French Canadian film – CE QU’ON A/WHAT WE HAVE – released on dvd

What We HaveCE 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.

In French with English subtitles

DVD available from

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

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Canadian French drama – L’AMOUR AU TEMPS DE LA GUERRE CIVILE/LOVE IN THE TIME OF CIVIL WAR – out on dvd

Love in the Time of Civil WarL’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 and who they hustle to survive on the streets

In French with English subtitles

 

DVD available from www.worldonlinecinema.com/

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

After Scandinavian cinema this seems to be the week for French Canadian cinema on dvd

StarbuckSTARBUCK (15) 2011    CANADA     KEN SCOTT    IN FRENCH        £14.99
French-Canadian comedy about a man in his  forties but still acts like a  teenager.
However his teenage behaviour is about  to come to an end, when he becomes a father to 534 children.

Having   donating sperm a number of years ago, he has now been approached by the fertility clinic and told that 142 of his 533 biological children would like to meet their biological dad. Not only that, his current girlfriend, Valérie (Julie LeBreton), is also pregnant.

In French with English subtitles

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

Some recent dvd releases by French-Canadian wonder-kid Xavier Dolan

Laurence AnywaysLAURENCE ANYWAYS (12) 2012 CANADA DOLAN, XAVIER IN FRENCH     £15.99
Xavier Dolan writes and directs this French-Canadian romantic drama about the effect of a sex change on a long-standing heterosexual relationship. Literature teacher Laurence (Melvil Poupaud) and his partner Fred (Suzanne Clément) have shared a long and stable marriage, but Laurence has been harbouring a secret. One day he announces to Fred that he feels he has been living a lie for years, and that he can no longer go on living as a man when he knows that he is meant to be a woman.

Initially shocked and saddened, Fred eventually pledges to support Laurence throughout his transition and aim for a shared future. However, the pressure on their relationship proves greater than either could have anticipated. Can their partnership survive such a monumental change?

In French with English subtitles

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

SBCC Film Reviews – http://sbccfilmreviews.org/?p=24551

I Killed My MotherI KILLED MY MOTHER (15) 2009 CANADA  CANADA DOLAN,   IN FRENCH      £15.99
Hubert Minel doesn’t love his mother. The seventeen-year-old regards her with haughty contempt, and sees only her dated sweaters, kitsch decorations and the breadcrumbs that get stuck on the corner of her lips when she munches. In addition to these irritating surface details, there are also the cherished family mechanisms of manipulation and guilt. Confused by a love/hate relationship which obsesses him more and more each day, and desperate to escape the suffocating atmosphere of his mother’s working-class, suburban home, Hubert drifts through the mysteries of an adolescence both marginal and typical: artistic discoveries, illicit experiences, the opening-up to friendship, sex, and ostracism.

The directing debut of young French-Canadian actor Xavier Dolan is a cathartic, fiercely compelling evocation of turbulent late adolescence. Visually stunning, with exquisite performances from Dolan himself – as the volatile, verbally savage Hubert – and a highly acclaimed cast including Anne Dorval and Suzanne Clément, I Killed My Mother was the winner of 22 international film awards in 2009, including three categories at Cannes.

In French with English subtitles

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

Review at – http://www.indiewire.com/article/review-xavier-dolans-mother-marks-the-birth-of-a-new-talent

New York Times review – http://movies.nytimes.com/2013/03/13/movies/i-killed-my-mother-a-xavier-dolan-film.html?_r=0

HEARTBEATS
HEARTBEATS/LES AMOURS IMAGINAIRES  (15) 2010 CANADA DOLAN, XAVIER IN FRENCH    £15.99
Drama chronicling a love triangle between three 20-something metrosexual friends in Montreal: Marie (Monia Chokri), Frankie (Xavier Dolan) and Nicolas (Niels Schneider).

In French with English subtitles

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

New York Times review – http://movies.nytimes.com/2011/02/25/movies/25heart.html

La Folie D'amourLA FOLIE D’AMOUR: THE XAVIER DOLAN COLLECTION (15)     £28.99
Contains – Heartbeats/I Killed My Mother/Laurence Anyways

In French with English subtitles

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