Melbourne International Film Festival is currently on and continues until 18 August. In this article, we tell you about films that are in French, but not only in French. Scroll to the end for links to our other MIFF 2019 articles.
Embed yourself in with a group of soldiers in the trenches on 11 November 1918, ten minutes before peace is declared, bringing World War I to an end.
Country: Belgium France
Language: Dutch, English and French
Tactile and trippy, Ayahuasca takes you on a hallucinogenic journey … from the safety of your VR headset.
Jan Kounen’s mind-expanding “spiritual reality” experience travels deep into a world – and visions – inspired by psychedelic brew ayahuasca. Vivid and intense colours and images flip and fold before your eyes as space scales and changes in a fantastic voyage.
Country: France, Luxembourg
Language: English, French with English subtitles
An 18th-century African boy, kidnapped into slavery, rises through the ranks of Viennese high society in this powerful, formally stunning work.
Country: Austria, Luxembourg
Language: French and German
This absorbing animated effort tells the tale behind an inimitable cinematic talent and one of his most controversial works: avant-garde Spanish filmmaker Luis Buñuel and his 1933 short documentary Las Hurdes.
Country: Netherlands, Spain
Language: French, Spanish
Starring Isabelle Huppert as a famous French actress, Frankie is the latest intimately observed, tenderly wrought drama from Ira Sachs – with Marisa Tomei, Brendan Gleeson, Greg Kinnear and Jérémie Renier also featuring.
Country: France, Portugal
Languages: English, French and Portuguese
La Flor Parts 1-3
Settle in for 14 hours of remarkable filmmaking from iconoclastic Argentinean director Mariano Llinás, whose La flor ups the ante of his 2008 Historias extraordinarias, taking his experiments in cinematic storytelling to unequalled new heights.
Language: Catalan, English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish and Swedish.
“A feminist portrait, Papicha seduces especially for its energy, its freshness and the charisma of its lead character.” – Cineuropa
Country: Algeria, Belgium, France, Qatar
Language: Arabic and French
Jeff Goldblum stars as a charismatic lobotomist on an oddball roadtrip across 1950s America in The Mountain, the latest work of madness and magic from cinematic iconoclast Rick Alverson.
Language: English, French.
Ai Weiwei fills his latest affecting, insightful and highly topical documentary with the voices, faces and bodies caught in Europe’s refugee crisis.
Language: Arabic, English, Farsi, French, Greek, Italian, Kurdish, Turkish
You can also read about other films at the Melbourne Film Festival in the following articles:
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