Arte France cinéma (Firm)
Most widely held works by Arte France cinéma (Firm)
Caché Hidden ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in French and German and held by 968 libraries worldwide
A talk show host and his wife and son seem to be living an ideal life until clandestinely-filmed videotapes of their private lives start to show up on their front porch. As the tapes reveal more secrets, the resulting stress and fear leads to conflict, obsession, and deceit for the couple and brings back episodes from the husband's childhood when he wronged a young Algerian boy.
Être et avoir To be and to have ( Visual )
10 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in French and held by 946 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.
Nuovomondo Golden door ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in Italian and held by 808 libraries worldwide
A Sicilian farmer falls in love with a worldly British woman while both are attempting to immigrate to America.
L'enfant The child ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in French and held by 731 libraries worldwide
A small-time crook regrets his impulsive decision to sell his newborn son on the black market, and sets out to recover him.
Cold souls ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 679 libraries worldwide
Paul, an actor preparing for "Uncle Vanya" on Broadway, is mired in ennui. At the suggestion of his agent, he visits a company to have his soul removed and placed in cold storage. Once Giamatti has shed his soul, he finds acting much easier; he's also, suddenly, lousy, and his colleagues and loved ones are understandably perplexed. So he returns, demanding his old soul back, but there are complications: it's in St. Petersburg. Stolen by soul smugglers, it's been sold on the black market to a vapid Russian soap star. Suddenly thrust into the middle of a twisted black market of international soul trafficking, Paul journeys halfway around the world to reclaim what he'd so readily given away.
Son of Rambow ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 669 libraries worldwide
Will Proudfoot is looking for an escape from his family's stifling home life when he encounters Lee Carter, the school bully. Armed with a video camera and a copy of Rambo: First Blood, Lee plans to make cinematic history by filming his own action-packed video epic. Together, these two newfound friends-turned-budding-filmmakers quickly discover that their imaginative and sometimes mishap-filled cinematic adventure has begun to take on a life of its own.
The Syrian bride כלה הסורית ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in Arabic and held by 618 libraries worldwide
Mona's wedding day may be the saddest day of her life. Once she crosses the border between Israel and Syria to get married, she will never be allowed back to return to visit her family in the Golan Heights.
La pianiste The piano teacher ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in French and held by 605 libraries worldwide
The story of Erika, a middle-aged classical piano instructor who is trapped between her rigid passion for music and her suffocating home life. She escapes her life with nightly voyeuristic wanderings and self-inflicted masochistic experiments.
Calle 54 ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2001 in Spanish and held by 574 libraries worldwide
Introduced to Latin jazz in the 1980s, when he was beginning his career as a director, Fernando Trueba has since become a devoted fan of the music. Noted jazz artists have scored for some of his films and he took his love of the music one step further in which he gathered together a number of his favorite Latin jazz artists for a series of interviews and performances.
Il divo la spettacolare vita di Giulio Andreotti ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in Italian and held by 537 libraries worldwide
Seven-time Italian prime minister Giulio Andreotti's long career was dogged by persistent accusations of conspiracy, Mafia connections and state-sponsored terror. This compelling film explores the shocking political machinations and shady criminal underworld surrounding this fascinating and controversial figure.
Jellyfish ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2008 in Hebrew and held by 481 libraries worldwide
While Batya, a struggling waitress, cares for a mysterious child that appeared to her out of the sea. Newlywed Keren nurses a broken leg and a ruined honeymoon. Filipino migrant worker Joy tries to support her son back home. A reflection on making connections and confronting destiny in a deconstructed urban landscape.
35 rhums ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in French and held by 447 libraries worldwide
Lionel is a middle-aged widower who makes his living driving a train and shares an apartment with his twenty-something daughter Josephine. Lionel and Josephine have a warm and caring relationship. Lionel's on-and-off girlfriend Gabrielle and their footloose friend Noe live in the same building. Together the four have fallen into a casual family relationship. But when Josephine and Noe become more than friends, Lionel is on edge.
Mademoiselle Chambon ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2010 in French and held by 439 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.
Lorna's silence ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in French and held by 435 libraries worldwide
Lorna is a young Albanian women who dreams of opening up a snack bar with her boyfriend. Without the money, she finds herself entwined in a vicious plan devised by mobster Fabio. A false marriage between Lorna and Claudy will allow her to get her Belgian citizenship. She is then expected to marry a Russian Mafioso who is anxious to get his hands on the Belgian identity papers, after Fabio kills Claudy to speed up the second marriage. But can Lorna keep quiet?
Sous le sable Under the sand ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in French and held by 403 libraries worldwide
For years, Marie and Jean have spent their vacations at their country home. One day at the beach, Marie falls asleep while Jean goes for a swim. When she awakens, he is gone. Marie notifies the authorities and even after an extensive search, no body is found. Did he drown or did he just run off?
Depuis qu'Otar est parti-- Since Otar left ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in French and held by 399 libraries worldwide
Three generations of women--ninety something grandmother Eka, her middle-aged daughter Marina, and twentyish, multilingual, well-educated, lively granddaughter Ada--share a rundown flat in T'bilisi, the capital city of the former Soviet Republic of Georgia. Eka is always certain of herself. Marina is never satisfied. Ada is fed up and trapped. Theirs is an accidental matriarchy, as Eka's beloved only son, the titular Otar, is in France. A trained doctor, he sends money home from his menial jobs as an undocumented laborer. Eka lives for his occasional letters and telephone calls, so when he is killed in an accident, Marina and Ada weave an intricate web of deception to spare the old woman from heartbreak. But what will happen when Eka decides to visit Otar in Paris?
Les plages d'agnès The beaches of agnès ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2010 in French and held by 398 libraries worldwide
"A reflection on art, life, and the movies. ... [A] richly cinematic self portrait that touches on everything from the feminist movement and the Black Panthers to the films of husband Jacques Demy and the birth of the French New Wave."--Container.
Le voyage du ballon rouge ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2008 in French and held by 381 libraries worldwide
Simon is dealing with the increased fragility of his loving yet preoccupied mother, Suzanne. When a Taiwanese film student, Song, is hired to help care for Simon, a unique extended family is formed. The two become completely dependent on each other, yet both are lost in separate dreams mirrored by a delicate, shiny red balloon.
Mùa hè chiēu thang dúng Â la verticale de l'été = The vertical ray of the sun ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in Vietnamese and French and held by 378 libraries worldwide
Three sisters-Lien, Khanh, and Suong-whose parents have recently died come together on the anniversary of the mother's death, preparing the memorial dinner. The men in their lives include their brother Hai, and husbands Kien and Quoc. The family is, however, prey to all the romantic entanglements, confessions, secrets, passions and troubles that eventually ensnare all. With Chekhovian decorum, the film examines the domestic emotions and small eruptions of feeling that punctuate the slow, vaguely sorrowful serenity of the sister's daily lives.
Vénus beauté (institut) Venus Beauty (salon) ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2001 in French and held by 335 libraries worldwide
Romantic comedy which follows the life of Angèle, a forty-something woman who makes her living at a Parisian spa and whose life has been a series of hedonistic and reckless one-night stands.
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