The 5 French Films to Watch on TV5Monde in September 2021

Thrillers, comedies, or documentaries on rural France, there's something for everyone this month on TV5MONDE.


Prendre le large

September 5 at 8:30 pm ET/5:30 pm PT. In French with English Subtitles.

Behind a critic of how globalization changed our world is a moving story of a women emancipating, with a startling performance from Sandrine Bonnaire.

A middle-aged factory worker's life is upended when she follows her employer to Morocco.

"Sandrine Bonnaire plays a French textile worker who follows her outsourced job to Morocco in this social drama-cum-travelogue." - Variety

Director: Gaël Morel (France 2017)
With: Sandrine Bonnaire, Mouna Fettou, Kamal El Amri, Lubna Azabal
Genre: Drama

Tout ce qu'il me reste de la révolution

September 12 at 8:30 pm ET/5:30 pm PT. In French with English Subtitles.

A comical feel good movie which behind its apparent candor carries a true and hopeful message.

Angela was 8 years old when the first McDonald’s opened in East Berlin - Since then, she has been fighting against the curse of her generation: to be born “too late” at a time of global political depression. Coming from a family of activists, her sister chose the world of business and her mother abandoned overnight her political struggle to move alone to the countryside.

"With its unwieldy title, there's something positively refreshing about Davis' debut" - RFI

Director: Judith Davis (France 2018)
With: Judith Davis, Malik Zidi, Claire Dumas
Genre: Comedy


September 19 at 8:30 pm ET/5:30 pm PT. In French with English Subtitles.

A humanist look at the condition of work in rural France. Both beautiful and heartbreaking.

Men, women, pensioners, students, unemployed … Seeking nature because they suffocate in the city, seeking the company because they are lonely, looking for payroll, mostly. Before, they came from far today they’re all around us. The pickers, it’s all of us.

"A unique documentary that gives a voice to the little hands of the wine industry in France" - Les fiches du cinéma

Director: Paul Lacoste (France 2014)
Genre: Documentary

La prunelle de mes yeux

September 26 at 8:30 pm ET/5:30 pm PT. In French with English Subtitles.

A light-hearted romantic comedy with punchy dialogues reminiscent of the Golden Age of Hollywood.

A young girl struggles after a traumatic horse riding accident causes her to lose her eyesight. Charles, the head trainer of Southeastern Guide Dogs, trains Apple, a miniature horse, to be her companion and surrogate eyes.

"A hipstered-up French version of a studio romantic comedy from the 1930s" - The Hollywood Reporter

Director: Axelle Ropert (France 2015)
With: Mélanie Bernier, Bastien Bouillon, Swann Arlaud
Genre: Comedy

Mont Foster

September 28 at 8:30 pm ET/5:30 pm PT. In French with English Subtitles.

Unexpected twists and a claustrophobic atmosphere make a Mont Foster a must-see for thrill seekers.

The life of a couple takes a dramatic turn during a stay in the country.

"Mont Foster is a sure-footed start that is far more interested in crafting its tension not from otherworldly beasts but what comes from within us all" - FilmThreat

Director: Louis Godbout (Canada 2019)
With: Laurence Leboeuf, Patrick Hivon, Laurent Lucas
Genre: Drama

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