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IF Cinéma à la Carte

Press play and enjoy! Free French movies (with subtitles) online this December.

IF Cinéma à la Carte is a selection of French movies available online, for free, twice a year (June and December) for a whole month.

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You can repeat these steps as often as you want.

Vive le cinéma !


These films are in French with English subtitles.

10 Feature Films

Good Luck Sam by Farid Bentoumi (2016)

Sam and Stéphane, two childhood friends, conceive, with a passion, top-of-the-range skis. Faced with strong competition, their business is endangered. To save it, they launch a crazy undertaking to qualify Sam for the Winter Olympics, competing under the flag of his father's home country of Algeria. Apart from the sporting feats Sam has to cope with, this improbable challenge will push him into reconnecting with his roots.

Zombi Child by Bertrand Bonello (2019) Haiti, 1962: A man is brought back from the dead only to be sent to the living hell of the sugarcane fields. In Paris, 55 years later, at the prestigious Légion d’honneur boarding school, a Haitian girl confesses an old family secret to a group of new friends - never imagining that this strange tale will convince a heartbroken classmate to do the unthinkable.

Les invisibles by Louis-Julien Petit (2011) After a municipal decision, a shelter for homeless women, ‘l’Envol’, is about to close. With only three months to reintegrate the women they care for, the social workers do everything they can: pulling-strings, bending the truth, and even outright lies... From now on, everything goes!

Keep Going by Joachim Lafosse (2018) Sybille, a divorced mother, can’t stand watching her teenage son Samuel slip into a violent and meaningless life. She is also struggling with her own demons, past and present. As a last resort, she takes Samuel on a long journey across Kyrgyzstan. Accompanied only by their two horses, mother and son face the magnificent yet hostile natural environment, its dangers, its rewards, its people... and above all each other.

Conviction by Antoine Raimbault (2018) As a juror at Jacques Viguier’s trial, Nora is convinced that he did not kill his wife. This intuition quickly becomes an obsession. She persuades the most famous lawyer in the country to defend him. Together they start a compulsive ght to prove his innocence against all odds. That quest has a price they might not be ready to pay.

Lola Pater by Nadir Moknèche (2017) When his mother dies, Zino decides to look for his father, Farid. But twenty-five years ago, Farid became Lola...

Les Météorites by Romain Laguna (2018) Nina, a 16-year-old girl, dreams of adventure. Meanwhile, she spends the summer between her village in the south of France and the theme park where she works. Just before meeting Morad, a teenage from an Algerian family living in the nearby projects, Nina sees a meteorite falling in the sky that seems only visible to her... as an omen.

Louise by the Shore by Jean-François Laguionie (2016) At the end of summer, an old lady watches as the last train of the season leaves the small seaside station of Biligen without her. The town is deserted. The weather rapidly deteriorates and the arrival of high tides cuts electricity and all means of communication. Fragile and neat, not half as tough as Robinson, Louise may not survive winter.

De chaque instant by Nicolas Philibert (2018) Every year, thousands of students – mostly female – embark upon courses that will lead them to become nurses. Enrolled in Nursing Training Institutes, they will spend their time between lectures, practical exercises and internships. An difficult process during which they will have to acquire a great deal of knowledge, master numerous technical procedures and prepare themselves for heavy responsibilities. This film follows the ups and downs of an apprenticeship that will confront them, often at a young age, with human fragility, suffering, illness, the aws in souls and bodies. It therefore talks about us all, about our humanity.

M - Yolande Zauberman by Yolande Zauberman (2018) Suburbs of Tel Aviv. Bnei Brak, world capital of the Haredim, the ultra- Orthodox Jews. When he was a kid, Menahem Lang was known for his kindness, his commitment to Talmud school and especially his golden voice, which made him a renowned performer of liturgical chants. But he was hiding a secret: for years, he was raped by members of the community that worshipped him. After 10 years, Menahem returns to the scene of the crime. It is also a return to the places he loved, a path of initiation sprinkled with incredible encounters, recovered rituals... a reconciliation.

6 Short Films

The Key to the Fields by Lucas Malbrun (2018)

Who lost the key to the fields? She is to anyone and everywhere … The key to everything.

Birdbrained Starlings by Mélody Boulissière (2018)

Starlings are often airhead… but in the sky, everything is different!

The Cleaver Bird by Gaëtan Borde (2018)

A hunter who can hunt wants to fricassee a smart bird…

The Uncertain Bestiary by Inès Bernard Espina (2018)

If we are not careful, imaginary animals may eventually disappear …

The Master Mariner Snail by Adeline Faye (2018)

The punishment of sceptics is that they deprive themselves of pleasure due to their critical minds from enjoying stories.”

The Scatterbrained Child by Aude David (2018)

If we let the children dream, they escape! Fortunately, the iron fist of authority restrains them.


IF Cinéma à la carte is offered by the Institut français in June and in December of each year.


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