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The lives of three couples are shaken up by the news their good friend George Riley is ill and has just months to live. (Reuters)
In the large drawing room, the butler welcomes some friends whom the playwright, now deceased, asked to be summoned for the reading of his will and who all responded to the request. These 13 actors previously performed in his plays, including one in particular who was considered outstanding in her time. But is she still? (mubi.com)
Master filmmaker Costa-Gavras (Z, Missing) tackles the world of international high finance in this jet-setting, globetrotting drama about the closed-doors intrigue and high-stakes power plays at a French financial giant. This is the story of the unstoppable ascent of Marc Tourneuil, an expendable servant of the Capital who became its undisputed master. (tiff.net)
Mila and Javier are both heart surgeons. Married for ten years, they have two passions: their love and their job. But Mila unexpectedly becomes pregnant, and the perspective of a baby undermines the balance of their relationship. Javier's penchant for alcohol then becomes a genuine threat. (imdb)
Character-driven political thriller following French president Nicolas Sarkozy's rise to power. (screenbase.screendaily.com)
Ebbo and Vera Velten have spent the better part of the past twenty years living in different African countries. Ebbo is the manager of a sleeping sickness programme. His work is fulfilling. Vera, however, feels increasingly lost in Yaounde's ex-pat community. She can't bear the separation from her 14-year-old daughter, Helen, who is attending boarding school in Germany. (www.berlinale.de)
Salem, a desperate teenage petty criminal in a French suburb, takes a civil servant hostage, with Salem's father as a seemingly helpless witness.
Vincent (Guillaume Canet) is a smart, educated young man who has a history of "illicit activities". One day, at his job at the airport, he and another corrupt colleague look at diplomatic luggage in the hope of scoring some valuable. Instead, Vincent is catapulted in an international terrorist conspiracy that will change the course of his life. (sharethefilms.com)
Yuki, nine years old, learns that her parents are separating. Her father is French, and her mother is Japanese. She is going to have to follow her mother to Japan, leaving everything behind in Paris, starting with her best friend Nina. Together, Yuki and Nina devise schemes in order to get her parents back together. Running away seems like the only solution in the end - the forest will be their new destination.
A man endeavors to collect memories of his grandparents who died in a concentration camp during the Holocaust. (imdb)
Résolution 819 (2008) - TV Movie
The United Nations' Resolution of the title was adopted by the UN Security Council to verify and condemn crimes against humanity perpetrated during the Balkans Conflict, after the independence of Bosnia Herzegovina. With this mandate, the International Criminal Tribunal at The Hague sends volunteer French police officer Jacques Calvez to Srebrenica to find evidence of the genocide carried out by the Bosnian Serbs. (cineuropa.org)
The Vuillard's shared history of physical and mental illness, estrangement, self harm, and loss doesn't lead itself to the idea of a cheerful holiday season. But can a Christmastime reunion, a scheme concocted by three of the youngest family members, finally bring peace their clan?
Suzanne (Juliette Binoche) is charming but she is a mother snowed under by obligations. With her puppet shows, the classes she teaches and the two children, Simon and Louise, that she has been raising alone since their father left, she hasn't got a minute to herself. To help her, she takes in a young Taiwanese babysitter, Song Fang, who is a student at Paris University... (imdb)
A man, having been unemployed for three years, invites his new boss over for dinner, which leads to a series of comical mishaps and misunderstandings.
Imagine that. One fine morning your body decides to no longer obey you. Worse, it takes a cunning pleasure in putting you in the most humiliating situations, and spends time annoying you with the voice of Shrek's donkey! This strange phenomenon is what happens to poor Georges, who has become uncontrollable despite himself.
The first cinema adaptation directed by a woman of D. H. Lawrence's masterpiece. Pascale Ferran ("Coming to Terms with the Dead" Golden Camera, Cannes 1994) explores the complex mechanism of women's sexual desires. (filmdistribution.com)
Nine strangers, with no apparent connection between them are abducted: drugged, kidnapped and sealed in a house together. (imdb)
Adapted from his own novel, Emmanuel Carrere directs an engrossing existential thriller, a story about a man who inadvertently loses himself. (Cinema Guild)
This film portrays the untold story of the bitter rivalry between Modigliani and Picasso. Two men whose envy of each other is fuelled by their brilliance, their arrogance, their passions. (Bauer Martinez Studios)
Adolphe 'Dolfo' Rashevski travels to Israel with grandson Ric, but his brother, orthodox rabbi Samuel 'Shmouel, refuses to come attend their fellow Auschwitz survivor sister Rosa's funeral. Back in their home, the whole well-integrated family and their 'gojim' (non-Jewish and would-be) partners regularly wrestle with the meaning of Jewish blood, traditions and religion... (imdb)
George, a passive and sometimes expressionless Nigerian, arrives at the Buffalo airport to meet the women his family has arranged for him to marry. He's late, she's gone on to Niagara Falls, so he has two days, traveling slowly and reluctantly, to get to the wedding. At the airport, he meets Alicia, a lively Latin, going with her boyfriend to see her family. George is smitten... (imdb)
In late 1950s France an army deserter with literary ambitions recalls the erotically charged summer he spent with passionate beauty Yvonne. (Channel 4)
25 years old Hippo doesn't have a job, doesn't study either but lives from the money his younger brother earns with dealing and from occasional Poker winnings -- he's a representative of a disillusioned generation, doesn't care what other people think of him. But of all people he falls in love with the ambitioned student Nathalie and soon finds himself forced to think about taking a job. (imdb)
In this, the sequel to Jean de Florette, Manon (Beart) has grown into a beautiful young shepherdess living in the idyllic Provencal countryside... (imdb)
The marriage of the famous writer Alan and his young wife Lola is in a crisis. On a vacation in Haiti Lola wants to decide if their relationship still has a future.
French civilization in the desert. Saganne is of peasant stock, with courage and a forceful will. In 1911, he volunteers and is posted to the Sahara under the aristocratic Colonel Dubreuilh. He catches the eye of Madeline, the daughter of the regional administrator. In the desert, Saganne is a leader, with the respect of Arabs, including Amajan, an independent warrior. (imdb)