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The Midwife

Catherine Deneuve saunters away with the movie.

Moka

A mother becomes determined to find, and kill, those responsible for the death of her son.

Lost in Paris

A throwback to the physical comedy of Jacques Tati comes up short.

A Woman’s Life

A Woman’s Life, adapted from a Guy de Maupassant novel, charts a young bride’s slide into disaster with a hushed, pensive air that builds to panic.

The Death of Louis XIV

The Sun King is going down. The monarch’s eyes, baleful, shrewd and world-weary all at once, take in the royal court’s intrigue around his approaching death.

Frantz

One lie, another lie, and more lies, and then World War I may be finally over.

Things to Come

Isabelle Huppert delivers a gimlet-eyed, ferociously single-minded performance as yet another tense, driven character.

Being 17

A coming-out film with the novel approach of exploring the dynamic between a mother and her two sons—one biological, one she has taken in—who fall in love.

Neither Heaven nor Earth

Within the first 10 minutes, you feel you are safely in the hands of a master.