Next time he takes a subway, Appellate Judge James A. Stewart will be underlining words in a book.
"The selection reflects the diversity of the visions of contemporary French filmmakers and the people of France."
You might not be able to get anywhere near a croque monsieur, but The World According to Shorts, a short film DVD series, went to France and brought you back a T-shirt. No, actually they found six short films from French directors for their latest collection, L'Origine de la Tendresse and Other Tales:
My Mother, Story of an Immigration (Ma mére, histoire d'une
One Voice, One Vote (Je Suis Une Voix)
The Last Day (La Dernière Journée)
L'Origine de la Tendresse
The picture and sound quality is fairly good, considering the low budgets of the shorts. There are no extras; text features or other background on the directors would have been helpful.
If you're interested in world film samplers, this is worth a rental. I was ambivalent about L'Origine de la Tendresse, but the rest of the collection makes up for that.
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