During Madeleine's fashion show Claire meets Antoine and becomes his mistress. Due to the fact that she's married (to a wealthy man) she only spends a few days a week with him. Antoine is ... See full summary »
Philippe de Broca
The young but traveled Ana arrives in a manor in the countryside of Spain to work as nanny of three girls and finds a dysfunctional family: the matriarch is a sick old woman obsessed by ... See full summary »
Fernando Fernán Gómez,
José María Prada
Jack Cardiff received a 1960 Oscar Nomination as Best Director for this lush, engaging film starring Trevor Howard, Dean Stockwell and Donald Pleasence, which was adapted from D.H. ... See full summary »
Summer, 1943: wealthy youth in the Riccione district of Rimini play while the war gets closer. Carlo Caremoli, a young man who follows the crowd, has found ways to avoid military service. ... See full summary »
The second part (My ain folk) of Bill Douglas' influential trilogy harks back to his impoverished upbringing in early-'40s Scotland. Cinema was his only escape - he paid for it with the ... See full summary »
Jean Taylor Smith
Louis Mennechain is a modest locksmith. So imagine his amazement when Professor Piétrefond approaches him and tells him he recognizes in him a descendant of the kings of France, more ... See full summary »
This is a film I saw in 1968, being a young adult and have never forgotten. It's a shame it is not possible to find it on DVD anywhere, and I have checked shops in France, England and the USA. I'd love to have it for keeps. Possibly it is not or would not be everybody's cup of tea but it is a lesson of life with a wonderful performance by the great Sylvie. There are many European films, be them French, Spanish, Italian, German, et al, that are great works of art and of thought that are not marketed even in their own countries. One wonders why. Let's hope one day it will easier to find them, to enjoy them again and to be able to teach their quality to younger people.
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