FROM 19 APRIL 2020
Cinéfile movies now available on Vimeo On Demand
|Cinefile are making available several of their their French titles on Vimeo On Demand which you can watch at home for as little as £3.30. From comedies to drama, there’s something for everyone.|
A Faithful Man
Dir Louis Garrel
Louis Garrel stars in and directs this film about two women (Laetitia Casta and Lily-Rose Depp) competing for his affections. What’s a guy to do when the woman who left him for his best friend returns to his arms a widow, also bringing her comely, lovestruck younger sister into their already complicated relationship? Find out in this witty Parisian rom-com.
“Steeped in New Wave lore capturing a late 60s Parisian time warp with pairs of ravishing lovers roaming the streets” The Hollywood Reporter
Dir Louis Garrel | Cast Laetitia Casta, Lily-Rose Depp, Joseph Engel, Louis Garrel | 2018 | France | 75 mins | French with English Subtitles.
In Bed with Victoria
Dir Justine Triet
First seen in one of several unfruitful therapy sessions, the powerhouse blond lawyer Victoria (Efira) soon finds herself at a friend’s wedding where the plot officially kicks in. During the party she runs into Sam (Lacoste), a former dealer she once defended in court, and who’s now looking to be her legal intern and/or man slave. She also crosses paths with Vincent (Poupaud) who’s engaged in a stormy relationship with Eve (Daquet).
Opened Critics’ Week in Cannes 2016.
Dir Justine Triet | Cast Virginie Efira, Vincent Lacoste, Melvil Poupaud, Laurent Poitrenaux | 2016 | France | 90 mins | French with English Subtitles
Dir Dome Karukoski
If you enjoyed The 100 Year-Old Man then make a date with The Grump which boasts an award-winning performance by legendary Finnish actor Antti Litja. He plays “the grump”, a cantankerous, pernickety 80-year-old farmer who is fiercely opposed to modernisation. When he is forced to move in with his son and his wife in the city they instantly butt heads with hilarious consequences. This bittersweet satire is directed by Dome Karukoski (Heart of a Lion) who was named one of the “Top ten directors to watch.”
“”A touching story about tolerance and closing the generation gap” Variety
Dir Dome Karukoski | Cast Antti Litja, Petra Frey, Mari Perankoski | 2014 | Finland | 104 mins | Finnish with English Subtitles.
The Priest’s Children
Dir Vinko Brešan
A colourful, fun and breezy take on sex and religion, Vinko Brešan’s feature is a comedy charmer while the picturesque Dalmatian island backdrop looks picture postcard perfect. Young Catholic priest Fabian (Krešimir Mikić) is sent to the tiny island to take over from elderly priest Jakov (Zdenko Botic) and is bemused by the lack of births on the island. He seeks to remedy the situation and sets off a comic chain of events as births and marriages soar. Nominated as Comedy of the Year in the European Film Awards.
“Comedy treads a fine line between light and dark” The Guardian
“Colourful, fun and breezy about sex and religion” The Times
Dir Vinko Brešan| Cast Krešimir Mikić, Nikša Butijer, Marija Škaričić | 2012 | Croatia | 96 mins | Croatian with English Subtitles
Starring Brian Cox
Dir János Edelényi
Veteran icon Brian Cox, currently on a roll as the ruthless patriarch in HBO’s Succession, stars in this funny and poignant drama as a curmudgeonly actor in the twilight of his life. Acclaimed for yet another stand-out performance Cox receives stellar support from Emilia Fox, Anna Chancellor and guest star Roger Moore as he spars with his beguiling young Hungarian carer (newcomer Coco König). In the same vein as Quartet and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel..
“Brian Cox has one of his best roles… as the ageing lion of the theatre.” Hollywood Reporter
“Perfect mix of comedy and tragedy…” Cineuropa
Dir János Edelényi | Cast Brian Cox, Coco König, Anna Chancellor, Emilia Fox, Karl Johnson, Andrew Havil | 2016 | UK | 89 mins | English.
The Divine Order
Die göttliche Ordnung
Dir Petra Volpe
Described as an Alpine Made in Dagenham this comedy-drama provides a time-capsule to Switzerland in 1971 where, despite social upheavals all over the world, women were still denied the right to vote. Things start to change when a dutiful housewife (Marie Leuenberger) becomes the poster child of a small town suffragette movement. Couldn’t be more timely in the wake of #MeToo.
Winner of the Audience Award for Best Feature – Tribeca Film Festival (2017)
Dir Petra Volpe | Cast Marie Leuenberger, Max Simonischeck, Rachel Braunschweig, Sibylle Brunner, Marta Zoffoli, Bettina Stucky, Peter Freiburghaus, Therese Affolter, Ella Rumpf, Nicholas Ofczarek, Sofia Helin | 2016 | Switzerland | 96 mins | Swiss German with English subtitles.
Paths of the Soul
Dir Zhang Yang
There’s never been a road movie quite like Paths of the Soul, an extraordinary chronicle of ordinary Tibetans undertaking a 1200-mile pilgrimage to Lhasa. Much more than simply a marathon trek, this act of Buddhist devotion requires participants to prostrate themselves every few yards. This is a hypnotic journey into humanity and faith.
“The views of Tibet are spectacular; you get the impression of traveling through an ancient world”
New York Times
Dir Zhang Yang | Cast Yang Pei, Nyima Zadui, Tsewang Dolkar, Tsring Chodron, Seba Jiangcuo, Renqing Wangyal, Dawa Tashi, Jiangcuo Wangdui, Rigzin Jigme, Mu Qu, Gyatso, Dingzi Dengda, Suolang Nima. | 2015 | China | 115 mins | Tibetan with English subtitles.
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