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New DVDs at the Library - September 2017

Find out the new releases available to our members in the Library!
New DVDs available at the Library

C’est la rentrée! New DVDs are ready for you!

Children’s section

Le Ballon Rouge / The Red Balloon (1956) is a fantasy comedy-drama featurette written, produced, and directed by Albert Lamorisse.

In this deceptively simple, nearly wordless tale, a young boy discovers a stray balloon, which seems to have a mind of its own, on the streets of Paris. The two become inseparable, yet the world’s harsh realities finally interfere.

The film won numerous awards, including an Oscar for Lamorisse for writing the best original screenplay and the prestigious Palme d’Or for short films at the 1956 Cannes Film Festival.

Watch an extract here.

Classic section

La Poison (1951) is a dramedy, written and directed by Sacha Guitry, starring Michel Simon and Louis de Funès.

After thirty years of married life, Paul and Blandine Braconnier have grown to hate each other so much that each contemplates murdering the other.

Watch an extract here.

New movies

Cézanne et moi / Cézanne and I (2016) is a biographical and historical film written and directed by Danièle Thompson; it stars Guillaume Canet, Guillaume Gallienne, Alice Pol, Déborah François and Sabine Azéma.

This film traces the lifelong friendship between 19th century novelist Émile Zola and painter Paul Cézanne, from their first meeting as schoolmates to their creative rivalry as fame and success continue to elude Cézanne.

It was named as one of four films on the shortlist for the French submission for the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film at the 89th Academy Awards.

Watch the trailer here.

La Belle Saison / Summertime (2015) is a 2015 French-Belgian romantic drama directed by Catherine Corsini, co-written with Laurette Polmanss; it stars Cécile de France, Izïa Higelin and Noémie Lvovsky.

Set in 1971, Delphine, the daughter of farmers in the French countryside, decides to move to Paris in an attempt to create her own life outside of her parents’ influence. She meets feminist Carole and falls in love.

The film premiered at the Locarno International Film Festival, where it won the Variety Piazza Grande Award

Watch the trailer here.

Francophone section

Starbuck (2011) is a Canadian comedy directed by Ken Scott and written by Scott and Martin Petit. It stars Patrick Huard, Antoine Bertrand, and Julie LeBreton.

David Wosniak is a 42-year old lovable but perpetual screw up who finally decides to take control of his life. A habitual sperm donor in his youth, he discovers that he’s the biological father of 533 children, 142 of whom are trying to force the fertility clinic to reveal the true identity of the prolific donor code-named Starbuck.

Watch the trailer here.

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