French

Carbon

About the Film 
An action-packed gangster thriller based on the Carbon Connection scandal of 2008-2009, the most lucrative crime in modern French history, this riveting true story of one desperate man’s downward spiral through the gyrations of illicit high-end deal making leading to betrayal and murder, co-stars Benoît Magimel and Gérard Depardieu.
Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
104 minutes

Chewdaism: A Taste of Jewish Montreal

About the Film 
Canadian funnymen and best friends return to their hometown to explore their heritage by eating their way across the city, in this charming and jocular nosh-umentary, a warm-hearted, affectionate tour of Montreal eateries with a pair of hilarious and hungry guides with a bottomless appetite for great food and witty conversation.
Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
62 minutes

Henri Dauman: Looking Up

About the Film 
The seminal work and inspiring story of one of the 20th century’s preeminent photojournalists who produced some of the world’s most iconic images, is told by the engaging storyteller himself, who relays his childhood trauma in wartime France and love of movies, which inform the life-affirming vibrancy of his work.
Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
87 minutes

I Have a Message for You

About the Film 

An unfathomable decision by an Auschwitz survivor leaves a huge burden on her conscience, in this uplifting and extraordinary story of love and survival, told adroitly through heartfelt testimony enhanced by beautifully rendered abstract animation.

Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
14 minutes

The Light of Hope

About the Film 
Celebrating the courage of a Red Cross nurse in Spain who saved hundreds of Jewish wartime refugees by setting up a maternity home and safe haven for pregnant women and children, is the basis of this riveting, handsome drama of resistance and sacrifice based on real events.
Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
120 minutes

Promise at Dawn

About the Film 

Nominated for five César Awards, this sweeping adaptation of French novelist Romain Gary’s beloved memoir of exotic globetrotting and an impassioned mother-son bond, contemplates the complex emotional truths of a parent’s self-sacrifice and impossible dreams for a child.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
131 minutes

Shoah: Four Sisters

About the Film 
Built mainly from unused footage from his landmark 1985 documentary Shoah, this last chapter in filmmaker Claude Lanzmann’s decades-long journey to chronicle the Holocaust, presents the extended, searing testimonies of four incisive and articulate Eastern European women survivors bravely revisiting their tragedies in vivid detail.
Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
273 minutes

Simon and Théodore

About the Film 
Touching the heartstrings and tickling the funny bone, this French dramedy follows the eccentric friendship between an emotionally troubled man who escapes a psychiatric ward, and a rebellious teen running from his family, two misfits seeking self-acceptance, their misadventures peaking in poignant and unexpected ways.
Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
84 minutes

The Waldheim Waltz

About the Film 

With disconcerting present-day parallels, Austria’s submission for Best Foreign Language Film Oscar, examines the scandal around Waldheim’s Nazi past and his bid for the Austrian presidency, that left the country swept up in xenophobic fervor, historical revisionism, and anti-Semitic backlash.

Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
94 minutes