Looking to cozy up at home with a new movie (or two)? Here's a sneak peek at some of the titles ready to hit the shelves at our Library:

Ma Loute / Slack Bay

Bruno Dumont, 2016
Reserve it!

A period piece with an all-star cast, Ma Loute can perhaps best be characterized as zany, given the over-the-top trailer that you simply have to watch to believe. But herein lies the appeal, as director Bruno Dumont tests the waters - quite literally, with panoramas of the English Channel throughout the movie - to spin a charming tale brought to life by period costumes and exaggerated gags.


Demain tout commence / Two is a Family

Hugo Gélin, 2016
Reserve it!

Any film starring Omar Sy is likely to be a good one, and certainly one that I would recommend for cinéphiles who are just starting out with Francophone film. This movie is actually a French remake of the 2013 film, Instructions Not Included - an interesting twist in cinema news, as another favorite Omar Sy movie, Les Intouchables, was just recently remade for American audiences!


La fille de Brest / 150 Milligrams

Emmanuelle Bercot, 2016
Reserve it!

A drama based on a true story, La fille de Brest was nominated for two César awards. Watch the trailer below to learn more about the film deemed "The French Erin Brockovitch" in The Hollywood Reporter.


Voir du pays / The Stopover

Delphine Coulin, Muriel Coulin, 2016
Reserve it!

The latest film from the directors of 17 filles tackles the reintegration of female French soldiers returning home from fighting in the Middle East. This movie was adapted from the book of the same name from Delphine Coulin (Grasset, 2013), also available in our collections.


Dalida

Lisa Azuelos, 2016
Reserve it!

Get a two-hour glimpse into the life of beloved singer, Dalida, in this new biographical drama by director Lisa Azuelos. Can't get her songs out of your head after watching the movie? We have a number of her CDs, including a recording of a live concert, in our collections.


Pour les enfants...

Ballerina / Leap!

Eric Summer, Éric Warin, 2015
Reserve it!

A charming tale for aspiring ballerinas, creative thinkers, and fans of Paris. This movie, released initially in France, was remade and dubbed for American audiences. This DVD contains both versions; if you're looking to practice your listening comprehension, try watching the French version first!



À la télé...

Le bureau des légendes / The Bureau

Éric Rochant, 2016-2017, Seasons 1-3
Reserve it!

I'll admit: I wasn't entirely convinced about yet another spy show on TV, but after watching one episode, I was hooked. Matthieu Kassovitz plays an endearing, complicated spy entangled in international affairs, accompanied by an excellent cast and a captivating plot line with cliffhangers that will leave you anxiously clicking play to start the next episode. Lucky for you, you don't have to wait for all three seasons to come out on DVD (as I am not-so-patiently waiting for season 4!), though this series is in high demand at our Library.



Et en plus...

Did you know? Our Library now has two DVD players that can be checked out for two weeks! These USB-powered, region 1 devices can connect to any computer or TV to allow you to enjoy our film collections at home or on the go. Questions? Ask for help - or for movie recommendations - at the Circulation Desk.

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.

See All Posts

Related Posts

Fine Arts Film Reviews

This month marks a change in our programming here at the French Cultural Center; namely, we introduced themed events for members. Our first theme this…

Read More

12 TED Talks en français to inspire your French

As mentioned in our last post involving the platform, YouTube can be an amazing resource when it comes to learning another language. Not only does…

Read More

Find your next favorite with Presque Pareils

Looking for something new? Check out our new recommendation lists pairing popular English-language books, movies, and shows with French-language titles in our collection that are presque pareils. If you liked one, we bet you’ll like the other!

Read More

Upcoming Events

Discussion Group

Atelier découverte: Culturethèque

An introduction to our e-library

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 5:30 PM To 6:00 PM

Come to this discovery workshop to learn more about Culturethèque and the resources available online to French Cultural Center members.

Read More
Exhibition

French Eyes on Boston

portraits and landscapes by Marguerite Wibaux

From Jan 25, 2019 To Feb 28, 2019

The Center is proud to host the show French Eyes on Boston, a collection of portraits and landscapes painted by Marguerite Wibaux. The opening reception will be held on January 25 at 7:00 PM. RSVP required.

Read More
Monday, January 28, 2019 6:00 PM To 7:30 PM

SOLD OUT - Members, join us for an educational workshop on interpreting and appreciating three works of art from various time periods. Event in French.

Read More