"L'Origine de la tendresse" and Other Tales (2008)

The program is the organization's second release, following the critically-acclaimed release in 2006 of an eponymous package of six award-winning international shorts, which was distributed nationwide via New Yorker Films, and… More

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Release Date: May 30, 2008
DVD Release Date: September 7, 2010
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Nathan Lee
New York Times

A compendium of six short films by French filmmakers, any one of which might prove diverting in the right place at the right time but all of which, cumulatively, donâ(TM)t much make for a knockout night at the cinema.

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David Fear
Time Out

Shorts programs require a gambler's mentality -- roll the dice, take your chances -- and thankfully, this collection of French snippets has two that offset a sense of 'comme ci, comme ça' curating.

Chris Barsanti
Film Journal International

A sprightly collection of Gallic short subjects that sprints from romantic froth to earnest documentation (almost) without skipping a beat.

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