VOUS N’AVEZ ENCORE RIEN VU/YOU AIN’T SEEN NOTHIN’ YET out on dvd January 2013

YOU AIN'T SEEN NOTHIN' YET    VOUS N’AVEZ ENCORE RIEN VU/YOU AIN’T SEEN NOTHIN’ YET  (PG) 2012 FRANCE   RESNAIS, ALAIN     £15.99
Theatre, memory and the past combine as a group of actors reunite on the wishes of their former director. Informed by telephone that noted theatre director Antoine d’Anthac (Denis Denis Podalydès) has died, a group of actors are requested to attend his home to view a videotaped performance of the play ‘Eurydice’, by a young theatre troupe called La Compagnie de la Colombe. All of the actors gathered together, including Mathieu Almaric, Sabine Azéma, Jean-Noël Brouté, Anne Consigny, Pierre Arditi and Anny Duperey (all playing themselves), have performed the play in the past, and as they watch, they find themselves inadvertantly acting out their former roles, becoming part of the play as the boundaries between fantasy and reality begin to blur.

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

Review by Jonathan Romney –
http://www.screendaily.com/reviews/the-latest/you-aint-seen-nothin-yet/5042424.article

Variety Review – http://www.variety.com/review/VE1117947599/

LA MAISON SOUS LES ARBRES/THE DEADLY TRAP out on dvd January 2013

DEADLY TRAPLA MAISON SOUS LES ARBRES/THE DEADLY TRAP (12) 1971 FRANCE   CLÉMENT, RENÉ            £15.99
Faye Dunaway and Frank Langella star in this psychological thriller from French director René Clément. After moving to Paris with her computer expert husband Philippe (Langella), Jill (Dunaway) becomes worried for her family’s future when her husband suddenly quits his job for no apparent reason. With Philippe’s former employers unwilling to part company, however, and her past psychological problems resurfacing, Jill soon finds herself having to investigate her husband’s murky past, as the suspected kidnapping of her children threatens to throw her over the edge.

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

Film review by John Parrot  – http://thefilmreview.com/reviews/the-deadly-trap.html

HOLY MOTORS out on dvd January 2013

HOLY MOTORSHOLY MOTORS (18) FRANCE 2012  CARAX,LEOS        £15.99
Surrealist French drama in which  Monsieur Oscar is driven around Paris by his chauffeur.  At various points throughout the day Oscar is a businessman, a beggar, an assassin, a father and an old woman, venturing out into the world to engage with others in each role and embarking on bizarre adventures.

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

Review of the film from  the Irish Times –
http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/theticket/2012/0928/1224324495859.html

JEUX INTERDITS /FORBIDDEN GAMES out on dvd January 2013

FORBIDDEN GAMESJEUX INTERDITS /FORBIDDEN GAMES (12) 1952 FRANCE    CLÉMENT, RENÉ   £15.99
Set in France in 1940, the story follows five-year-old Paulette (Brigitte Fossey), who is left traumatised after her parents and pet dog are killed in a Nazi air attack whilst fleeing Paris. She soon finds herself befriended by ten-year-old Michel Dollé (Georges Poujouly),  whose peasant family takes her in.

As Paulette and Michel become best friends, they find a way of coping with the death and destruction that surrounds them by creating their own world, and in particular, a small cemetery in the ruins of an old barn, where they bury Paulette’s dog, and any other dead animals and insects they find.

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

Wikipedia page for the film – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forbidden_Games

GERVAISE (12) 1956 FRANCE CLÉMENT, RENÉ out on dvd January 2013

GERVAISEGERVAISE (12) 1956 FRANCE    CLÉMENT, RENÉ            £15.99
René Clément directs this adaptation of Émile Zola’s novel ‘L’Assommoir’, that follows the struggles of a young laundress trying to survive in 1850s Paris. Left to bring up her two young children alone when her lover, Lantier (Armand Mestral), walks out, Gervaise Macquart (Maria Schell) soon falls for the charms of local roofer, Henri Coupeau (François Perier). But her dreams of one day opening her own laundry shop are soon dashed when Henri suffers a serious fall from a roof, preventing him from working again.

Refusing to accept defeat, Gervaise borrows money from a friend, Goujet (Jacques Harden), and finally manages to open her shop. Her happiness is short lived, however, when she discovers that, instead of paying back Goujet with her hard-earned cash, Henri has been squandering the money on his increasing alcohol addiction.

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

French Study Guide at – https://sites.google.com/site/onlinefilmresources/home/web-link-filing-cabinet/gervaise-french-film-guide—www-worldonlinecinema-com

DARDENNE BROTHERS COLLECTION out on dvd January 2013

Dardenne Brothers CollectionDARDENNE BROTHERS COLLECTION (15)             £59.99
Collection of six features from acclaimed filmmakers the Dardenne brothers. Contains – Le Gamin Au Velo/the Kid with a Bike (2011),  Le Silence De Lorna/silence of Lorna (2008), Child/l’enfant (2005),  Le Fils/son  (2002),  Rosetta (1999) &  La Promesse (1996)

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

LA COURSE DU LIÈVRE À TRAVERS LES CHAMPS/AND HOPE TO DIE out on dvd January 2013

AND HOPE TO DIELA COURSE DU LIÈVRE À TRAVERS LES CHAMPS/AND HOPE TO DIE (12) 1972 FRANCE     CLÉMENT,.RENÉ      £15.99

A fugitive needs all his wits about him when he becomes involved in a criminal gang’s plot in this crime drama from French director René Clément. Trying to outrun the assassins on his trail, Tony (Jean-Louis Trintignant) arrives in Canada to start a new life, but soon finds himself having to seek the protection of a gang of criminals led by Charley (Robert Ryan). With half the gang unsure whether they should kill him, Tony, hoping to convince them, offers his services when he learns that they’re plotting to kidnap the daughter of a local crime boss.

But just when all seems to be going well, events suddenly take an unforeseen course, forcing Tony to think fast as he tries to stay one step ahead of the pack.

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

Film review by  Craig Pay – http://flickfeast.co.uk/reviews/film-reviews/hope-die-1972/

ANGEL AND TONY (15) 2010 FRANCE

Angel and TonyANGEL AND TONY (15) 2010 FRANCE        DELAPORTE,  ALIX     £15.99
French drama chronicling the uneasy relationship that develops between two very different people. Recently released from prison, the beautiful but troubled Angèle (Clotilde Hesmé) answers a personal ad on a whim, and soon finds herself caught up in the life of recently-bereaved middle-aged fisherman Tony (Grégory Gadebois), who lives with his mother in a small village on the Normandy coast. Despite a tricky beginning, the two make a connection of sorts, with Tony helping Angèle to find a job and a place to stay.

Both beleaguered by their own problems, it takes time to establish a bond, but over time they manage to negotiate a relationship that makes sense for them both.

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

David Jenkins film review – http://www.littlewhitelies.co.uk/theatrical-reviews/angel-tony-19269

INTOUCHABLES/UNTOUCHABLE (15) 2011 FRANCE OLIVIER NAKACHE Out 4 February

ImageINTOUCHABLES/UNTOUCHABLE (15) 2011 FRANCE OLIVIER NAKACHE, O/TOLEDANO.E    £19.99 Out 4 February

Paul (François Cluzet), a rich aristocrat and habitual thrill-seeker, becomes quadriplegic after a paragliding accident. Alone in the world and unable to care for himself in even the most basic ways, Paul employs young Senegalese émigré Driss (Omar Sy) as his carer.

Despite their very different backgrounds and outlooks on life, the two men quickly form a strong bond, teaching each other important life lessons about acceptance, respect and the true meaning of friendship in the process.

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

Review of the film from  the Irish Times – http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/theticket/2012/0928/1224324495552.html