Our Favorite French Movies on TV5MONDE Cinema on Demand in June 2022

This June, TV5MONDE Cinema On Demand celebrates the great tradition of French documentaries, especially around nature and wildlife.

The best of French cinema on TV5MONDE Cinema on Demand

La vallée des loupsavailable beginning June 10

Jean-Michel Bertrand goes on a three-year hike in the French Alps to encounter wolves in their natural environment.

Director: Jean-Michel Bertrand (2017)
Genre: Documentary, in French with English subtitles

Watch it if you like: The French Alps, Bear Grylls, Survivor, majestic mountain landscapes

Microcosmos — available beginning June 10

A documentary of insect life in meadows and ponds, using incredible close-ups, slow motion, and time-lapse photography. Featuring music by Bruno Coulais. Multiple prize winner at the 1996 César Awards.

Directors: Claude Nuridsany, Marie Pérennou (1996)
Genre: Documentary, in French with English subtitles

Watch it if you like: Wildlife, award-winning documentaries, A Bug's Life

Ce n'est qu'un début  — available beginning June 24

Follow a nursery school, where three to fours year olds study…philosophy. In a fresh, funny and sometimes merciless manner, these children openly discuss love, power, difference, growing up, and death.

Director: Jean-Pierre Pozzi, Pierre Barougier (2010)
Genre: Documentary, in French with English subtitles

Watch it if you like: the multi-award winning French documentary 'To Be And To Have' (Être et avoir), seeing the world through the eyes of children

Le grand jour — available beginning June 17

Separated by the distance between the countries where they live, four young people are united by their desire to overcome obstacles and turn passions and dreams into reality in search of a better life.

Director : Pascal Plisson (2015)
Genre: Documentary in French with English subtitles 

Watch if you like: Aspirational stories, documentaries to watch with your kids to open their eyes to different ways of living

Tabarly — available beginning June 17

The adventurous life and career of French naval officer and sailboat racer, Eric Tabarly.

Director: Pierre Marcel(2008) 
Genre : Documentary in French with English subtitles

Watch it if you like: The Big Blue (Le grand bleu), Cast Away, Jacques Cousteau

Click here for all the movies available on the French streaming platform TV5MONDE Cinema on Demand

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