Films by Language

French

7 Years

7 ans

Jean-Pascal Hattu

Jean-Pascal Hattu's debut unravels the emotional complexities of a romantic entanglement between an inmate, his wife and a prison guard.

Bamako

Abderrahmane Sissako

In director Abderrahmane Sissako's fierce and unforgettable piece of political art, the African nation puts economic globalisation on trial in a hot, dusty courtyard in Mali's capital Bamako.

Belle toujours

Manoel de Oliveira

Eccentric sequel to Luis Buñuel's shocking Belle de jour reunites Henri (Michel Piccoli) and Séverine (Bulle Ogier) after 39 years. Directed by Portuguese master Manoel de Oliveira.

Comrades in Dreams

Uli Gaulke

This documentary valentine to the pleasures of cinema looks at four independent theatre owners in very different parts of the world who dedicate their lives to showing films.

Conversations with My Gardener

Dialogue avec mon jardinier

Jean Becker

Daniel Auteuil and Jean-Pierre Darroussin (Red Lights) play an artist and his gardener in this charming Gallic take on the male mid-life crisis. Adapted from artist Henri Cueco's memoir.

A Few Days in September

Quelques jours en septembre

Santiago Amigorena

In this electrifying espionage thriller set in a paranoid post-Cold War Europe, a French Secret Service agent (Juliette Binoche) tracks her missing father (Nick Nolte), who is a former colleague turned spy.

Forever

Heddy Honigmann

Heddy Honigmann's (Dame la Mano) mesmerising tour of artists' graves in Paris' Père-Lachaise cemetery eschews morbidity for a moving celebration of art and the human spirit.

Gardens in Autumn

Jardins en Automne

Otar Iosseliani

Esteemed Georgian director Otar Iosseliani (Farewell Terra Firma) applies his surrealist approach to the story of a government minister turned hobo on the streets of Paris.

Lady Chatterley

Pascale Ferran

Inspired director Pascale Ferran returns to the screen with this magnificent and moving exploration of love and desire, which scooped five prizes at the prestigious French César awards.

La vie en rose

La Môme

Olivier Dahan

The talent and extraordinary spirit of French chanteuse Edith Piaf is celebrated in this monumental biopic which covers the entirety of her tragic life from 1920s rural France to 1960s New York.

A Mighty Heart

Michael Winterbottom

Angelina Jolie stars as the impassioned heroine at the centre of Michael Winterbottom's urgent docudrama retelling of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl's abduction by Islamic militants.

My Best Friend

Mon meilleur ami

Patrice Leconte

Patrice Leconte (Monsieur Hire) takes a witty look at the meaning of friendship in this French romp about mid-life crisis and borderline personality dysfunction. Stars Daniel Auteuil.

Priceless

Hors de prix

Pierre Salvadori

In this irreverent revision of Breakfast at Tiffany's, a cunning gold-digger (Audrey Tautou) meets her match in an opportunistic waiter who poses as a handsome millionaire to win her love.

Private Property

Nue propriété

Joachim Lafosse

Yannick and Jérémie Renier (The Child) play two adult brothers locked in an unhealthy relationship with their mother (Isabelle Huppert), who fatefully embarks on a new romance.

RVB

Denis Connolly, Anne Cleary

Situated somewhere between home movie, doco and experimental film, this three-part narrative deals with murder, nature and children in Paris' colourful and multi-ethnic 18th arrondissement.

Them

Ils

David Moreau, Xavier Palud

A couple living on a Romanian country estate are terrorised by intruders for one long, extremely horrifying night. Unrelenting DV-lensed jugular-grabber that will frighten the bejeebers out of you.

U

Serge Elissalde, Grégoire Solotareff

An orphaned princess with impossibly long, luxurious ears befriends a unicorn and finds romance with a musical cat in this witty French animated film (with subtitles) for tweens and their parents.

The Witnesses

Les témoins

André Téchiné

A charismatic young man pays a devastating price for the social and sexual freedoms of the 1980s in this rich, entertaining French drama directed by André Téchiné (The Wild Reeds, I Don't Kiss).