He Loves Me… He Loves Me Not (À la folie… pas du tout)

He Loves Me... He Loves Me Not (À la folie... pas du tout) France (2002) Dir. Laetitia Colombani They say there are two sides to every story. In this stunning directorial debut from actress and writer Laetitia Colombani this theory is put to the test, demonstrating how it is possible to breathe life into familiar … Continue reading He Loves Me… He Loves Me Not (À la folie… pas du tout)

Hideaway (Le Refuge)

Hideaway (Le Refuge) France (2009) Dir. François Ozon Mousse (Isabelle Carré) and Louis (Melvil Poupaud) are a young Parisian couple both hopelessly addicted to drugs. When Louis dies after an overdose, Mousse survives and discovers she is pregnant. Louis’s rich mother (Claire Vernet) is ashamed of how her son died and tells Mousse she’ll arrange … Continue reading Hideaway (Le Refuge)

Looking For Hortense (Cherchez Hortense)

  Looking For Hortense (Cherchez Hortense) France (2012) Dir. Pascal Bonitzer Damien Hauer (Jean-Pierre Bacri) is a lecturer on Asian culture for businessmen and the son of a prominent judge Sébastien Hauer (Claude Rich). His wife, theatre director Iva (Kristin Scott Thomas), pressures Damien into asking his father to use his influence to help stop … Continue reading Looking For Hortense (Cherchez Hortense)

Romantics Anonymous (Les émotifs anonyme)

  Romantics Anonymous (Les émotifs anony) France (2010) Dir. Jean-Pierre Améris Angélique Delange (Isabelle Carré) is afraid of almost everything and attends a support group to help her deal with it. Her only true passion is chocolate and she is exceptionally good at making it which leads her to apply for a job at the … Continue reading Romantics Anonymous (Les émotifs anonyme)

Private Fears In Public Places

  Private Fears In Public Places (Coeurs) France (2006) Dir. Alain Resnais This portmanteau film tells the tale of a group of Parisians battling solitude and problems of the heart, which while seemingly independent are all intertwined in one way or another. Nicole (Laura Morante) is in a seemingly fruitless engagement with Dan (Lambert Wilson), … Continue reading Private Fears In Public Places