THE RAPTURE / Le Ravissement   (France)

THE RAPTURE / Le Ravissement (France)

Lydia, a midwife highly invested in her career, has completely lost control of her life.  Was it due to heartbreak, her best friend’s pregnancy or meeting Milos, with whom she could have a potential new relationship?  Lydia gets stuck in a spiral of lies where...
CINEMA FRANCAIS PS – DAY 3 (three films)

CINEMA FRANCAIS PS – DAY 3 (three films)

TICKETS $15 per film,   Tickets at www,CinemaFrancaisPS.com AND at the door. Trailers on website:  www.CinemaFrancaisPS.com A short film will precede each feature. 11:00 AM – MARGUERITE’S THEOREM (LE THEOREME DE MARGUERITE) – 112 min  – U.S....
ALL TO PLAY FOR / Rien À Perdre  (France)

ALL TO PLAY FOR / Rien À Perdre (France)

Barmaid Sylvie is a single mom living with her two sons, Sofiane and Jean-Jacques.  One night, Sofiane is injured while being alone in the flat which results in placing him in a foster home. Sylvie is determined to bring her son back home.  Starring Cesar Winner /...
THE CRIME IS MINE  (France)

THE CRIME IS MINE (France)

  In 1930s Paris, Madeleine, a pretty, young, penniless and talentless actress, is accused of murdering a famous producer. Helped by her best friend Pauline, a young unemployed lawyer, she is acquitted on the grounds of self-defense. A new life of fame and...
A LA BELLE ETOILE / SUGAR AND STARS

A LA BELLE ETOILE / SUGAR AND STARS

  Since he was a kid, Yazid has one big passion, pastry making.  Raised between foster homes and group homes, the young man will try to make his dream come true: to work with the greatest pastry chefs and become the best. Genre:  Comedy/Drama Run time:  110 min...
MOTHER VALLEY / LA NUIT DU VERRE D’EAU

MOTHER VALLEY / LA NUIT DU VERRE D’EAU

Lebanon, 1958. A civil war rages. A young mother and model wife, Layla, spends the summer with her family in a remote village in the Christian mountains. It’s wedding season but her two younger sisters, Eva and Nada, have no desire to follow in Layla’s footsteps by...
THREE NIGHTS A WEEK (France) / Trois nuits par semaine

THREE NIGHTS A WEEK (France) / Trois nuits par semaine

  NOTE:   This film has been rescheduled to SA, Sep 30 at our regular time.   While volunteering at a public-health clinic alongside his girlfriend, 29-years-old Baptiste first meets Cookie Kunty, a young drag queen from the Parisian scene, who immediately...
LIE WITH ME  (France)

LIE WITH ME (France)

This film is a centerpiece film at Palm Springs 2023 CINEMA DIVERSE.  An author returns to his hometown of Cognac for the first time in 35 years to help promote a distillery.  He is also there to face the memories of his first love. The people & places he returns...
MORE THAN EVER / PLUS QUE JAUAIS  (France, Norway, U.K.)

MORE THAN EVER / PLUS QUE JAUAIS (France, Norway, U.K.)

Vicky Krieps (Phantom Thread, Bergman Island and Corsage) plays Hélène, a 33-year old woman diagnosed with a rare illness that sees her faced with existential decisions as she grapples with the uncertainty of the future. A decision to travel to Norway alone, Hélène...
NEZOUH  (Syria)

NEZOUH (Syria)

14-year-old Zeina and her family are the last to have stayed in their besieged hometown of Damascus in Syria. A missile rips a giant hole in their home, exposing them to the outside world. When a rope is mysteriously lowered into the hole, Zeina gets her first taste...
La syndicaliste  (France)

La syndicaliste (France)

LA SYNDICALISTE is the true story of Maureen Kearney (Isabelle Huppert), the head union representative of a French multinational nuclear powerhouse. She became a whistle-blower, denouncing top-secret deals that shook the French nuclear sector. Alone against the world,...
TWO TICKETS TO GREECE  (France / Greece)

TWO TICKETS TO GREECE (France / Greece)

Genre:   Comedy Run time:  111 min Country:  France / Greece Language:  French w/English subtitles Premiere:  West Coast Director: Marc Fitoussi Principal Cast:  Laure Calamy, Olivia Côte, Kristin Scott Thomas Distributor:  Greenich Sexual references, nudity, coarse...
ANGRY ANNIE / ANNIE COLIERE  (France)

ANGRY ANNIE / ANNIE COLIERE (France)

  A countryside village in France, 1974. When she accidentally becomes pregnant, Annie, a working mother of two teenagers, meets with the Movement for the Liberation of Abortion and Contraception (MLAC); doctors and women who perform illegal abortions in the...
FOR MY COUNTRY  (France)

FOR MY COUNTRY (France)

FOR MY COUNTRY is a selection from ‘Tales of Europe’, a curated touring program dedicated to supporting the circulation of prestigious European films and  is supported by Europa International and Europa Cinemas, A young officer of Algerian origin, tragically loses his...
A FAMILY FOR 1640 DAYS  (France)

A FAMILY FOR 1640 DAYS (France)

Inspired by his own family history, Fabien Gorgeart‘s heartfelt, heartbreaking second feature focuses on an excruciating period of transition in one family’s life.  Anna, her husband and their two young sons are told they must gradually, definitively, hand 6-year-old...
THE NIGHT OF THE 12TH / La Nuit du 12  (France/Belgium)

THE NIGHT OF THE 12TH / La Nuit du 12 (France/Belgium)

  Just won six 2023 César Awards, including France’s ‘Best Picture’ & ‘Best Actors’ In nearly every police precinct, detectives are inevitably confronted with a case that, for one reason or another, goes unsolved. The more...
FAREWELL MR. HAFFMANN (France)

FAREWELL MR. HAFFMANN (France)

Occupied Paris, 1941: all members of the Jewish community are instructed to come forward and identify themselves to authorities. Dedicated jeweler Joseph Haffmann (Auteuil), fearing the worst, arranges for his family to flee the city and offers his employee François...
SKIES OF LEBANON / SOUS LE CIEL D’ALICE  (France)

SKIES OF LEBANON / SOUS LE CIEL D’ALICE (France)

Starring the beloved Alba Rohrwacher and Wajdi Mouawad, the film combines live action with animation to create a vivid picture of Lebanon and is inspired by the family history of filmmaker Mazlo based on her grandmother’s stories of life during the Lebanese Civil War,...
ON THE EDGE / Entre la vie et la mort (Belgium/France)

ON THE EDGE / Entre la vie et la mort (Belgium/France)

  Brussels. Leo, a Spanish metro driver, while conducting his train and arriving at a station, sees a young man in distress on the edge of the platform. He recognizes his son Hugo right before he falls onto the rails and then dies at the hospital. Leo, who had...
PEACEFUL / DE SON VIVANT  (France/Belgium)

PEACEFUL / DE SON VIVANT (France/Belgium)

  A son in denial of a serious illness. A mother facing the unbearable. And between them a doctor and a nurse fighting to do their job and bring them to acceptance. They have one year and four seasons to come together and understand what it means to die while...
DREAM GIRL: THE MAKING OF MARILYN MONROE  – France/USA

DREAM GIRL: THE MAKING OF MARILYN MONROE – France/USA

. How did Marilyn Monroe become one of the greatest sex symbols of all time? What drove a prudish little Californian girl, who was not especially pretty nor exceptionally talented, to become this incredibly striking platinum blonde superstar? How did she become the...
HAUTE COUTURE  (France)

HAUTE COUTURE (France)

Esther is at the end of her career as Head Seamstress at Dior Avenue Montaigne workshop. One day, she gets her handbag stolen in the metro by a 20 year old woman, Jade. Instead of calling the police she decides to take care of Jade. She sees in her the opportunity to...
MADELEINE COLLINS – France (Southern CA Premiere)

MADELEINE COLLINS – France (Southern CA Premiere)

  Genre:  Psychological Thriller Run Time:  102 minutes Country:  France/Belgium/Switzerland Language:  French with English subtitles Premiere:  Southern California Director:  Antoine Barraud Principal Cast:  Virginie Efira, Quim Gutierrez, Bruno Salomone &...
FULL TIME / A plein temps  (France) – (Southern CA Premiere)

FULL TIME / A plein temps (France) – (Southern CA Premiere)

  Marie goes to great lengths to raise her two children in the countryside while keeping her job in a Parisian luxury hotel despite the daily commute to Paris. When she finally gets a job interview for a position she had long been hoping for, a national strike...
NIGHT DOCTOR / Médecin de nuit  (France)

NIGHT DOCTOR / Médecin de nuit (France)

Mikaël is a doctor on night call.  He looks after patients from underprivileged neighborhoods, as well as those whom no one else wants to see: drug addicts, homeless people, those living in challenging areas,  His life is chaotic. Torn between his wife and his...
SECRET NAME / La place d’une autre (France)

SECRET NAME / La place d’une autre (France)

Trailer:  https://www.filmaffinity.com/es/film553075.html The Young French Cinema program, presented by Unifrance and Villa Albertine, once again shines the spotlight on new generation French filmmakers whose works offer a combination of visually innovative approaches...
BLACK BOX / Boite noire  (France)

BLACK BOX / Boite noire (France)

Matthieu is a young and talented black box analyst on a mission to solve the reason behind the deadly crash of a brand new aircraft. Yet, when the case is closed by authorities, Matthieu cannot help but sense there is something wrong with the evidence. As he listens...
THE DAZZLED / LES ÉBLOUIS   (France)

THE DAZZLED / LES ÉBLOUIS (France)

Trailer: http://inter.pyramidefilms.com/pyramidefilms-international-catalogue/the-dazzled.html THE DAZZLED is a selection from ‘Tales of Europe’, a curated touring program dedicated to supporting the circulation of prestigious European films and  is...
PAUL NEWMAN, BEHIND BLUE EYES!  (France) + 2 shorts

PAUL NEWMAN, BEHIND BLUE EYES! (France) + 2 shorts

His beauty, masculinity and intelligence, and of course the color of his eyes, have followed Paul Newman throughout his life. Annoyed by the incessant references to his apparent sex appeal, the actor did everything he could to change the perception of him as a...
CONVICTION  (France | Belgium)

CONVICTION (France | Belgium)

Une intime conviction is based on a real-life case.  This French courtroom thriller brings together law professor Jacques Viguier (Laurent Lucas) a man accused of killing his wife and Nora, obsessed with proving his innocence.  As a juror at Jacques Viguier’s trial,...
OH MERCY!  (France)

OH MERCY! (France)

Based upon a true murder case where during a somber Christmas season, a French-Algerian detective is investigating the fatal strangulation of a poor, elderly woman in her apartment with suspicion falling on her next-door neighbors.  Starring Roschdy Zem and Léa...
MY DOG STUPID / Mon chien stupide (France & Belgium)

MY DOG STUPID / Mon chien stupide (France & Belgium)

MY DOG STUPID is based on the short story of the same name written by novelist John Fante published in 1985 and translated into French in 1987.. The film is a bitter sweet comedy about a middle-age couple, whose already poor marital bliss is being challenged by the...
PETER FALK VS COLUMBO  (France)

PETER FALK VS COLUMBO (France)

WEST COAST PREMIERE For many, he is above all the fluffy and at the same time ingenious investigator who transfers the powerful to their luxury villas in a crumpled trench coat. But Peter Falk not only embodied Inspector Columbo, but also worked as an actor with...
THE PERFECT NANNY / CHANSON DOUCE (France)

THE PERFECT NANNY / CHANSON DOUCE (France)

DFS members will receive an E-mail link on 6/6 to enable them to watch this film.   Leila Slimani’s critically acclaimed, international bestseller “The Perfect Nanny” — aka “Chanson Douce” — is on the big screen. The story follows Myriam, a lawyer who decides to...
DEERSKIN / LE DAIM showing with THE VILLA / LES GRACIUSES

DEERSKIN / LE DAIM showing with THE VILLA / LES GRACIUSES

DEERSKIN (LE DAIM) – 77 min Georges, 44 years old, and his vintage, fringed, deerskin jacket have a plan.  His obsession with his designer deerskin jacket causes him to blow his life savings and turn to crime.  French comedy film directed by Quentin Dupieux opened to...