Category Archives: France

La Pianiste / The Piano Teacher (2001)

In a French-speaking film by Austrian director Michael Haneke, Isabelle Huppert plays a lonely conservatory teacher who embarks on a passionate affair with her young student. Jealous and obsessive, she asks him to fulfill her darkest sexual fantasies…

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Le graine et le mulet / The Secret of the Grain (2007)

 

A French-Tunisian drama about an unemployed shipyard worker who converts a boat into a restaurant in order to provide for his large, boisterous migrant family. The title translates literally as ‘couscous and mullet’, which is just what guests are served, alongside an erotic belly-dance show. Indeed a sensory feast!