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.
2. The Wind Rises (2013)
PG-13 | 126 min | Animation, Biography, Drama
A look at the life of Jiro Horikoshi, the man who designed Japanese fighter planes during World War II.
Votes: 60,257 | Gross: $5.21M
3. At Berkeley (2013)
244 min | Documentary
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
Votes: 497 | Gross: $0.01M
4. A Thousand Suns (2013)
45 min | Documentary
Magaye Niang, once the main actor of acclaimed Senegalese 70s film "Touki Bouki", is an average farmer today. After the screening of his only film Magaye recalls his first love who left the country years ago.
5. The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
R | 99 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime
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.
Votes: 627,594 | Gross: $59.10M
6. Neighboring Sounds (2012)
Unrated | 131 min | Drama, Thriller
The lives of the residents of a Brazilian apartment building and the security guards who get the job guarding the surrounding streets.
Votes: 5,592 | Gross: $0.03M
7. Student (2012)
90 min | Drama
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 »
8. Stray Dogs (2013)
Not Rated | 138 min | Drama
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.
9. Life of Riley (2014)
Not Rated | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
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.
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
Not Rated | 89 min | Drama
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?
15. Night Moves (2013)
R | 112 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
Three radical environmentalists look to execute the protest of their lives: the explosion of a hydroelectric dam.
Votes: 12,554 | Gross: $0.25M
17. Two Days, One Night (2014)
PG-13 | 95 min | Drama
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.
Votes: 41,029 | Gross: $1.44M
19. Maps to the Stars (2014)
R | 111 min | Comedy, Drama
A tour into the heart of a Hollywood family chasing celebrity, one another and the relentless ghosts of their pasts.
Votes: 34,692 | Gross: $0.35M
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 »
22. Cold in July (2014)
R | 109 min | Crime, Thriller
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.
Votes: 31,807 | 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
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 »
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 »
26. Under the Skin (I) (2013)
R | 108 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
A mysterious young woman seduces lonely men in the evening hours in Scotland. However, events lead her to begin a process of self-discovery.
Votes: 112,093 | 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.
28. The Tale of The Princess Kaguya (2013)
PG | 137 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama
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.
Votes: 28,693 | Gross: $1.51M
29. Bird People (2014)
Unrated | 127 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance
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.
Votes: 2,731 | Gross: $0.01M
31. Leviathan (2014)
R | 140 min | Crime, Drama
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.
Votes: 42,824 | 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 »
Votes: 3,894 | 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.
34. Clouds of Sils Maria (2014)
R | 124 min | Drama
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.
Votes: 24,458 | Gross: $1.81M
35. The Kindergarten Teacher (2014)
Not Rated | 119 min | Drama
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.
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 »
37. Saint Laurent (2014)
R | 150 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
Yves Saint Laurent's life from 1967 to 1976, during which time the famed fashion designer was at the peak of his career.
Votes: 4,784 | 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.
42. Mommy (I) (2014)
R | 139 min | Drama
A widowed single mother, raising her violent son alone, finds new hope when a mysterious neighbor inserts herself into their household.
Votes: 42,509 | Gross: $3.49M
43. Love Is Strange (2014)
R | 94 min | Drama, Romance
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.
Votes: 11,421 | 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 »
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.