A FRENCH GIGOLO
CLIENTE
2008, IFC Films, 104 min, France, Dir: Josiane Balasko

Marco (Éric Caravaca) is a construction worker whose wife (Isabelle Carré) owns a beauty salon. When business dries up for both of them, Marco begins moonlighting as an escort - but main client Judith (Nathalie Baye) may be looking for more than sex from him. Both humorous and tender, with appealing performances from all three leads (and writer-director Balasko as Judith’s sister). In French and English with English subtitles.


THE DAY OF THE CROWS
LE JOUR DES CORNEILLES
2012, 95 min, France, Dir: Jean-Christophe Dessaint

Deep in the woods lives Pumpkin, a burly, ogre-like man, and his only child, who has been raised like an animal and forbidden to venture beyond the forest. But when his father is injured, the boy leaves the woods to look for help in a neighboring village, where he befriends a young girl and discovers the wonders of human civilization - and the truth about his family’s past. A lushly animated story of a father’s lost love and a boy’s brave struggle to recapture it. Recommended ages: 7 and up. In French with English subtitles.


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