Our November Selection of French Films on TV5 Cinema on Demand

This November, women take center stage on TV5MONDE Cinema On Demand! Featuring incredible award-winning actresses like Isabelle Huppert, Karin Viard, and Virginie Efira, each film celebrates stories about women and their relationships with others, the world, and themselves. 


Continuer (2019)

In French with English subtitles. Available beginning November 22.

Virginie Efira once again proves her dramatic acting acumen, a far cry from the light and care-free romantic comedies of her past roles, in this family journey of self discovery through the steppes of Kazakhstan.

In a last ditch effort to save her son from throwing away his life, Sybille forces her son to take a long trek on horseback across Kyrgyzstan in the hopes that the trip will lead to revelations and reconciliations.

"This is a two-hander as unadorned and straight-ahead as the bare Kyrgyzstan steppes on which it takes place, acted with doughty fixity of purpose by Virginie Efira and Kacey Mottet-Klein." - Variety

Directed by : Joachim Lafosse
With : Virginie Efira, Kacey Mottet Klein, Diego Martin
Genre : Drama

Jalouse (2017)

In French with English subtitles. Available beginning November 8

A dark comedy, a bit scathing and yet incredibly touching, thanks to the remarkable performance of Karin Viard.

An accomplished university professor must navigate a sudden mid-life crisis that causes her to go from a gentle-hearted and affectionate woman to being irrationally jealous of everyone around her.

"Viard, a gifted, protean actor who was terrific in the cop-drama Polisse and has done excellent work in dozens of French films, has incisive comic timing and also shows us a likable fragility beneath her character's bitterness."The Guardian

Directed by: David Foenkinos, Stéphane Foenkinos
With: Karin Viard, Anne Dorval, Anaïs Demoustier
Genre : Comedy

Barbara (2017)

In French with English subtitles. Available beginning November 15.

A daring film where you get lost between reality and fiction. A beautiful feature about cinema and the iconic French singer Barbara, more mysterious than ever. The music is, of course, sublime.

Brigitte lands the role of a lifetime when she is chosen to play Barbara in a biopic about the iconic singer's life, but as she prepares for her role Brigitte starts to forget where she ends and Barbara begins.

"It’s a film of scenes rather than of one unified narrative, but each scene is a showcase for the magnificent talents of Ms. Balibar, a multifaceted performer of spectacular magnetism and intelligence.- The New York Times

Directed by : Mathieu Amalric
With : Mathieu Amalric, Jeanne Balibar, Vincent Peirani
Genre : Drama

Un plan parfait (2012)

In French with English subtitles. Available beginning November 15.

Two years after Heartbreaker, Pascal Chaumeil succeeds in producing a new romantic comedy, relying on a fresh new duo that is unconventional in every way.

The women in Isabelle's family suffer a terrible curse: their first marriages are always disastrous. Desperate to beat the curse, Isabelle wants to marry and divorce a stranger so she will be free to marry her soul mate.

“The couple's chemistry is persuasive, especially in the crucial second half, and Chaumeil again demonstrates a keen eye for balancing character and situational comedy against a glamorous backdrop.- Variety

Directed byPascal Chaumeil
With : Diane Kruger, Dany Boon, Alice Pol
Genre : Drama

Les sœurs fâchées (2004)

In French with English subtitles. Available beginning November 1.

A film to watch simply for the on screen interaction between Catherine Frot and Isabelle Huppert alone. The sharp and hilarious dialogues prove to have a tender meaning behind the acidic undertones.

Louise arrives in Paris for a meeting and decides to stay with her sister, Martine, who is Louise's complete opposite. Over the course of their three-day visit, the sisters will discover just how different they have become.

"A vehicle for the considerable thespian prowess of Isabelle Huppert, film-maker Alexandra Lecleremakes achieves an effective debut with Les Soeurs Fachees, a family drama that should play well in mainstream Francophone markets." - Screen Daily

Directed by : Alexandra Leclère
With : Catherine Frot, Isabelle Huppert, François Berléand
Genre : Comedy

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