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Baise Moi

(RC) Refused classification. This film is currently unavailable.
Dir. Virginie Despentes, France, 2000. 77 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Baise Moi tells the story of two young women, angry at the world, who embark on a twisted, rage-filled road trip. On their sexually charged rampage of violence they attempt to deal with the violence and humiliation to which they have been habitually subjected.

Red Lights

(M) Dir. Cedric Kahn, France, 2003. 106 min | Thriller
35mm prints available.
Based upon Georges Simenon’s book, Red Lights is a carefully crafted thriller masterfully incorporating elements of suspense and noir. Starring Jean-Pierre Darroussin and Carole Bouquet.

The Gleaners and I

(G) Dir. Agnès Varda, France, 2000. 82 min | Documentary
35mm prints available.
Agnès Varda’s award-winning documentary. The secluded life of the deep French countryside is portrayed in this semi-autobiographic study of the obscure lifestyle. Focusing primarily on gleaners, those who scavenge an already harvested field, the moral, political and aesthetic aspects of these people are gradually revealed.

The Gleaners and I: Two Years Later

(G) Dir. Agnès Varda, France, 2002. 63 min | Documentary
Available on DVD only
Varda revisits some of those profiled in The Gleaners and I and visits others who were so delighted by the film that they wrote to her to tell her so. An amusing, and once again, fascinating follow-up.

The Page Turner

(PG) Dir. Denis Dercourt, France, 2006. 85 min | Drama, Thriller
Un Certain Regard, 2006 Cannes Film Festival. A tight emotional thriller about a young woman taking carefully planned revenge on a woman she believes ruined her potential musical career years before. Understated and beautifully acted and scored.

Becoming Traviata

On Demand

CLASSIC AT HOME

ACADEMY ON DEMAND (NZ only)

“Riveting… Becoming Traviata reps prime arthouse fare.” – Variety

(PG) Dir. Philippe Béziat, France, 2012. 113 min | Documentary

An intimate and fascinating documentary that invites you to go behind the curtains of one of the world’s greatest operas, Verdi’s masterpiece, La Traviata. Director Philippe Béziat offers you a rare glimpse into the creative process of renowned singers and musicians as they collaborate to produce a contemporary re-telling of this classic opera at the prestigious Festival d’Aix-en-Provence in France. […]

In the Shadow of Women

Dir. Philippe Garrel | France, 2015 | 73 min | Drama, Romance

Pierre and Manon make low-budget documentaries and live off odd jobs. When Pierre meets a young trainee, Elisabeth, she becomes his mistress. But Pierre doesn’t want to leave Manon – he wants to keep both women. Elisabeth discovers that Manon has a lover, and tells Pierre. Pierre returns to Manon, the woman he truly loves. Feeling betrayed, he begs her, neglecting Elisabeth… After Jealousy, Philippe Garrel delivers a new variation on the theme of romantic passion, […]

Heat Wave

Dir. Raphaël Jacoulot | France 2015 | 102 min | Drama

As temperatures soar in a summer heatwave, daily life in an outwardly quiet French hamlet is disrupted by Josef Bousou, the son of a family of scrap merchants. The villagers single him out as a troublemaker, the source of all their problems. One day, Josef is found lying dead in his family’s yard…

“You can literally feel the thermometer popping at a certain moment” – The Hollywood Reporter