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If you watching mysteries, then Moka, the next Film Movement psychological thriller movie at the Murphy Library may intrigue you. A mother is grieving for her son who was killed in a hit-and-run accident by a mocha colored Mercedes. She is desperate to find out who did it and exact her revenge.

The library is showing this French mystery movie Thursday at 6 p.m. Running time is 90 minutes and in French with subtitles in English.   The film is not rated, but would not be appropriate for young people.

The woman and her husband live on the Swiss side of Lake Geneva, but when she learns that the car may be on the other side of the lake in the town of Evian, she goes in pursuit.

The tension is high in this film, but the scenery remains beautiful.

The library’s subscription with Film Movement allows the library to advertise and publicly show their films one time and then they go into the library’s collection.

Note:  if the movie trailer does not appear, click on the link below to see it.


After a serious ski accident, Tony is admitted to a rehabilitation center, where she becomes dependent on the staff and also on pain relievers. But it is not just her knee that hurts. She spends time remembering the ten years she spent falling in love and then feeling destroyed by that crazed man who stole her heart.

This Thursday the Murphy Library is showing the monthly selection from Film Movement, My King, a 2015 French romance. Running time is 124 minutes and the film is not rated but would not be appropriate for children. In French with subtitles in English. Filmed throughout France.

The film follows Tony’s memories of her first dates with Georgio, their laughter and passion.   They fell madly in love and she did not stop to ponder the downside. But soon it was hard to miss.


Anne and Georges are retired music teachers in France and even in their eighties they are enjoying their lives. Then one morning Anne suffers a stroke and becomes disabled. Georges promises to take care of her and that is what he does until he can no longer.   Then difficult decisions must be made.

The Murphy Library is showing Amour, an Oscar-winning film from France starring Jean-Louis Trintignant and Emmanuelle Riva. Running time is 127 minutes and the film is rated PG-13.  The film is shown in French with subtitles in English.

The young Kurdish refugee wants to swim the English Channel for love.  The French swimming coach wants to save his own marriage.  They help each other with surprising results.


The Murphy Library is showing the French film “Welcome” at 6 p.m. Thursday. It is this month’s selection from Film Movement.  The film is not rated and runs 105 minutes.


Bilal is a 17-year-old Kurdish refugee who has followed the girl he loves through Europe.  She has moved to England and he is desperate to follow her.  But border guards at Calais, France stop him – – – and he sees no alternative but to swim across the English Channel.  He just needs to practice.


Simon is a middle-aged swimming coach going through a divorce.  His wife helps refugees and he thinks that if he helps Bilal, his wife may reconsider the divorce.


Director Philippe Lioret’ story of refugees in France was nominated for ten Cesar Awards, France’s Oscar, including Best Film, Best Director and Best Breakout Performance.

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