All That Glitters (Tout ce qui brille)

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It's ladies' week over here at FrenchFlicks, and we're excited to celebrate with these perfectly quirky fashionistas, Lila (Leïla Bekhti) and Ely (Géraldine Nakache), two best friends hoping to break into the glamorous world of Paris in All That Glitters.

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You'll Be a Man (Tu seras un homme)

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Boys will be boys and boys will be misfits. You'll Be a Man (Tu seras un homme, 2013) highlights two heartwarming characters in various stages of becoming a man.

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Violette

NOT AVAILABLE ANYMORE TO STREAM ON NETFLIX. NOW AVAILABLE ON NETFLIX DVD. The name Violette Leduc may never have reached French or American households as often as other famous writers. However, her ambivalent relationship with Simone de Beauvoir, her life in misery, and her avant-gardism feminist novels make her a fascinating figure of the literary circle of the 50’s in France, and a great character for a biopic.

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LOL

Oops, just missed it! This film is no longer available on Netflix streaming or DVD. This week, FrenchFlicks craved a trip down memory lane, taking it back all the way to High School, with the movie LOL, directed by Lisa Azuelos. 

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What's in a Name? (Le prénom)

NOT AVAILABLE ANYMORE TO STREAM ON NETFLIX. NOW AVAILABLE ON NETFLIX DVDEager to find just the right amount of French flicks for this cold wintry weekend? We were too. Filled with familial tension, and outlandish and unexplainable practical jokes that only your egotistical uncle can pull off, fans of soul searching family drama will be pleased to turn on Le Prénom (What’s in a Name?).

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Chic!

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Even the French have their cheesy Hallmark Channel reminiscent indulgences like Jérôme Cornuau's Chic!

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2 Days in New York

NOT AVAILABLE ANYMORE TO STREAM ON NETFLIX. NOW AVAILABLE ON NETFLIX DVDAround this magical time of year, you may find yourself feeling a lot like Mingus (Chris Rock) or Marion (Julie Delpy) as family members visit, infiltrate your home, and possibly meet your significant other.

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I Killed my Mother (J'ai tué ma mère)

NOT AVAILABLE ANYMORE TO STREAM ON NETFLIX. NOW AVAILABLE ON NETFLIX DVD. Thank God for the Mommy issues of Xavier Dolan. It made him the artistic whiner he is today, giving us miraculous works, such as the youthful, angsty I Killed My Mother.

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Dior and I

FrenchFlicks goes fashion this week with its Netflix selection of Dior and I, the documentary that presents a new leader within the design dynasty of Christian Dior. Frédéric Tcheng takes us into the creative, gifted, and anxious mind of Raf Simons, who took over as artistic director of the prominent fashion house in 2012. 

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Lou! Journal Infime

Oops, just missed it! This film is no longer available on Netflix streaming or DVD. Lou! Journal Infime is like a delightful cupcake that you can sink your girly teeth into. It's there for you to experience on the off chance you have a hankering for watching an eccentric mother daughter team in action, a la Gilmore Girls, with all the whimsy and innocence of a comic book.

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