An ogre keeps in his castle two children, whom he intends to eat. A knight and his companion will try to save them, and will be assisted by the ogre's wife, who thus will also get rid of her husband. A medieval story in contemporary settings.
Re-adapting the themes of first love, the intoxication of desire, and failed ideological revolution to the May 68 generation through a chronicle of the parallel lives of a pair of childhood friends: pragmatic Henri and idealistic Jules.
At the height of his career, Alexandre decides to set off for Italy with the idea of completing of a book on Borromini. Along with his wife Alienor feels her relationship with Alexandre is ... See full summary »
A discontented Parisian teenager in search of a father with (Mathieu Amalric) and (Fabrizio Rongione) as his, respectively, callous and gentle alternative paternal options, and (Natacha Régnier) as his single mother.
Documentary about the mysteries of the idiosyncratic Basque world shaped by words. "Making the word" speaks of how one lives according to the language spoken, a language that traces an ... See full summary »
A woman lives alone with her two children in a village in the French Basque country. Her husband, a fisherman, mysteriously disappeared and she is waiting for five years. One day her son ... See full summary »
The 'dreamer' is Jacques, a young painter, who by chance runs into Marthe as she's contemplating suicide on the Pont-Neuf in Paris. They talk, and agree to see each other again the next ... See full summary »
Guillaume des Forêts,
After his classes, a teacher is questioned by his wife, who mistrusted the academic project is plotting her husband. The teacher's intention is to create a "school of the Muses" inspired by... See full summary »
José Luis Guerín
After connecting with the shy Madeline, a jazz trumpeter embarks on a quest for a more gregarious paramour, but through a series of twists and turns punctuated by an original score, the two lovers seem destined to be together.
Former New Yorker, Eugene Green's austerity conveys the intensity that motivates the revisionist/exploratory movement of early music which is accurately referred to as Baroqueux. It certainly helped explain to my puzzled wife why we seem to cry so much! This story, so emblematic, suggests how profoundly personal, resistant and even revolutionary this impulse is, and what historical/institutional factors it has encountered in our generation. Green is a vital theorist of baroque performance as well as a cinematographer. His loose caricature of the anglophones' most popular baroque luminary is truly hilariously. And, of course Vincent Dumestre's ensemble and Claire Lefilliâtre are always important!
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