Our August Selection of French Films on TV5MONDE Cinema on Demand

This August, TV5MONDE Cinema On Demand celebrates the strength of families, friends and those you can't live without! Experience the complex inner workings of all types of relationships, like the powerful bonds between sisters with the comedies Qui c’est les plus forts? and Ni une ni deux.


Vous êtes jeunes, vous êtes beaux (2019)

In French with English subtitles. Available beginning August 21.

Despite the presence of actors that usually go for laughs, we find ourselves in front of a film that deals with the issue of the end of life. Tender, dark, real, and above all, deeply moving.

Returning from a funeral, pensioner Lucius Marnant feels like his life has passed him by when he meets a young woman who offers him a new way to earn money...join an illegal fighting ring that pits old men against each other.

"An honest look at the later years, starring Gérard Darmon who is perfectly and endearingly young at heart." - Télérama

Director : Franchin Don
Cast: Gérard Darmon, Josiane Balasko, Patrick Bouchitey
Genre : Drama

Amanda (2019)

In French with English subtitles. Available beginning August 28

One of the most beautiful French films in recent years (and that's saying something), Amanda is a touching, shocking and luminous account of mourning and reconstruction.

Unsure of what to do with his life, David aimlessly takes on odd jobs to get by, but his carefree ways suddenly change when he finds himself with custody of his young niece, Amanda, after a tragic accident.

"A low-key family drama with a shattering tragedy at its heart, Amanda is a quietly moving celebration of human resilience from French writer-director Mikhael Hers." - Hollywood Reporter

Director: Mikhaël Hers
Cast: Vincent Lacoste, Isaure Multrier, Stacy Martin
Genre : Drama

Sophia Antipolis (2018)

In French with English subtitles. Available beginning August 14.

In a quasi-documentary style, Virgil Vernier creates a feature film that's a bit outside the box, inspired by the compelling cinema of David Lynch.

In a technological paradise where dreams should come true there are dark realities lurking in this center for innovation. Through five perspectives, the haunting story of one young woman, Sophia, is revealed.

"A compelling exploration of a hidden and haunting part of France." - Hollywood Reporter

Director : Virgil Vernier
Cast : Dewi Kunetz, Hugues Njiba-Mukuna, Sandra Poitoux
Genre : Drama

Qui c'est les plus forts ? (2014)

In French with English subtitles. Available beginning August 7.

Charlotte de Turckheim is inspired by English satires and brings a tender and sincere look at a rather difficult subject, skillfully avoiding any deep melancholy.

Sam, an unemployed pom-pom girl, is desperately trying to gain custody of her sister despite being broke. With her best friend’s help, the two dream up wacky solutions so she can earn enough money to support her sister.

“Enriched by the sparkling Alice Pol and Audrey Lamy, this comedy combines humor and emotion, with its success is mainly due to its flowery dialogue.– CNews

DirectorCharlotte de Turckheim
Cast: Alice Pol, Audrey Lamy, Anna Lemarchand
Genre : Comedy

In French with English subtitles. Available beginning August 7.

A wacky comedy filmed in the streets of Paris, largely inspired by Martin Scorsese's film After Hours.

Jonas is a first-time father celebrating the birth of his son, Jason. One crazy night and a series of misunderstandings leads Jonas on a mission that stems from a previously unknown ancestral tradition.

DirectorDante Desarthe
Cast: Clément Sibony, Rona Hartner, Isaac Sharry
Genre : Comedy
Dad on the Run, the French Comedy by Dante Desarthe | Fandor

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