Recent releases

A CAT IN PARIS

Directed by Jean-Loup Felicioli & Alain Gagnol
Gangsters, detectives, cat burglars — one feline — and a girl named Zoé dance in the dark across Paris rooftops in this animated French caper from Jean-Loup Felicioli and Alain Gagnol. READ MORE

ELLE

Directed by Paul Verhoeven
Verhoeven's critically acclaimed thriller about a businesswoman (Isabelle Huppert) attacked in her home by an unknown assailant. READ MORE

THE YOUNG GIRLS OF ROCHEFORT, RESTORED VERSION

Directed by Jacques Demy
Jacques Demy followed up THE UMBRELLAS OF CHERBOURG with another musical about missed connections and second chances, this one a more effervescent confection. Twins Delphine and Solange, a dance instructor and a music teacher (played by real-life sisters Catherine Deneuve and Françoise Dorléac), long for big-city life; when a fair comes through their quiet port town, so does the possibility of escape. With its jazzy Michel Legrand score, pastel paradise of costumes, and divine supporting cast (George Chakiris, Grover Dale, Danielle Darrieux, Michel Piccoli, and Gene Kelly), THE YOUNG GIRLS OF ROCHEFORT is a tribute to Hollywood optimism from sixties French cinema’s preeminent dreamer. READ MORE

THE UMBRELLAS OF CHERBOURG, RESTORED VERSION

Directed by Jacques Demy
THE UMBRELLAS OF CHERBOURG is now available in a restored version (2K digital restoration), on DVD and Bluray, and is released by Criterion. READ MORE

THE BRAND NEW TESTAMENT

Directed by Jaco Van Dormael
THE BRAND NEW TESTAMENT, the 2016 Golden Globe-nominated satirical fantasy is now available on DVD, Blu-ray, and Digital HD (Amazon video, iTunes). READ MORE

BLACK GIRL

Directed by Ousmane Sembène

Ousmane Sembène was one of the greatest and most groundbreaking filmmakers who ever lived, as well as the most renowned African director of the twentieth century—and yet his name still deserves to be better known in the rest of the world.

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SILVERED WATER: SYRIA SELF PORTRAIT

Directed by Ossama Mohammed & Wiam Simav Bedirxan
The film offers a rare glimpse inside the hermetic world of Syria during the early stages of its Civil War, chronicling the siege of Homs through a combination of eye-witness accounts posted to the internet and on-the-ground footage shot by Bedirxan, an elementary school teacher. READ MORE

THE STUDENT AND MR. HENRI

Directed by Ivan Calbérac
Director Ivan Calbérac has adapted his own stage hit to the screen, in Paris boulevard comedy style in the film "The Student and Mr. Henri". READ MORE

DOWN BY LOVE

Directed by Pierre Godeau
Down by Love (Éperdument) by director Pierre Godeau available now on iTunes and other VOD platforms. READ MORE

THE LORD'S RIDE & EAT YOUR BONES

Directed by Jean-Charles Hue
Filmatique is pleased to announce the release of French filmmaker Jean-Charles Hue's first and second feature films, LA BM DU SEIGNEUR (THE LORD'S RIDE) and MANGE TES MORTS (EAT YOUR BONES) on their new streaming platform. Both these feature length films take place within a community rarely depicted in cinema: the Yeniche of Northern France. READ MORE

SUMMERTIME

Directed by Catherine Corsini

Sensual and elegant, Catherine Corsini’s SUMMERTIME follows Carole and Delphine as they fall in love against the backdrop of early feminist activism in 1971 France. After living in the city, Delphine is called home to help with her family farm in the countryside and is forced to choose between her responsibility to them and the life of love she had in Paris with Carole. An enlightening tale about the infatuation of first love and its universal themes.

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DIVINES

Directed by Houda Benyamina

DIVINES was screened in the Directors' Fortnight section at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival. Described by critics as “one of the best young-adult films to come out of France in recent years,” the funny, often suspenseful and emotional drama tells the story of Dounia, a tough, but naive teenager who sees getting rich or dying trying as her most viable option. Set in a ghetto near Paris where drugs and religion reign supreme, Dounia is hungry for her share of power and success. Enlisting the help of her best friend she decides to follow the footsteps of a respected dealer.

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