2014 - Favourite films released in Paris (or to be released this year)

by hgcastano | created - 10 Aug 2014 | updated - 10 Dec 2014 | Public

My favourite films that have been released in Paris this year, or that are going to be released soon, some of them reviewed on my blog http://hgcastano.wordpress.com

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1. Les gouffres (2012)

62 min | Drama

Five gigantic sinkholes have recently been discovered on a remote plateau on the other side of the world. A team of experts has made the trip to decent into the depths.

Director: Antoine Barraud | Stars: Nathalie Boutefeu, Mathieu Amalric, Mario Dragunsky, Marta Hoskins

Votes: 72

2. The Wind Rises (2013)

PG-13 | 126 min | Animation, Biography, Drama

83 Metascore

A look at the life of Jiro Horikoshi, the man who designed Japanese fighter planes during World War II.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Hideaki Anno, Hidetoshi Nishijima, Miori Takimoto, Masahiko Nishimura

Votes: 60,671 | Gross: $5.21M

3. At Berkeley (2013)

244 min | Documentary

81 Metascore

The University of California at Berkeley, the oldest and most prestigious member of a ten campus public education system, is also one of the finest research and teaching facilities in the ... See full summary »

Director: Frederick Wiseman | Star: Anahid Modrek

Votes: 502 | Gross: $0.01M

4. A Thousand Suns (2013)

45 min | Documentary

Magaye Niang, the main actor of Senegalese film classic Touki Bouki (1973), is an average farmer today. After a screening of the film he recalls his first love, who left the country years ago.

Director: Mati Diop | Stars: Magaye Niang, Wasis Diop, Ben D. Beye, Joe Ouakam

Votes: 73

5. The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

R | 99 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

88 Metascore

The adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous hotel from the fictional Republic of Zubrowka between the first and second World Wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend.

Director: Wes Anderson | Stars: Ralph Fiennes, F. Murray Abraham, Mathieu Amalric, Adrien Brody

Votes: 631,395 | Gross: $59.10M

6. Neighboring Sounds (2012)

Unrated | 131 min | Drama, Thriller

77 Metascore

The lives of the residents of a Brazilian apartment building and the security guards who get the job guarding the surrounding streets.

Director: Kleber Mendonça Filho | Stars: Ana Rita Gurgel, Caio Almeida, Maeve Jinkings, Dida Maia

Votes: 5,642 | Gross: $0.03M

7. Student (2012)

90 min | Drama

63 Metascore

A solitary philosophy student steers his directionless life toward a violent crime, spurred on by a post-Soviet order characterized by growing inequality, institutional corruption and a ... See full summary »

Director: Darezhan Omirbayev | Stars: Ermek Ahmetov, Erkebulan Almanov, Amangeldy Aytaly, Nurlan Bajtasov

Votes: 176

8. Stray Dogs (2013)

Not Rated | 138 min | Drama

84 Metascore

An alcoholic man and his two young children barely survive in Taipei. They cross path with a lonely grocery clerk who might help them make a better life.

Director: Ming-liang Tsai | Stars: Kang-sheng Lee, Kuei-Mei Yang, Yi-Ching Lu, Shiang-chyi Chen

Votes: 2,011

9. Life of Riley (2014)

Not Rated | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

70 Metascore

In the midst of rehearsals for a new play, amateur dramatics proponents Colin and Kathryn receive the shattering news that their friend George is fatally ill and only has a few months to live.

Director: Alain Resnais | Stars: Sabine Azéma, Sandrine Kiberlain, Caroline Silhol, André Dussollier

Votes: 1,106

10. Harmony Lessons (2013)

120 min | Drama

Lonely Kazakh teenager Aslan is bullied at his new school. He prepares himself for a bloody revenge on the school bully Bolat.

Director: Emir Baigazin | Stars: Timur Aidarbekov, Aslan Anarbayev, Mukhtar Andassov, Anelya Adilbekova

Votes: 804

11. The Strange Little Cat (2013)

Not Rated | 72 min | Comedy, Drama

80 Metascore

A family in a house, and a chain of events that take place, on an ordinary evening that they plan to have dinner with relatives.

Director: Ramon Zürcher | Stars: Jenny Schily, Anjorka Strechel, Mia Kasalo, Luk Pfaff

Votes: 805

12. Three Sisters (2012)

Not Rated | 153 min | Documentary

Three sisters live alone in a small village family house in the high mountains of the Yunan region. Their parents are nowhere to be seen. The three little girls send their days working in ... See full summary »

Director: Bing Wang

Votes: 301

13. Computer Chess (2013)

Not Rated | 92 min | Comedy

74 Metascore

A 1980s-set story centered around a man vs. machine chess tournament.

Director: Andrew Bujalski | Stars: Kriss Schludermann, Tom Fletcher, Wiley Wiggins, Patrick Riester

Votes: 4,042 | Gross: $0.10M

14. When Evening Falls on Bucharest or Metabolism (2013)

Not Rated | 89 min | Drama

67 Metascore

During the production of his latest movie, a director feels the need to add a new scene, emphasising on the protagonist's aesthetic nudity. Endless negotiations begin between lunch and dinner; however, will they ever reach a conclusion?

Director: Corneliu Porumboiu | Stars: Bogdan Dumitrache, Diana Avramut, Mihaela Sirbu, Alexandru Papadopol

Votes: 844

15. Night Moves (2013)

R | 112 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

75 Metascore

Three radical environmentalists look to execute the protest of their lives: the explosion of a hydroelectric dam.

Director: Kelly Reichardt | Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Dakota Fanning, Peter Sarsgaard, Alia Shawkat

Votes: 12,592 | Gross: $0.25M

16. 'Til Madness Do Us Part (2013)

227 min | Documentary

70 Metascore

50 men live for 12 months in a madhouse, they passing their days in a single plane and having little contact with the medical team. Every one of the inmates is not there for mental health ... See full summary »

Director: Bing Wang

Votes: 235

17. Two Days, One Night (2014)

PG-13 | 95 min | Drama

89 Metascore

Liège, Belgium. Sandra is a factory worker who discovers that her workmates have opted for a EUR1,000 bonus in exchange for her dismissal. She has only a weekend to convince her colleagues to give up their bonuses in order to keep her job.

Directors: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne | Stars: Marion Cotillard, Fabrizio Rongione, Catherine Salée, Baptiste Sornin

Votes: 41,179 | Gross: $1.44M

18. Goodbye to Language (2014)

Not Rated | 70 min | Drama, Fantasy

75 Metascore

A silent, surreal parallel between a couple and a dog.

Director: Jean-Luc Godard | Stars: Héloïse Godet, Kamel Abdelli, Richard Chevallier, Zoé Bruneau

Votes: 4,900

19. Maps to the Stars (2014)

R | 111 min | Comedy, Drama

67 Metascore

A tour into the heart of a Hollywood family chasing celebrity, one another and the relentless ghosts of their pasts.

Director: David Cronenberg | Stars: Julianne Moore, Mia Wasikowska, Robert Pattinson, John Cusack

Votes: 34,908 | Gross: $0.35M

20. Li'l Quinquin (2014)

Not Rated | 206 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

79 Metascore

A murder mystery that opens with the discovery of human body parts stuffed inside a cow on the outskirts of a small channel town in northern France.

Stars: Alane Delhaye, Lucy Caron, Bernard Pruvost, Philippe Jore

Votes: 2,235

21. Eat Your Bones (2014)

PG-13 | 94 min | Drama, Thriller

18 year old Jason Dorkel belongs to a community of gypsies. He is about to celebrate his baptism when his half-brother Fred returns after fifteen years in prison. Together, with their last ... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Charles Hue | Stars: Frédéric Dorkel, Jason François, Michael Dauber, Moïse Dorkel

Votes: 398

22. Cold in July (2014)

R | 109 min | Crime, Thriller

73 Metascore

When a protective father meets a murderous ex-con, both need to deviate from the path they are on as they soon find themselves entangled in a downwards spiral of lies and violence while having to confront their own inner psyche.

Director: Jim Mickle | Stars: Michael C. Hall, Sam Shepard, Don Johnson, Vinessa Shaw

Votes: 31,964 | Gross: $0.41M

23. Ennui ennui (2013)

32 min | Short, Comedy

While the french ambassadress to Afghanistan is in the middle of disarmament negotiations with a Kuchi Nomad tribe, her daughter, Cleo, is Kidnapped by Afghanistan's only female warlord

Director: Gabriel Abrantes | Stars: Edith Scob, Laetitia Dosch, Omid Rawendah, Esther Garrel

Votes: 60

24. Taprobana (2014)

24 min | Short, Comedy

In this short comedy, Luis Vaz de Camoes, the greatest Portuguese renaissance poet, struggles creatively while engaging in a hedonistic, coprophagic, and drug addled lifestyle. The film ... See full summary »

Director: Gabriel Abrantes | Stars: Jani Zhao, Natxo Checa, U.G. Punchi Banda, B. Wimalawate

Votes: 65

25. Liberdade (2011)

16 min | Short, Action, Drama

Filmed in Luanda, Angola, the film follows two young lovers, Liberdade, an Angolan boy, and his Chinese girlfriend, Betty, as they navigate through the complications of their burgeoning ... See full summary »

Directors: Gabriel Abrantes, Benjamin Crotty | Stars: Dadi Carvalho, Joelson Da Silva, Wang Tian Guo, Zhou Jian

Votes: 26

26. Under the Skin (I) (2013)

R | 108 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

78 Metascore

A mysterious young woman seduces lonely men in the evening hours in Scotland. However, events lead her to begin a process of self-discovery.

Director: Jonathan Glazer | Stars: Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy McWilliams, Lynsey Taylor Mackay, Dougie McConnell

Votes: 112,813 | Gross: $2.61M

27. Our Sunhi (2013)

88 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A young woman returning to her old school to visit her professor also runs into her old boyfriend and her senior, each of whom has a past with her.

Director: Sang-soo Hong | Stars: Yu-mi Jung, Sun-kyun Lee, Jae-yeong Jeong, Sang-Jung Kim

Votes: 942

28. The Tale of The Princess Kaguya (2013)

PG | 137 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

89 Metascore

Found inside a shining stalk of bamboo by an old bamboo cutter and his wife, a tiny girl grows rapidly into an exquisite young lady. The mysterious young princess enthralls all who encounter her, but ultimately she must confront her fate, the punishment for her crime.

Director: Isao Takahata | Stars: Chloë Grace Moretz, James Caan, Mary Steenburgen, James Marsden

Votes: 28,958 | Gross: $1.51M

29. Bird People (2014)

Unrated | 127 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

70 Metascore

In an airport hotel on the outskirts of Paris, a Silicon Valley engineer abruptly chucks his job, breaks things off with his wife, and holes up in his room. Soon, fate draws him and a young French maid together.

Director: Pascale Ferran | Stars: Josh Charles, Anaïs Demoustier, Roschdy Zem, Radha Mitchell

Votes: 2,734 | Gross: $0.01M

30. Jauja (2014)

Not Rated | 109 min | Drama, Western

77 Metascore

A father and daughter journey from Denmark to an unknown desert that exists in a realm beyond the confines of civilization.

Director: Lisandro Alonso | Stars: Viggo Mortensen, Ghita Nørby, Viilbjørk Malling Agger, Esteban Bigliardi

Votes: 3,465

31. Leviathan (2014)

R | 140 min | Crime, Drama

92 Metascore

In a Russian coastal town, Kolya is forced to fight the corrupt mayor when he is told that his house will be demolished. He recruits a lawyer friend to help, but the man's arrival brings further misfortune for Kolya and his family.

Director: Andrey Zvyagintsev | Stars: Aleksey Serebryakov, Elena Lyadova, Roman Madyanov, Vladimir Vdovichenkov

Votes: 43,060 | Gross: $1.09M

32. Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon (2013)

Not Rated | 134 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

From legendary action director Tsui Hark and the creators of international smash hit Detective Dee - Mystery Of The Phantom Flame comes the captivating tale of Dee Renjie's beginnings in ... See full summary »

Director: Hark Tsui | Stars: Carina Lau, Chien Sheng, Mark Chao, Angelababy

Votes: 3,927 | Gross: $0.09M

33. Comrades (1986)

183 min | Drama, History

The story of "The Tolpuddle Martyrs". A group of 19th century English farm labourers who formed one of the first trade unions and started a campaign to receive fair wages.

Director: Bill Douglas | Stars: Keith Allen, Dave Atkins, Stephen Bateman, Katy Behean

Votes: 619

34. Clouds of Sils Maria (2014)

R | 124 min | Drama

78 Metascore

A film star comes face-to-face with an uncomfortable reflection of herself while starring in a revival of the play that launched her career.

Director: Olivier Assayas | Stars: Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart, Chloë Grace Moretz, Lars Eidinger

Votes: 24,590 | Gross: $1.81M

35. The Kindergarten Teacher (2014)

Not Rated | 119 min | Drama

68 Metascore

A kindergarten teacher discovers in a five year-old child a prodigious gift for poetry. Amazed and inspired by this young boy, she decides to protect his talent in spite of everyone.

Director: Nadav Lapid | Stars: Sarit Larry, Avi Shnaidman, Lior Raz, Gilles Ben-David

Votes: 900

36. A Time in Quchi (2013)

109 min | Drama

Bao is sent to Quchi to accompany his widowed grandpa during the summer because his parents are getting divorced. Taking his homework with him, Bao is transferred to a small school. He ... See full summary »

Director: Tso-chi Chang | Stars: Liang-yu Yang, Kuan Kuan, Nick Yen, Jen-Shuo Cheng

Votes: 105

37. Saint Laurent (2014)

R | 150 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

52 Metascore

Yves Saint Laurent's life from 1967 to 1976, during which time the famed fashion designer was at the peak of his career.

Director: Bertrand Bonello | Stars: Gaspard Ulliel, Jérémie Renier, Louis Garrel, Léa Seydoux

Votes: 4,810 | Gross: $0.43M

38. Portrait of the Artist (2014)

127 min | Drama

A famous filmmaker works on his next film, which will focus on monstrosity. He is obsessed with the idea of finding a painting that will be central to the film and will crystallize all the power and beauty of monsters.

Director: Antoine Barraud | Stars: Bertrand Bonello, Jeanne Balibar, Géraldine Pailhas, Joana Preiss

Votes: 128

39. To Kill a Man (2014)

TV-14 | 82 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A working class man who, tired of being the victim of criminals, decides to take justice in his own hands.

Director: Alejandro Fernández Almendras | Stars: Daniel Candia, Alejandra Yañez, Daniel Antivilo, Ariel Mateluna

Votes: 1,359

40. Still the Water (2014)

121 min | Drama, Romance

55 Metascore

On a subtropical island, a teenage couple deal with the interwoven cycle of life, death and love.

Director: Naomi Kawase | Stars: Nijirô Murakami, Junko Abe, Miyuki Matsuda, Tetta Sugimoto

Votes: 2,284

42. Mommy (I) (2014)

R | 139 min | Drama

74 Metascore

A widowed single mother, raising her violent son alone, finds new hope when a mysterious neighbor inserts herself into their household.

Director: Xavier Dolan | Stars: Anne Dorval, Antoine Olivier Pilon, Suzanne Clément, Patrick Huard

Votes: 42,813 | Gross: $3.49M

43. Love Is Strange (2014)

R | 94 min | Drama, Romance

82 Metascore

After Ben and George get married, George is fired from his teaching post, forcing them to stay with friends separately while they sell their place and look for cheaper housing -- a situation that weighs heavily on all involved.

Director: Ira Sachs | Stars: John Lithgow, Alfred Molina, Marisa Tomei, Charlie Tahan

Votes: 11,461 | Gross: $2.25M

44. A Woman's Revenge (2012)

100 min | Biography, Drama

Roberto is a dandy!An unmoved, inscrutable and thus enigmatic man. He enjoys the aristocratic amusement of astonishment.Women, whom he knows full well in all sorts of styles and races, can ... See full summary »

Director: Rita Azevedo Gomes | Stars: Rita Durão, Fernando Rodrigues, Hugo Tourita, Duarte Martins

Votes: 81

45. Mercuriales (2014)

108 min | Drama

In a Parisian suburb of Bagnolet two receptionists who work in the lobby of the titular high-rise drift from one enigmatic situation to the next going to the pool, visiting a maze-like sex club and hunting for new employment.

Director: Virgil Vernier | Stars: Ana Neborac, Philippine Stindel, Jad Solesme, Annabelle Lengronne

Votes: 188



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