UNTIL TOMORROW / Juste une nuit  (France)

UNTIL TOMORROW / Juste une nuit (France)

  Fereshteh has to hide her illegitimate baby for one night from her parents who turn up for a surprise visit. Her friend Atefeh helps her. They embark on an odyssey during which they must carefully weigh up who their allies are. UNTIL TOMORROW is a selection...
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...
PLAYING THROUGH  (USA)

PLAYING THROUGH (USA)

Playing Through is a feature-length fictional film honoring the life and legacy of Ann Gregory, a pioneering female athlete and civil rights advocate.   Late in her career, Ann Gregory finds the courage to be the first woman of color to enter the USGA Women’s...
PEACE BY CHOCOLATE – Ukraine Fundraiser

PEACE BY CHOCOLATE – Ukraine Fundraiser

Jonathan Keijser’s narrative feature film debut, PEACE BY CHOCOLATE, is based on an inspiring true story of a family who immigrated to Canada after their chocolate factory was bombed in the Syrian war.  It had its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2021....
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,...
LA CIVIL / Mexico

LA CIVIL / Mexico

Cielo’s teenage daughter, Laura, is kidnapped in Northern Mexico. Despite paying several ransoms, Laura is not returned. When the authorities offer no support in the search, Cielo takes matters into her own hands. She finds help from Lamarque, a military man with an...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 &...
BOULEVARD! A HOLLYWOOD STORY (Filmmaker guests)

BOULEVARD! A HOLLYWOOD STORY (Filmmaker guests)

When Gloria Swanson, the iconic star of Sunset Boulevard, saw an opportunity to parlay her silent film glory into a new phase of her career, she began to envision a musical stage adaptation of her most famous film. Enter, Dickson Hughes and Richard Stapley, two...
PLAYGROUND / UN MONDE (Belgium)

PLAYGROUND / UN MONDE (Belgium)

  Won prizes in seven categories at Belgium’s MAGRITTE AWARDS (focused on French language Belgium films) on Saturday, February 12, 2022. PLAYGROUND  was Belgium’s Oscar best international film entry this year, making it into the long-list but not the final...
CONFETTI – China/USA

CONFETTI – China/USA

* * *   N O T E   D A T E   C H A N G E   * * *  How far would a mother go to reverse her child’s fate?  Based on writer/director Ann Hu’s story, that’s the question facing Lan, who travels with her 9-year-old severely dyslexic daughter from their small town in China...
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...
IN FRONT OF YOUR FACE (South Korea)

IN FRONT OF YOUR FACE (South Korea)

After years of living abroad, a middle-aged former actress (Lee Hye-young) has returned to Seoul to reconnect with her past and perhaps make amends.  Over the course of one day in Seoul, via various encounters—including with her younger sister; a shopkeeper who lives...
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...
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...
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...
YOU WILL REMEMBER ME   (Canada)

YOU WILL REMEMBER ME (Canada)

Edouard (Remy Girard, Les Invasion Barbares), a public figure and retired History teacher, is slowly starting to lose his memory. Accustomed to speaking on all the stands, he must make himself more discreet, even if he believes he still has a lot to say. Edouard’s...
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...
THE WEASELS TALE / (El cuento de las comadrejas)

THE WEASELS TALE / (El cuento de las comadrejas)

New Comic Thriller “The Weasel’s Tale” From  Oscar-Winning  Director of “The Secret in Their Eyes” Juan Jose Campanella 85% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes “Old-fashioned fare with an up-to-date edge…enjoyably over-the-top.”...
THERE ARE NO LIONS IN TEL AVIV   (Israel)

THERE ARE NO LIONS IN TEL AVIV (Israel)

The story of the chief Rabbi of the Jewish community of Copenhagen, who would become to be known as Rabbi Dolittle Arriving in Tel Aviv in 1936, Max Shorenstein left his honorable position, in order to fulfill a longtime dream: to build a zoo and teach the children of...
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,...

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BEST OF DORIEN B.  (Flanders)

BEST OF DORIEN B. (Flanders)

BEST OF DORIEN B.  West Coast Premiere A thirty something married mother of two with a flourishing veterinary practice sees her hitherto settled life start to crumble all at once.  An unsentimental treatment and lots of wry humor balance out the chaos in a film where...
THE KEEPER (U.K., Germany)

THE KEEPER (U.K., Germany)

THE KEEPER Southern California Premiere  The true story of Bert Trautmann, German POW and English soccer star.  A heartfelt movie of romance and redemption following WW2. The Keeper tells the extraordinary love story between a young English woman and a German PoW, who...
THE GIRL IN THE FOG  (Italy)

THE GIRL IN THE FOG (Italy)

  DFS members were given access to this film on 4/18/2020.  GIRL IN THE FOG – Italy – 128 min – Crime/Mystery On her way to church in the hazy alpine village of Avechot, the quiet 15-year-old, Anna Lou, daughter of a religious couple, vanishes into thin air,...
HOW ABOUT ADOLF?  (Germany)

HOW ABOUT ADOLF? (Germany)

DFS members will receive an E-mail link on SA, 4/25 to enable them to watch this film. WHAT ABOUT ADOLF? – Germany – 91 min – Comedy Southern California Premiere  “What’s in a name?” Shakespeare’s lofty question takes on new life in this savage...
SILENT REVOLUTION  (Germany)

SILENT REVOLUTION (Germany)

DFS members will receive an E-mail link on SA, May 16 to enable them to watch this film.   SILENT REVOLUTION – Germany – 111 min – Drama/History A gripping and true story set in 1956 in East Germany of a group of students who saw their life changed forever by a...
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...
MRS G – Israel (plus 3 shorts)

MRS G – Israel (plus 3 shorts)

DFS members will receive an E-mail link on 6/27 to enable them to watch this film.   COACHELLA VALLEY PREMIERE MRS G. tells the story of Mrs. Lea Gottlieb, the legendary designer, founder and owner of the Gottex swimwear empire. Gottlieb was a woman full of...
WHEN HITLER STOLE PINK RABBIT (Germany & Switzerland)

WHEN HITLER STOLE PINK RABBIT (Germany & Switzerland)

DFS Members will be sent a link on 7/11 to watch this film.  Suppose your country began to change. Suppose that without your noticing it became dangerous for some people to live in your country. Suppose you found, to your complete surprise, that your own father was...
WHEN I BECAME A BUTTERFLY – Iran

WHEN I BECAME A BUTTERFLY – Iran

Based on true events, a meek woman in an unhappy marriage and her emotionally distant son have to cover up her husband’s accidental death while avoiding his mother, employer, and drug dealer.  She must get a job and learn to drive, to keep up the act to find a better...
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...