Janus Films

Founded in 1956, Janus Films was the first theatrical distribution company dedicated to bringing international art-house films to U.S. audiences. Janus handles rights in all media to an…


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The 70mm is coming out of the vault for the first time in ten years for The Paris Theater re-opening.

Love is ablaze in Christian Petzold’s latest, AFIRE. Hoping to resolve a stubborn case of writer’s block, writer Leon accompanies a friend to his Aunt’s summer home, but an unexpected house guest disrupts his concentration. Set against the backdrop of fast-approaching wildfires, romance and creativity spark in Petzold’s Berlin prize-winner. 

Q&A’s tonight and tomorrow with Christian Petzold at NYC’s IFC Center and Film at Lincoln Center, and through Monday at the American Cinematheque in LA. Coming soon to theaters nationwide!

Jean Eustache’s autobiographical opus THE MOTHER AND THE WHORE opens this Friday at Film at Lincoln Center. French New Wave poster boy Jean Pierre-Léaud serves as Eusatche’s incarnate, Alexandre: a narcissistic, pseudo-intellectual byproduct of the post-’68 mentality, tangled up in a love triangle with his older girlfriend Marie and a sexually-liberated young nurse, Veronika. 

Clocking in at 220 minutes (but anyone will tell you it flies by!), THE MOTHER AND THE WHORE is a not-to-be missed theatrical experience. Get tickets now! Coming soon to more cities.




An excellent film that you probably shouldn't watch with your mom.

Playing at IFC Center as part of their FILMS OF DAVID LYNCH series.

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I talked to the brilliant Paula Beer about Christian Petzold, the loneliness of being an actor, and why I'm afraid to interview them.

Having heard that now — about “you have to know loneliness” — I think it has to grow a bit, the thought in me, but I think… because there are times I get asked in interviews, “What do you do when you’re not shooting? What do you do with your time?” And I always got really confused…

Topping Cahiers du cinéma’s list of best films from last year, Albert Serra’s mesmerizing epic conjures up the malaise and paranoia poisoning the Edenic calm of sun-soaked Tahiti. Steeped in moral ambiguity, Benoît Magimel’s stunning performance embodies the corruptive power of the imperial state.

Now streaming exclusively here.