Top 5 French Picks to Watch on TV5MONDE Cinema on Demand in February 2023

It's the month of love on TV5MONDE Cinema on Demand with a special selection of French romances.

The best of new French cinema on TV5MONDE Cinema on Demand

L'étudiante — Available from February 3

Weeks before her final exams, an ambitious part-time teacher tries to concentrate fully on her studies, until she meets a unique musician.

Director: Claude Pinoteau (1988)
Cast: Sophie Marceau, Vincent Lindon, Élisabeth Vitali
Genre: Comedy in French with English subtitles

Watch it if you like: French romance, Sophie Marceau - in her breakout role after La Boum, Jazz music

Aurore — Available from from February 3

Once upon a time there was a kingdom where dance had been banned for many years. Despite her father forbidding her to do so, a young princess continues to dance, while her delighted and complicit brother looks on. 

Director: Nils Tavernier (2006)
Cast: Margaux Chatelier, Carole Bouquet, François Berléand
Genre: Drama in French with English subtitles

Watch it if you likeFables with a touch of fantasy, Swan Lake, kitschy romance

La vraie famille — Available from February 3

When a 6-year-old boy's father decides he is ready to take his son back, the family who’s been raising him confronts this harsh reality.

Director: Fabien Gorgeart (2022)
Cast: Mélanie Thierry, Lyès Salem, Félix Moati
Genre: Drama in French with English subtitles

Watch it if you like: Emotional dramedies on family ties, teary but not over-the-top melodramas, French movies based on true stories

Les jeunes amants — Available from February 10

A 70-year-old retired architect and a happily married doctor in his 40s reconnect after 15 years.

Director: Carine Tardieu (2022)
Cast:Fanny Ardant, Melvil Poupaud, Cécile de France
Genre: Dramedy in French with English subtitles

Watch it if you like: stories of 'unconvential' love, not your typical romantic comedy, Douglas Sirk's Hollywood melodramas

Mon légionnaire — Available from February 10

A young woman leaves Ukraine to follow her boyfriend, a young soldier based in Corsica. 

Director: Rachel Lang (2021)
Cast: Louis Garnel, Camille Cottin, Ina Marija Bartaité
Genre: Drama in French with English subtitles

Watch it if you likeWar romance with a twist, the Charismatic Louis Garrel, Camille Cottin (Call My Agent!) in an unusual moving role

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