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FULL MOON IN PARIS
"Ranks with the very best of Rohmer. Enlightened self-deception is the system in this tiny universe, and it's invigoratingly comic to behold."
- Vincent Canby, The New York Times
"It's as elegant and incisive a comedy of manners as ever from Rohmer."
- Geoff Andrew, Time Out London
"Out of this Lubitschian tangle Rohmer finds Le Beau Mariage in reverse, and couches it in terms of pure rhythm still unappreciated by bookish critics."
Winner - Vulcan Award for Technical Achievement - Cannes Film Festival
Official Selection - Karlovy Vary Int'l Film Festival
"Engrossing...pure poetry in motion!"
- Gary Kramer, Philadelphia Metro
"A constant to-and-fro of aspiration and adversity..."
- Shaun Munro, Film School Rejects
"An engaging tale of quiet desperation..."
- Stephen Dalton, The Hollywood Reporter
HER NAME IS SABINE
Winner - FIPRESCI Award - Cannes Film Festival (Directors' Fortnight)
Winner - Special Jury Prize - Festival Int'l Du Film Francophone de Namur
"Actress Sandrine Bonnaire makes her directorial debut with a powerful personal documentary about her younger sister Sabine."
- French Magazine
"The most beautiful film that Cannes has given us this year...it's cinema at its purest!"
"[A] piercing, deeply personal look at autism."
- NOW Magazine
IF YOU DON'T, I WILL
Winner - SACD Prize - Cannes Film Festival (Directors' Fortnight)
Official Selection - BFI London Film Festival
"[A] fascinating study of perseverance in the face of subhuman treatment."
- Boyd Van Hoeij, Variety
"A wonderful and important film! One of the most powerful and immediate films about illegal immigrants (from any country) to yet hit New York screens."
- James Van Maanen, Trust Movies
"A heroic central performance! The sincerity of the movie can't be denied."
- Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out New York
Winner - FIPRESCI Award (Best Film) - Toronto Int'l Film Festival
Winner - Audience Award - Bordeaux Int'l Festival of Women in Cinema
"A topnotch central perf by the attractive and convincing Fejria Deliba combines with well-observed details that bring the tricky assimilation of a generation of immigrants to life."
- Lisa Nesselson, Variety
"Exceptionally good! For those looking for a film with a lot of depth, you've come to the right place."
- Don Houston, DVDTalk.com
"[A] vibrant feature debut!"
- Leslie Camhi, Village Voice
LE BALLON DE ROUGE
LE GRAND VOYAGE
Winner - Luigi De Laurentiis Award - Venice Film Festival
Winner - Best Film - Mar del Plata Int'l Film Festival
"In this remarkable directorial debut, the stern father of a Muslim family in France has his teenage son drive him to Mecca for the religious pilgrimage known as the hajj."
- Jonathan Curiel, San Francisco Chronicle
"This movie is why we watch foreign films."
- Eric Hanson, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"The movie provides a welcome alternative to the stereotypical images of Islam that plague popular culture."
- Marc Mohan, The Oregonian
LINES OF WELLINGTON
"[An] epic historical pageant! ...this rambunctious, rollicking affair sends its creator off with full military honours."
- Xan Brooks, The Guardian
"Handsome, generally well acted...and a detailed and smart look at a point in history."
- Oliver Lyttleton, The Playlist
"The grandeur of the production is impressive. Also, it's impossible not to enjoy that bizarre performance from John Malkovich."
- Caitlin Hughes, FilmSchoolRejects
"...this film is beautiful in its dappled-sunshine light, and powerful in the story of transformation that it tells. And Rivoire, a deaf French student who had never acted before, makes Marie both fierce and achingly vulnerable. Toward the end, we see her outside as snow gently falls; she reaches out, touching the flakes, rejoicing in something she somehow knows is joy."
- Moira Macdonald, Seattle Times
"Marie's Story is lovely and sweet, sad and uplifting.... it satisfies them nicely with vivid performances, beautiful imagery, and compassionate direction."
- Sean Axmaker, Seattle Weekly
"An assured, emotionally satisfying French offering. Carré...plays her determined character with moving obstinacy and grace."
- Peter Debruge, Variety