One deadly summer

Directed byJean BECKER

With:Alain Souchon,François Cluzet,Isabelle Adjani,Michel Galabru,Suzanne Flon


César Awards, France, 1984 WINNER: César Best Actress, Best Editing, Best Supporting Actress, Best Writing – Adaptation
When She arrives in a small French town in her tiny summer skirt and high-heeled shoes, She sets the entire male population afire. Pin Pon falls in love and marries her, never suspecting that her sexy walk is all part of an incredible revenge.

110min French

Living Together

Directed byAnna KARINA

With:Anna Karina,Jean Aurel,Lynn Berkley,Michel Lancelot


Julie Andersen, a free-spirited young hippy, seduces a serious and established professor. Drawn into her world, he falls into drugs, starts wearing jeans and loses his job. Julie gets pregnant and evolves in quite another direction, finds a job and starts to become responsible. Can they manage to live together? Anna Karina’s debut as screenwriter, producer and director.

93min French

Love and Anarchy

Directed byLina WERTMÜLLER

With:Eros Pagni,Giancarlo Giannini,Mariangela Melato


Italy in the 1930’s. A young anarchist “Tunino” (a role which won Giancarlo Giannini top acting award in Cannes) is sent to assassinate Mussolini. Tunino’s contact in Rome is a lively flapper who arranges for the young man to stay at a brothel while preparing the assassination. However, a few days in the company of lovely young prostitutes can be very distracting and love and politics do not always mix well…

120min Italian

Sunlight on cold water

Directed byJacques DERAY

With:Barbara Bach,Claudine Auger,Gerard Depardieu,Marc Porel

Produced by: Gérard Beytout and René Pignières


A handsome Parisian journalist named Gilles is on the verge of a nervous breakdown and bored with his current girlfriend. He escapes to his sister’s country home in rural Limoges, where he meets an equally bored (and married) woman. They start off a passionate affair, hoping to to find a few hours of sunlight… Based on a Francoise Sagan novel, the film follows the slowly changing the mood as the couple settles down in Paris.

112min French

The Atlantic Wall

Directed byMarcel CAMUS

With:Bourvil,Jean Poiret,Peter McEnery,Sophie Desmarets


Marcel Camus directs this gentle portrait of mild-mannered Léon (Bourvil), an innkeeper in Normandy who manages to stay clear of any political activity during the German Occupation until a British aviator shows up at his inn. Léon’s daughter falls in love with the British pilot and, just to complicate things, Léon finds himself caught up in a plot to assassinate Rommel !

110min French

Le Petit Bougnat

Directed byBernard TOUTBLANC-MICHEL

With:Claude Amazan,Isabelle Adjani

Produced by: Georges de Beauregard


He is called “petit bougnat”, has teen years of age and lives with his mother and his father-in-law in Sarcelles. When all his friends leave for holidays, he arranges to go with them eventhough he wasn’t registered. He finds friendship with an elder girl, with whom he runs away…

95min French

The Year of the Cannibals

Directed byLiliana CAVANI

With:Britt Ekland,Pierre Clementi,Tomas Milian

Produced by: Doria and San Marco


In this modern reworking of the drama of Sophocles’ Antigone, set in the city of Milan, a totalitarian government attemps to quash any form of rebellion by banning the burial of citizens killed by the regime’s police. The omnipresent opression of the regime – with people going about their every day lives stepping over the corpses that litter the streets – is challenged by Antigone, who is determined to bury her dead brother’s body…

84min Italian


Directed byPier Paolo PASOLINI

With:Giuseppe Gentile,Laurent Terzieff,Maria Callas,Massimo Girotti


Pier Paolo Pasolini electrifies the myth of Medea (seduced and betrayed by Jason, she takes drastic measures to extract her revenge) with a mixture of ritual theatre and social anthropology. Maria Callas is riveting in the title role, giving a profoundly expressive performance as the deranged sorceress. Under Pasolini’s direction, the plight of colonised cultures is symbolised by Medea as she surrenders to the foreign intruder, betrays the secrets of her people and, in doing so, is driven to madness and murder.

110min Italian

Trinita va tout casser : La Colline des bottes

Directed byGiuseppe COLIZZI

With:Bud Spencer,Eduardo Cianellil,Terence Hill,Victor Buono,Woody Strode

Produced by: Manola Bolognini and Edward L. Montoro


When Cat (Terence Hill) is shot and wounded by cruel mine owner Honey’s men, he takes refuge in the nearest shelter, which just happens to be a circus caravan… The popular duo of rock-jawed Terence Hill and burly Bud Spencer teams up once again in this unusual «spaghetti western», in which the eternal saloon is replaced by a circus tent and punches fly to the beat of circus music.

99min Italian

Will Our Heroes Be Able to Find Their Friend Who Has Mysteriously Disappeared in Africa?

Directed byEttore SCOLA

With:Alberto Sordi,Bertrand Blier,Nino Manfredi


Fausto Di Salvio (Alberto Sordi), a rich businessman, fed up with work, family and society, and his shabby book-keeper, Ubaldo Palmarini, interpreted by an extraordinary Bernard Blier, travel to Africa in search for Mr. Di Salvio’s brother-in-law, Oreste Sabatini (Nino Manfredi). Sabatini has vanished on the Dark Continent under mysterious circumstances. After a series of unbelievable adventures, they will find him: Sabatini has become a tribal chief, surrounded by lots of topless, shapely women. They are going to return to civilisation, but will their friend come with them?

130min Italian

The Hotshots

Directed byAlex JOFFÉ

With:Bourvil,Patrick Préjean,Robert Hirsch


After some serious tinkering, modest inventor Jules Duroc (Bourvil) creates the first modern bicycle. Before Duroc can demonstrate his invention, he is forced to flee a relentless debt collector. The clever inventor hides out among the participants in the Paris-San Remo race – which he ends up winning thanks to his marvellous new bicycle.

110min French

The Last Adventure

Directed byRobert ENRICO

With:Alain Delon,Joanna Shimkus,Lino Ventura,Serge Regianni


Two adventurers and best friends, Roland and Manu, are the victims of a practical joke that costs Manu his pilot’s license. With seeming contrition, the jokesters tell Roland and Manu about a crashed plane lying on the ocean floor off the coast of Congo stuffed with riches. The adventurers set off to find the loot. Going with them is Laetitia, an artistic young woman who treats them like brothers, plays along with their schemes, makes sculptures of found objects, and dreams of buying an old fort on the French coast. The Congo tip turns out to be a trap and the adventurers must pick up the pieces.

110min French

Œdipus rex

Directed byPier Paolo PASOLINI

With:Alida Valli,Franco Nero,Silvana Mangano


In pre-war Italy, a young couple have a baby boy. The father, however, is jealous of his son – and the scene moves to antiquity, where the baby is taken into the desert to be killed. He is rescued, given the name Edipo (OEdipus), and brought up by the King and Queen of Corinth as their son. One day an oracle informs Edipo that he is destined to kill his father and marry his mother. Horrified,  he flees Corinth and his supposed parents – only to get into a fight and kill an older man on the road… Pasolini mixes autobiographical elements with Greek tragedy.

104min Italian


Directed byRobert ENRICO

With:Joanna Shimkus,Katina Paxinou,Paul Crauchet,Suzanne Flon


Shaken by the suffering of her dying beloved Aunt (the iconic Greek actress, Katina Paxinou), Annie (Joanna Shimkus) spends an entire night wandering through the streets of pre-May 68’ Paris. Her nostalgic encounters – humorous, moving or philosophical – help her confront the realities of dying and the responsibilities of adulthood.

90min French

The Dictator’s gun

Directed byClaude SAUTET

With:Leo Gordon,Lino Ventura,Sylva Koscina

Produced by: Jean-Paul Guibert


Jacques Cournot lives in a Carrabean port and has no job, when one day Hendrix asks him to buy a yatch. A few days later Hendrix disappears with his boat, Cournot is accused, but freed, thanks to the intervention of Ms. Osberne. Then they discover the yatch where the ex-husband of Ms. Osberne and his fellows are under the commandment of a certain Morisson…

100min French

Il Giovedí

Directed byDino RISI

With:Michèle Mercier,Roberto Ciccolini,Umberto D’Orsi,Walter Chiari

Produced by: Dino De Laurentiis


It ‘s the story of a day spent by Dino, forty-or-so years old, separated from his wife, with his son son Robertino after five years without seeing him. Dino has not accomplished anything in his life and invents a complete story about his job and his past to win the affection of the child. At the end of the day, however, he is able to establish a good relationship with the child and tells him the truth about himself.

101min Italian


Directed byMaurice DELBEZ

With:Daniel Jacquinot,Madeleine Robinson,Serge Nubret


Ten-year-old Alain lives with his mother in the working class neighbourhood of Belleville- Ménilmontant on Rue des Cascades in Paris. When his mother’s young, black lover, Vincent, comes to live with them, Alain is overcome with jealousy and racist feelings. But Vincent warmly treats Alain as he would his own son, taking him around the city, playing with him and disarming every prejudice the boy harbours.

88min French

Ruy Blas

Directed byPierre BILLON

With:Danielle Darrieux,Jean Marais,Marcel Herrand


Jean Cocteau adapts Victor Hugos’s great romantic drama for the screen and asks Pierre Billon to direct. Jean Marais stars in a double role, both as Ruy Blas, the poor young student deeply in love with the Queen of Spain (the radiant Danielle Darrieux) and the man he strangely resembles, Don Cesare de Bazin. Because of this uncanny physical similarity, the unscrupulous chief of police, Don Sallustre (Marcel Herrand), engages Ruy Blas in order to manipulate the Queen. But the evil Don Sallustre underestimates Ruy Blas’ loyalty to his Monarch…

93min French

Histoire de chanter

Directed byGilles GRANGIER

With:Arlette Merry,Luis Mariano


A handsome tenor (Luis Mariano) uses his vocal talents to seduce as many women as possible, including the wife of a famous surgeon. Furious, the jealous husband preforms an incredible surgical prowess: he switches the tenor’s vocal cords with those of a shop keeper. But now the shop keeper has an amazing voice – and soon he attracts the favours of the surgeon’s wife. It seems that another operation will be necessary…

90min French

The Royalists

Directed byHenri CALEF

With:Jean Marais,Madeleine Robinson,Marcel Herrand


During the tempestuous French Revolution, the Marquis of Montauran arrives in Brittany to lead an uprising of the local loyalist forces, the Chouans. The dashing Marquis (Jean Marais) meets with resistance but is joined by the lovely Republican spy, Marie de Verneuil (Madeleine Lebeau).

92min French

L’Assassin a peur la nuit

Directed byJean DELANNOY

With:Jean Chevrier,Jules Berry,Mireille Balin

Produced by: André Paulvé


In order to escape from the police, a young burglar flees to the south of France, where he finds work in a quarry. He meets a nice, young girl, the sister of one of his colleagues, but decides not to drop his lover. This one wants him to commit another crime, after which he is caught and send to prison. After his liberation, the colleague’s sister waits for him.

100min French


Directed byMarc ALLÉGRET

With:Claude Dauphin,Louis Jourdan,Micheline Presle


During a school revue at which she gets to show off her singing talents, Félicie Nanteuil meets the well-known actor Aimé Cavalier. The latter has seen sent by the Odéon theatre to read some poetry. Félicie is a big fan of Cavalier and he admires her beauty. The actor persuades himself that the young woman has talent and gives her some lessons in diction, which turn out to be a pretext for her becoming his mistress. Cavalier then persuades the manager of the Odéon to hire Félicie and in no time the aspiring young singer is a greater star than the man who launched her on her career. Cavalier is devastated when Félicie falls for the irresistible Robert de Ligny, but he has a plan to win her back…

92min French


Directed byMarc ALLÉGRET

With:Gaby Morlay,Louis Jourdan,Raimu


Set in 19th Century Camargue, this poignant adaptation of Alphonse Daudet’s play, accompanied with Georges Bizet’s stirring score, follows the star-crossed loves and obsessions of charming Frédéri. This young son of wealthy farmers falls helplessly in love with a woman from Arles whom he dreams of marrying. His protective family learns that the woman, whose name is never mentioned and is only referred to as “the woman from Arles”, has already had an adventure with another man. Frédéri is crushed by this revelation. Despite the efforts of his family to help him and the affections oflovely Vivette, Frédéri cannot live without his Arlésienne…

92min French

The Phantom Carriage

Directed byJulien DUVIVIER

With:Louis Jouvet,Marie Bell,Pierre Fresnay


The creaking wheels of the phantom carriage ridden by Death himself – and driven for a year by the hapless man who dies at the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Eve – provide the sinister backdrop for this rare French fantasy film. Pierre Fresnay is remarkable as hard-drinking tough guy, David, whose buddy Georges (the equally remarkable Louis Jouvet) haunts his nights as the ghostly carriage driver. A woman from the Salvation Army will try to save David from the fate of his friend…

88min French

The Holy year

Directed byJean GIRAULT

With:Danielle Darrieux,Jean Claude Brialy,Jean Gabin


Max (Jean Gabin), an aging gangster, and his cellmate, Pierre (Jean-Claude Brialy) escape from prison. They board an airplane for Rome where Max has stashed a huge amount of gold and disguise themselves as clergymen in order to blend in with the wave of priests heading for the Vatican during the Holy Year. Things become quite complicated for the fake bishop and his friend when their plane is hijacked and heads not for Rome but Tangiers!