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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 its 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 – and 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 well represented, and 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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  • Rewind or Die

    2016 • France • Directed by Gautier Cazenave

    A group of six friends from around the world descend upon an old abandoned house in the French countryside. Soon, they discover an old VCR and a stack of VHS tapes, all filled with vintage horror movies. But what begins as a fun way to pass time quick...

  • En Francais - Trailer

    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...

  • Fill 'Er Up With Super

    1976 • France • Directed by Alain Cavalier

    Klouk (Bernard Crombey) is a car salesman who has to miss a family holiday to deliver a luxury Chevrolet station wagon to his boss' wealthy client. He decides to take his friend Philippe (Xavier Saint-Macary) along with him for the ride across the lengt...

  • 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...

  • Mélo

    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 ...

  • 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...

  • 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...