As public spaces will remain closed during this phase of de-confinement, we invite you to discover some unique French contents which have been made accessible online on various platforms.
The programs have been carefully curated by each institution with new titles being added in every week, reflecting the diversity of French Cinema. Check them out!
Discover the intriguing, curious, sometimes bizarre, but always fascinating side of French cinema! For viewers, it is the promise of openness to other universes and artistic languages.
Every Wednesday, mk2 in collaboration with the cultural information website Trois Couleurs, presents a selection of 5 to 6 works from the vast catalogue of mk2 films: feature films, short films, making of, documentary and major bonuses in the history of world cinema.
Each film, may it be a short or long feature is unique – Amongst the numerous offers, you can witness the first tests in front of the camera by Jean-Pierre Leaud for iconic Nouvelle Vague movie “Les quatre cents coups” (1959) by Francois Truffaut, or watch the rare documentary on the Black Panthers shot in Los Angeles by Agnes Varda in 1968.
There is something for everyone to watch, even in the performing arts, as mk2 has an agreement with Opera National de Paris to present a new creation of the 3e Scene every week.
The films are FREE and accessible to all: https://www.troiscouleurs.fr/curiosity-by-mk2/
HENRI – The new online platform of the Cinémathèque Française
Presenting its brand new platform Henri (named after Henri Langlois who founded it in 1936), the Cinémathèque Française, heart of the conservation and restauration of cinema heritage, is presenting a series of films never shown before – rarities, curiosities and early avant-garde short films.
Among them, a series of films by great names, like Jean Epstein (1897-1953), Jean-Paul Biette, Jacques Rozier as well as unedited interviews between movie critic Serge Daney (1944 – 1992) and Jean-Luc Godard and unpublished historical documents featuring Henri Langlois.
Every day, the platform will be enriched with a film among those that the Cinémathèque has restored over the past twenty years.
FREE access to everyone: https://www.cinematheque.fr/henri/
Madelen – The Online platform from INA
With millions of hours of television programming, The National Audiovisual Institute (INA), is launching a free 1 month unlimited access to its incomparable platform Madelen, featuring a vast collection of fiction and series, shows and concerts, documentaries, broadcasts and audio programs.
Among these the numerous titles on offer, check out the documentary on the late Michel Piccoli (1925 – 2020) – “L’extravagant Monsieur Piccoli ” which looks back on the career of this icon of the French Cinema and interviews of Cedric Klapish, Romain Duris or Ana Girardot just to mention some of the talents we had the pleasure to welcome in Singapore in the past few years.
The platform also has an extensive collection of timeless classics in their impeccably 4K restored versions. To name a few, Alain Resnais’ (“Hiroshima mon amour”, 1958, and “Muriel ou le temps d’un retour”, 1963) and Robert Bresson (“Au hasard Balthazar”, 1966, and “Mouchette“, 1967) as well as the Fantomas series by Claude Chabrol and Luis Buñuel with the behind the scenes interviews.