Robert French and French-Language Focus

Sponsored by Jane M. & Bruce P. Robert Charitable Foundation, with support by Centre Francophone at Webster University, Cultural Services of the French Embassy in Chicago & New York, and TV5MONDE

Salvador Simó

In 1930 Paris, surrealist filmmaker Luis Buñuel is left penniless after the scandalous release of “L’Age d’Or” leads to a falling out with…

François Ozon

François Ozon — the celebrated director of “8 Women,” “Swimming Pool,” and “Young and Beautiful” — offers a distinct change of pace from the…

Lila Avilés

In her feature debut, theater director Lila Avilés turns the monotonous work day of Eve (Gabriela Cartol), a chambermaid at a high-end Mexico City…

Mourad Boucif

In Morocco’s "clay rock" region, young Sulayman —  an orphan raised by an elderly hermit — lives in perfect harmony with the local fauna and flora…

Michel Ocelot

This charming new film from master animator Michel Ocelot (“Kirikou and the Sorceress,” “Azur & Asmar”) travels to the upper reaches and lower…

A wide-ranging program of films that explore science, technology, and cyberspace.

Louis Garrel

Nine years after she left him for his best friend, journalist Abel (Louis Garrel) gets back together with Marianne (Laetitia Casta), his recently…

Ira Sachs

Unfolding over the course of a late summer's day in the fabled resort town of Sintra, Portugal — known for its dense gardens and gorgeous villas…

This impressively diverse program of animation features drugs, dogs, motorcycles, and much, much more.

A selection of tales from different countries that speak to our universal connections.

Vibrant imaginations and fascinating colors combine in this program of animation from around the world.

This collection proves that laughter truly is a universal language.

Worldly stories that test your mettle and tug at your heart.

As a bookend to our opening-night film, SLIFF offers a closing-night collection of shorts that explore the good and the bad of married life.

A potpourri of brain-warping comedies, animated films, and experimental shorts.

Rachid Hami

When violinist Simon Daoud is hired to teach the violin to a class of unruly junior-high-school students in an immigrant suburb of Paris, his…

Céline Sciamma

In 1760 France, Marianne (Noémie Merlant) is commissioned to paint the wedding portrait of Héloïse (Adèle Haenel), a young woman who has just left…

Svetlana Cvetko

“Show Me What You Got” tells an unconventional love story — one firmly rooted in the times in which we live — that takes three adventurous…

Nadav Lapid

In Paris, things do not exactly get off to a good start for the newly arrived Yoav. He knocks on the door of the flat where he’s supposed to stay…

Guillaume Brac

The delightful “Treasure Island” follows the patrons and staff members of a water park in the Paris suburbs over the course of a summer season.…

Hirokazu Koreeda

Japanese master Hirokazu Kore-eda (“Shoplifters”) journeys to France for his latest work — which premiered at Venice — and recruits an impressive…

Agnès Varda

The final film from the late, beloved Agnès Varda is a characteristically playful, profound, and personal summation of the director’s own…

Judith Davis

In this hilarious, whip-smart comedy, first-time director Judith Davis examines the frustrations of a generation that came of age after the fall…

Bertrand Bonello

In “Zombi Child,” which debuted at Cannes, stylish French director Bertrand Bonello (“Saint Laurent,” “House of Pleasures,” “Nocturama”) offers…