend and they are expecting a child together. Unsure how his brother will react, Dave can’t bring himself to tell Kenneth the truth.
L’AVENIR /THINGS TO COME (12A) 2016 FRANCE MIA HANSEN-LØVE £15.99
Nathalie (Isabelle Huppert), a philosophy teacher, re-evaluates her life after the death of her mother and the breakdown of her marriage.
BANG GANG (UNE HISTOIRE D’AMOUR MODERNE/ BANG GANG (A MODERN LOVE STORY) (18) 2015 FRANCE HUSSON, EVA £19.99
Cautionary tale which unfolds over a hot summer, as a group of Biarritz teens created their own earthly paradise of total liberation. A French version of Larry Clark’s Kids seen from a female point of view.
LA BELLE SAISON /SUMMERTIME (15) 2015 FRANCE CORSINI, CATHERINE £15.99
Set in 1971 Paris, radical feminist Carole falls for fellow feminist Delphine. However when Delphine returns to the family farm to look after her sick father, Carole decides to join her but finds that the rural community isn’t as liberal as Paris.
BELLE ET SÉBASTIEN, L’AVENTURE CONTINUE /BELLE AND SEBASTIAN: THE ADVENTURE CONTINUES (PG) 2015 DUGUAY,CHRISTIAN £19.99
Family adventure sequel, World War Two has ended and the villagers in the French Alps are rejoicing, however 10-year-old Sébastien (Félix Bossuet) learns that his friend Angelina (Margaux Châtelier) has gone missing after a plane crash and he sets off on a dangerous quest to save her with his dog Belle.
BRAQUO SEASON FOUR (15) 2015 MARCHAL, OLIVIER £19.99
All eight episodes from the fourth season of this French police thriller.
CE QU’ON A/WHAT WE HAVE (15) 2014 CANADA DESMONS, MAXIME £15.99
Leaving a troubled life behind in Paris, gay teacher Maurice Lesmers (Desmons) move to the remote town of North Bay, Ontario and gets a job tutoring 15-year-old Allan (Alex Ozerov), who becomes infatuated with his teacher. When Maurice learns that Allan is being bullied by his peers he feels compelled to step in, to his own detriment.
LES CHEVALIERS BLANCS/THE WHITE KNIGHTS (12A) 2015 FRANCE LAFOSSE, JOACHIM £19.99
Inspired by the 2007 Zoe’s Ark scandal in which humanitarian workers abducted more than 100 African children, this intricately woven story recreates the failed operation, from the moment they arrive in an war torn African country to their attempt to flee to France.
THE CHILDHOOD OF A LEADER (12A) CORBET, BRADY IN ENGLISH £17.99
Loosely based on Jean-Paul Sartre’s short story about a young American boy living a dysfunctional and unhappy childhood with his diplomat father in France just after the end of the First World War. Here he becomes seduced by fascism.
CHOCOLAT (12) 2016 FRANCE ZEM, ROSCHDY £19.99
Former slave Rafael Padilla becomes one of the most famous circus stars of the Belle Époque era in France. However, as the pressures of fame begin to take their toll, Padilla struggles with racial discrimination and a growing gambling addiction which threaten to ruin his career.
COSMOS (15) 2015 FRANCE ZULAWSKI, ANDRZEJ DVD – £17.99 BLU RAY – £19.99
Based on a novel by Witold Gombrowicz, a struggling law student arrives at a secluded French guest house to meet up with his friends. However disturbing omens make him worry about his safety.
LES COWBOYS (12) 2015 FRANCE BIDEGAIN, THOMAS £19.99
The Balland family attend a western gathering in eastern France. However when their sixteen-year-old daughter disappears, the father and his young son embark on dangerous search to find her in a journey that begins to feel like an endless quest.
DANS LA COUR (15) 2014 FRANCE SALVADORI, PIERRE £19.99
French comedy drama starring Catherine Deneuve and Gustave Kervern. Depressed eccentric Antoine (Kervern) gets a job as a janitor in an old apartment building in Paris where he takes pleasure in the simplicity of his work and strikes up a friendship with retired resident Mathilde (Deneuve), whose husband worries about her declining mental state.
DHEEPAN (15) 2015 FRANCE AUDIARD, JACQUES £19.99
Winner of the 2015 Palme d’Or, a former soldier, a young woman and a little girl pose as a family to escape the civil war in Sri Lanka. They settle in a tough housing estate outside Paris, where, barely knowing each another, they must try and build a new life together.
LES DIABOLIQUES (18) 1954 B/W FRANCE CLOUZOT, H.G. DVD – £12.99 BLU RAY – £19.99
A man’s mistress and his wife join forces in this classic noir thriller.
DISPARUE/DISAPPEARANCE (15) 2015 FRANCE £28.99
All eight episodes from the French drama series starring Francois-Xavier Demaison as Bertrand Molina, a detective sent to investigate the mysterious disappearance of a young teenager at a music festival in Lyon.
ENRAGÉS/RABID DOGS (15) 2015 FRANCE HANNEZO, ÉRIC £14.99
A carefully planned robbery goes horribly wrong and the three robbers highjack a car whose passenger is a sick girl to the way to hospital.
ÉPERDUMENT/DOWN BY LOVE (15) 2016 FRANCE GODEAU, PIERRE £15.99
Based on a true story about a married prison director Jean embark on a passionate love affair with one of the prisons inmates, the much younger Anna.
L’ÉTUDIANTE ET MONSIEUR HENRI /STUDENT AND MISTER HENRI (12) 2015 FRANCE CALBÉRAC, IVAN £19.99
Ivan Calbérac adapts this comedy drama from his own play. Grumpy old Henri makes a deal with young student Constance that she can stay in his house for free for three months if she tries to break up his son Paul’s marriage.
FIDELIO, L’ODYSSÉE D’ALICE/FIDELIO, ALICE’S JOURNEY (15) 2014 FRANCE BORLETEAU, LUCIE £15.99
Thirty-year-old Alice’s is happy in her job as an engineer on a male dominated freighter. However her loyally to her boyfriend is tested when Alice’s first love becomes the captain of the ship.
FIVE (15) 2015 FRANCE GOTESMAN, IGOR £19.99
Comedy about five childhood friends who rent an expensive apartment in Paris. After Samuel cannot afford the rent he becomes a drug dealer in a desperate attempt to make some quick cash. However, after running into trouble with rival dealers, Samuel is forced to turn to his friends for help.
LA GLACE ET LE CIEL/ICE AND THE SKY(U) 2015 FRANCE JACQUET, LUC £15.99
French documentary about global warming.
GODARD: THE ESSENTIAL COLLECTION (15) FRANCE 5 DISCS
BLU RAY ONLY £69.99
Films featured are –
A BOUT DE SOUFFLE (PG) 1959 FRANCE GODARD, JEAN-LUC
Godard’s first film is now seen as the key film in the French new wave.
ALPHAVILLE (PG) FRANCE 1965 B/W GODARD, JEAN-LUC
Stylish fantasy about a futuristic city ruled by a dictator.
LE MEPRIS (15) 1963 FRANCE GODARD, JEAN-LUC
A film about making a movie with lots of movie-in-jokes.
PIERROT LE FOU (15) 19765 FRANCE GODARD, JEAN-LUC
Jean-Paul Belmondo stars in a tragic tale of a romantic couple who cannot escape fate no matter how far they flee.
UNE FEMME EST UNE FEMME (PG) 1961 FRANCE GODARD, JEAN-LUC
Landmark film of the French New Wave that weaves a tale of desperation and deceit.
HIROSHIMA MON AMOUR (PG) 1959 FRANCE B/W RESNAIS, ALAIN DVD – £17.99 BLU RAY – £22.99
Maguerite Duras wrote the screenplay set in Hiroshima, which is a love story between a French actress and a Japanese architect over shadowed by atomic bomb dropped on the city.
L’HERMINE/COURTED 2015 FRANCE VINCENT, CHRISTIAN £19.99
Recently divorced judge Michel Racine, a man famed for his ruthless reputation, as he presides over the complex case of a man accused of killing his young child. However, Michel’s sullen outlook on life suddenly changes when he is reunited with long-lost love Ditte after she is selected to sit as a juror in the trial.
HITCHCOCK/TRUFFAUT (12A) 2015 JONES, KENT £15.99
Film-makers including Wes Anderson, David Fincher, Martin Scorsese and Richard Linklater come together to discuss the influence of Truffaut’s book on modern cinema.
JACQUES RIVETTE COLLECTION (15) DUAL FORMAT 16 DISCS BLU-RAY AND DVD £149.99
The collection brings together some of the director’s hardest to see works, each restored, newly translated and debuting on home video for the first time in UK. Features – Out 1: noli me tangere (1971) , Out 1: Spectre (1974), Duelle (une quarantaine) (1976), Noroît (une vengeance) (1976) and Merry-Go-Round (1981).
KALINKA (15) 2016 FRANCE GARENQ, VINCENT £19.99
French accountant André (Daniel Auteuil) is struggling for justice following the death of his daughter Kalinka at the hands of her stepfather. After battling for decades, André finally takes the law into his own hands in a desperate attempt to force a retrial in France.
LA LOI DU MARCHÉ /MEASURE OF A MAN (PG) 2015 FRANCE BRIZÉ, STÉPHANE £15.99
Struggling unemployed 51 year old manual worker Thierry is finding it hard to get by. However when he lands a job as security guard monitoring a supermarkets CCTV system, he is not sure he likes the idea of arresting fellow desperate citizens who are trying to make ends meet.
LOVE (18) 2015 FRANCE NOÉ GASPAR IN ENGLISH DVD – £15.99 BLU RAY – £19.99
Explicit romantic drama about an American film student Murphy (Karl Glusman) who has split-up with his French girlfriend Elektra (Aomi Muyock) after cheating on her with another woman, named Omi (Klara Kristin).
LUC AND JEAN-PIERRE DARDENNE: THE EARLY WORKS (TBA) 1992 BELGIUM IN FRENCH £19.99
Double bill features –
Falsch (1987) Joe Falsch (Bruno Cremer), the sole Holocaust survivor of a Jewish family returns to Berlin 40 years after he left for New York in 1938. In the arrival lounge he comes face to face with the Ghosts of the Falsch family.
Je Pense à Vous (1992) follows the life of proud steelworker Fabrice (Robin Renucci) who is unable to cope with the closure of the factory he worked in.
MAIGRET: SERIES ONE (15) 1982 FRANCE £19.99
Six episodes in which detective Jules Maigret (Bruno Cremer) solves a number of complex cases in his unique, unhurried style.
MARYLAND/DISORDER (15) 2015 FRANCE WINOCOUR, ALICE £17.99
On his return home, Afghanistan veteran Vincent suffers with post-traumatic stress disorder . Getting a job as bodyguard for a dubious businessman’s wife, he becomes convinced that the woman he is protecting is in danger from a strange outside threat.
MÉDECIN DE CAMPAGNE /IRREPLACEABLE (12) 2016 FRANCE LILTI, THOMAS £15.99
Irreplaceable country doctor Jean-Pierre Werner (François Cluzet) becomes ill and a young doctor, Natalie, comes from the city to help him. But can she adapt to this new life and be able to replace such a respected doctor.
MON ROI (15) 20156 MAÏWENN FRANCE DVD – £19.99 BLU RAY – £24.99
While recovering from a skiing accident in a rehabilitation clinic a woman recalls her tumultuous ten-year relationship with her husband in this romantic drama.
NAPOLEON (U) 1927 FRANCE GANCE, ABEL 4-DISC DVD SET 3-DISC BLU-RAY SET – £34.99
Abel Gance’s film telling the story Napoleon’s youth and early military career, which has been digitally restored by film historian Kevin Brownlow and the BFI National Archive.
LA NUIT AMÉRICAINE/DAY FOR NIGHT – THE CRITERION COLLECTION (12) 1973 FRANCE TRUFFAUT, FRANCOIS BLU RAY £27.99 Witty homage to the movie business with Francois Truffaut playing a director making a melodrama, but encounters many obstacles.
PHANTOM BOY (PG) 2016 FRANCE ALAIN GAGNOL,A/FELICIOLI, J-L £19.99
Animated film about young cancer patient who’s treatment gives him the ability to leave his body and float around New York City as a spirit and use his new powers to defeat crime.
PENSION COMPLÈTE/FRENCH CUISINE (12) 2015 FRANCE SIRI, FLORENT EMILIO £19.99
Comedy about a married couple who run a restaurant together but their relationship is on the rocks. He is obsessed with winning a Michelin star, she has hit forty and dreams of having her first child.
QUE TA JOIE DEMEURE/JOY OF MAN’S DESIRING (E) 2014 FRANCE CÔTÉ, DENIS £15.99
The film examines workplace relationship by using actors as numbered factory workers, the film explores ideas surrounding the function of labour and the importance of work to society and individuals.
RESET (TBA) 2015 FRANCE DEMAIZIÈRE,T/TEURLAI, A £19.99
Film follows Paris Opera Ballet new choreographer Benjamin Millepied as he is tasked with reimagining some of the company’s famed work for the modern era.
RÉSISTANCE : THE COMPLETE SERIES (12) 2015 FRANCE £24.99
Six-part French drama series set in Paris in 1940. 17-year-old Lili Franchet and her young friends band together to oppose the Nazi occupation by producing and distributing the underground ‘Resistance’ newspaper.
LA RÉSISTANCE DE L’AIR/THROUGH THE AIR (15) 2015 FRANCE GRIVOIS, FRED £19.99
Rifle champion Vincent escape everyday life at the firing range. Here he meets 50-year-old Renaud who offers him a tempting and usual well-paid job.
LES REVENANTS 2/THE RETURNED: SERIES 2 (18) 2013 FRANCE £24.99
All eight episodes from the second series of the French supernatural drama.
LA RONDE (PG) FRANCE 1950 OPHULS, MAX DVD – £12.99 BLU RAY – £17.99
A circular tale of love and seduction based on the Arthur Schnitzler work.
LES SALAUDS/BASTARDS (18) 2013 FRANCE DENIS, CLAIRE £19.99
Marco receives a call from his sister, urgently calling him back to Paris. Her husband has committed suicide, her daughter is missing and the family business has gone under and his sister suspects her husband’s business partner.
THEO AND HUGO (18) 2016 FRANCE DUCASTEL, O/MARTINEAU,J DVD – £15.99 BLU RAY – £17.99
Intense tale shot in real time in which Theo and Hugo meet in a Paris clubs. As the night wears on, they discover they need to know more about each other and a relationship begins.
TOUT EN HAUT DU MONDE /LONG WAY NORTH (PG) 2015 FRANCE CHAYÉ, RÉMI £17.99
Animated film set in 1892 in Russia, where 15-year-old Russian aristocrat Sasha adores her explorer grandfather Oloukine. When he doesn’t return from his latest trip to the North Pole, Sasha persuades a crew to head north in search of the great ship.
LE TOUT NOUVEAU TESTAMENT/BRAND NEW TESTAMENT (15) 2016 BELGIUM DORMAEL, JACO VAN £19.99
In this black comedy God is alive and living in Brussels, mischievously tormenting humans from an outdated PC in a grim apartment.
UN HOMME À LA HAUTEUR /UP FOR LOVE (12A) 2016 FRANCE TIRARD, LAURENT £19.99
Romantic comedy in which beautiful divorced lawyer, Diane, connects with Alexandre, a man she meets to retrieve her lost phone. They hit it off as soon as they meet and Diane is charmed by Alexandre, but he is not the man that Diane imagined for herself .
VALLEY OF LOVE (15) 2015 FRANCE GUILLAUME NICLOUX £15.99
Black comedy starring Gérard Depardieu and Isabelle Huppert as a long-estranged couple who are brought together in Death Valley, California, by the suicide of their adult son Michael.
VICTOR YOUNG PEREZ/SURVIVING AUSCHWITZ (15) 2013 FRANCE OUANICHE, JACQUES £15.99
Biopic about the young Jewish Tunisian boxer ‘Young’ Perez (Brahim Asloum) who went on to become a world flyweight champion but was arrested in Paris in 1943 and sent to Auschwitz t serve as a slave labourer and box for the viewing pleasure of the SS.
ZARAFA (PG) 2012 FRANCE LIE,J/BEZANÇON, R £17.99
Animated feature following a young boy’s adventure as he goes on a journey from Sudan to Paris.