Film Movement Plus - February 2022 Streaming Premieres

By Film Movement | February 1, 2022


Now through February 14, MyFrenchFilmFestival brings the best of a new generation of French films to cineastes the world over! This year's selections include nine features and fourteen short films.


The Pencil
Antonina, an artist from Saint Petersburg, follows her husband, a political prisoner, to the deep north province of Russia. She starts teaching art in a local school, but she finds herself opposed by a twelve-year-old boy whose brother is a feared local gang leader.

The Killing Floor
Written by Obie Award-winner Leslie Lee from an original story by producer Elsa Rassbach and directed by Bill Duke, THE KILLING FLOOR tells the struggle to build an interracial labor union in the Chicago Stockyards, tracing the racial and class conflicts in the city’s giant slaughterhouses, which boiled over in the Chicago Race Riot in 1919.


Fettah lives in a Moroccan coastal village where every summer he looks after the needs of Europeans who come on holiday to windsurf. During one particularly memorable summer, he befriends a beautiful woman. When she leaves to go back home, Fettah decides to embark on a treacherous and solitary windsurfing voyage to Europe.

The New Deal for Artists
With the failure of President Herbert Hoover’s policies and ensuing Great Depression, Americans were desperate for help. FDR’s New Deal put the U.S. back to work, and also included special programs to utilize the talents and skills of artists. Narrated by Orson Welles, this remastered documentary classic includes interviews and commentary by John Houseman, Studs Terkel, Howard Da Silva, Arthur Rothstein, and more.


Hakan and Nihal have been married for many years, but shortly after they find out that Nihal is unable to have children, she disappears. While frantically searching for her, Hakan makes some painful discoveries.

Dispatches from Cleveland
Directed by Catherine Gund, this feature-length documentary examines the rust-belt city of Cleveland in the wake of the police murder of 12-year-old Tamir Rice.

From Mao to Mozart
Winner of an Academy Award for Best Documentary, the unforgettable journey of violin virtuoso Isaac Stern's tour of Red China.


The Enigma of Arrival
After many years, a group of college friends reunites. None of them have seen each other since Dondong, a girl they all secretly liked, disappeared. In the time that has passed, a lot has remained unsaid. Until now.

Tokyo Decadence
The erotic classic newly restored! In the most lavish penthouses, visible only through keyholes, a dangerous and erotic world exists. But when fantasy gets too much for one young call-girl, escaping becomes her new reality.

Sword of Desperation
In order to save his fief, expert swordman Kanji Sanzaemon publicly assassinates his lord's favorite concubine. Instead of being beheaded, he is sentenced to solitary confinement for one year, then ordered to serve as the lord's bodyguard.