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    SUMMER OF 85/ÉTÉ 85 (François Ozon 2020)

    FRANCOIS OZON: SUMMER OF 85/ÉTÉ 85 (2020)

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    BENJAMIN VOISIN, FÉLIX LEFEBRE IN SUMMER OF '85

    A period gay teen fantasy romance where idyll turns to...
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    FINAL SET/5ÈME SET (Quentin Reynaud 2020)

    QUENTIN REYNAUD: FINAL SET/5ÈME SET (2020)

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    ALEX LUTZ IN FINAL SET

    Last fling at Roland-Garros

    Lutz is a comic who won three Cesar nominations for...
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    MANDIBLES/MANDIBULES (Quentin Dupieux 2020)

    QUENTIN DUPIEUX: MANDIBLES/MANDIBULES (2020)

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    DAVID MARSAIS AND GRÉGOIRE LUDWIG IN MANDIBLES

    This time a Dupieux film that's actually fun to watch and...
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    À L'ABORDAGE! (Guillaume Brac 2020)

    GUILLAUME BRAC: À L'ABORDAGE! (2020)

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    STILL FROM A L'ABORDAGE!

    When things don't go the way you want it's not so bad

    I have written about Brac's...
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    LOVERS/AMANTS (Nicole Garcia 2020)

    NICOLE GARCIA: LOVERS/AMANTS (2020)

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    BENOIT MAGIMEL, PIERRE NINEY IN AMANTS

    This noirish drama never quite acquires a pulse

    Nicole Garcia has...
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    IBRAHIM (Samir Guesmi 2020)

    SAMIR GUESMI: IBRAHIM (2020)

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    ABDEL BENDAHER IN IBRAHIM

    Bressonian banlieue boy

    Watching Ibrahim is almost like seeing a film by Bresson, or an...
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    THE BIG HIT/UN TRIOMPHE (Emmanuel Courcol 2020)

    EMMANUEL COURCOL: THE BIG HIT/UN TRIOMPHE (2020)

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    UN TRIOMPHE/THE BIG HIHT

    French prisoners perform "Waiting for Godot" as if it's never been done...
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    LOVE AFFAIR(S)/LES CHOSES QU'ON DIT, LES CHOSES QU'ON FAIT (Emmanuel Mouret 2020)

    EMMANUEL MOURET: LOVE AFFAIR(S)/LES CHOSES QU'ON DIT, LES CHOSES QU'ON FAIT (2020)

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    Niels Schneider, Guillaume Gouix in Love Affair(s)

    Mouret's Shall We...
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    LIFELINES/SI DEMAIN (Fabienne Godet 2020)

    FABIENNE GODET: LIFELINES/SI DEMAIN (2020)

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    LUCIE DEBAY, JULIE MOULIER IN LIFELINES

    In search of lost time

    When we meet the protagonist, Esther (Julie...
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    SPRING BLOSSOM/SEIZE PRINTEMPS (Susanne Lindon 2020)

    SUSANNE LINDON: SPRING BLOSSOM/SEIZE PRINTEMPS (2020)

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    ARNAUD VALOIS, SUSANNE LINDON IN SEIZE PRINTEMPS

    A light French take on May-December romance
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    SLALOM (Charlène Favier 2020)

    CHARLÈNE FAVIER: SLALOM (2020)

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    JEREMIE RENIER, NOÉE ABITA IN SLALOM

    The illicit world of a ski coach and the teen girl star he loves too well

    This...
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    SHOULD THE WIND DROP/SI LE VENT TOMBE (Nora Martirosyan 2020)

    NORA MARTIROSYAN: SHOULD THE WIND DROP/SI LE VENT TOMBE (2020)

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    GRÉGOIRE COLIN (LEFT) IN SI LE VENT TOMBE

    A French inspector visits a closed airport...
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    MARGAUX HARTMANN/L'ÉTREINTE (Ludivic Bergery 2020)

    LUDIVIC BERGERY: MARGAUX HARTMANN/LÉTREINTE (2020)

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    VINCENT DEDIENNE, EMANUELLE BÉART IN L'ÉTREINTE

    Emanuelle Béart as a recent widow rebooting her...
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    GAGARIN/GAGARINE (Fanny Liatard, Jérémy Trouilh 2020)

    FANNY LIATARD, JÉREMY TROUILH: GAGARIN/GAGARINE (2020)

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    ALSENI BATHILY IN GAGARINE

    Takes the ordinary and turns it into wonders

    Thanks in part to...
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    FAITHFUL/DE NOS FRÈRES BLESSÉS (Hélier Cisterne 2020)

    HÉLIER CISTERNE: FAITHFUL/DE NOS FRÈRES BLESSÉS (2020)

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    VINCENT LACOSTE (CENER) IN FAITHFUL

    The true story of a young Frenchman executed in the war...
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    RED SOIL/ROUGE (Farid Bentoumi 2020)

    FARID BENTOUMI: RED SOIL/ROUGE (2020)

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    ZITA HANROT, SAMI BOUAJILA IN ROUGE

    Conflicting loyalties to environment vs. employment divide father and...
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    MY DONKEY, MY LOVER, AND I ( Caroline Vignal 2020)

    CAROLINE VIGNAL: MY DONKEY, MY LOVER, AND I/ANTOINETTE DANS LES CÉVENNES (2020)

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    Antoinette dans les Cévennes

    Holiday frolic with Laure Calamy
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    LITTLE GIRL/PETITE FILLE (Sébastien Lifshitz 2021)

    SÉBASTIEN LIFSHITZ: LITTLE GIRL/PETITE FILLE (2021)

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    Petite fille/Little Girl

    A trans child and her parents battle her school

    A transgender reviewer...
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    Rendez-Vous with French Cinema 2021

    The 2021 Rendez-Vous with French Cinema, March 4-14, 2021

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    GENERAL FILM FORUM THREAD

    LINKS TO THE REVIEWS:
    À l'abordage! (Guillaume Brac...
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