5 recent French films available in virtual cinema

Because it's now impossible to go see a movie in theaters, movies are coming to you via virtual cinema. Among the new releases in the U.S., 5 of the films are French.

To watch a movie through virtual cinema, you just need to buy a ticket through a theater offering this service, as some of the proceeds go to the theater. Don't worry, even if the film isn't available through one of your local theaters, you have access to all virtual showtimes throughout the country! 

Liberté  is a singular cinematic experience that only Albert Serra could deliver; a film in which increasingly dramatic acts of pain and pleasure unfold in counterpoint to cinematographer Artur Tort’s luminous images of moonlit sylvan spaces. As Serra and his committed team of regular performers and newcomers "open the gates of Hell" and explore the limits of the erotic imagination, you won’t be able to look away. The movie is now playing at Film at Lincoln Center's virtual cinema, and many other virtual theaters across the US starting May 8th. Stream the film here.

Someone Somewhere (Deux moi), by Cédric Klapisch (The Spanish Apartment and Russian Dolls) is a delightful Parisian romance that nicely deconstructs the classic arc of the genre. Stream the film here

Deerskin (Le daim) is a dark comedy of a middle-aged masculinity gone awry with Jean Dujardin. Stream the film here

On a Magical Night (Chambre 212), the latest film from writer-director Christophe Honoré (Love Songs), in which we meet Maria, a woman with a wandering eye. After a heated argument with her husband of 20 years, she spends the night in room 212 of the hotel across the street from their home. There, she has a bird’s eye view of her apartment, her husband, and her marriage. Stream the film here

Capital in the Twnety-First Century, (Le Capital au 21e siècle), is a documentary based on the international bestseller by rock-star economist Thomas Piketty. This captivating film is an eye-opening journey through wealth and power, that breaks the popular assumption that the accumulation of capital runs hand in hand with social progress, and shines a new light on today’s growing inequalities. Stream the film here

And if you're looking for some great classics with Romy Schneider, head to Film Movement to stream César and Rosalie in which she costars with Yves Montand, Claude Sautet's masterpiece Les choses de la vie, and starting on May 15, L'important c'est d'aimer, in what could be Romy Schneider's best role.

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