Watch 5 French films online for Free!
For the second consecutive year, the festival Rendez-Vous with French Cinema and the platform Festival Scope will offer American audiences the opportunity to watch 5 recent French films online for FREE!
FrenchFlicks is happy to be a partner with this initiative which aims to bring the festival experience to film lovers who were unable to make it to the NYC screenings. All online screenings are available on Festival Scope, an online platform dedicated to bringing films fresh from prestigious international festivals to film lovers around the world.
Each film is available for free from March 19th to April 2nd. Only 200 tickets are available per film on a first-come first-served basis. Screenings are in the United States only.
Each film represents the diversity and richness of contemporary French cinema. This year, the line-up includes the festival favorites AVA by Léa Mysius and BEFORE THE SUMMER ENDS by Maryam Goormaghtigh, the philosophical WAITING FOR THE BARABARIANS by Eugène Green, Vincent Macaigne’s awaited first feature, COMFORT AND CONSOLATION IN FRANCE, and JULY TALES directed by Guillaume Brac, the young director hailed by Cahiers du cinéma for his contributions to contemporary French cinema.
And find below the line-up and details for each film
This online initiative is presented by Film Lincoln Society and UniFrance Films in partnership with Festival Scope.
by Léa Mysius France / 105 minutes
Selected in Cannes’ La Selaine de la critique, the breathtakingly bold debut feature from Léa Mysius—about a 13-year-old girl taking in as much of life as she can before she goes blind—is a coming-of-age tale unlike any other.
BEFORE SUMMER ENDS / AVANT LA FIN DE L’ÉTÉ by Maryam Goormaghtigh
France, Switzerland / 80 minutes
This roadfilm, which opened Cannes Acid sidebar, brings together three thirty- something Iranian friends who embark on a late summer road trip through the sunny South before one of them heads back to Iran. An endearingly wry and perceptive travelogue about what it means to be an outsider in a foreign country.
COMFORT AND CONSOLATION IN FRANCE / POUR LE RÉCONFORT by Vincent Macaigne
France / 91 minutes
One of France’s most distinctive rising talents, Vincent Macaigne directs this daringly iconoclastic chamber drama about the clash between France’s haves and have-nots. Selected at Cannes Acid sidebar.
JULY TALES / CONTES DE JUILLET by Guillaume Brac
France / 68 minutes
Two languorous summer days, two tales of romantic misunderstanding: this deceptively breezy diptych channels the spirit of Rohmer as it explores the thorny relationships between men and women.
WAITING FOR THE BARBARIANS / EN ATTENDANT LES BARBARES by Eugène Green
France / 76 minutes
Six strangers confront their uniquely 21st century anxieties with the help of a sorcerer in this playful performance art consciousness-bender-cum-ghost story about the search for meaning in the age of social media.