Sacreblue! x SBS – The July selection

This July, discover an array of French films on SBS in Demand. Having trouble choosing? Here is our selection.

Written by Sacreblue!

01 Jul 2022

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This July, discover a broad range of francophone films for free thanks to the SBS on Demand.

Here is our July selection, we hope that you enjoy them!


The Godmother / La Daronne (2020)

Genre: Comedy

Director: Jean-Paul Salomé & Hannelore Cayre

Cast: Isabelle Huppert, Hippolyte Girardot, Farida Ouchani, Liliane Rovère, Iris Bry, Rebecca Marder, Mourad Boudaoud, Jade-Nadja Nguyen
The film follows an underpaid, overworked French-Arabic translator in charge of phone surveillance for a narcotics police unit who uses her insider knowledge and resources to build her own crime network.
To avoid spoilers we won’t say any more!
La Daronne is based on writer Hannelore Cayre’s novel of the same name. The novel won the 2017 prix du polar européen as well as le grand prix de littérature policière.
The film adaptation was nominated for the 2021 César award for best film adaptation.

Watch it on SBS on Demand here.


Kirikou et Les Femmes et Les Hommes / Kirikou and the Men and Women (2012)

Genre: Animation

Director: Michel Ocelot

Cast: Romann Berrux as Kirikou, Awa Sene Sarr as Karaba, and Sabine Pakora as the strong woman

The third film by celebrated French animator Michel Ocelot, Kirikou and the Men and Women follows the exploits of the irrepressible young Kirikou, a feisty infant with a big heart. In this story, he uses his wits to save his fellow villagers from a host of problems, including the threats of an evil sorceress. Told through the eyes of Kirikou’s grandfather, the Wise Man who lives in the Forbidden Mountain, the stories mix mythology, fable, and humour to teach essential life lessons about courage, self-belief, and tolerance.

Kirikou and the Men and Women was nominated for the 2013 César Award for Best Animated Film.

Expires 5th of July!


Watch it on SBS on Demand here.


Gainsbourg (2010)

Genre: Biography

Director: Joann Sfar

Cast: Eric Elmosnino, Lucy Gordon, Laetitia Casta, Doug Jones, Anna Mouglalis, Mylène Jampanoï, Sara Forestier, Kacey Mottet Klein, Razvan Vasilescu, Dinara Drukarova, Philippe Katerine, Yolande Moreau, Deborah Grall

The film follows the notorious musician Serge Gainsbourg from his upbringing in Nazi-occupied France to his rise to fame, various high-profile love affairs, and later experimentation with reggae in Jamaica. The film includes many of Gainsbourg’s most famous songs, which serve as the film’s soundtrack and often as plot elements themselves.

The film won three César Awards, including Best Actor for Eric Elmosnino, and was nominated for an additional eight.


Watch it on SBS on Demand here.

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