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Centre national de la cinématographie (France)

Works: 1,330 works in 1,858 publications in 5 languages and 50,272 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Animated films  Autobiographical films  Film adaptations  Case studies  Comedy films  Biography  Fantasy films  Short films 
Roles: Producer, Production personnel, Editor, Distributor, Publisher, Sponsor
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Centre national de la cinématographie (France)
Most widely held works by Centre national de la cinématographie (France)
Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi( Visual )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in French and held by 2,072 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1970s Iran, Marjane "Marji" Satrapi watches events through her young eyes and her idealistic family. Their long dream is realized when the hated Shah is defeated in the Iranian Revolution of 1979. Now ruled by Islamic fundamentalists, Marji grows up to witness first hand how the new Iran has become a repressive tyranny on its own. With Marji dangerously refusing to remain silent at this injustice, her parents send her abroad to Vienna to study. This change proves an equally difficult trial for Marji as she finds herself in a different culture loaded with abrasive characters and profound disappointments that deeply trouble her. Even when she returns home, Marji finds that both she and her homeland have changed too much and the young woman and her loving family must decide where she truly belongs
Entre les murs = The class( Visual )

4 editions published in 2009 in French and held by 1,223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on Bégaudeau's semi-autographical book Entre Les Murs (Between the Walls) "The Class" dramatizes a year in the life of a middle school in an immigrant heavy, multiracial neighborhood in Paris. The students are also nonprofessionals, and classroom sessions were improvised from workshops around specific themes. The documentary-approach to the filming puts the lie to the one-teacher-can-make-a-difference myth propagated by so many other films about school. The shifting classroom dynamics emphasize how traditions, economics, and language hold these students back, not only in education, but also with forging any kind of unified French identity. Additionally, the film suggests it is not just racists or reactionaries that are worrisome; it is when genuine idealists are finally worn down, when the gulf between meaning well and doing well becomes unbridgable. Until the system can be changed, both battles and victories will be moment to moment
Mùi đu đủ xanh L'odeur de la papaye verte = The scent of green papaya( Visual )

8 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in Vietnamese and French and held by 990 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in 1950s and 1960s Saigon, a young country girl joins a family as their servant and develops an enduring but secret attachment to a friend of the eldest son
Un prophète a prophet( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in French and held by 929 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El Djebena, Malik. #35-114T. How a does a timid boy become a violent gangster? Like this. Sentenced to six years in prison, 19-year-old Malik has his sneakers stolen right off his feet during his first venture into the exercise yard. Caught between the Corsican and Arab-Muslim factions, Malik--a bilingual, French-born Arab and non-observant Muslim--winds up being seen by the Corsicans as an Arab and by the Arabs as a Corsican. To survive, Malik works as an errand boy for the sinister Corsican crime boss who dominates the prison, César Luciani. Malik's intelligence comes to his aid--before long, he can speak to (or eavesdrop on) everyone in the prison. He does what he must to survive, including studying his boss carefully, warily making and then implementing his own plans. When Malik emerges from prison he is a man of the new Europe--albeit a criminal--a polite, industrious, and thoroughly self-made man
Murder on a Sunday morning by Jean-Xavier de Lestrade( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 893 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a 15-year-old black male is arrested for the murder of Mary Ann Stephens, everyone involved in the case--from investigators to journalists--is ready to condemn him, except for his lawyer, Patrick McGuiness. A true tale of murder and injustice
Être et avoir To be and to have( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in French and held by 882 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film chronicles a year in the life of a one-room schoolhouse in rural France, presided over by Georges Lopez, a devoted teacher responsible for nurturing a dozen children ages 3-11. The film sees the teacher as artist, and presents teaching as a form of love. Because along with reading, writing, and arithmetic, the children learn about what we think of as the basic values of civilization: reason, tolerance, learning, cooperation, and comradeship. In one year, one dedicated teacher, sensitive to children's educational and emotional needs, exemplifies the importance of an abiding faith in children, and in education as a vocation
The incredible journey of the butterflies( Visual )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Every year monarch butterflies migrate across North America to a remote area of Mexico. This presentation discusses how the butterflies navigate and endure the long journey and takes you to the locations they call home
Nannerl, la soeur de Mozart Mozart's sister( Visual )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in French and held by 653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A re-imagined account of the early life of Maria Anna 'Nannerl' Mozart, five years older than Wolfgang and a musical prodigy in her own right. Originally the featured performer, Nannerl has given way to Wolfgang as the main attraction, as their strict but loving father Leopold tours his talented offspring in front of the royal courts of pre-French revolution Europe
Les parapluies de Cherbourg by Jacques Demy( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in French and held by 642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geneviève, 17, lives with her widowed mother who owns an umbrella shop in Cherbourg. She and Guy, an auto mechanic, are in love and want to marry. Her mother disagrees, thinking Geneviève is too young and Guy is not wealthy enough. Guy leaves for a two year army leave and Geneviève is pregnant. She still loves Guy, although she receives little news from him. Because the baby needs a father, she marries Roland Cassard, a rich gem dealer, who fell in love with her at first sight and promises to bring up the child as his own
Bad ma ra khahad bord The wind will carry us( Visual )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in Persian and Chinese and held by 624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of men from the city traverse the rural Iranian countryside, looking for the village of Siah Dareh, following directions such as "turn left at the big tree on top of the hill," seemingly lost. The driver, respectfully called "Engineer" by the villagers, is in this remote location to record a funeral ritual that will follow the death of a woman reputed to be more than 100 years old. As he waits and she rallies, he becomes a figure of some amusement in the valley--whenever his cell phone beeps, he charges to higher ground in his Land Rover in order to get proper reception. And as he waits to complete his task, he is transformed from a nosy outsider into a reverent observer, seeing all the transient beauty and eternal wonder of the human experience in one poor, small, rural village
Ponette by Jacques Doillon( Visual )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in French and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ponette is a sad little girl. She has survived a car crash that killed her mother and left her with a broken arm. Her father takes her to live with an aunt, who has two children roughly her age, explaining to his tearful, disbelieving daughter that her mother is not coming back. Not understanding the finality of death in an adult way, Ponette wonders why if Jesus gets to rise from the dead, why can't her mother? Thrown into a new environment, however, Ponette begins to heal and grow up in spite of herself. While grappling with confusing religious issues, and trying to understand the meaning of life and death, the film delves into the magical world of a four-year old, where stuffed animals have extraordinary powers, dolls are more than inanimate objects, and God is someone you can talk to and expect an answer from
White material by Claire Denis( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in French and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In an unidentified French-speaking West African country, chaos reigns as civil war erupts. For the rebels, it's time to banish the 'white material' -- white folk and the trappings of white life. Among these is the Vial coffee plantation inhabited by Maria, her ex-husband Andre, their son Manuel, and his grandfather Bernard, a white family of French origin. Their terrified workers have fled, leaving the crop un-harvested, the front gate unlocked. Andre plots his escape with his second wife Lucie and their son Jose. Maria has vowed never to leave, and is neurotically fixated on getting the neglected crop harvested. Maria does not seem to realize, or perhaps wish to see, how she is perceived. Her sense of home, of belonging, and her feeling of being rooted to the plantation--to Africa--will have tragic consequences
Secret of photo 51( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Rosalind Franklin, a scientist whose work was crucial in the discovery of the famous double-helix structure of DNA, but who went without credit for years
Carlos by Olivier Assayas( Visual )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in French and English and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fictionalized account of Venezuelan revolutionary Ilich Ramírez Sánchez, who founded a worldwide terrorist organization and raided the 1975 OPEC meeting
A collection of 2007 Academy Award nominated short films( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of short films nominated for the 80th annual Academy Awards. Included are the winning live action short and the winning animated short
Raja by Jacques Doillon( Visual )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in French and English and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Centres on the relationship between a rich white man, Fred, and 19-year-old Raja, a poor Arab girl young enough to be his daughter. Raja is an orphan scarred by life and Fred is an emotionally bankrupt Frenchman who is transfixed by Raja's fragility and beauty
Ridicule by Patrice Leconte( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in French and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Depicts life at the court of Louis XVI, circa 1780. The ever-fluid pecking order is determined by the quality and rapidity of one's rejoinders, and a man can be driven to suicide by the one thing that must be avoided at all costs - being the object of ridicule. Compassionate, upright engineer, Gregoire Ponceludon de Malavoy, is baron of an estate where peasants are dropping like flies, felled by diseases that breed in the fetid waters where they fish. Broke, but determined to drain the murderous swamps, Gregoire sets out from the provinces to plead his case at Versailles. But his mission is complicated when he finds himself locked in a dangerous triangle with two very seductive ladies - a sophisticated older woman who can help him and an innocent young beauty with nothing to offer but her love
al-Riḥlah al-kubrá Le gran voyage( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in French and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A few weeks before his college entrance exams, Réda, a young man who lives in the south of France, finds himself obligated to drive his father to Mecca. The wide cultural and generational gap between the two is worsened by their lack of communication. Réda finds it hard to accommodate his father, who demands respect for himself and his pilgrimage. From France, through Italy, Serbia, Turkey, Syria, Jordan to Saudi Arabia, the two embark on a road trip that will change their lives"--Container
Mademoiselle Chambon by Stphane Briz( Visual )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in French and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jean is a burly and happily married housing contractor. One fateful afternoon, he picks up his son from school and meets the teacher, a willowy beauty named Mademoiselle Chambon. Their flirtation slowly builds over lingering glances and an impromptu violin solo in Chambon's apartment. Jean soon comes to a crossroads, having to choose between the intensity of his bond with Chambon or the responsibility and care he feels for his wife and child
À ma soeur! by Catherine Breillat( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in French and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chubby pre-adolescent Anaïs is spending the summer with her short-tempered mother, her workaholic father, and her beautiful, boy-crazy older sister, Elena. Elena meets and begins dating Fernando, a handsome, older Italian law student, and makes Anaïs a co-conspirator in Fernando's midnight visits to their shared bedroom. Thus is Anaïs--mute witness to her sister's initiation into sex--left raging with jealousy and self-loathing. Anaïs avers that she is ready for her own sexual adventure, but what will happen when she has it?
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Entre les murs = The class
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Centre national de la cinmatographie franaise


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France. Centre national de la cinmatographie

France. Ministre de la culture, de la communication, des grands travaux et du Bicentenaire. Centre national de la cinmatographie

France. Ministre de la culture et de la communication. Centre national de la cinmatographie

France. Ministre de l'industrie et du commerce. Centre national de la cinmatographie

French National Cinema Center

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Mùi đu đủ xanh L'odeur de la papaye verte = The scent of green papayaÊtre et avoir To be and to haveLes parapluies de CherbourgBad ma ra khahad bord The wind will carry usÀ ma soeur!