Our November selection of TV5MONDE Cinema On Demand

This month TV5MONDE Cinema On Demand is showcasing films directed by women! Explore the changing relationship between a close family of women with Les adoptés, directed by Mélanie Laurent, or Léa Frédeval’s first feature length film, Les affamés, about a group of young roommates fighting to have society take their generation seriously. 

Les adoptés

In French with English subtitles. Available beginning November 6.

A delicious and classic romance, light but elegant, funny and sad, and quite lively. A successful first session behind the camera for actress Mélanie Laurent.

Marie patches things up with her friend, Lisa, after a new boyfriend causes friction. Then just as things begin to settle down, Marie is struck by a motorcycle and falls into a coma, from which she is unlikely to awake.

'The Adopted' serves as a calling card for Laurent, who displays a flair for character-based humour as well as strong visual direction." - Time Out

Director: Mélanie Laurent (2010)
Cast: Mélanie Laurent, Denis Ménochet, Marie 
Genre: Drama

Ceux qui restent

In French with English subtitles. Available beginning November 6.

Never over the top, this touching drama on a hot topic delicately films a buddin, powerful love story. A film of rare beauty.

Bertrand and Lorraine feel guilty for surviving the accident unharmed while their partners are hospitalized.

"This character study in two parts -- Cesar nominated Vincent Lindon's being the more central of the two -- is about how people deal with grief in a myriad of ways." - Reeling Reviews

Director: Anne Le Ny (2007)
Cast: Vincent Lindon, Emmanuelle Devos, Yeelem Jappain
Genre : Drama


In French with English subtitles. Available beginning November 13.

Diane Kurys directs in her signature style, a new ensemble comedy made up of pretenses and juicy secrets, highlighting an impeccable cast. 

A powerful businessman (Lambert Wilson) throws a lavish party after his estranged half-brother (Jean-Hugues Anglade) portrays him in a bad light in a new book.

"At the end of this dark comedy, played with relish and filmed with icy elegance, the moral of the story -money fixes all - sends shivers down your spine." - TéléCinéObs

Director: Diane Kurys (2005)
Cast: Lambert Wilson, Michèle Laroque, Jean-Hugues Anglade
Genre : Drama


In French with English subtitles. Available beginning November 13.

A story with a lot of heart, undoubtedly idealistic, which carries with it the hope of education; of encountering a teacher who changes a life.

Florence is a dedicated school teacher to her students. When she meets little Sacha, a child in hardship, she will do everything to save him, even if it means abandoning her life as a mother and even questioning her vocation. Florence gradually realizes there's a lot ot learn no matter how old you get.

"This warm-hearted French drama feels like a love letter to the teaching profession and its powerful influence on young lives." - Daily Express

Director: Hélène Angel (2016)
Cast: Sara Forestier, Vincent Elbaz, Patrick d'Assumçao
Genre: Drama

Les affamés

In French with English subtitles. Available beginning November 27.

Léa Frédeval brings her titular novel to the screen and produces a social comedy beautifully embodied by Louane Emera.

A small, remote village in upstate Quebec is terrorised by a flesh-eating plague breaking down residents' bodies and turning them against their loved ones, while survivors flee for the woods.

"A spicy generational comedy carried by Louane Emera". - Femme Actuelle

Director: Léa Frédeval (2018)
Cast: Louane Emera, François Deblock, Nina Mélo
Genre : Comedy

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