For those who missed some of the standout films or those who want to watch them again, our Best of 2020 gathers a selection of 5 of the most acclaimed films of last year, giving you a chance to see them at home.
Les Misérables, L. Ly
Winner of several Césars & the Jury Prize at Cannes, Les Misérables follows newly recruited anti-crime brigade officer (D. Bonnard) navigating through the tense underworld of the Parisian suburb of Montfermeil. The film explores contemporary Montfermeil, the place where, over 150 years ago, Victor Hugo set Les Misérables. Time has gone by and yet, the similarities between today’s angry youth and Gavroche are only too clear.
J'ai Perdu mon corps, J. Clapin
In Paris, Naoufel falls in love with Gabrielle. On another part of town, a severed hand escapes from a dissection lab, determined to find its body again. During a dangerous expedition across the city it remembers its life together with Naoufel up until the accident. After an eventful journey, they will reconnect in the most unexpected and poetic way. Weird and potentially off-putting, but it's also visually and emotionally beautiful, one of 2019's most ambitious films.
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Portrait d'un jeune fille en feu, C. Sciamma
Brittany, 1770. Marianne, a painter, is commissioned to do the wedding portrait of Héloïse. Héloïse is a reluctant bride-to-be and Marianne must paint her without her knowing. She observes her by day, to paint her secretly. Céline Sciamma's 4th feature film ventures into a singularly rich period piece, stirring, thought-provoking drama within a powerfully acted romance. An elegant, endlessly gorgeous piece of film that hits you right in the centre of your heart.
Wine Calling, B. Sauvard
Recently the world of wine has been in full effervescence, shaken by a counter culture as strong as the rock scene was in its time. All around the world, joyous rebels have invaded the vineyards to create the wine they love: a natural wine free of codes and norms. Wine Calling has followed over a year, from the harvest to the bottling, some of the most exciting of these new wine growers, springboard of a rising global movement for taste and sustainability.
Les hirondelles de Kaboul, Z. Breitman & É. Gobbé-Mévellec
Summer 1998 - Kabul under Taliban rule. Zunaira and Mohsen are young and in love. Despite the daily violence and misery, they hope for a better future. One day, a foolish gesture causes life to take an irrevocable turn.