Just in case you wanted your world turned upside down, we have the perfect suggestion for you. You may know Eleonore Pourriat as the shy and sickly mother from 2013's You'll be a Man. This year she stepped into the director's chair to create a surprisingly authentic and insightful piece about gender roles and identity in I am Not an Easy Man.
If Valentine's day still has you on a high of emotions, go deeper with Jacques Audiard's Rust and Bone (De rouille et d’os, 2012), starring the beautiful Marion Cotillard as the broken-hearted whale trainer.
This week, Netflix provides us a light-hearted and heartfelt French treasure, Lucien Jean-Baptiste's He Even Has Your Eyes. The film treats us to a much needed fresh look on the subject of race and is realistic and honest in its storytelling, as well as its acting.
In They Are Everywhere, César award-winning actor and director Yvan Attal expresses his take on anti-semitism, as well as his general malaise of being Jewish in a country with a strong sense of cultural pride. The Israeli-born Attal explores the question of what it means to be Jewish, and plays with Jewish stereotypes through anti-semite eyes.
This week, FrenchFlicks relished in André Téchiné's gem, Being 17, (Quand on a 17 ans). Featured on Netflix, the film portrays ayoung love that is raw and rocky, and is most importantly, not the typical romance you've seen 100 times before.