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.
A Woman Kills
1968 • France • Directed by Jean-Denis Bonan
A series of prostitute murders disturbs the public with the thought of a serial killer on the loose. Hélène Picard, a prostitute, is sentenced and executed for the murders, but shortly thereafter similar crimes continue. Executioner Louis Guilbeau mea...
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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.
1986 • France • Directed by Alain Resnais
Master director Alain Resnais ('Last Year in Marienbad') blurs the line between cinematic technique and theatrical artifice in his acclaimed 'Mélo', adapted from Henri Bernstein's classic play about a doomed love triangle in 1920s Paris. Pierre (Pierre ...
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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...