French biographical drama – L’ODYSSÉE/ODYSSEY – available on dvd

OdysseyL’ODYSSÉE/ODYSSEY (PG) 2016 FRANCE £13.99
Film about adventurer Jacques Yves Cousteau. Setting out to explore the oceans with his eldest son and wife, he leaves his younger son Philippe at a boarding school.

However, Cousteau’s life is turned upside down when Philippe is killed in a plane crash.

In French with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at –

http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/french-dvds

 

 

Michel Gondry’s – L’ÉCUME DES JOURS/MOOD INDIGO – out on Dvd and Blu Ray

Mood IndigoL’ÉCUME DES JOURS/MOOD INDIGO (15) 2013 FRANCE GONDRY, MICHEL
DVD – £17.99 BLU RAY – £24.99
French romantic tragedy starring Romain Duris and Audrey Tautou. When two lost souls Colin and Chloé (Duris and Tautou) are forced together at a party by a mutual friend, they feel an instant connection and immediately fall in love. Fed up with wasting time in his confused life, Colin proposes and Chloé accepts.

As the pair set about planning their new life together, Chloé unexpectedly falls ill and Colin is left to make the biggest decision of his life.

In French with English subtitles

FRENCH LANGUAGE PRESS KIT

DVD available to buy at – http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/french-dvds

Sequel to ‘Pot Luck’ (2002) and ‘Russian Dolls’ (2005) – CASSE-TÊTE CHINOIS/CHINESE PUZZLE (15) out on DVD – £19.99 BLU RAY – £23.99

Chinese PuzzleCASSE-TÊTE CHINOIS/CHINESE PUZZLE (15) 2013 FRANCE KLAPISCH, CÉDRIC DVD – £19.99   BLU RAY – £23.99

Romain Duris, Audrey Tautou and Kelly Reilly star in this French comedy drama sequel from film-maker Cédric Klapisch. Duris reprises his role from the previous two films, ‘Pot Luck (2002) and ‘Russian Dolls’ (2005), as writer Xavier Rousseau. Now having reached the age of 40, Xavier’s life is in a downward spiral.

He breaks up with his wife Wendy (Reilly), who moves to New York, along with their two children, to live with her new partner John (Peter Hermann). Desperate to be near his kids, Xavier also heads for the city and stays in a friend’s apartment in Chinatown. When his visa runs out he weds Chinese-American Nancy (Li Jun Li) in order to become a permanent resident.

Meanwhile, he fathers a child with lesbian friend Isabelle (Cécile De France) and reconnects with ex-girlfriend Martine (Tautou). Can he get his life back on track?

In French with English subtitles

FRENCH LANGUAGE PRESS KIT

DVD available to buy at – http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/french-dvds

Maybe a film to watch on European Language Day

potluckAUBERGE ESPAGNOLE/POT LUCK (15) FRANCE 2002 KLAPISCH, CEDRIC £19.99

Inter-European rites-of-passage comedy drama about seven students of different nationalities sharing a flat in Barcelona. Romain Duris stars as Xavier, a French economics student who, through a connection of his father’s, is offered a good job at the Ministry of Finance on the condition that he learns Spanish. He immediately enrols on a language programme in Barcelona, despite the misgivings of his girlfriend, Martine (Audrey Tautou, ) and moves into ‘l’auberge Espagnole’ (the Spanish apartment), where the diverse personalities of his fellow housemates change his life forever.

STUDY GUIDE BY SARAH LEAHY

FRENCH LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE

GERMAN LANGUAGE FILM NOTES

DVD available to buy at –http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/french-dvds

French film staring Audrey Tautou – THERESE DESQUEYROUX – out on dvd and Blu Ray

Therese DesqueyrouxTHERESE DESQUEYROUX (12A) 2012 FRANCE    MILLER, CLAUDE                                 DVD – £19.99 BLU RAY – £19.99
Based on the François Mauriac’s novel, the film stars Audrey Tautou as the eponymous Thérèse, a cultured and intelligent woman who enters into an arranged marriage in rural 1920s France. The marriage unites  two of the richest families in the Bordeaux area.

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Initially Therese looks forward to the future she will share with her husband Bernard (Gilles Lellouche), but it isn’t long before her happiness turns to restlessness when she learns of her husbands casual anti-semitism and deeply ingrained chauvinism.

Fed up with her limited bourgeois life, Therese longs to move to Paris where a more liberated and decadent lifestyle awaits in contrast to the intellectually stifling one she has at present.

In French with English subtitles

DVD available at – http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/french-dvds

French Language film notes – http://frenchfilmfestival.us/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/2013_therese_desqueyroux_presskit_fr.pdf

English Language film notes – http://www.rendezvouswithfrenchcinema.com/presskit/2013/Desqueyrouxpresskit.pdf