Our Favorite Films on TV5MONDE Cinema on Demand in May 2022

This May, TV5MONDE Cinema On Demand celebrates the Cannes Film Festival with a lineup of films featured at famous festivals from around the world! Ready, get streaming, go!

The best of French cinema on TV5MONDE Cinema on Demand

Un triomphe — available beginning May 20
Cannes Film Festival 2020

An out-of-work actor runs a theater workshop at a local prison. Noticing how the inmates  thrive in their new roles, he is determined to convince the prison’s administration to let  these unlikely actors go on tour.

Director: Emmanuel Courcol (2020)
Cast: Kad Merad, David Nelo Ayala, Lamine Cissokho
Genre: Comédy, in French with English subtitles

Watch it if you like: Kad Merad (from The Chorus and Welcome to the Sticks), French box-office bits, feel-good movies!

La sainte famille — available beginning May 27
Locarno Film Festival 2019

When a renowned academic is appointed Minister of the Family, he wonders how he can be successful in his new position when his own family seems to be falling apart.

Director: Louis-Do de Lencquesaing (2019)
Cast: Marthe Keller, Laura Smet, Thierry Godard
Genre: Dramatic comedy, in French with English subtitles

Watch it if you like: Quirky, sweet and sour French comedies, movies about family heritage and the next generation

Noces — available beginning May 27
Toronto International Film Festival 2019

18-year-old Zahira is very close to her family, until her parents ask her to follow their  cultural traditions and find a husband. Torn between her family and her western lifestyle,  she turns to her brother, Amir, for help.

Director: Stephan Streker (2017)
Cast: Lina El Arabi, Sébastien Houbani, Babak Houbani
Genre: Drama, in French with English subtitles

Watch it if you like: Greek tragedies, movies about the difficult balance between honoring traditions and a desire to step out on your own.

L'ordre des medecins — available beginning May 20
Locarno Film Festival 2018

Simon, an experienced pulmonologist who deals with death daily, has his deep-seated  beliefs about his profession challenged when his mother is hospitalized in critical  condition at a nearby unit.

Director : David Roux (2018)
Cast: Jérémie Renier, Marthe Keller, Zita Hanrot
Genre: Drama in French with English subtitles 

Watch if you like: Grey's Anatomy, medical dramas, the raw acting of Jérémie Renier (L'enfant)

La villa — available beginning May 13
Venice Film Festival 2017

Three grown children arrive at a picturesque villa to be by their ailing father’s bedside. Once there, all three are forced to reflect on who they’ve become and what they have inherited from their family.

Director: Robert Guédiguian (2017)
Avec : Ariane Ascaride, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Gérard Meylan
Genre : Drame

Watch it if you like: Marseille, the calanques and Provence, Elegant movies on a hot topic (the situation of refugies), the politically-comitted films of Robert Guédiguian

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