FROM 2 OCTOBER 2020

 

Award-winning French films from MUBI 

We’ve teamed up with MUBI again this month to bring you another selection of French films that you can watch from home.

Included in the line-up are two films starring Isabelle Huppert, who will be featuring in Mama Weed, part of this year’s Festival programme. We hope you enjoy the films.


The New Girlfriend

 

Une nouvelle amie

Dir François Ozon

After the death of her life-long best friend, Claire vows to watch over her husband, David, and their young daughter. But when she makes a surprising discovery about David, her own subconscious desires are unleashed, taking her on a journey that will change her life irrevocably.

TRAILER

San Sebastián International Film Festival (2014)
Winner: Sebastiane Award

César Awards (2015)
2 nominations including: Best Actor

Dir François Ozon | Cast Romain Duris, Anaïs Demoustier, Raphaël Personnaz | 2014 | France | 107 mins | French with English subtitles.


Valley of Love

 

Valley of Love

Dir Guillaume Nicloux

An estranged couple meet up for the first time in years in Death Valley, California, in response to an invitation sent from their son Michael, which they had received after his suicide six months earlier. Despite the absurdity of the situation, they decide to follow the initiatory programme Michael has devised.

Watch out for Isabelle Huppert as La Daronne in this year’s French Film Festival UK. 

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Cannes Film Festival (2015)

César Awards (2016)
Winner: Best Cinematography
2 nominations including: Best Actor

Dir Guillaume Nicloux| Cast Isabelle Huppert, Gérard Depardieu | 2015 | France | 92 mins | English, French with English subtitles.


The Aviator’s Wife

 

La femme de l’aviateur

Dir Éric Rohmer

Available from 6 October

A young man is obsessed with the true feelings of his girlfriend, and when he sees her with another man, he tries to think of all the possibilities. His casual meeting with a smart 15-year-old girl in a park will help him in his quest. In the end, the truth will hit him on the head…

TRAILER

The trailer is in French but the film has English subtitles.

Locarno International Film Festival (1981)

Berlin International Film Festival (1982)

Dir Éric Rohmer | Cast  Philippe Marlaud, Marie Rivière, Anne-Laure Meury | 1981 | France | 104 mins | French with English subtitles.


Things to Come

 

L’Avenir

Dir Ursula Meier

Available from 11 October

Nathalie, a philosophy teacher in Paris, is married with two children. One day, her husband announces he is leaving her for another woman. With a newfound freedom suddenly thrust upon her, Nathalie must reinvent herself and establish a new way of living.

Watch out for Isabelle Huppert as La Daronne in this year’s French Film Festival UK. 

TRAILER

Berlin International Film Festival (2016)
Winner: Best Director (Silver Berlin Bear)

Village Voice Film Poll (2016)
Nominee: Best Actress

Watch out for Isabelle Huppert as La Daronne in this year’s French Film Festival UK.

Dir Mia Hansen-Løve | Cast  Isabelle Huppert, André Marcon, Roman Kolinka | 2016 | France, Germany | 102 mins | French with English subtitles. 


A Good Marriage

 

Le Beau Mariage

Dir Éric Rohmer

Available from 14 October

A middle-class French girl tires of her free, and easy single lifestyle and decides she wants to get married. At a wedding reception she meets a suitable man and engineers a romance for the most part in her own head.

TRAILER

The trailer is in French but the film has English subtitles.

Venice Film Festival (1982)
Winner: Best Actress (Golden Phoenix)

César Awards (1983)
Nominee: Best Original Screenplay

Dir Éric Rohmer | Cast Béatrice Romand, André Dussollier, Féodor Atkine | 1982 | France | 97 mins | French with English subtitles.


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