The best new cinema from France.
Happy Few and Living On Love Alone
(Country: France; Year: 2010; Director: Marc Fitoussi; Writer: Marc Fitoussi; Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Lolita Chammah, Aure Atika)
A bold, individualist woman tries to get by in a small town and a tedious job.
Deep in The Woods
(Country: France, Germany; Year: 2010; Director: Benoît Jacquot; Writer: Benoît Jacquot, Julien Boivent; Stars: Isild le Besco, Nahuel Perez Biscayart, Jérôme Kircher, Mathieu Simonet)
In eighteenth century France, a respectable girl becomes captivated by a wild boy from the woods.
(Country: France; Year: 2010; Director: Romain Goupil; Writer: Romain Goupil; Stars: Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi, Linda Doudaeva, Jules Ritmanic)
A ten year old girl and her friends go on the run to escape deportation to Chechnya.
(Country: France; Year: 2010; Director: Antony Cordier; Writer: Antony Cordier, Julie Peyr; Stars: Marina Foïs, Elodie Bouchez, Roschdy Zem, Nicolas Duvauchelle)
Life becomes complicated when two respectable Parisian couples decide to start sleeping together.
In Your Hands
(Country: France; Year: 2010; Director: Lola Doillon; Writer: Lola Doillon; Stars: Kristin Scott Thomas, Pio Marmaï, Jean-Philippe Ecoffey)
A woman walks into a police station to explain the horrific experience she has endured whilst her friends thought she was away on holiday.
Mammuth and Hands Up
Little White Lies
(Country: France; Year: 2010; Director: Guillaume Canet; Writer: Guillaume Canet; Stars: François Cluzet, Marion Cotillard, Benoît Magimel, Gilles Lellouche)
A complex web of friendships and alliances breaks down over the course of a group holiday.
Living On Love Alone (D'amour et d'eau fraîche)
(Country: France; Year: 2010; Director: Isabelle Czajka; Writer: Isabelle Czajka; Stars: Anaïs Demoustier, Pio Marmaï, Laurent Poitrenaux, Armonie Sanders)
A relationship with a daring young actor offers a young woman escape from the tedium of her nine to five job.
Love Like Poison (Un Poison Violent)
(Country: France; Year: 2010; Director: Katell Quillévéré; Writer: Katell Quillévéré, Mariette Désert; Stars: Clara Augarde, Lio, Stefano Cassetti, Michel Galabru)
A teenage girl struggles with the conflict between her religious convictions and her sexual awakening as well as the behaviour of the adults around her.
(Country: France; Year: 2010; Director: Benoît Delépine, Gustave Kervern; Writer: Benoît Delépine, Gustave Kervern; Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Yolande Moreau, Isabelle Adjani, Benoît Poelvoorde, Miss Ming, Blutch, Philippe Nahon, Bouli Lanners, Anna Mouglalis, Siné, Dick Annegarn, Catheine Hosmalin, Albert Delpy, Gustave de Kervern, Bruno Lochet)
An anarchic comedy in which a retired abbatoir worker takes to the road on his Mammuth motorbike in search of the paperwork he needs to get his pension.
(Country: France; Year: 2010; Director: Mikhaël Hers; Writer: Mikhaël Hers, Mariette Désert; Stars: Thibault Vinçon, Dounia Sichov, Lolita Chammah, Stéphanie Déhel)
A group of young people drift through difficult and inspiring events one summer in the suburbs of Paris.
The Sleeping Beauty
(Country: France; Year: 2010; Director: Catherine Breillat; Writer: Catherine Breillat; Stars: Carla Besaïnou, Julia Artamonov, Kérian Mayan, David Chausse)
Sleeping Beauty dreams of a quest to save her brother from the Snow Queen, but must eventually wake up and face real life.
(Country: France; Year: 2010; Director: Jeanne Labrune; Writer: Richard Debuisne, Jeanne Labrune; Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Bouli Lanners, Valérie Dréville)
A high class sex worker and a psychoanalysist residing in the same hotel meditate on the similarities of their professions.
Young Girls In Black
(Country: France; Year: 2010; Director: Jean-Paul Civeyrac; Writer: Jean-Paul Civeyrac; Stars: Elise Lhomeau, Léa Tissier, Elise Caron, Isabelle Sadoyan)
Two disaffected girls make a suicide pact.