French Cinema & Culture

10th District Court

10th District Court

Director: Raymond Depardon
Year: 2004

Go behind closed doors with renowned director Raymond Depardon (winner of 3 Cesar Awards) for a rare, inside look at a Paris courtroom.

10th District Court

36th Precinct

36th Precinct

Director: Olivier Marchal
Year: 2004

In the Parisian criminal world, Police are frustrated by a gang committing violent robberies. The chase becomes increasingly ruthless and blurs the usual lines of morality, until there seems no difference between the police and the criminals. Stars...

36th Precinct

Army of Crime

Army of Crime

Director: Robert Guédiguian
Year: 2009

In Robert Guédiguian’s taut, internationally acclaimed thriller, set during the French Resistance, Armenian poet Missak Manouchian (Simon Abkarian) and his French wife (Virginie Ledoyen) lead a ragtag assortment of volunteers —...

Army of Crime

Back to Normandy

Back to Normandy

Director: Nicolas Philibert
Year: 2007

Filmmaker Nicolas Philibert (To Be and to Have, In the Land of the Deaf) travels to the Normandy countryside to catch up with the locals he helped cast in a movie three decades earlier - a starting point for a remarkably rich exploration of memory,...

Back to Normandy

Blame it on Fidel

Blame it on Fidel

Director: Julie Gavras
Year: 2007

Caught up in the political revolution sweeping France in the early 1970s, Fernando (Stefano Accorsi) and Marie (Julie Depardieu) reject the comforts of their bourgeois life and dedicate themselves full time to radical activism.

Blame it on Fidel

The Cherry Orchard

The Cherry Orchard

Director: Michael Cacoyannis
Year: 1999

Anton Chekhov’s THE CHERRY ORCHARD is the timeless story of an aristocratic Russian family torn apart by buried secrets and changing times. Stars Alan Bates and Charlotte Rampling.

The Cherry Orchard

La Chinoise

La Chinoise

Director: Jean-Luc Godard
Year: 1967

Director Jean-Luc Godard, whose advocacy of Maoism bordered on intoxication, infuriated many traditionalist critics with this swiftly paced satire. Disillusioned by their suburban lifestyles, a group of middle-class students, led by Guillaume...

La Chinoise

Comedy of Power

Comedy of Power

Director: Claude Chabrol
Year: 2006

The latest thriller from French New Wave veteran Claude Chabrol is a timely and provocative account of corporate and political corruption was inspired by a real-life scandal involving a French oil giant and several top-level politicians.

Comedy of Power

Custody

Custody

Director: Xavier Legrand
Year: 2018

A broken marriage leads to a bitter custody battle with an embattled son at the center in this tense family drama that will keep audiences guessing and leave them with their hearts in their throats.

Custody

Dormant Beauty

Dormant Beauty

Director: Marco Bellocchio
Year: 2014

Isabelle Huppert (THE PIANO TEACHER) and Toni Servillo (THE GREAT BEAUTY,) star in Italian master Bellocchio's compelling ensemble drama in which characters in three interrelated storylines struggle with the moral impasses and compromises of modern...

Dormant Beauty

A Double Tour

A Double Tour

Director: Claude Chabrol
Year: 1959

A DOUBLE TOUR, Claude Chabrol's third film, is his debut psychological thriller, a genre he subsequently transformed in films like LES BONNES FEMMES and L'ENFER. Through "expert use of flashbacks and vignettes," (NY TIMES) Chabrol creates a lurid...

A Double Tour

Elles

Elles

Director: Malgoska Szumowska
Year: 2011

Academy Award- winner Juliette Binoche as Anne, a well-off Parisian journalist investigating the lives of two student prostitutes for a magazine article. What begins as a routine assignment, though, quickly turns personal, as Anne is drawn into the...

Elles

Fantomas

Fantomas

Director: Louis Feuillade
Year: 1913

Louis Feuillade's 5 1/2-hour epic follows Fantômas, the criminal lord of Paris, master of disguise, the creeping assassin in black, as he is pursued by the equally resourceful Inspector Juve and journalist Jerôme Fandor.

Fantomas

Fatima

Fatima

Director: Philippe Faucon
Year: 2015

A patient, reflective study of a middle-aged Moroccan-born single mother pressured by her neighbors and her two teenage children alike to assimilate into a culture of which she's wary.

Fatima

Film Socialisme

Film Socialisme

Director: Jean-Luc Godard
Year: 2011

Legendary director Jean-Luc Godard (Contempt) triumphantly returns to the screen with FILM SOCIALISME, "a remarkable and beautiful and challenging" (Glenn Kenny, MSN) essay on the state of Mediterranean life, culture and history.

Film Socialisme

Flanders

Flanders

Director: Bruno Dumont
Year: 2007

A twist of fate puts the two men side by side in combat where their undeclared personal war and the one they are fighting tragically merge.

Flanders

La France

La France

Director: Serge Bozon
Year: 2007

An intoxicating blend of wartime romance and brightly colored musical, the film depicts an original world "where Bresson meets the Beatles" (Variety).

La France

Gaumont Treasures (1897-1913)

Gaumont Treasures (1897-1913)

Director: Leonce Perret, Louis Feuillade, Alice Guy-Blaché
Year: 1897

By arrangement with Gaumont Films, Kino International is proud to announce an important new Box Set featuring over 75 restored early Gaumont productions.

Gaumont Treasures (1897-1913)

Goodbye to Language

Goodbye to Language

Director: Jean-Luc Godard
Year: 2014

Winner of the Jury Prize at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, Goodbye to Language is a triumphant masterpiece from Jean-Luc Godard.

Goodbye to Language

Happily Ever After

Happily Ever After

Director: Yvan Attal
Year: 2004

Writer-director Yvan Attal takes a "funny, observant, evanescent approach to the mysteries of human desire" (Jami Bernard, NY DAILY NEWS) in HAPPILY EVER AFTER, a bittersweet comedy about the battle of the married sexes.

Happily Ever After

Himalaya

Himalaya

Director: Eric Valli
Year: 2000

Academy Award nominated movie filmed over seven months in the forbidden Dolpo region of Nepal, HIMALAYA tells the story of a generational struggle for the leadership of a tiny mountain village between its proud old chief and a headstrong young...

Himalaya

Home

Home

Director: Ursula Meier
Year: 2009

A family enjoys an idyllic existence in their isolated, ramshackle home, which edges onto an abandoned highway. Almost entirely cut off from society at large, they forge their own Utopia, but everything changes when city trucks roll in to complete...

Home

I Killed My Mother

I Killed My Mother

Director: Xavier Dolan
Year: 2009

Focusing on the relationship between Hubert Minel (Xavier Dolan), a 16-year-old Quebecois living in suburban Montreal, and his single mother Chantale (Anne Dorval), I KILLED MY MOTHER beautifully captures the anxieties of a mother-son relationship.

I Killed My Mother

In The Land Of The Deaf

In The Land Of The Deaf

Director: Nicolas Philibert
Year: 1994

With unerring curiousity and sensitivity, director Philbert portrays the difficulties and joys of being deaf, offering vivid portraits of people of all ages coping with and surmounting their challenges.

In The Land Of The Deaf

The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq

The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq

Director: Guillaume Nicloux
Year: 2014

Michel Houellebecq, possibly the most widely read living French writer, was believed kidnapped on September 16, 2011. But was he really? After a flurry of media reports of his abduction, the story goes cold and Houellebecq, famously reclusive,...

The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq

Korkoro

Korkoro

Director: Tony Gatlif
Year: 2008

In this passionate WWII drama, a tightly-knit family of Gypsies journeys through occupied France, trying to avoid the violent Vichy patrols. Directed with wit and vigor by Tony Gatlif (Latcho Drom), Korkoro unearths the hidden story of the Romany...

Korkoro

L'Age D'or

L'Age D'or

Director: Luis Buñuel
Year: 1930

L'AGE D'OR, the surrealist masterpiece of 20th century cinema is now available on DVD to challenge, arouse, unnerve, amuse, and galvanize the uninitiated for generations to come.

L'Age D'or

Lady Chatterley

Lady Chatterley

Director: Pascale Ferran
Year: 2006

Pascale Ferran's intelligent, deeply moving, and exquisitely photographed Lady Chatterley brings D.H. Lawrence's most celebrated and notorious literary work to the screen.

Lady Chatterley

Lady Chatterley | Extended European Edition

Lady Chatterley | Extended European Edition

Director: Pascale Ferran
Year: 2006

Kino is now proud to present Lady Chatterley in a new, two-part, Extended European Edition featuring nearly an hour of additional material excluded from the film's theatrical cut.

Lady Chatterley | Extended European Edition

Life and Nothing But

Life and Nothing But

Director: Bertrand Tavernier
Year: 1989

One of director Tavernier's most ambitious films. With this gorgeously photographed anti-war epic, Tavernier examines the emotional hurdles that separate rich from poor, men from women, history from truth and regret from hope. Stars Philippe...

Life and Nothing But

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