JOURNEY THROUGH FRENCH CINEMA
VOYAGE A TRAVERS DU CINÉMA FRANÇAIS
2016, Cohen Film, 190 min, France, Dir: Bertrand Tavernier

Described by director Bertrand Tavernier as “an expression of gratitude to all those filmmakers, screenwriters, actors and musicians who have erupted into my life,” this documentary is manna from heaven to fans of French film. Spanning nearly half a century of the country’s cinematic history, the clips and reminiscences here showcase the work of luminaries including Jacques Becker, Marcel Carné and Jean Renoir as well as unjustly neglected talents.


IN BED WITH VICTORIA
2016, 97 min, France, Dir: Justine Triet

This romantic comedy about a lawyer whose life falls apart after she takes on a case defending her ex-boyfriend was nominated for five César Awards in 2017, including Best Original Screenplay and Best Film. “A chaotic mid-life-crisis comedy anchored by a vibrant lead performance.” - Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter.


HUMAN CAPITAL
IL CAPITALE UMANO
2013, Film Movement, 110 min, Italy, Dir: Paolo Virzì

Produced by Indiana Production, Coproduced by Manny Films (FR); with Rai Cinema and Motorino Amaranto. Director Paolo Virzì relocates Stephen Amidon's novel from Connecticut to Northern Italy for this stylish neo-noir social critique, winner of seven David di Donatello Awards including Best Film, Screenplay (Pasquale Bruni), Leading Actress (Valeria Bruni Tedeschi), Supporting Actress (Valeria Golino) and Supporting Actor (Fabrizio Gifuni). Two families - the rich Bernaschis and the middle-class Rovellis - are tied together by an accident on the road in a dramatic night. "A chic thriller! A top-flight cast gives the character-driven drama depth and conviction." - Deborah Young, The Hollywood Reporter. In Italian with English subtitles.


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