Find the latest French films at La Médiathèque
The final countdown to the Césars, France’s biggest film awards, kicked off as the French Academy of Cinema Technical Arts and Sciences unveiled the nominees for the 39th edition at the end of January.
Borrow the best of last year’s French films at La Médiathèque !
- Bullhead, Michael R. Roskam (Crime / Drama)
A young cattle farmer is approached by a veterinarian to make a deal with a notorious beef trader.
- Sister, Ursula Meier, (Drama / Comedy)
A drama set at a Swiss ski resort and centred on a boy who supports his sister by stealing from wealthy guests.
- Holy Motors, Leos Carax (Drama / Fantasy)
From dawn to dusk, a few hours in the shadowy life of a mystic man named Monsieur Oscar.
- The Returned – TV series (Drama/Thriller)
The Returned opens in a small mountain community which is rocked to its core when several local people who are presumed dead suddenly re-appear at their homes.
- Rust and Bone, Jacques Audiard (Drama/Romance)
Put in charge of his young son, Alain leaves Belgium for Antibes to live with his sister and her husband as a family. Alain’s bond with Stephanie, a killer whale trainer, grows deeper after Stephanie suffers a horrible accident.
- In the House, Francois Ozon (Comedy/Drama)
A high school French teacher gets increasingly drawn into a precocious student’s increasingly transgressive story about his relationship with a friend’s family.
- Love Crimes, Alain Corneau (Crime/Thriller)
Ruthless executive Christine brings on Isabelle as her assistant, and she takes delight in toying with the young woman’s innocence.
- The Lookout, Michel Placido (Crime)
A detective hunts for the marksman who foiled the plan to catch a notorious team of bank robbers.
- Chercher Hortense, Pascal Bonitzer (Comedy)
A wife pressures her husband to solicit work papers from his civil servant father.
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Goncourt Prize: Au revoir là-haut by Pierre Lemaitre
Having just escaped the chaos of the Great War, Albert and Edouard soon realise that they are no longer welcome in their own country…
Médicis Prize: Il faut beaucoup aimer les hommes by Marie Darrieussecq
Girl meets boy. It’s love at first sight. But there’s just one thing… the boy happens to be black.
Renaudot Prize: Naissance by Yann Moix
To be born is to shake off one’s parents. Not to kill the father, but to kill the son in us.
Interallié Prize: Moment d’un couple by Nelly Alard
When Olivier tells his wife Juliette about his affair, her whole world crumbles. How can she survive such a betrayal?
Grand prix du roman de l’Académie française : Plonger by Christophe Ono-dit-Biot
That’s how they found her – naked and dead. A man leads the investigation into the murder of a woman he loved passionately.
OUR HEARTS SKIP A BEAT FOR THIS SELECTION OF DOCUMENTS
Our non-fiction Librarian recommends:
Cent tableaux a clef de l’Histoire de France de Guillaume Picon
Discover France’s history through 100 paintings.
Our Cinema specialist’s choices:
Starbuck, Ken Scott, DVD, 2013
A comedy about a forty-something slacker who discovers he has fathered 533 children as a result of artificial insemination.
Our Music specialist recommends:
Love Songs, Vanessa Paradis. Barclay. 05/2013.
Our Children’s Librarian likes:
First 100 words in French by Heather Amery (Author) and Stephen Cartwright (Author, Illustrator).
Give your children a head start in French with French learning resources just for them!
Our Comics specialist says:
Chroniques de la Lune Noire Vol 0 by Fabrice Angleraud (Illustrator) and François Froideval (Author).
Discover how it all started…
Our E-books expert recommends:
La poupée timide, Sylvie Sarzaud, 2013
Lola seeks helps from a fairy because her little rag doll, Pivoine, wants to make friends, play and contribute in class but is too shy.
FIND THE BEST OF LA RENTREE LITTERAIRE AT LA MEDIATHEQUE
September is already here and it is our pleasure to present ‘La rentrée littéraire’ again!
Borrow the best of latest French contemporary literature books.
La grâce des brigands, Véronique Ovaldé, 2013, book
A toxic family, an american comedy, a few treasons, and an earthquake are some of the elements composing this story.
Kinderzimmer, Valentine Goby, 2013, book
1944, the concentration camp of Ravensbrück counts over 40 000 women. In this place of death and destruction, the Kinderzimmer: a room dedicated to infants, which looks like an anomaly, something impossible but also as a light place in the shadows. In this dreadful present, a young woman survives. She gives life, and make it carry on, despite of everything.
La confrérie des chasseurs de livres, Raphaël Jerusalmy, 2013, book
The secret mission entrusted to poet François Villon to convince a bookseller and printer of Mayence to set up in Paris to fight censorship and help the progressive ideas reprobated by Roma.
Immortelles, Laure Adler, 2013, book
A novel about youth, hopes, illusions, vagaries, love at first sight. It’s also a beautiful tribute to feminine friendship.
Un jour je m’en irai sans avoir tout dit, Jean d’ Ormesson, 2013, book
Ormuz, Jean Rolin, 2013, book
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