GODARD MON AMOUR
LE REDOUTABLE
2017, Cohen Media Group, 107 min, France/Myanmar/Italy, Dir: Michel Hazanavicius

Director Michel Hazanavicius (THE ARTIST) helms this adaptation of Anne Wiazemsky’s autobiography, focusing on the actress’s marriage to iconoclastic filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard. As performer (Stacy Martin) and director (Louis Garrel), the two collaborate on LA CHINOISE - but then the revolutionary chaos of 1968 puts their relationship to the test. “The surprise of REDOUTABLE, which turns out to be a lightly audacious and fascinating movie (if not exactly one to warm your heart), is that though it is, in fact, structured around Godard’s marriage to Wiazemsky, its real subject is his life as an artist — in particular, the way his relationship to filmmaking got turned on its head.” - Owen Gleiberman, Variety.


MY KING
MON ROI
2015, Film Movement, 124 min, France, Dir: Maïwenn

Emmanuelle Bercot earned a Best Actress award at the Cannes Film Festival for her affecting turn as Tony, a young woman sidelined by a skiing accident who falls in love with the charming if tempestuous Georgio (Vincent Cassel, also superb). In sharp contrast to typical movie romances, MON ROI has a raw honesty that draws viewers to these characters even as clouds gather on their horizon. “Maïwenn remains underappreciated by the critical community, but that will change after the world experiences MON ROI, a movie that may sound anti-romantic but is just the opposite: boldly ultra-romantic, of the sort that has turned French pics (like JULES AND JIM or A MAN AND A WOMAN) into worldwide hits before.” - Peter Debruge, Variety In French with English subtitles.


A BURNING HOT SUMMER
UN ÉTÉ BRÛLANT
2011, IFC Films, 95 min, France, Dir: Philippe Garrel

The once-content marriage between Italian movie star Angele (Monica Bellucci) and painter Frederic (Louis Garrel) begins to spiral into despair when they meet up with another couple for a Roman holiday. With a score by the Velvet Underground’s John Cale. In French with English subtitles. “Philippe Garrel, whose films include REGULAR LOVERS and FRONTIER OF DAWN, creates worlds that spring from a poetic, deeply personal sense of life rather than a screenwriting manual. People find and lose love, make up or don’t. They pass the time, time passes them by. In A BURNING HOT SUMMER, two men fall into friendship, and while little happens, everything is at stake… Languid and emotionally raw.” - Manohla Dargis, The New York Times


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