J'ai tué ma mère (I Killed my Mother)

 

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Thank God for the Mommy issues of Xavier Dolan. It made him the artistic whiner he is today, giving us miraculous works, such as the youthful, angsty I Killed My Mother.

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Dior and I

Oops, just missed it! This film is no longer available on Netflix streaming or DVD. FrenchFlicks goes fashion this week with its Netflix selection of Dior and I, the documentary that presents a new leader within the design dynasty of Christian Dior. Frédéric Tcheng takes us into the creative, gifted, and anxious mind of Raf Simons, who took over as artistic director of the prominent fashion house in 2012.

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Lou! Journal Infime

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Lou! Journal Infime is like a delightful cupcake that you can sink your girly teeth into. It's there for you to experience on the off chance you have a hankering for watching an eccentric mother daughter team in action, a la Gilmore Girls, with all the whimsy and innocence of a comic book.

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Ne le dis à personne (Tell No One)

NOT AVAILABLE ANYMORE TO STREAM ON NETFLIX. NOW AVAILABLE ON NETFLIX DVD. Quiet and subtle tension engulfs you the whole way through during Guillaume Canet's Tell No One ("Ne le dis à personne", 2006). Is Alexandre Beck (François Cluzet) losing his mind? It would sure seem that way after he finds signs of life from his wife Margot… eight years after mourning her death.

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La nouvelle guerre des boutons (War of the Buttons)

Oops, just missed it! This film is no longer available on Netflix streaming or DVD. After bringing you Les Choristes in 2004, Christophe Barratier directs another heart-warming coming of age story in War of the Buttons

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24 jours, la vérité sur l'affaire Ilan Halimi

Oops, just missed it! This film is no longer available on Netflix streaming or DVD. 24 Days is a shocking and painful experience without a moment to come up for air. Based on the horrifying true events in Paris just 11 years ago, a young man is held kidnapped for an excruciating 24 days, and held for ransom.

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Les Combattants (Love at First Fight)

NOT AVAILABLE ANYMORE TO STREAM ON NETFLIX. NOW AVAILABLE ON NETFLIX DVD. You don't see too many quirky romantic indies that center around the army these days. Thomas Cailley's Love at First Fight follows Madeleine Beaulieu, a young aspiring member of the infantry, wanting nothing more than to best learn how to survive the end of days.

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Deux jours, une nuit (Two Days, One night)

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Two Days One Night is a classic underdog tale with an uniquely human heroine. Sandra (Marion Cotillard), an unstable wife and mother of two, is tragically flawed, and is made more powerful because of her trembling bravery, and how averse she is to pity.

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Alceste à bicyclette (Bicycling with Molière)

NOT AVAILABLE ANYMORE TO STREAM ON NETFLIX. NOW AVAILABLE ON NETFLIX DVD. Philippe Le Guay's refined Bicycling with Moliere is oddly humorous and human. Even better, it features yet another bang up acting job done by Fabrice Luchini.

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Arrête ou je continue (If you don't, I will)

NOT AVAILABLE ANYMORE TO STREAM ON NETFLIX. NOW AVAILABLE ON NETFLIX DVD. Marriage. Dramatic enough to rival any Shakespearean classic. Sophie Fillières' If You Don't, I Will  captures the grand finale of the famously challenging union that we all know and love. 

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