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In 1943, in the French Alps, the orphan Sébastien lives in a small village with his grandfather César, who is a shepherd, and his aunt Angélina, who is a baker. Sébastien misses his mother and believes she has traveled to America. He expects to get a watch with compass as a gift from her.
Erwan is back, he has settled down with his girlfriend Sandra and is done with guns and crime. He now lives peacefully with Sandra, they have a child together. When his friend Harry gets out of prison, Erwan will soon be tempted by one last heist - for the fun of it and to get some college money for his young boy, Gordon.
Faced with both her hot-tempered father's fading health and melting ice-caps that flood her ramshackle bayou community and unleash ancient aurochs, six-year-old Hushpuppy must learn the ways of courage and love.
Madeleine and William are enjoying a comfortable, smooth life. They decide to buy a house in a scenic but isolated rural setting and this changes their lives forever...They come across a younger pair, Adam and Eva and the couples become attracted to each other. Their love results in an exploration of erotic desires and art in the idyllic French Alps region.
Follows the parallel stories of a number of characters who are trying to change their lives via the Internet or are simply having fun online: Philip seeks excitement in internet dating where he meets women. John Johnson, a 60 year old British music producer, meets a true fan – 38 years-old : Johanna . Devora,13-year-old, decides to run away with a guy she met online...
Bilal is 17 years old, a Kurdish boy from Iraq. He sets off on an adventure-filled journey across Europe. He wants to get to England to see his love who lives there. Bilal finally reaches Calais, but how do you cover 32 kilometers of the English Channel when you can't swim?
How to find the desire to live again? Sometimes by an unexpected path. Esther, who's newly wheelchair-bound, leads her housekeeper to quit... Until the day she meets Halima: but Esther is Jewish and Halima Muslim. Problems ensue, but the two ladies, both of considerable dignity and elegance, find their commonality of generation, religiosity, and national origin overrides politics and prejudice.
Leonardo is a blind teenager searching for independence. His everyday life, the relationship with his best friend, Giovana, and the way he sees the world change completely with the arrival of Gabriel.
Everything starts where other films end: with a marriage. For Sam, it is already the beginning of the end but he doesn't know it yet. His sister, Lise, marries Henri, a successful Genevan auctioneer in his fifties. She is 25, Sam a little younger, he is her best man. His hand shakes at the time of signing the marriage certificate...
In 2009, Michel Bras, head of a 3-star restaurant in the heart of Aubrac, decides to hand over his restaurant to his son Sébastien. A father and his son. They both face a crucial moment in their career. Is it possible to pass on a lifetime work ? Is it that simple for a son to make a name for himself ?
At the end of the 80s, Randy Robinson is a real legend of the professional fight. Twenty years later, he leads a miserable existence New Jersey, where he fights for derisory sums. In the term of a particularly bloody fight, he is a victim of a cardique stop. He has to stop the wrestling.
Luc Jacquet guides the audience through the equatorial forest far off the beaten path. He takes the camera in closely to discover tiny seedlings that will eventually become the next forest in five decades. Immobile but very alive, the forest must implement strategies and illusions to meet the challenge of its environment in order to make it through a lifecycle that lasts many decades...
It's been months since Jafar Panahi, stuck in jail, has been awaiting a verdict by the appeals court. By depicting a day in his life, Panahi and Mojtaba Mirtahmasb try to portray the deprivations looming in contemporary Iranian cinema.
In 1957, Elise, a young woman from Bordeaux, decides to join her brother Lucien, a revolutionary who has decided to become a worker instead of a notable. Lucien has secured a position for her and Elise in turn works on the assembly line of a car factory. There she falls in love with Arezki, a young Algerian immigrant.
Farahnaz Shiri is the first female bus driver in Tehran. In Iran Women should enter buses from the back door and should sit or stay in a limited zone at the end of the buses. But in Mrs. Shiri’s bus everything is vice-versa. Mrs. Shiri is struggling to prove herself in this society and resisting a series of injustices that she faces as a woman in the Iranian society.
"Becoming Traviata" documents preparations for a stripped-down version of Verdi’s “La Traviata” which was performed at the Théâtre de l'Archevêché in Aix-en-Provence in the summer of 2011.Natalie Dessay prepares to take on the role of Violetta in this documentary about the staging of Verdi's masterwork at the Aix-en-Provence Festival in France.
"A Woman, a Gun and a Noodle Shop" is a remake of the 1985 directorial debut of Joel and Ethan Coen, "Blood Simple." Zhang Yimou ("Red Sorghum," "To Live," "Hero," "House of Flying Daggers"), one of the most eminent directors of the "Fifth Generation," transposes the Coen Brother's celebrated mix of dark humor and riveting suspense to a noodle shop in western China.
Adèle leads her secondary school life the way her adolescent state dictates. Tired of pretending with her new boyfriend, Adèle goes in search of a mysterious young woman with blue highlights whom she saw by chance on the street. She finds her in a gay bar. Emma, a fine arts student, is a bit older and, especially, more sure of her own sexuality.
Sir Laurence Olivier is making a movie in London. Young Colin Clark, an eager film student, wants to be involved and he navigates himself a job on the set. When film star Marilyn Monroe arrives for the start of shooting, all of London is excited to see the blonde bombshell, while Olivier is struggling to meet her many demands and acting ineptness, and Colin is intrigued by her.
In order to win the respect of her friends and family, divorced housewife Sabine decides to perform Wilhelm Tell with a group of Asylum seekers in the Swiss mountains... Public's prize in Locarno 2014
Hortense Laborie, a renowned chef from Périgord, is astonished when the President of the Republic appoints her his personal cook, responsible for creating all his meals at the Élysée Palace. Despite jealous resentment from the other kitchen staff, Hortense quickly establishes herself, thanks to her indomitable spirit. The authenticity of her cooking soon seduces the President.
Ibrahim Gezer lived a prosperous life with his wife and 11 children in Turkish Kurdistan. Having joined the Kurdish resistance, one of his daughters is killed by the Turkish army. Arrested and tortured, Ibrahim hides in the mountains for seven years before fleeing to Istanbul. But the blows continue as his wife commits suicide and his children emigrate; those in Switzerland help him in.
A long time ago Vincent lived in a remote valley whose name no one knew. Vincent is a magician who does the number with the sawed-in-half woman every evening. He doesn't know how the trick works so the neighbourhood gradually turns into a graveyard.
Independent cinema exhibitors in Paris let us in on a profession unknown to most of us. We enter their cinemas, we watch them introducing the film at the Saturday night screenings, choosing the posters, or simply standing outside the cinema, perhaps to lure punters…?
Romain, 23, is the watchman of a small Paris hotel. He does not know it yet but he is about to become a novelist... One day, his grandmother Madeleine escapes from the nursing home where she has been placed against her will by her sons. Romain asks his employer for a leave and joins her in Etretat. Both have a wonderful day in the town of Madeleine's youth...
Tom and Gerri are a couple who are drifting past middle age into their sixties; he's a geologist and she's a psychotherapist. Tom and Gerri have a stable and happy marriage and a grown son, Joe, an activist lawyer who hasn't settled down yet, much to his mother's chagrin.
Journal de France is an engrossing and valuable personal record of the work of photographer and film-maker Raymond Depardon, depicting his autumnal journey across France, taking pictures of buildings and street scenes that he believes are in danger of dying out.
The Catalan restaurant El Bulli has long become a legend and is now history. Archeologist and filmmaker Gereon Wetzel was allowed into the kitchens during two six-month cycles of experimentation and operations for a unique look at Ferran Adrià and his famous restaurant
Summertime in the north of Italy. Giacomo, a deaf teenager, goes to the river with Stefania, his best friend. They enjoy each other's company as they walk through a wooded area, looking for a place to access the river...
Camille and Sullivan, two adolescents aged 15 and 19, experience an intense and passionate first love. But Sullivan plans to travel no matter what. Camille is severely depressed and attempts suicide. She doesn't see Sullivan again for several years. But seeing her former love revives her passions and turns her life upside down...
Mickael, an average 17-year-old who loves judo, is preparing for graduation and is seeing a girl called Vanessa. Mickael likes to tell his friends how things are, especially when it comes to sex - of all the new experiences he's had and how he shares Vanessa with his best friend Clément. The added spice is Mickael's poor background in the face of his rich young friends.
Two men in their forties who share a love of screwing around go out together night after drug-fuelled night to cheat on their significant others. As they give each other alibis reassure their nervous spouses, their adolescent philandering is matched only by their obsession for any women that moves.
Every year, Max, a successful restaurant owner, and Véro, his eco-friendly wife invite a merry group of friends to their beautiful beach house to celebrate Antoine's birthday and kick-start the vacation. But, this year, before they all leave Paris, their buddy Ludo is hurt in a serious accident, which sets off a dramatic chain of reactions and emotional responses.
Beautiful Anna turns all the men's heads without realizing it, which makes her husband incredibly jealous. When he throws her out, she and her two children stay with various men. But wherever they go, Anna's beauty and charm lead to misunderstandings and nasty gossip. Her son suffers so much that he breaks off contact with her, not returning until he is an adult and she is on her deathbed.
Hans had a good life. He saw the world, loved his wife Martha and yes, two or three things went wrong. But that doesn't need to be talked about. And now? Two years ago Martha died, Hans can barely manage his daily routine anymore, and after a visit to the vet his beloved dog Miller doesn't return home. Hans is tired. Basically he can't be bothered anymore. He wants to die.
Jean doesn't feel like doing anything anymore. Despite his wife's attempts to help him getting back to the top, he is obliged to stay in a psychiatric hospital during three weeks. When he gets out, he has only one desire: to reintegrate into society. As a proof of good will, he decides to offer her a microwave oven.
K and Eetu are two best friends who have cycling on the brain. Born on bikes essentially, both work as couriers in Helsinki during the day and train for the national cycling championships at night. But when new girl Oona joins their company, their friendship and love of the sport is tested.
It begins with a dream about an impossible encounter between Avi Mograbi and his grandfather, Ibrahim, outside their Damascus home in 1920. What language did they speak? Avi's Arabic is rudimentary, while his grandfather Ibrahim had yet to learn Hebrew. In the dream, Avi's grandfather informs him that the family has decided to leave Syria for Palestine, Damascus for Tel-Aviv.