French Life

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

Etgar Keret: Based on a True Story

About the Film 
This modern fairy tale blurs the lines of fantasy and reality, to illuminate the compulsive creativity behind the vibrant and colorful renowned Israeli writer and humorist, with animations of Keret’s stories, reenactments of events from his life, and interviews with family, friends and colleagues.
Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
67 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