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Summary: "Two luminaries of French cinema, Claire Denis and Juliette Binoche, unite for the first time in this piercing look at the elusive nature of true love, and the extent to which we are willing to betray ourselves in its pursuit. Binoche plays Isabelle, a successful painter in Paris whose apparent independence belies what she desires most: real romantic fulfillment. Isabelle reveals deep wells of...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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2 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGH LET

Summary: Shows Camille Claudel, a protégé and mistress of Auguste Rodin, in 1915 when she was imprisoned in an insane asylum. Camille was also the sister of the Christian mystic poet Paul Claudel, the last of her family to pay her regular visits. Inspired by the correspondence between Paul and Camille, the movie focuses on Camille 's struggle to maintain a sense of normalcy in a crowd of schizophrenics....

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Kino Lorber, Inc. 2014

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Summary: During World War II, a group of Jewish-American guerilla soldiers, led by Lt. Aldo Raine, become known as "The Basterds." They are chosen specifically to spread fear throughout the Third Reich by scalping and brutally killing Nazis. The Basterds soon cross paths with a French-Jewish woman who runs a movie theater in Paris which is targeted by the soldiers. A plot is set in motion to kill the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Universal Studios Home Entertainment 2009

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA ING

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD I

Summary: During World War II, a group of Jewish-American guerrilla soldiers, led by Lt. Aldo Raine, become known as "The Basterds." They are chosen specifically to spread fear throughout the Third Reich by scalping and brutally killing Nazis. The Basterds soon cross paths with a French-Jewish woman who runs a movie theater in Paris which is targeted by the soldiers. A plot is set in motion to kill the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2012

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA ING

Summary: The third film in the Animerama Trilogy. The setting is a village in medieval France. On the day of their wedding, Jean and Jeanne visit the lord of the village to pay a tribute. Instead of receiving the tribute, the lord and his vassals rape her, and the marriage is marked with misery and unhappiness. One day, a tiny creature visits Jeanne, an evil spirit. In time, the spirit seduces her body...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN BEL

Summary: An aimless drifter wandering through the wintry French countryside encounters violence, hunger, fear and cold, yet touches the lives of the people she meets with her own ideas of freedom.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2007

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN VAG

Summary: Based on a true story of British women working as undercover agents in France during WWII, this compelling series comes to a thrilling close in these final eight episodes.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by Acorn Media 2011

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Summary: Michèle seems indestructible. Head of a successful video game company, she brings the same ruthless attitude to her love life as to business. Being attacked in her home by an unknown assailant changes Michèle's life forever. When she resolutely tracks the man down, they are both drawn into a curious and thrilling game--a game that may, at any moment, spiral out of control.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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2 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA ELL

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD ELL RATED R

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MOVIE ELL

Summary: Millionaire playboy Jervis Pendleton III becomes enamored with a young woman living in a French orphanage, and decides to anonymously sponsor her college education in America. When they finally meet face-to-face two years later, romance blossoms but is complicated by Jervis's hesitance towards their age differences.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 2005

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Baye, Nathalie

Summary: Set during the time of World War I, follows a group of women in rural France who have to run the family farm while their men got shipped off to combat.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Music Box Films 2018

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN GUA

Summary: The owner of Montmartre's most notorious nightspot, the Café Le Bal Du Paradis, Simone Pistache spends a great deal of her time in court, thanks to the banning of that "lewd and lascivious" dance, the Can-Can. So when her nightlife-loving lawyer and boyfriend, François Durnais, refuses to settle down and marry her, Simone decides to play up to his rival in romance, Parisian judge Philipe...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 2007

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1 available in Musicals DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSICALS CAN

Summary: Camille, a concert violinist, becomes intrigued by her lover's business partner, Stephane. She interprets his distance as a sign of intellectual seduction. The love triangle that develops reveals the complexity and imperfection of the three characters.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: KOCH Lorber Films 2006

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN HEA

Summary: The true story of Séraphine Louis, a simple, devout housekeeper who in 1905, at the age of 41, began painting brilliantly colorful canvases. In 1912, a German art critic discovered her paintings while she was working as his maid. Tells the story of the relationship between the avant-garde dealer and the visionary cleaning lady, forging a testament to the mysteries of creativity and the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Music Box Films 2010

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN SER
1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF SER

Summary: Agnès Varda eloquently captures Paris in the sixties with this real-time portrait of a singer set adrift in the city as she awaits test results of a biopsy. A chronicle of the minutes of one woman's life, Cléo from 5 to 7 is a spirited mix of vivid vérité and melodrama, featuring a score by Michel Legrand and cameos by Jean-Luc Godard and Anna Karina.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2007

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN CLE

Summary: A woman, not satisfied with the limited life she leads, rebels against conventional society, and finds tragedy.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by Warner Home Video 2007

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1 available in Romance DVDs, Call number: DVD ROMANCE MAD

Summary: Edith Piaf was raised in a brothel, wrested from the only life she knew by her father so they could join the circus, Edith spent her teen years on the streets. She is finally "rescued" by a crime figure who gives her career a start, and, ultimately, her international success and final illness. She was always frail, sickly, malnourished, and wildly temperamental. She was often on drugs or...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: HBO Video 2007

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3 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN VIE

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD VIE RATED PG-13

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Summary: The wife of a successful movie producer takes a car trip from the south of France to Paris with one of her husband's associates.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MOVIE PAR

Summary: Melanie is a young woman whose ambitions as a concert pianist were dashed as a child by the thoughtless behavior of the jury chairwoman, the famous pianist Madame Fouchecourt, during her exam. Ten years later Melanie sets up an elaborate plan for revenge and soon begins to ingratiate herself into the family. Unrecognized by Madame, Melanie becomes her trusted "page turner" as both women...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Tartan Video USA 2007

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN PAG

Summary: A spinster gets revenge on her cousin's family by enlisting the help of a beautiful woman, after they take away the only man that mattered to her.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Acorn Media 2007

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1 available in British Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD BRITISH TV COU

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Summary: At the height of WWII, brave British women risk their lives as secret agents in occupied France. Based on real-life stories, filmed on location, this suspenseful series features strong female characters, tension-filled plots, and historical authenticity.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Acorn Media 2010

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Summary: "Ousmane Sembène ... made his feature debut in 1966 with the brilliant and stirring Black Girl. Sembène, who was also an acclaimed novelist in his native Senegal, transforms a deceptively simple plot--about a young Senegalese woman who moves to France to work for a wealthy white family and finds that life in their small apartment becomes a prison, both figuratively and literally--into a...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN BLA

Summary: A spinster gets revenge on her cousin's family by enlisting the help of a beautiful woman, after they take away the only man that mattered to her.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Acorn Media 2007

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1 available in British Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD BRITISH TV COU

Summary: Follows two women working as spies for England in Nazi-occupied France.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Acorn Media 2009

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1 available in British Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD BRITISH TV WIS

Merlant, Noemie

6 holds on 2 copies

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Distribution 2020

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