One of the most popular collections at our Library just happens to be one of my personal favorites: movies, documentaries, and TV shows for kids and adults! We have more than twenty new DVDs that just arrived to the Center and will soon be available for you to check out. Here's a sneak peek!

Chocolat

Roschdy Zem, 2016
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A biographical drama about Chocolat the Clown starring Omar Sy (Samba, Les Intouchables) and James Thierrée. I loved learning more about the lives of two Belle Époque entertainers in this film dotted with celebrity, fortune, and struggles on a challenging rise to fame.


La guerre des boutons / War of the Buttons

Yann Samuell, 2014
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Yann Samuell's adaptation of Louis Pergaud's book pays homage not only to the original text, but also to Yves Robert's 1962, black-and-white classic. You'll enjoy this movie about the nostalgia of childhood in 1960's France.


Un petit boulot / Odd Job

Pascal Chaumeil, 2016
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Romain Duris and Pascal Chaumeil are back together again following L'Arnacoeur. Duris' character, Jacques, accepts to work with a mafia criminal, played by Michel Blanc, after months of unemployment in this dark comedy...


L'étudiante et Monsieur Henri / The Student and Mister Henri

Ivan Calbérac, 2016
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A young student comes to live with a certain - very surly! - Monsieur Henri, who can no longer reside alone in his Parisian apartment. Family drama, chaos, and life lessons follow...


En mai, fais ce qu'il te plaît / Come What May

Christian Carion, 2015
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I loved Christian Carion's Joyeux Noël and can't wait to see how he brings to life this historical drama about the start of World War II in France.


Hitchcock/Truffaut

Kent Jones, 2015
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The Los Angeles Times deemed this "a love letter to film itself"; what better way to unite France and Hollywood? Discover more about the conversations between cinema geniuses Alfred Hitchcock and François Truffaut in this documentary with English and French extracts, interviews, and subtitles.



Cinema at the French Cultural Center

Let us know which of these titles you're excited to see in the comments below, or join us for one of our upcoming Ciné-Clubs... Enjoy the show!

Christianne Beasley

Head Librarian

A native Mainer, Christianne has worked in libraries all her life and came to the Center after three years of managing the library at the Alliance Française in Washington DC. She has a B.A. in French Studies from Smith College, a MLIS from Simmons College, and loves children's literature, BDs, and cookbooks. When she is not at the library, you can find her traveling, baking, and - quelle surprise! - reading new books.

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