When:
April 21, 2020 – June 1, 2020 all-day
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Online film streaming lovers, rejoice! The Alliance Française de Singapour cultural team has curated a fine selection of French and francophone films especially for you, available on several streaming platforms, and including several free options! Our top picks are as follows: keep up with French cinema from the comfort of your sofa with Mon film à la maison

To access one specific film, please click on its title.  

 

Top 4 French films curated by AF on MyFrenchFilmFestival – the Stay Home Edition [Free]

 

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Discover short and feature French films for free and with English subtitles until May 25, thanks to MyFrenchFilmFestival! Our 4 favorites are:  

  • Gaspard at the Wedding (Gaspard va au mariage) by Antony Cordier: Gaspard (Félix Moati) goes back to his family, who runs a zoo, for his father’s second wedding. Between his fake girlfriend whom he has just met, his sister acting slightly crazy and the uncertainty of the wedding, the family reunion is filled with crisis and laughter 
  • Summertime (La belle saison) by Catherine Corsini: France, 1971. When Delphine (Izïa Higelin) leaves the family farm to make a life for herself in Paris, she meets Carole, a feminist activist, and the two fall in love. But one day, Delphine has to return to the family farm… 
  • A Decent Man (Je ne suis pas un salaud) by Emmanuel Finkiel: after being attacked on the street, Eddie (Nicolas Duvauchelle) wrongly identifies Ahmed as the attacker. When Eddie becomes aware of the seriousness of his accusation, he tries to re-establish the truth – even if it means risking to lose everything.  

 

Top 10 French films and series curated by AF on Netflix [Free trial period]

 

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French Comedies: 

  • Nothing to Hide (Le jeu) by Fred Cavayé: a dinner party with Bérénice Bejo, Suzanne Clément and Stéphane de Groodt turns into a funny game during which everyone has access to its peers’ smartphone, for better or worse…  

 

Award-Winning Gems:  

  • Divines by Houda Benyamina: a multi-awarded and Golden Globes nominated heartfelt story about Dounia’s quest for power and success. 

 

French Thrills and Romances 

  • Iris by Jalil Lespert: a rich banker’s kidnapping in the middle of Paris and a love story interwove in this thriller starring Romain Duris and Charlotte Le Bon.   

 

Kids’ Animation:  

  • Pachamama by Juan Antin: a César-winning story about two Indians in the Andes and their quest for la Huaca, the village’s sacred statue which has been stolen.. 

 

Series: 

  • Call My Agent! (Dix pour cent): A French hit series about the secrets of the cinema industry, with lovable characters and prestigious guest stars in each episode. A must-see!  
  • The Bondfire of Destiny (Le Bazar de la Charité): this hit series inspired by true events will bring you back to 1897’s Paris, when Audrey Fleurot, Julie de Bona and Camille Lou’s characters find their lives upended by betrayals, deceptions and romantic turmoil after a devastating fire. Discover the Globe de Cristal 2020 twice-nominated series now!  

 

Join us for live Zoom Q&As with Call My Agent! cast members!

Thibault de MontalembertThursday May 7, 8pm · Register here! Assad BouabThursday May 14, 8pm · Register here!  Stéfi Celma & Grégory MontelThursday May 21, 8pm · Register here!
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Don’t have a Netflix account? First month is free, so let’s get started! 

 

Top 10 French films curated by AF on Catchplay [One free film]

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Free film in May:  

 

French Touch:

 

Dangerously in Love:  

  • My King (Mon roi) by Maïwenn: After a skiing accident, Tony (Emmanuelle Bercot, Best Actress in Cannes 2015) remembers her tumultuous relationship with Georgio (Vincent Cassel).  
  • Möbius by Éric Rochant: Jean Dujardin and Cécile De France break the rules and fall in love on a dangerous special mission in Monaco.  

 

Queer Films: 

 

Ciné-Kids Animated Films: 

 

Don’t have a Catchplay account? You can sign up and watch Beauty and the Beast for free until the end of May, so let’s get started! 

 

Top 4 French films curated by AF made available on Vimeo on Demand by Anticipate Pictures 

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  • Girl by Lukas Dhont: Cannes’ Golden Camera Winner, Girl follows the journey of Victor, a Belgium transgender girl pursuing a career as a ballerina.  

 

These films are available for online renting, thanks to Alliance Française de Singapour partner Anticipate Pictures.  

 

Top 12 French films curated by AF available on iTunes Store 

 iTunes Store

Love Stories:  

  • Someone, Somewhere (Deux moi) by Cédric Klapisch: two young and slightly depressed Parisians live nearby, but have never talked. Shall the two ever meet? 
  • Lost and Found (Je promets d’être sage) by Ronan Le Page: Frank (Pio Marmaï) wants a new quiet life and a fresh start. But then comes the meeting with his new neurotic colleague Sybille (Léa Drucker)… 

 

Filming Cinema and Stardom:  

  • Play by Anthony Marciano: for 25 years, Max has filmed his life and friends. From the 1990s to the 2010s, the portrait of a whole generation emerges through its objective. Joyful and heartfelt!  
  • Redoubtable (Le redoutable) by Michel Hazanavicius: a Palme d’Or nominee story about the making of La Chinoise, in 1967, when Godard falls in love with actress Anne Wiazemsky. Dive into the French New Wave and May 68’s Paris!  
  • Guy by Alex Lutz: a young journalist (Alex Lutz, Best Actor César) learns that he is the illegitimate son of a French pop singer who was extremely famous from the 60s to the 90s, and looks for a way to meet him.  

 

Fights on Screen:

  • The Freshmen (Première année) by Thomas Lilti: friendship sparks between Benjamin (William Lebghil) and Antoine (Vincent Lacoste) during their first year of medical school.  
  • The Wolf’s Call (Le chant du loup) by Antonin Baudry: in the near future, a French submarine finds itself in a crisis situation. An electric and César-winning underwater action film. 
  • By the Grace of God (Grâce à Dieu) by François Ozon: a Silver Berlin Bear winner, By the Grace of God tells the story of three survivors of a Catholic priest’s abuse, as they begin their fight to expose abuses hidden by the church.  
  • A Perfect Man (Un homme idéal) by Yann Gozlan: a struggling writer finds a shortcut to fame, but a blackmailer threatens to ruin his perfect life. A passionate thriller, and an amazing performance from Pierre Niney! 

 

French Comedies:  

  • Five by Igor Gotesman: a group of five childhood friends move in together in Paris. In order to fund their luxurious lifestyle, Samuel (Pierre Niney) becomes a drug dealer.  
  • The Trouble with You (En liberté !) by Pierre Salvadori: A hilarious comedy with Pio Marmaï and Adèle Haenel about a widow who discovers that her late husband sent an innocent man to jail to cover-up his own crimes.  
  • Back to Burgundy (Ce qui nous lie) by Cédric Klapisch: after a 10-year absence, Jean returns to his hometown. Reuniting with his family, they have to re-build their relationship and trust again.  

 

These films are available for online renting on the iTunes Store and on Apple TV. 

 

Top 2 French films curated by AF on Mubi [Free trial period]

 Mubi

  • Laurence Anyways by Xavier Dolan: dazzling photography, indie-pop music scenes and falling clothes – re-discover Quebec’s rising star Xavier Dolan’s universe with its third film, a drama that charts ten years of a complicated love story.  
  • Persécution by Patrick Chéreau: a Venice Golden Lion nominated story about Daniel (Romain Duris) who is haunted by a stranger who keeps breaking into his house, and finally admits his love for him.  

 Don’t have a Mübi account? First seven days are free, so let’s get started! 

 

Top 2 French films curated by AF on Madelen – INA [Free trial period]

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Re-discover two French new waves masterpieces on INA’s new platform Madelen:  

Don’t have a Madelen account? First three months are free, so let’s get started! 

 

Free short animated films by Folimage & Institut français [Free]

 

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Your little ones are missing our monthly Ciné-Mids? Folimage and Institut français have teamed up to offer you these five poetic short animated French films for free on Vimeo!  

  • La Cage:  password: Fo%im@jCM0809 

 

Human by Yann-Arthus Bertrand [Free]

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French environmentalist, journalist and photographer Yann-Arthus Bertrand has made his 2015 documentary Human available for free on YouTube! Discover this UN-premiered historic film here and travel all around the globe from your home. 

In French only 

 

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