Our January selection of French films on TV5MONDE Cinema On Demand

TV5MONDE Cinema On Demand is partnering with Unifrance for a seventh year to present recent releases from MyFrenchFilmFestival, an innovative global online French film festival showcasing the next generation of Francophone filmmakers. Official MyFrenchFilmFestival selections have been announced and TV5MONDE Cinema On Demand subscribers will have access to these films from January 17 through April 16.


Perdrix (2019)

In French with English subtitles Available beginning January 17.

There's a bit of of Wes Anderson in Erwan Le Duc's Perdrix, a delirious and poetic film that elevated the romantic comedy genre.

Pierre Perdrix has been living a hectic life since meeting the elusive Juliette Webb. Like a tornado, she will sow desire and disorder in her world and her family.

"A breezy little sweetheart of a debut that threatens to give the rather ominous description 'quirky French romantic comedy' a good name." - Variety

Director : Erwan Le Duc
Cast : Swann Arlaud, Maud Wyler, Fanny Ardant
Genre : Drama

La Grand-Messe (2019)

In French with English subtitles Available beginning January 17.

It doesn't matter if you like cycling or not while you pop on this documentary as it's full of great stories and characters who will surely give you faith again in humanity. A wonderful ode to rural France.

A documentary film about the fans that come to cheer the Tour de France race. A funny, touching and poignant look on those passionate about the biggest cycling race in the world.

"A film that talks about our need for community." - Cineuropa

Director : Méryl Fortunat-Rossi, Valéry Rosier
Genre : Documentary

Les Fauves (2019)

In French with English subtitles Available beginning janvier 17.

An intriguing and nerve-racking teen-movie that benefits from the magnetic performance of Lily Rose-Depp.

In summertime, somewhere in Dordogne in the south of France, teenagers start disappearing. The wildest rumors are circulating and the police are left scrambling.
"Much more suggestive than scary, the script (which Mariette co-wrote with Marie Amachoukeli) seems to pay homage to Cat People and other evocative B-movies where the monster is always just out of sight — less seen than heard or felt, and more of a monster from within." - Hollywood Reporter

Director : Vincent Mariette
With : Lily-Rose Depp, Laurent Lafitte, Aloïse Sauvage
Genre : Drama

Duelles (2019)

In French with English subtitles. Available beginning January 17.

The Hitchcock influence is very present in Duelles, a wonderfuly executed psychological thriller.

Best friends Alice and Céline are neighbors living in the quiet suburbs of Brussels when a tragic accident plants the seeds of paranoia and distrust, tearing them apart.

"A stylish, well-played retro thriller" - Hollywood Reporter

Director: Olivier Masset-Depasse
Cast: Veerle Baetens, Anne Coesens, Mehdi Nebbou
Genre : Drama

L'heure de sortie (2018)

In French with English subtitles. Available beginning January 17.

A very unique film that is fiercely political and perterbing, but in the best way possible. A must-see if you crave the unexpected and the unsettling.

A high school teacher throws himself from the classroom window before the terrified eyes of his students. Despite the tragedy, six of them remain oddly cool and unemotional.

School's Out packs an impressive amount of ideological and tonal punch into what at first appearance could be mistaken for pedestrian genre film fare.- AWFJ Women on Film

Director Sébastien Marnier
With: Emmanuelle Barcot, Gringe
Genre : Thriller

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