French film – LES FANTÔMES D’ISMAËL/ISMAEL’S GHOSTS – issued on dvd

Ismael's GhostsLES FANTÔMES D’ISMAËL/ISMAEL’S GHOSTS (15) 2017 FRANCE DESPLECHIN, ARNAUD £15.99
Film director Ismael now lives with his partner Sylvia after his wife disappeared without a trace 20 years previously. Then one day Ismael’s wife Carlotta returns and wants back in Ismael’s life.

In French with English subtitles

DVD available to buy from-

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

 

MAL DE PIERRES/FROM THE LAND OF THE MOON – released on dvd

From the Land of the MoonMAL DE PIERRES/FROM THE LAND OF THE MOON (15) 2016 FRANCE GARCIA, NICOLE £18.99
Romance set in 1950s France and based on the Milena Agus novel. Free-spirited Gabrielle has to choose between her dependable Spanish farmer husband or recovering war veteran André.

Gabrielle find the constraints by the conventional 1950s society suffocating and as the Hollywoodreporter puts it – Gabrielle’s painful kidney stones, are an apt metaphor for her tormented love life. And when Gabrielle is sent to a Swiss clinic to treat the kidney stones,
she resists at first. (“Who says I want to be cured?”) But it’s always better than the lobotomy a French doctor suggests as an alternative’

In French with English subtitles

ENGLISH LANGUAGE FILM NOTES TO MAL DE PIERRES

 

FRENCH LANGUAGE FILM NOTES TO MAL DE PIERRES

 

DVD available to buy at –

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

 

 

Award winning Rust and Bone/de Rouille et D’os out on dvd

Rust and Bone RUST AND BONE/DE ROUILLE ET D’OS     (15) 2012 FRANCE        AUDIARD, JACQUES    £17.99
The film starts by telling two parallel stories: one of Ali (Matthias Schoenaerts), a homeless father struggling to care for his five-year-old son, and the other of Stephanie (Marion Cotillard), a woman who loses her legs in an accident while working as a trainer of killer whales. Both strong, idiosyncratic characters who are used to defining the parameters of their personal relationships, their union forces them out of the emotional safety zones they have each developed for the purposes of self-protection.

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

English language sxreenplay – http://www.sonyclassics.com/awards-information/rustandbone_screenplay.pdf

Washington Post review – http://www.washingtonpost.com/gog/movies/rust-and-bone-de-rouille-et-dos,1233132/critic-review.html