TV5MONDE: The Best of French Cinema in February 2022

For the month of February we really put our hearts into finding films and series that everyone can enjoy. It's a versatile lineup, but there is of course a hilarious and charming rom com ('tis the season) as well as a documentary which celebrates the best of love and friendship, that might be just the thing for Galentine's day.


3 French films to watch in February 

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Duelles — February 13 at 8:30 pm ET/5:30 pm PT

The 1960s. Alice and Céline live with their families in a Brussels suburb. The two women are the very best of friends, as are their children Maxime and Théo. In fact, they couldn't be closer... until the tragic day when a serious accident dramatically changes their lives.

Director: Olivier Masset-Depasse (France 2017)
Cast: Veerle Baetens, Anne Coesens, Mehdi Nebbou
Genre: Drama, in French with English subtitles

Watch if you like: Domestic dramas like Audition, Parasite and Revolutionary Road

L'embarras du choix — February 15 at 8:30 pm ET/5:30 pm PT

At 40, Juliette is still totally incapable of deciding anything. But when she meets two men, as charming as they are different from each other, her heart wavers. And for the first time, no one can decide for her!

Director: Éric Lavaine (France 2016)
Cast: Laurent Turner, Laure Hennequart
Genre: Drama, romance, in French with English subtitles

Watch if you like: Rom coms like Bridget Jones's Diary and Notting Hill, quirky leading ladies

Cinéman — February 20 fevrier at 8:30 pm ET/5:30 pm PT

Pricked by a brooch, Régis Deloux, an ordinary math teacher, suddenly has the power to travel through feature films. And that's where he meets the woman of his dreams. To save her from the clutches of the terrible Douglas Craps, he undertakes an incredible journey through the great cinema classics!

Director: Yann Moix (France 2008)
Cast: Franck Dubosc, Lucy Gordon, Pierre François Martin-Laval, Pierre Richard
Genre: Comedy, fantasy, in French with English subtitles

Watch if you like: The Princess Bride, genre bending period films, fantastical and whimsical movies like Ever After and Les Deux Mondes, adventure, feel good films


Favorite French series to watch in January

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Meurtres à Toulouse - February 11 at 8:30 pm ET/5:30 pm PT (English ST)

What connects the murder victims found in the squares of Toulouse and the words of a Claude Nougaro song? That's the puzzle Commander Simon Keller has to solve. An experienced police officer, he is weakened by his illness, and his partner, young Cécile Gimet who's tackling her first real investigation.
Director: Sylvie Ayme (France 2020)
Cast: Lionnel Astier, Camille Aguillar, Astrid Whettnall, Yvan Le Bolloc'h, Marc Citti, Annelise Hesme
Genre: Thriller (TV Film), in French with English subtitles

Watch if you like: crime drama series, British and European crime series, like The Stranger and Line of Duty, murder mysteries, Agatha Christie, modern Sherlock Holmes


The French documentary to watch in January

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Adolescentes — February 27 at 8.30 pm ET/5.30 pm PT

Two teenagers grow up under the observant eye of Sébastien Lifshitz's camera. From 13 to 18, Emma and Anaïs confide their teenage dreams, take their first steps in adulthood... Five years of life of radical transformations, of coming-of-age and first-time. 

Director: Thierry Binisti (France 2020)

Watch if you like: Coming of age movies, Boyhood, Perks of being a Wallflower, Les Invisibles, movies to watch with your best friend


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