French Film Festival 2012

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1. L'art d'aimer (2011)

85 min | Comedy, Romance

6.1
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The Art of Love (L'art d'aimer) is composed of several chapters following several Parisian couples. Isabelle (Julie Depardieu) has not had sex in a year. She declines an offer from her ... See full summary »

Director: Emmanuel Mouret | Stars: Emmanuel Mouret, Pascale Arbillot, Ariane Ascaride, Frédérique Bel

Votes: 1,360

2. Un heureux événement (2011)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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She drove me into a corner, then forced me to go beyond my limits. She made me confront the absolute: love, sacrifice, tenderness, abandonment. She dislocated me, transformed me. Why didn't... See full summary »

Director: Rémi Bezançon | Stars: Louise Bourgoin, Pio Marmaï, Josiane Balasko, Thierry Frémont

Votes: 3,748

3. Rien à déclarer (2010)

Not Rated | 108 min | Comedy

6.3
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A Belge-Francophobe customs officer is forced to team up with a Frenchman during the elimination of the Franco-Belge borders in the 90s.

Director: Dany Boon | Stars: Benoît Poelvoorde, Dany Boon, Christel Pedrinelli, Karin Viard

Votes: 11,000 | Gross: $0.18M

4. Les neiges du Kilimandjaro (2011)

90 min | Drama

7.2
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A union pensioner and his wife are robbed, but find that merely getting the assailants brought to justice is not enough for their consciences.

Director: Robert Guédiguian | Stars: Ariane Ascaride, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Gérard Meylan, Marilyne Canto

Votes: 3,237

5. The Last Metro (1980)

PG | 131 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.4
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In occupied Paris, an actress married to a Jewish theater owner must keep him hidden from the Nazis while doing both of their jobs.

Director: François Truffaut | Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Gérard Depardieu, Jean Poiret, Andréa Ferréol

Votes: 10,080

6. Toutes nos envies (2011)

120 min | Drama

6.9
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Moved by the plight of the mother of her daughter's school friend, a young judge facing an incurable disease teams up with an older colleague in order to fight against financial companies that exploit the poor.

Director: Philippe Lioret | Stars: Vincent Lindon, Marie Gillain, Amandine Dewasmes, Yannick Renier

Votes: 701

7. Des vents contraires (2011)

91 min | Drama, Mystery

6.5
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Sarah tells Paul that she wants out of their marriage; the next day she disappears. A year later and Paul along with their children return to his childhood town to start anew after the loss of his wife and their mother.

Director: Jalil Lespert | Stars: Benoît Magimel, Isabelle Carré, Antoine Duléry, Ramzy Bedia

Votes: 1,004

8. American Translation (2011)

Unrated | 109 min | Drama

5.4
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A sexually ambiguous Frenchman tours his native countryside with his naive American lover in pursuit of the ultimate thrill. From the moment they meet, brooding Chris and the beautiful ... See full summary »

Directors: Pascal Arnold, Jean-Marc Barr | Stars: Lizzie Brocheré, Pierre Perrier, Karl E. Landler, Djedje Apali

Votes: 644

9. All Together (2011)

Not Rated | 96 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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57 Metascore

Five old friends decide to move in together as an alternate to living in a retirement home; joining them is an ethnology student whose thesis is on the aging population.

Director: Stéphane Robelin | Stars: Guy Bedos, Daniel Brühl, Geraldine Chaplin, Jane Fonda

Votes: 2,470 | Gross: $0.04M

10. Beloved (2011)

Not Rated | 133 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

6.2
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55 Metascore

In London, a mother and daughter navigate their respective romances: Madeline rekindles an affair from thirty years earlier, while her daughter Vera is caught between a musician who cannot commit and her ex, who still pines for her.

Director: Christophe Honoré | Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Ludivine Sagnier, Chiara Mastroianni, Paul Schneider

Votes: 2,029 | Gross: $0.12M

11. Un baiser papillon (2011)

101 min | Drama

5.7
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A happy couple, with children, are at a point of bliss in their lives...until bad news leaves them feeling like the carpet was torn from under their feet. Karine wrote and directed this ... See full summary »

Director: Karine Silla | Stars: Valeria Golino, Elsa Zylberstein, Vincent Perez, Jalil Lespert

Votes: 130

12. Café de Flore (2011)

Not Rated | 120 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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53 Metascore

A love story between a man and woman. And between a mother and her son. A mystical and fantastical odyssey on love.

Director: Jean-Marc Vallée | Stars: Vanessa Paradis, Kevin Parent, Hélène Florent, Evelyne Brochu

Votes: 12,556

13. La délicatesse (2011)

PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.6
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53 Metascore

A French woman mourning over the death of her husband three years prior is courted by a Swedish co-worker.

Directors: David Foenkinos, Stéphane Foenkinos | Stars: Audrey Tautou, François Damiens, Bruno Todeschini, Mélanie Bernier

Votes: 11,185

14. L'élève Ducobu (2011)

96 min | Comedy

4.6
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The student Ducobu was again dismissed from a school. To get out of it, this attaching dunce will have to surpass and develop the most ingenious and spectacular cheats ever imagined. The ... See full summary »

Director: Philippe de Chauveron | Stars: Elie Semoun, Joséphine de Meaux, Vincent Claude, Juliette Chappey

Votes: 673

15. Early One Morning (2011)

91 min | Drama

6.6
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Monday morning. Paul Wertret, 50, heads off to his job as a manager at the International Credit and Trade Bank. He arrives at 8 o'clock on the dot, as usual. He enters a meeting room, takes... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Marc Moutout | Stars: Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Valérie Dréville, Xavier Beauvois, Yannick Renier

Votes: 470

16. Elles (2011)

Unrated | 99 min | Drama

5.7
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50 Metascore

On her latest assignment, a journalist for Elle immerses herself in a prostitution ring run by university students.

Director: Malgorzata Szumowska | Stars: Juliette Binoche, Anaïs Demoustier, Joanna Kulig, Louis-Do de Lencquesaing

Votes: 5,433 | Gross: $0.16M

17. Les hommes libres (2011)

Unrated | 99 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.6
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58 Metascore

In Paris during WWII, an Algerian immigrant is inspired to join the resistance by his unexpected friendship with a Jewish man.

Director: Ismaël Ferroukhi | Stars: Tahar Rahim, Michael Lonsdale, Mahmud Shalaby, Lubna Azabal

Votes: 1,155 | Gross: $0.05M

18. Un amour de jeunesse (2011)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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80 Metascore

A chronicle of the romance between Camille and Sullivan, which begins during their adolescence and picks up after Sullivan's 8-year absence from exploring the world.

Director: Mia Hansen-Løve | Stars: Lola Créton, Sebastian Urzendowsky, Magne-Håvard Brekke, Valérie Bonneton

Votes: 3,976 | Gross: $0.06M

19. House of Tolerance (2011)

Not Rated | 122 min | Drama

6.8
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75 Metascore

Life in an elegant Parisian brothel in the early twentieth century. The madam essentially owns the women: their expenses exceed earnings, they are in debt. They face problems of pregnancy, ... See full summary »

Director: Bertrand Bonello | Stars: Noémie Lvovsky, Hafsia Herzi, Céline Sallette, Jasmine Trinca

Votes: 4,938 | Gross: $0.02M

20. Le fils à Jo (2011)

97 min | Comedy, Drama

5.8
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Grandson of a rugby legend, son of a rugby legend and himself a rugby legend, Jo Canavaro brings up his 13 year old son, Tom, alone in a small village in the Tarn region of France. To the ... See full summary »

Director: Philippe Guillard | Stars: Gérard Lanvin, Olivier Marchal, Vincent Moscato, Jérémie Duvall

Votes: 466

21. My Piece of the Pie (2011)

Not Rated | 109 min | Comedy, Drama

5.8
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52 Metascore

After losing her job at a local factory, a single mother enrolls in a housekeeper training program, soon landing work cleaning the Paris apartment of handsome but cocky power broker.

Director: Cédric Klapisch | Stars: Karin Viard, Gilles Lellouche, Audrey Lamy, Jean-Pierre Martins

Votes: 1,683 | Gross: $0.00M

22. Poupoupidou (2011)

Not Rated | 102 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

6.7
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63 Metascore

A bestselling crime novelist who is desperately looking for a new story hones his focus on the apparent suicide of a small-town woman, an aspiring model who thought she was the reincarnation of Marilyn Monroe.

Director: Gérald Hustache-Mathieu | Stars: Jean-Paul Rouve, Sophie Quinton, Guillaume Gouix, Arsinée Khanjian

Votes: 2,252 | Gross: $0.04M

23. Omar m'a tuer (2011)

85 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.7
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In the summer of 1991 an elderly woman Ghislaine Marchal is found murdered in the basement of her home with the message "Omar M'a Tuer" (Omar has kill me) written beside in her own blood. ... See full summary »

Director: Roschdy Zem | Stars: Sami Bouajila, Denis Podalydès, Maurice Bénichou, Salomé Stévenin

Votes: 1,192

24. Pater (2011)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama

6.0
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Vincent Lindon and Alain Cavalier are pals. Like father and son. They sip port in bars dreaming of a film they might make. Together. Then just once in a while, they don suit and tie. Play ... See full summary »

Director: Alain Cavalier | Stars: Vincent Lindon, Alain Cavalier, Bernard Bureau, Jonathan Duong

Votes: 413

25. Point Blank (2010)

R | 81 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.8
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75 Metascore

Samuel, a male nurse, saves the life of a thief whose henchmen take Samuel's wife hostage and force him to spring their boss.

Director: Fred Cavayé | Stars: Gilles Lellouche, Roschdy Zem, Gérard Lanvin, Elena Anaya

Votes: 12,171 | Gross: $0.71M

26. Présumé coupable (2011)

102 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.3
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A family man battles to prove his innocence after being accused of a heinous crime.

Director: Vincent Garenq | Stars: Philippe Torreton, Wladimir Yordanoff, Noémie Lvovsky, Raphaël Ferret

Votes: 1,484

27. Les émotifs anonymes (2010)

PG-13 | 80 min | Comedy, Romance

6.9
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69 Metascore

What happens when a man and a woman share a common passion? They fall in love. And this is what happens to Jean-René, the boss of a small chocolate factory, and Angélique, a gifted ... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Pierre Améris | Stars: Benoît Poelvoorde, Isabelle Carré, Lorella Cravotta, Lise Lamétrie

Votes: 9,282

28. Tu seras mon fils (2011)

R | 102 min | Drama

6.9
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67 Metascore

A story that focuses on the problematic relationship between Paul Marseul, owner of a prestigious vineyard in Saint Emilion and his son, Martin, who works with him on the family estate. ... See full summary »

Director: Gilles Legrand | Stars: Niels Arestrup, Lorànt Deutsch, Patrick Chesnais, Anne Marivin

Votes: 915 | Gross: $0.25M

29. Le Skylab (2011)

114 min | Comedy

6.4
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In July 1979, during the Summer holidays, in a house somewhere in Brittany, a whole family (parents, uncles, aunts, cousins and other relatives) are gathered to celebrate Granny Amandine's ... See full summary »

Director: Julie Delpy | Stars: Bernadette Lafont, Emmanuelle Riva, Eric Elmosnino, Julie Delpy

Votes: 1,763

30. The Look (I) (2011)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

6.9
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58 Metascore

CHARLOTTE RAMPLING: THE LOOK features Charlotte Rampling in a series of reflective conversations with artists, friends, and one-time collaborators such as novelist Paul Auster and ... See full summary »

Director: Angelina Maccarone | Stars: Charlotte Rampling, Peter Lindbergh, Paul Auster, Barnaby Southcombe

Votes: 249 | Gross: $0.02M

31. Des jeunes gens mödernes (2011)

97 min | Drama, Fantasy, Musical

5.0
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A legendary 70's rock critic takes hold of a group of young counter-culturalist. From Paris to Beijing, by way of New York, Montreal and Hong Kong, the nightdwellers ride a William ... See full summary »

Director: Jérôme de Missolz | Stars: Yves Adrien, Lio, Edwige, Aurélie Benchekri

Votes: 24

32. Les géants (2011)

84 min | Adventure, Drama

6.7
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Brothers Seth and Zak, fifteen and thirteen & 3/4 years old, are spending the summer in their deceased grandfather's house, waiting in vain for their mother, who is otherwise busy, and ... See full summary »

Director: Bouli Lanners | Stars: Zacharie Chasseriaud, Martin Nissen, Paul Bartel, Karim Leklou

Votes: 1,574

33. The Day I Saw Your Heart (2011)

Not Rated | 98 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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In this delightful comedy Justine (Inglourious Basterds' Mélanie Laurent) flits from one boyfriend to the next while her immature father secretly befriends them all.

Director: Jennifer Devoldère | Stars: Mélanie Laurent, Michel Blanc, Florence Loiret Caille, Claude Perron

Votes: 1,347

34. La conquête (2011)

Not Rated | 105 min | Biography

6.3
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62 Metascore

A look at French president Nicolas Sarkozy's rise to power.

Director: Xavier Durringer | Stars: Denis Podalydès, Florence Pernel, Bernard Le Coq, Michèle Moretti

Votes: 1,451 | Gross: $0.07M

35. Tous les soleils (2011)

105 min | Comedy

6.9
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Alessandro teaches musicology at the university of Strasbourg. He is also a volunteer reader in hospitals. He shares his apartment with his daughter, 15-year-old Irina, and his anarchist ... See full summary »

Director: Philippe Claudel | Stars: Stefano Accorsi, Neri Marcorè, Clotilde Courau, Lisa Cipriani

Votes: 1,559

36. Itinéraire bis (2011)

80 min | Comedy, Romance

5.1
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Director: Jean-Luc Perréard | Stars: Fred Testot, Leïla Bekhti, Jean-François Stévenin, Catherine Gandois

Votes: 300

37. Paris-Manhattan (2012)

Not Rated | 77 min | Comedy, Romance

6.1
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36 Metascore

Alice, a Woody Allen-obsessed pharmacist and hopeless romantic, meets a charming man named Victor but has trouble committing to him.

Director: Sophie Lellouche | Stars: Alice Taglioni, Patrick Bruel, Marine Delterme, Michel Aumont

Votes: 3,221

38. Belle et Sébastien (2013)

104 min | Adventure, Family

6.9
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A six-year-old boy and his dog look to foil a Nazi effort to capture French Resistance fighters.

Director: Nicolas Vanier | Stars: Félix Bossuet, Tchéky Karyo, Margaux Chatelier, Dimitri Storoge

Votes: 3,036