FROM 3 FEBRUARY 2021


February Cinema Selection from TV5MONDE


This time we take a look at some of the great films that TV5MONDE will be screening for free online in February. Here are some of the highlights.

To celebrate Valentine’s Day on 14 February they’ll be screening Isabelle Mergault’s comedy Je vous trouve très beau about a farmer from the countryside looking for love. Daniel Auteuil (from 2019 Festival favourite La Belle Epoque) stars in another Isabelle Mergault comedy Donnant, donnant later in the month.

All films will be available to watch live on the TV5MONDE website, or via the new TV5MONDE App for Samsung / Android and Amazon Fire TV at their scheduled time – just visit the platform and the film will be ready to watch. Catch up is also available via the TV5MONDE App: just search in your TV App Store to find it. 

In the meantime why not take a look at some of the other great content available for free from TV5MONDE, including news, TV drama and programmes aimed at younger audiences? We hope you enjoy the films.

WATCH TV5MONDE LIVE


La faute à Fidel! / Blame it on Fidel!

Dir Julie Gavras

Available Sunday 7 February (8pm)

Synopsis

1970. Nine year old Anna leads a peaceful, comfortable life. The only concern is her communist uncle fighting Franco. His execution and a trip to Chile, where Allende has just been elected, completely transform her parents.

Awards

Deauville Film Festival 2006
Winner, Michel d’Ornano Award

Credits

Director Julie Gavras
Cast Nina Kervel-Bey, Julie Depardieu, Stefano Accorsi, Marie Kremer, Olivier Perrier
2006 | France | English subtitles | 99 mins

WATCH ON 7 FEBRUARY


Je vous trouve très beau / You Are So Beautiful

Dir Isabelle Mergault

Available Sunday 14 February (8pm)

Synopsis

When farmer Aymé Pigrenet loses his wife, he is not exactly overwhelmed by sorrow, rather by the sheer amount of work that suddenly falls on his shoulders. He decides he needs to find a new wife.

Awards

César Awards (2007)
Winner – Best First Feature Film

Credits

Director Isabelle Mergault
Cast Michel Blanc, Medeea Marinescu, Wladimir Yordanoff, Benoît Turjman
2006 | France | English subtitles | 97 mins

WATCH ON 14 FEBRUARY


L’indomptée / Daydreams

Dir Caroline Deruas-Garrel

Available Sunday 21 February

Synopsis

Past and present, fantasy and reality collide in this boldly original feature debut from Caroline Deruas-Garrel. A group of young French artists converge at Rome’s Villa Medici for a one-year residency. One is haunted by spectral visions of the villa’s past. A beguiling tale of creative struggle, romantic rivalry, and ghosts.

Awards

Les Arcs European Film Festival (2016)
Winner: Best Original Score
Winner: Young Jury Prize

Credits

Director Caroline Deruas-Garrel
Cast Clotilde Hesme, Jenna Thiam, Tchéky Karyo, Bernard Verley
2016 | France | French with English subtitles | 98 mins

WATCH ON 21 FEBRUARY


Donnant, donnant

Dir Isabelle Mergault

Available Sunday 28 February (8pm)

Synopsis

A man escapes from prison and holes up in an abandoned barge near an isolated village by a canal. One of his new neighbours recognises him, but she agrees to keep silent on condition that he commits murder for her. He agrees but events take a different turn…

Credits

Director Isabelle Mergault
Cast Daniel Auteuil, Sabine Azéma, Medeea Marinescu, Ariane Pirié
2010 | France | French with English subtitles | 100 mins

WATCH ON 28 FEBRUARY


Sign up to our newsletter

If you’re a fan of French films, why not sign up to our newsletter? 

We’ll bring you our recommendations of the best Francophone titles, either on demand or in the cinema.  Whether you’re looking for a short film, or a full length feature there’s something for everyone.

Follow us on Twitter

FOLLOW US!

fb_icon_325x325 twitterIcon RSSicon