The 5 French Films to Watch on TV5Monde in August 2021
This August, get that summer feeling with Corniche Kennedy and Les rois du monde, set in the South of France, or immerse yourself in a moving documentary on the life and work of hospital interns in France.
Les jours venus
August 1st at 8:30 pm/ET/5:30 pm. In French with English subtitles.
Funny and sweet, this self portrait treats serious matters in a quirky way.
"A hilarious piece of self-deprecating humor all centered around Romain Goupil ; one of the May '68 actors who has veered more to the right as he has got older - Imdb
Director: Romain Goupil (France 2014)
With: Romain Goupil, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi
August 8 at 8:30 pm/ET/5:30 pm. In French with English subtitles.
Based on the famous novel of the same name, Corniche Kennedy is a singular film that starts like a summer love story but quickly turns darker.
"A solid entry in French cinema's summer vacation genre, if one with a stronger crime slant. " - Letterboxd
Director: Dominique Cabrera (France 2015)
With: Lola Creton, Aïssa Maïga, Moussa Maaskri
De chaque instant
August 15 at 8:30 pm/ET/5:30 pm. In French with English subtitles.
After the cult documentary on a rural French school Être et avoir, Nicolas Philibert deep dives this time into the difficult and sensible world of hospitals interns. Heartwrenching.
"Nicolas Philibert documents the path to learning, in this case, the one of interns. It's vibrant, touching and so encouraging !" - Bande à Part
Director: Nicolas Philibert (France, Japan 2018)
Les rois du monde
August 22 at 8:30 pm/ET/5:30 pm. In French with English subtitles.
A greek tragedy set in southwest of France magnified by a wonderful trio: Sergi López, Céline Sallette and Éric Cantona.
"Sergi Lopez and Eric Cantona engage in a powerful bullfight" - Paris Match
Director: Laurent Laffargue (France 2014)
With Sergi López, Céline Sallette, Éric Cantona
Des plans sur la comète
August 29 at 8:30 pm/ET/5:30 pm. In French with English subtitles.
Relax and let yourself enjoy this beautiful rom-com with the right amount of quirkiness and nostaligia.
"A pleasant and unexpected social comedy" - Femme Actuelle
Director: Guilhem Amesland (France 2016)
With: Vincent Macaigne, Philippe Rebbot, Suzanne Clément