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Grand Central

France | 2013 | 94 minutes | Rebecca Zlotowski

Incendiary French star Léa Seydoux (Blue is the Warmest Color) plays an engaged woman who embarks on a risky affair with Tahar Rahim (A Prophet) in the nuclear power plant where they both work.

J’accuse

France | 1919 | 165 minutes | Abel Gance

Considered the first great pacifist film, this 1919 French silent concerns a tragic love triangle between a soldier, his wife, and her lover set against the horrors of World War I. This fully restored digital print is courtesy of the Netherlands Film Museum.

Jealousy

France | 2013 | 77 minutes | Philippe Garrel

In this impressionistic black-and-white drama shot by Willy Kurant (Godard’s Masculin Féminin), Louis Garrel (collaborating with his father, director Philippe) stars as a Parisian bohemian struggling with infidelity, parenthood, and fringe theater.

The Last of the Unjust

France | 2013 | 218 minutes | Claude Lanzmann

Claude Lanzmann (Shoah) unravels the tale of the “model” concentration camp, Theresienstadt, through conversations with former rabbi and Jewish Council leader Benjamin Murmelstein, who spent the war years negotiating on a day-to-day basis with Adolf Eichmann.

Last Year at Marienbad

France | 1961 | 94 minutes | Alain Resnais

Late French director Alain Resnais’ enigmatic, voluptuous drama—winner of the 1961 Venice Film Festival Golden Lion and now restored in glorious 35mm—explores the mysterious, surreal relationship between three unnamed protagonists against the grounds of a grand hotel.

Layover

USA | 2014 | 83 minutes | Joshua Caldwell

A missed connection or a new opportunity? Young Parisian Simone lands in Los Angeles on her way to Singapore and finds her flight cancelled. Soon, a mysterious motorcyclist convinces Simone to ride along through the glittering nightlife scene of LA. Sometimes the places you don’t plan visiting are the best.

Longwave

Switzerland | 2013 | 85 minutes | Lionel Baier

In 1974 a trio of unlikely colleagues are sent by VW bus to cover Swiss aid to poor countries for the radio, instead becoming swept up in Portugal’s Carnation Revolution.

Me, Myself and Mum

Belgium | 2013 | 95 minutes | Guillaume Gallienne

Writer-director-star Guillaume Gallienne recalls his upper-class youth and his ambiguous affinity with his mother (also played by Gallienne), who raised him as more of a daughter than a son. Winner of five César Awards, including Best Picture.

Mood Indigo

France | 2013 | 95 minutes | Michel Gondry

Michel Gondry’s surreal visual feast is the wildly imaginative tale of Colin, a posh Parisian bachelor who invents gadgets that delight his friends. But love eludes him until he meets Chloe (Audrey Tautou), whose strange medical condition—a flower grows inside her lungs—adds a bittersweet frisson to their true romance.

Once Upon a Forest

France | 2013 | 79 minutes | Luc Jacquet

In this visually spectacular journey from the director of March of the Penguins, we travel with ecologist/botanist Francis Hallé in the Amazon rainforest canopy as he chronicles the wonders of photosynthesis and animal life.

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