TV5MONDE: The Best of French Cinema in March 2022

This month, TV5MONDE celebrates International Women's Day and Semaine de la langue française with a lineup of films, documentaries and more!

3 French films to watch in March

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Rock’N Roll — March 13 at 9:30 pm ET/6:30 pm PT

Guillaume, 43, begins to doubt himself when a 20-year-old actress tells him that he is far from being an object of desire for the women of her generation. Eaten up inside, he now wants to do everything to change his cheesy and unsexy image!

Director: Guillaume Canet (France 2016)
Cast: Guillaume Canet, Marion Cotillard, Gilles Lellouche
Genre: Comedy, in French with English subtitles

Watch if you like: Marion Cotillard (in a rare comedic role), movies about movies

Entre amis — March 20 at 9:30 pm ET/6:30 pm PT

It’s the summer. Richard, Gilles and Philippe, friends for nearly fifty years, embark with their companions on a magnificent sailboat for a cruise to Corsica. But living together on a boat is not always easy. Will their friendship withstand the heavy weather?

Director: Olivier Baroux (France 2014)
Cast: Daniel Auteuil, Gérard Jugnot, François Berléand
Genre: Comedy in French with English subtitles

Watch if you like: Vacation rom coms, adventure, movies set in carefree settings like Something Borrowed and Forgetting Sarah Marshall

Les héritières — March 4 at 8:30 pm ET/5:30 pm PT

It's back to school for 15-year-old Sanou, at the prestigious Henri-IV Lycée, Paris. The teenager from Seine-Saint-Denis won a place at the school through an equal opportunities program. But despite her best efforts, she struggles to fit in. In exchange for a grant, she mentors Khady, a year-10 pupil.

Director: Nolwenn Lemesle (France 2020)
Cast: Tracy Gotoas, Fanta Kebe, Déborah François, Lucie Fagedet
Genre: Dramatic Comedy (TV Film), in French with English subtitles

Watch if you like: Moving high school dramas like Dead Poet Society and Lady Bird, youth social chronicles, David and Goliath stories, stories of comeuppance.

Favorite French series to watch in January

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L’art du crime, Season 4 — March 13 at 12:15 am ET/9:15 pm PT

A historian, special consultant for a television program about Van Gogh, has been killed. The case seems linked to a theory that's more than a little unsettling: the famous artist didn't commit suicide but was murdered.
Director: Elsa Bennett, Hippolyte Dard (France, 2020)
Cast: Nicolas Gob, Éléonore Bernheim, Philippe Duclos, Stéphane Bern, Cécile Rebboah, Vincent Londez, Dounia Coesens
Genre: Thriller, in French with English subtitles

Watch if you like: Everything art! Museums, paintings, artists, crime and mystery, quirky partners in crime

The French documentary to watch in January

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Les femmes préfèrent en rire — March 4 at 3:00 pm ET/12:00 pm PT

Does laughter help spread feminism? That's what a new generation of women comedians believe. Scathing and impertinent, their razor-sharp view of the world spares nothing and no-one as they deploy their weapons of massive derision and bring a breath of fresh air to the world of the one-woman-show.

Director: Marie Mandy (France, 2021, in French with English Subtitles)

Watch if you like: Documentaries on comedy like The Aristocrats, you like your women funny and witty


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