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En français

Headlined by Quentin Dipieux’s delightfully bonkers and tres French, Incredible But True, En français is a curated collection of the very best in French film, covering the whole gamut and history of Gallic cinema.

With a constant output of chic and stylish cinema since the Lumiere brothers birthed the format in the first place, French cinema has not only been a valuable part of the country’s culture, but admired by cineastes from all over the world for it’s sophistication and the talent and influence of the many auteurs who have elevated the artform and entertained not just their countrymen, but the world.

Stage musician Georges Lumiere was the first filmmaker to embrace and push the boundaries of film and his most famous film – as well as the first genre film – A Trip To the Moon is proudly presented here with multiple viewing options. Influential auteurs like Jean-Luc Godard, Henri-Georges Clouzot, Eric Rohmer and Claude Chabrol are also well represented, as well as filmmakers initially dismissed but whose work is now coming to be reappraised and embraced such as Jean Rollin.

The best in modern French genre and arthouse cinema is present too. From the anxiety-inducing works of brilliantly mad genius Gaspar Noe, to terrifying French horror from the New French Extremity.

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    Headlined by Quentin Dipieux’s delightfully bonkers and tres French, Incredible But True, En Francais is a curated collection of the very best in French film, covering the whole gamut and history of Gallic cinema.

    With a constant output of chic and stylish cinema since the Lumiere brothers birth...

  • Incredible But True

    2022 • France • Directed by Quentin Dupieux

    Quirky, deadpan humour, an absurdist eye for French social etiquette and a keen sense of the folly of existence are among the hallmarks of the oddball comedies of director Quentin Dupieux (Rubber, Deerskin), and Incredible But True is no different.

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  • Them

    2007 • France • Directed by David Moreau, Xavier Palud

    A young couple leads a happy, quiet life in the countryside. But little do they know they're being surrounded. When night falls, the couple will come face to face with Them. They are everywhere, even in their home. Who are they? What do they...

  • The Love of a Woman

    The Love of a Woman (L'amour d'une femme) was the final feature of the great French filmmaker Jean Grémillon, concluding a string of classics that included such greats as Remorques, Lumière d'été and Pattes blanches.

    Marie, a young doctor, arrives on the island of Ushant to replace its retiring...

  • Spotlight on a Murderer

    When the terminally ill Count Hervé de Kerloquen (Pierre Brasseur, Goto, Isle of Love) vanishes without trace, his heirs are told that they have to wait five years before he can be declared legally dead, forcing them to devise ways of paying for the upkeep of the vast family château in the meanti...

  • Henri-Georges Clouzot's Inferno

    In 1964, Henri-Georges Clouzot, the acclaimed director of thriller masterpieces Les Diaboliques and The Wages of Fear, began work on his most ambitious film yet. Set in a beautiful lake side resort in the Auvergne region of France, L'Enfer (Inferno) was to be a sun scorched elucidation on the dar...

  • Manon

    This masterful adaptation of Prévost's 1731 novel 'Manon Lescaut' marks quite a departure for Henri-Georges Clouzot, the French director lauded for his acclaimed thrillers 'The Wages of Fear' and 'Les Diaboliques'. A classical tragic romance transposed to a World War II setting, Clouzot's film fo...

  • My Father Was Right

    My Father Was Right' tells of a man who, after being left by his wife for another man, raises his son to be wary of women.

  • Let's Go Up The Champs-Élysées

    The history of one of France's most famous streets is retold in 'Let's Go Up the Champs-Élysées', featuring multiple performances from Guitry himself.

  • Let's Make a Dream...

    Let's Make a Dream... is another story of mistrust, between husband, wife and their lovers.

  • Le Vent d'Est (Wind from the East)

    A loosely conceived leftist-western that moves through a series of practical and analytical passages ("an organization of shots," Godard called it) into a finale based around the process of manufacturing homemade weapons.

  • Lotte in Italia

    Not necessarily a film about the struggles in Italy - largely shot, in fact, in Godard and Anne Wiazemsky's home at the time - this is a disruptive reflection on a young Italian woman's shift from political "theory" to political "practice" and, at the same time, a self-questioning of its own prac...

  • Un Film Comme Les Autres

    An analysis of the social upheaval of May 1968 made in the immediate wake of the workers' and students' protests. The picture consists of two parts, each with identical image tracks, and differing narration.

  • Vladimir et Rosa

    A searing and satirical comic-reportage on the trial of the Chicago Eight, featuring Juliet Berto and Godard and Gorin themselves.

  • The Swindle

    1997 • France • Directed by Claude Chabrol

    Betty and Victor are a pair of scam artists. One day Betty brings in Maurice, a treasurer of a multinational company. Maurice is due to transfer 5 millions francs out of Switzerland, and Betty is convinced he plans to steal that money.

  • The Color of Lies

    1999 • France • Directed by Claude Chabrol

    After a little girl is found murdered, an inspector immediately questions her art teacher who was the last person to see her. His reputation is immediately ruined as people in town become unsettled.

  • Nightcap

    2000 • France • Directed by Claude Chabrol

    After the death of his second wife, concert pianist André Polonski remarries his first wife, Swiss chocolate-company heiress Mika Muller. Soon a young piano student, Jeanne Polet, gets the idea that she may be André's daughter. She visits his house in L...

  • The Flower of Evil

    Three generations of a wealthy Bordeaux family are caught in the crossfire when Anne decides to run for mayor, thanks to a political pamphlet that revives an old murder scandal.

  • Cop au vin

    1985 • France • Directed by Claude Chabrol

    The hidden meanness of provincial life is at the heart of Cop Au Vin (Poulet au vinaigre), as deaths and disappearances intersect around the attempt by a corrupt syndicate of property developers to force a disabled woman and her son from their home.

  • Inspector Lavardin

    1986 • France • Directed by Claude Chabrol

    Inspector Lavardin sees the titular detective investigating the murder of a wealthy and respected catholic author, renowned for his outspoken views against indecency, whose body is found naked and dead on the beach.

  • Madame Bovary

    In nineteenth-century France, the romantic daughter of a country squire marries a dull country doctor. To escape boredom, she throws herself into love affairs with a suave local landowner and a law student, and runs up ruinous debts.

  • Betty

    1992 • France • Directed by Claude Chabrol

    Betty, adapted from the novel of the same name by Maigret author Georges Simenon, is a scathing attack on the upper-middle classes, featuring an extraordinary performance by Marie Trintignant as a woman spiraling into alcoholism, but fighting to redefin...

  • Torment

    1994 • France • Directed by Claude Chabrol

    In Torment (L'enfer) Chabrol picks up a project abandoned by Henri Georges Clouzot, in which a husband's jealousy and suspicion of his wife drive him to appalling extremes. Francois Cluzet and Emmanuelle Beart give career-best performances as the husban...

  • The Shiver of the Vampires

    1971 ・ France ・ Directed by Jean Rollin

    A young honeymooning couple stop for the night at an ancient castle. Unbeknownst to them, the castle is home to a horde of vampires, who have their own plans for the couple.