What to Watch in March on TV5MONDE

Between moving dramas Amanda and Pearl, an important historical film, Un sac des billes, and a bright comedy about starting all over, Les Gazelles, there will inevitably be a film that strikes your fancy in March on TV5MONDE.


Amanda (2018)

March 15 at 9.30PM ET/6.30PM PT, in French with English subtitles

Director Mikhaël Hers brings a mountain of sensitivity to this story, succeeding in creating a moving film on mourning and healing.

David lives in the present. At 24, he juggles between several small-time jobs, constantly putting off choices that involve any sort of commitment. But his tranquil life is shattered when his elder sister dies violently and he suddenly finds himself responsible for his 7 year-old niece, Amanda.

A low-key family drama with a shattering tragedy at its heart, Amanda is a quietly moving celebration of human resilience from French writer-director Mikhael Hers..." – Hollywood Reporter

Director : Mikhaël Hers
Cast : Vincent Lacoste (David), Isaure Multrier (Amanda), Stacy Martin (Lena), Ophélia Kolb (Sandrine), Marianne Basler (Maud), Jonathan Cohen (Axel), Greta Scacchi (Alison)
Genre : Drama

Pearl (2018)

March 29 at 8:30PM ET/5:30PM PT, in French with English subtitles

A magnificent portrait of a woman within a strange deep dive into the world of female body building.

Léa Pearl is preparing to compete for the prestigious Miss Heaven title. Her coach, Al, former bodybuilding star, hopes that thanks to Léa he'll be back in the spotlight once again. But at the last minute, her ex-husband arrives with their son Joseph. Léa hasn't seen him for four years...

"Pearl is beautiful and unapologetic.." - Film Threat

Director : Elsa Amiel
Cast : Julia Föry (Léa Pearl), Peter Mullan (Al), Vidal Arzoni (Joseph), Arieh Worthalter (Ben), Agata Buzek (Serena)
Genre : Drama

Un sac des billes (2017)

March 1 at 8:30PM ET/5:30PM PT, in French with English subtitles

A superb work of recronstruction and set design served well by an impressive cast and touching story. An important history lesson for the younger ones as well. 

The Second World War. In German-occupied France the Jews are being hunted. Amongst them, the parents of Maurice and Joseph foresee the worst. They decide to organize their flight to the free zone. Left to themselves, the two brothers have to use all their ingenuity to escape the Nazis...

"This isn't the first film to try to deal with the horrors of the Holocaust from a child's perspective, but it's tricky material, and this one succeeds because it is direct and forthright." - San Francisco Chronicle
Director : Christian Duguay
Cast : Dorian Le Clech (Joseph), Batyste Fleurial Palmieri (Maurice), Patrick Bruel (Roman), Elsa Zylberstein (Anna), Bernard Campan (Ambroise Mancelier), Kev Adams (Ferdinand), Christian Clavier (Dr Rosen)
Genre : Drama

En guerre (2018)

March 22 at 9.35PM ET/6.30PM PT, in French with English subtitles

In a quasi-documentary style, Stéphane Brizé directs a nerve-racking, chilling and terribly topical social drama that prompts reflection.

Despite record profits and the heavy financial sacrifices asked of the employees, the management decides that the Perrin factory should close. A previous agreement flouted and promises broken, the 1,100 workers refuse this sudden decision. Led by Laurent Amédéo, their spokesman, they're ready to try anything to save their jobs.
At war has an intelligent work of editing, and a soundtrack that accompanies the dramatic growing of the action. A notable example of the best current European political cinema– Le Journada

DirectorStéphane Brizé
Cast : Vincent Lindon (Laurent Amédéo), Mélanie Rover (Mélanie, CGT trade unionist), Jacques Borderie (Mr. Borderie, factory manager), David Rey (finance director), Olivier Lemaire (SIPI trade unionist), Martin Hauser (CEO), Jean Grosset (social worker), Isabelle Rufin (human resources director), Valérie Lamond (employees' lawyer)
Genre : Drama

Les gazelles (2013)

March 8 at 9:35PM ET/6:35PM PT, in French with English subtitles

Avoiding caricature, Mona Achache pulls off a funny and rhythmic generational comedy carried by very charismatic actresses.

Marie, thirty-something, in a stable relationship since high school, is about to buy her first flat when, suddenly overwhelmed by doubt, she abandons everything to dive into an ocean of pleasure and freedom! But what she discovers above all is a world without pity...
"[A] joyous but quite realistic comedy-drama.." - Hollywood Reporter

Director : Mona Achache
Cast : Camille Chamoux (Marie), Audrey Fleurot (Sandra), Anne Brochet (Gwen), Naidra Ayadi (Myriam), Joséphine de Meaux (Judith), Olivia Côte (Véro), Franck Gastambide (Éric), Samuel Benchetrit (Martin), Camille Cottin (Émilie), Josiane Balasko (Brigitte), Sam Karmann (Philippe), Grégoire Ludig (Marco), David Marsais (Olivier)
Genre : Comedy

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