Fool Moon

Ondine and Paul have loved each other. When she leaves him, he swears not to love again. To prove this to himself, he pursues the beautiful Camille, whom he intends to seduce and abandon.

But Camille puts a spell on Paul whom she desires for herself alone.

And, while falling under Camille’s charms, Paul has to deal with the memory of his past love. [Synopsis courtesy of Cannes Film Festival]

Black Heaven (L’autre monde)

L’autre monde (“The other world”) (titled “Black Heaven” in English) is a 2010 French film directed by Gilles Marchand and starring Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet, Louise Bourgoin, Melvil Poupaud and Pauline Etienne. It tells the story of young Gaspar, who is lured by a beautiful girl into an obsessive, deadly video game.

La Princesse de Montpensier

1562, la France est sous le règne de Charles IX, les guerres de religion font rage… Depuis son plus jeune âge, Marie de Mézières aime Henri, Duc de Guise. Elle est contrainte par son père d’épouser le Prince de Montpensier. Son mari, appelé par Charles IX à rejoindre les princes dans leur guerre contre les protestants, la laisse en compagnie de son précepteur, le Comte de Chabannes, loin du monde, au château de Champigny. Elle tente en vain d’y oublier sa passion pour Guise, mais devient malgré elle l’enjeu de passions rivales et violentes auxquelles vient aussi se mêler le Duc d’Anjou, futur Henri III.

The Army of Crime

Paris, 1941. The poet Missak Manouchian leads a mixed bag of youngsters and émigrés in a clandestine battle against the Nazi occupation. Twenty-two men and one woman fighting for an ideal and for freedom. News of their daring attacks, including the assassination of an SS General, eventually reaches Berlin. Under the orders of the Gestapo, French police and collaborators hound Manouchian and his Résistants until, to escape torture, one of their associates denounces the whole group. After a show trial, the twenty-three heroes are brought to face a firing squad… [Synopsis courtesy of the Festival de Cannes]

The Snows of Kilimanjaro

Despite losing his job, Michel lives happily with Marie-Claire. They have been in love for more than thirty years …Their children and grandchildren delight them… They have plenty of close friends...They are proud of their union and political struggles… Their conscience is as clear as their view of life.
This happiness will be shattered along with their French window by two young men, armed and masked, who beat them, tie them up, snatch their wedding rings and flee with their credit cards…
The shock will be all the more violent when they discover that this brutal attack was organized by one of the young workers laid off at the same time as Michel, by one of their own people.
Michel and Marie-Claire gradually discover that their attacker, Christophe, only did what he did because he had no choice. He lives alone with his two younger brothers and takes very good care of them, keeping a close eye on their education and their health… [Synopsis courtesy of the Cannes Film Festival]

The Princess of Montpensier

Bertrand Tavernier (“’Round Midnight”) directs this lush, unsentimental take on the historical romance, which takes a clear-eyed look at the intersection of passion and power in 16th-century France. Young, beautiful aristocrat Marie favors war hero Henri, but she’s married off to the Prince of Montpensier for political reasons. Once at court, she inspires love, violence, and thirst for power in the men around her as civil war tears the country apart. [Synopsis courtesy of Chicago Film Festival]

Don’t Tell Me the Boy Was Mad

In the 80s, Aram, a young man from Marseille of Armenian origin, blows up the Turkish ambassador’s car in Paris. Gilles Tessier, a young cyclist who was passing at that moment, is seriously injured.
Aram, on the run, joins the Armenian Liberation Army in Beirut, the hotbed of international revolution in those years.
Gilles is trying to understand when Anouch, Aram’s mother, arrives in his hospital room to beg his forgiveness. She admits that her son planted the bomb. Aram clashes with his comrades in Beirut and decides to meet his victim to make him his spokesman… [Synopsis courtesy of Cannes Film Festival]

The Jewish Cardinal

The Jewish Cardinal tells the amazing true story of Jean-Marie Lustiger, the son of Polish-Jewish immigrants, who maintained his cultural identity as a Jew even after converting to Catholicism at a young age, and later joining the priesthood. Quickly rising within the ranks of the Church, Lustiger was appointed Archbishop of Paris by Pope John Paul II―and found a new platform to celebrate his dual identity as a Catholic Jew, earning him both friends and enemies from either group. When Carmelite nuns settle down to build a convent within the cursed walls of Auschwitz, Lustiger finds himself a mediator between the two communities―and he may be forced, at last, to choose his side.