French Art House

French Art House

Filmatique presents French Art House, a collection of films from some of the most exciting directors working in France.

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French Art House
  • A Faithful Man

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    Louis Garrel • 2018 • France

    A quintessentially French portrait of shifting love and loyalty.

    Abel has just gotten back together with Marianne, nine years after she left him for his best friend. Soon, however, Abel is being pursued by Ève, a young woman who has been infatuated...

  • A Paris Education

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    Jean Paul Civeyrac • France • 2018• An edification amid the hedonism and disillusion of youth.

    Étienne leaves his working-class existence in Lyon for Paris, where he dreams of becoming an auteur. Here Etienne quickly falls in with a new crowd—he passes his days with fellow filmm...

  • Café de Flore

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    Jean-Marc Vallée • 2011 • France-Canada

    A portrait of people connected in mysterious ways.

    Café de Flore is a vibrant and atmospheric meditation on the ever-shifting and profound power of love.

    Present-day Montreal. Antoine is a successful DJ flung into the throes of romance ...

  • Camille Claudel 1915

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    Bruno Dumont • France • 2013

    The year 1915. Camille Claudel has been living in an asylum for two years. In her previous life, Camille was a brilliant sculptor, the protégé turned lover of Auguste Rodin. Convinced that jealousy eventually drove Rodin to concoct a plot to kill h...

  • Custody

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    Xavier Legrand • France • 2017

    Miriam and Antoine's nearly two decades of marriage have arrived at a bitter divorce. Sitting before a judge, Miriam seeks sole custody of their two children—Joséphine, nearly eighteen, and her younger brother Julien—but Antoine is ultimately given ...

  • Elles

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    Malgoska Szumowska • 2011 • France

    A reporter investigates Paris's underground prostitution scene.

    Anne is a middle-aged journalist for Elle Magazine in Paris, assigned to investigate the city's underground prostitution scene. Her work on the article soon blossoms into friendsh...

  • Elza

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    Mariette Monpierre • France • 2011 • A deeply personal coming-of-age story set in Guadalupe.

    Bernadette has done everything for her daughter. Elza, the first college graduate in the family, has just completed a masters degree in Paris; rather than seeking stable employment, howe...

  • Fatima

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    Philippe Faucon • 2015 • France • Based on the poetry of Moroccan poet Fatima Elayoubi

    Fatima is of North-African descent. Having relocated to France, she works as a cleaning lady so she can help pay her daughters' way through school, providing them with opportunities that were n...

  • Flanders

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    Bruno Dumont • France • 2006 • Filmed with nonprofessional actors, an age-old tale of love and war.

    Demester lives a hardscrabble life as a farmer in rural Belgium. Amid the rugged, unforgiving landscape, he lives a lonely existence, punctuated by meetings with his secret lover ...

  • Goodbye to Language

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    Jean-Luc Godard • 2014 • France-Switzerland

    A beguiling video-essay on the experience of being-in-the-world—refracted through the eyes of several young lovers, and a dog.

    A small town on the shores of Lake Geneva. A ferry comes and goes; a young couple sets up a bookstand. A pr...

  • Lady Chatterley

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    Pascale Ferran • France • 2006 • A first adaptation of the D.H. Lawrence novel by a woman.

    Constance Chatterley lives a rather monotonous life on the sprawling grounds of her husband’s estate. The upper-class gentleman Clifford Chatterley, once handsome and virile, has been para...

  • Let the Corpses Tan

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    Hélène Cattet & Bruno Forzani • France • 2017

    Luce is a conceptual artist who lives and paints in a remote village overlooking the sun-drenched Mediterranean. Alongside her motley crew of family and admirers, she also has guests are arriving this week, strangers meant to bring h...

  • Li'l Quinquin

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    Bruno Dumont • 2014 • France

    Bruno Dumont's four-part miniseries plies the conventions of the serial murder-mystery to satirize social and political realities in present-day France.

    A bovine carcass is discovered inside a WWII bunker nestled along the windswept coast of Northern ...

  • My Friend Victoria

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    Jean Paul Civeyrac • France • 2014 • A beguiling exploration of class and racial identity in France.

    At age 8, a young black orphan spends the night at the home of one of her white schoolmates. Though brief, this encounter haunts Victoria for years to come, offering her a glimpse...

  • Rapt

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    Lucas Belvaux • France • 2009

    It’s an ostensibly average day for Stanilas Graff. A wealthy industrialist, he jets from his stately home to a cascade of business meetings—until his chauffeured car is hijacked, and he finds himself in the custody of kidnappers. With the ransom se...

  • Slack Bay

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    Bruno Dumont • 2017 • France

    Juliette Binoche stars in a modern Belle Époque-era period critique.

    The bourgeois Van Peteghem family are no strangers to the bliss of upper-class existence. Perched atop the cliffs of Normandy, the eccentric clan of relatives have congregated in t...

  • The Image Book

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    Jean-Luc Godard • Switzerland • 2018 • Fragments of cinema; art informing reality or vice versa?

    Fragments of cinema, canonical and obscure, fill the frame. They appear acid-washed, saturated, disintegrating. Films by Roberto Rossellini, Abderrahmane Sissako, Ridley Scott, an...

  • The Measure of a Man

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    Stéphane Brizé • France • 2015 • A powerful, deeply troubling vision of modern labor.

    Middle-aged Thierry is unemployed. Despite working the same job for many years, he has been laid off, and is now being subjected to the humiliating spectacle of searching for new employment. Vi...

  • The Trouble with You

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    Pierre Salvadori • France • 2018

    Yvonne is a police officer in Marseille. She is also the widow of Santi, a local hero recently memorialized by a statue in the town square. Only Santi wasn't as virtuous as he seemed—in addition to accepting bribes and kick-backs, he orchestrated...

  • The Well-Digger's Daughter

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    Daniel Auteuil • France • 2011 • Tradition collides with a girl's dreams in mid-century France.

    Pascal Amoretti is a poor but dignified man, a widower raising several young daughters. All day he cleans and digs wells while seeking to do right by his family. His beautiful daugh...

  • Tip Top

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    Serge Bozon • France • 2013 • An absurdist police procedural starring Isabelle Huppert.

    In the small French town of Villeneuve, an Algerian informant has been found murdered. Two female detectives soon arrive from Paris to investigate potential police involvement in the incident...

  • Une Vie (A Woman's Life)

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    Stéphane Brizé • 2016 • France-Belgium

    Stéphane Brizé's luminous film depicts the travails of a noble woman enthralled and exploited by her male companions in nineteenth-century France.

    Raised amid the sun-dappled countryside of Normandy, young aristocrat Jeanne meets and soon en...

  • Violette

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    Martin Provost • 2013 • France

    A portrait of writer Violette LeDuc, protégé of Simone de Beauvoir.

    Born the illegitimate daughter of a housemaid, Violette too is determined to write, and out of both talent and perseverance she nestles herself into Paris's post-war intellectual s...

  • You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet

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    Alain Resnais • 2012 • France

    Actors take over in this exploration of the creative process.

    A coterie of French actors have been summoned to bear witness to the last will and testament of Antoine d'Anthac, a theater director with whom they have worked over the years. Appearing ...