Mr leos caraX

(Mr. X)
2014 |
Directed by: Tessa Louise-Salomé

Mysterious. Brilliant. Uncontrollable. Many words like these have been used to describe French filmmaker Leos Carax in both rapturous and negative ways. One thing that everyone agrees upon is that Mr. Carax went from fantastic success as a young, poetic filmmaker to having a reputation as a controversial, mad genius who struggled to get a single film made—and then created HOLY MOTORS, one of the most-loved films of the last 10 years. Obsessed with romantic, but destructive, characters, Carax has made breathtaking films with his strong visual style to back up his mythic status.

Combining thoughtful interviews with film critics and members of Carax’s cast and crew and moments with the man himself, director Tessa Louise-Salomé paints a compelling picture of the thoughtful Mr. X using her own visual poetry. The most captivating element in the film is the endless insight from Carax’s main actor and virtual double, Denis Levant, himself both firecracker and unassuming leading man—a perfect alter ego for Carax.

Sit back and let yourself drift into the world of this unparalleled visual poet…



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Leader-Sheep

(Tous au Larzac)
2011 | 1 h 58 min
Directed by: Christian Rouaud

"We've chosen the Larzac, because it's an abandoned region." - Michel Debré.

Marizette, Christiane, Pierre, Léon, and José… are some of the people, funny and moving, united together in a merciless struggle to save their land. A determined and joyful fight, but one that is also very trying and dangerous.

It all began in 1971, when the French government, with Michel Debré, Head of the Defense Department, as spokesperson, decided to enlarge the Larzac military camp. Without any prior discussion with the farmers, the camp was to be extended from 3,000 to 14,000 hectares.
Anger spread like wildfire, farmers rallied together and signed an oath: never would they hand over their land. In the daily confrontation with the army and police, they employed great imagination to ensure that their voices were heard. Soon, hundreds of Larzac committees sprouted up throughout France. Ten years of resistance, collective intelligence and solidarity that would carry them to victory.

Today the Larzac region is thriving more than ever.



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The Swallows of Kabul

(Les Hirondelles de Kaboul)
2018 | 1 h 21 min
Directed by: Zabou Breitman, Éléa Gobbé-Mévellec

Summer 1998 - Kabul under Taliban rule. Zunaira and Mohsen are young and in love. Despite the daily violence and misery, they hope for a better future. One day, a foolish gesture causes life to take an irrevocable turn.



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Augustine

2012 | 1 h 42 min
Directed by: Alice Winocour

Paris, winter 1885. At the Pitié -Salpêtriere Hospital, Professor Charcot is studying a mysterious illness : hysteria. Augustine, 19 years old, becomes his favorite guinea pig, the star of his demonstrations of hypnosis. The object of his studies will soon become the object of his desire...



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Ava

2017 | 1 h 45 min
Directed by: Léa Mysius

13-year-old Ava is on a seaside vacation when she learns that she will lose her sight earlier than predicted. Her mother decides to behave as though nothing has changed so that they can spend the loveliest summer of their lives. Ava deals with the problem in her own way. She steals a large black dog belonging to a young man on the run..



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Dear Prudence

(Belle Epine)
2010 | 1 h 20 min
Directed by: Rebecca Zlotowski

Prudence Friedman is 17 years old. Her mother died a few days ago.

Left alone in the family apartment and to her own devices, she encounters Maryline, a rebellious teenager who takes her to an illegal racetrack in Rungis, on the outskirts of Paris, where customized cars and bikes dangerously spin.

Fascinated by the circuit gang, Reynald, Franck, and the others, Prudence attempts to establish her place among them by trying to pass her loneliness off for freedom.



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Hippocrates

(Hippocrate)
2014 | 1 h 42 min
Directed by: Thomas Lilti

Benjamin is meant to be a great doctor, he’s certain of it. But his first experience as a junior doctor in the hospital ward where his father works doesn’t turn out the way he hoped it would. Responsibility is overwhelming, his father is all but present, and his co-junior partner, a foreign doctor, is far more experimented than he is. This internship will force Benjamin to confront his limits… and start his way to adulthood.



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Maddened by his Absence

(J'enrage de son absence)
2012 | 1 h 38 min
Directed by: Sandrine Bonnaire

After ten years, Jacques comes back to France to handle his father’s succession. He had left France to live in the USA to escape a painful past he shared with Mado, his former wife, who in the meantime, built a new life with Stéphane and their 7 year old son, Paul. Upon his return, Jacques and Mado meet again; he asks to meet her son Paul; Mado hesitates, then accepts but hides it from her husband. Soon, Paul and Jacques get close and they start to see each other secretly.



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Sauvage

2017 | 1 h 39 min
Directed by: Camille Vidal-Naquet

Leo is 22 and sells his body on the street for a bit of cash. Men come and go, but he stays put... longing for love. He doesn’t know what the future will bring. Then he hits the road. His heart is pounding.



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The Rendez-Vous of Deja vu

(La Fille du 14 Juillet)
2013 | 1 h 28 min
Directed by: Antonin Peretjatko

Since Hector encountered Truquette at the Louvre on July 14, he's had only one thing in mind: to seduce this girl who he's mad about. The best way to do so is to take her to the seaside. His pal Pator agrees wholeheartedly, particularly if she comes along with her friend Charlotte...

Accompanied by unavoidable Bertier, off they go, down France's back roads, where there is no money in the banks. That's normal, because there's an economic crisis on. France has to get back to work and so, right in the middle of summer, the government decides to cut short the national vacation period by a month.

A complete shake-up and a few wads of cash later, the group breaks up like France cut in two, between jealous July-ites and August-ians. But going against the work flow doesn't frighten the remaining trio, well and truly determined to find the July 14 Girl and to enjoy a wild summer.



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Swagger

2016 | 1 h 24 min
Directed by: Olivier Babinet

Swagger takes us into the minds of eleven children and teenagers with astonishing personalities who are growing up in some of France's most underprivileged housing projects. The film shows us the world through their singular and unexpected gaze, their funny and incisive thoughts.



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Willy the 1st

(Willy 1er)
2016 | 1 h 22 min
Directed by: Ludovic Boukherma, Zoran Boukherma, Marielle Gautier, Hugo P. Thomas

When his twin brother dies, 50-year-old Willy leaves his parents' home for the first time and moves to a neighboring village. "To Caudebec I shall go. An apartment I will find. Buddies I will have. And to hell with you all!" Maladjusted, Willy sets out to find his place in a world that he doesn't know.



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Live from the festival

Only a few days left to enjoy the films in the 'Cannes Special Edition'!

Only a few days left to enjoy the films in the 'Cannes Special Edition'!

On this July 14, Bastille Day, there is still time to (re)discover the program of the MyFrenchFilmFestival 'Cannes Special Edition'!

The 'Cannes Special Edition' of MyFrenchFilmFestival launches!

The 'Cannes Special Edition' of MyFrenchFilmFestival launches!

12 features. 12 shorts. Free of charge throughout the world. From July 6 through 17, 2021!

The MyFrenchFilmFestival "Cannes Special Edition" official trailer and selection revealed!

The MyFrenchFilmFestival "Cannes Special Edition" official trailer and selection revealed!

From July 6 through 17, (re)discover 24 films, subtitled in more than 10 languages, that found success on the Croisette and at previous editions of MyFrenchFilmFestival!

MyFrenchFilmFestival is back with a 'Cannes Special Edition'!

MyFrenchFilmFestival is back with a 'Cannes Special Edition'!

12 features. 12 shorts. Free worldwide. July 6–17, 2021!

The awards and results of the 11th edition of MyFrenchFilmFestival

The awards and results of the 11th edition of MyFrenchFilmFestival

The 11th edition of the world's first online French-language film festival has just finished. Discover all the winners! 

The Cannes Special Edition selection

From July 6 to 17, 2021, you will be able to discover, or rediscover, the feature films and short films that have marked the history of our festival as well as that of the Croisette—all from the Official Selection, the Directors' Fortnight, Critics' Week, or the ACID program. In addition, viewers can discover the outstanding documentary Mr leos caraX, directed by Tessa Louise-Salomé in 2014, in order to highlight the work of this innovative and visionary French filmmaker, whose seventh feature, Annette, will open this 74th edition of Cannes.