Toutes les semaines, retrouvez les sorties de films français aux États-Unis !
Lancé en juillet 2013 par l’ancien correspondant à New York de Télérama et Sofilm, FrenchFlicks.com est le seul site internet qui liste toutes les séances de films français aux États-Unis. Chaque mois, plus de 150 films en français sont répertoriés, qu’il s’agisse de sorties sur tout le territoire américain de films français récents, de festivals, de rétrospectives, ou de projections uniques de classiques du cinéma hexagonal.
Coming out in July:
From Friday, July 14
Final Cut by Michel Hazanavicius
In a disused factory, a Z-grade horror film shoot is in full swing. Jaded technicians, uninvolved actors… only the director seems to possess the necessary energy to give life to this umpteenth low-budget zombie movie. During the preparation of a particularly difficult shot, filming is disrupted by an eruption of the real living dead. In front of the camera, everything looks more-or-less normal. Behind it, the crew is freewheeling to save the film while following their one and only watchword: DON’T CUT!
Cast: Romain Duris, Bérénice Bejo, Finnegan Oldfield, Matilda Lutz
A Kino Lorber release
Friday, July 14 in NYC and Los Angeles
Two Tickets to Greece by Marc Fitoussi
Recently divorced, and watching helplessly as her only son leaves home, 40-something Blandine (Olivia Côte) is struggling to find her footing again. When her childhood former best friend Magalie (a scene-stealing Laure Calamy), loud and fearless, suddenly resurfaces, the two women reconnect, and Blandine reluctantly allows herself to be spontaneous for a change. They decide to take the summer trip to the Greek Islands they had always dreamed of as teenagers, but, as they head off towards their destination, it’s apparent that Magalie’s very different approach to vacationing – and life – could lead Blandine to her breaking point. Kristin Scott Thomas co-stars as Magalie’s free-spirited expat friend and mentor.
Cast: Laure Calamy, Kristin Scott-Thomas, Olivia Côte
Coming out in August:
From Friday, August 4
Passages by Ira Sachs
Set in Paris, this seductive drama tells the story of Tomas (Rogowski) and Martin (Whishaw), a gay couple whose marriage is thrown into crisis when Tomas begins a passionate affair with Agathe (Exarchopoulos), a younger woman he meets after completing his latest film.
Cast: Franz Rogowski, Ben Whishaw, Adèle Exarchopoulos
A Mubi release
From Friday, August 4
The Beasts by Rodrigo Sorogoyen
Antoine and Olga, a French couple, have been living in a small village in Galicia for a long time. They practice eco-responsible agriculture and restore abandoned houses to facilitate repopulation. Everything should be idyllic but for their opposition to a wind turbine project that creates a serious conflict with their neighbors. The tension will rise to the point of irreparability.
Cast: Marina Foïs, Denis Ménochet, Luis Zahera
A Greenwich Entertainment release
From Friday, August 11
Between Two Worlds (Ouistreham) by Emmanuel Carrère
Marianne Winckler, a well-known author, goes to live in northern France to research for her new book on the subject of job insecurity. Without revealing her true identity, she gets hired as a cleaner, working with a group of other women.
In this new role, she experiences financial instability and social invisibility first-hand. But she also discovers mutual assistance and solidarity, strong bonds shared by these behind-the-scenes working women.
Cast: Juliette Binoche, Hélène Lambert, Léa Carne
On August 11, the film will open at the Quad Cinema in New York and at Laemmle’s Royal Theater in Los Angeles before the nationwide release on August 25.
On August 18, join us for the Atlanta opening of the film at the Tara Theatre.
A Cohen Media Group release
From Friday, August 18
Madeleine Collins by Antoine Barraud
Judith (Virginie Efira)’s life is split between two households in two countries. In Switzerland, she is Margot, a translator who lives with Abdel (Quim Gutierrez) and the little girl they are raising. In France, she is known as Judith and lives a glamorous life with acclaimed orchestra conductor Melvil (Bruno Salomone) and their two older boys. This fragile balance, based on complex lies and tightly scheduled back-and-forth trips, gradually begins to crack and veer dangerously off the rails. The mysterious reasons for her lies, and the complications that ensue from her efforts to keep the two lives separate, propel the third narrative feature from Antoine Barraud anchored by a virtuoso turn from Efira in all of her character’s many guises.
Cast: Virginie Efira, Quim Gutierrez, Bruno Salomone
A Greenwich Entertainment release
From Wednesday, August 30
Belle de Jour by Luis Buñuel
Beautiful young housewife Séverine Serizy (Catherine Deneuve) cannot reconcile her masochistic fantasies with her everyday life alongside dutiful husband Pierre (Jean Sorel). When her lovestruck friend Henri (Michel Piccoli) mentions a secretive high-class brothel run by Madame Anais (Genevieve Page), Séverine begins to work there during the day under the name Belle de Jour. But when one of her clients (Pierre Clémenti) grows possessive, she must try to go back to her normal life.
Cast: Catherine Deneuve, Jean Sorel, Michel Piccoli
A Janus Films release
Coming out in June:
From Friday, June 30 to Tuesday, September 5
Contempt by Jean-Luc Godard
Scenes from a marital breakdown between screenwriter (Michel Piccoli) and his wife (Brigitte Bardot), as both become enmeshed in the behind-the-camera struggles of a director (Fritz Lang) and producer (Jack Palance) as they film an adaptation of Homer’s The Odyssey.
Restored and digitized in 4K by Studiocanal at Hiventy with support from the CNC, from the original 35mm negative, interpositive, and reference print by Raoul Coutard.
Cast: Brigitte Bardot, Jack Palance, Michel Piccoli, Fritz Lang
A Rialto Pictures release
From Friday, June 30
The Passengers of the Night by Mikhaël Hers
Paris, 1981: on election night, celebrations spill out onto the street. An air of hope and change courses throughout the city, but the future doesn’t look rosy for Elisabeth (Charlotte Gainsbourg)– her marriage is coming to an end, and she’ll have to support herself and her two teenage children. Things start to look up, however, when she finds work at a late-night radio show. And then a troubled young woman enters her life.
Cast: Charlotte Gainsbourg, Noée Abita, Quito Rayon Richter, Emmanuelle Béart, Megan Northam
A KimStim release
From Friday, June 23 in NYC (Film at Lincoln Center and IFC Film Center) & June 30 in LA (Laemmle’s Royal)
Revoir Paris by Alice Winocour
After surviving a mass shooting in a Paris restaurant, Mia (Virginie Efira) is haunted, unable to resume life as usual, and left with a total blackout where her memories of the traumatic incident should be. Determined to reconstruct the sequence of events and reestablish a sense of normalcy, Mia finds herself repeatedly returning to the bistro where the shooting happened. In the process, she forms bonds with fellow survivors.
Cast: Virginie Efira, Benoît Magimel, Nastya Golubeva
A Music Box Films release
From Friday, June 9
Scarlet by Pietro Marcello
The film begins as the tale of a sensitive brute (Raphaël Thiéry) who returns home from World War I to his rural French village to discover that his wife has died and he must take care of their baby daughter, Juliette, then blossoms into a pastoral portrait of Juliette (Juliette Jouan) as a free-spirited young woman reckoning with a local witch’s prophecy for her future and falling for the modern man (Louis Garrel) who literally drops from the sky. In his first film made in France, Marcello proves again that he is as comfortable in the realm of folklore as he is in creative nonfiction, delicately interweaving realist drama, ethereal romance, and musical flights of fancy. An NYFF60 Main Slate selection.
Cast: Juliette Jouan, Raphaël Thiery, Noémie Lvovsky, Louis Garrel
A Kino Lorber release
From Friday, June 2 in LA (Laemmle’s Monica Film Center)
Falcon Lake by Charlotte Le Bon
Prix Louis-Delluc 2022 for best first film
Bastien (Joseph Engel) and Chloé (Sara Montpetit) spend their summer vacation with their families at a lake cabin in Quebec, haunted by a ghost legend. Despite the age gap between them, the two teenagers form a singular bond. Ready to overcome his worst fears to earn a place in Chloé’s heart, the holiday becomes a turbulent pivotal moment for the young boy. Based on the book Une sœur by Bastien Vivès (2017).
Genre: Drama, romance
Cast: Joseph Engel, Sara Montpetit, Monia Chokri, Arthur Igual, Karine Gonthier-Hyndman
A Yellow Veil Pictures release.
Friday, June 2
Rise by Cédric Klapisch
Élise thought she had the perfect life: an ideal boyfriend and a promising career as a ballet dancer. It all falls apart the day she catches him cheating on her; and after she suffers an injury on stage, it seems like she might not be able to dance again. The path to physical and emotional recovery will lead her away from Paris to a picturesque location in Brittany – where her friends, a new love and the freedom of contemporary dance will help her reconnect with her father and most importantly, herself. A heartwarming and inspiring story that tells us how sometimes, the worst thing that could happen may turn out to be the best.
Genre: Comedy, Dance
Cast: Marion Barbeau, François Civil, Pio Marmaï, Denis Podalydès, Hofesh Shechter
A Blue Fox Entertainment release.