Love Like Poison / Un Poison Violent (Katell Guillévéré, France 2010)

Love Like Poison

A 14-year old girl tries to deal with the conflict created by her nascent sexual desire and her faith. The significant others in her life are clearly divided into two groups. The non-believers are all male (father, grandpa, boyfriend) and all clearly express their desires. The believers on the other hand (the mother, the girl, and the priest) all have to repress their desires in order to comply with the dogma imposed by their religion.
Incongruous music

Actors: Clara Augarde, Lio, Michel Galabru
Director: Katell Quillévéré
Writers: Mariette Désert (collaboration), Katell Quillévéré
Music: Olivier Mellano
Cinematography: Tom Harari
Editing: Thomas Marchand

Lady Chatterley (Pascale Ferran, France 2007)

Lady Chatterley

Cast: Marina Hands, Louis Coullo’ch, Hippolyte Girardot, Helene Alexandridis, Helene Fillieres, Bernard Verley, Sava Lolov
Directed: Pascale Ferran
Written: Roger Bohbot, Pascale Ferran, Pierre Trividic; based on the novel by D.H. Lawrence
Music: Béatrice Thiriet
Cinematography: Julien Hirsch
Editing: Yann Dedet, Mathilde Muyard

The Adopted/Les Adoptés (Mélanie Laurent, France 2011)

The Adopted

This movie has a somewhat complex structure that lacks transparency.

Cast: Marie Denarnaud, Denis Ménochet, Clémentine Célarié
Director: Mélanie Laurent
Writers: Mélanie Laurent, Morgan Perez
Music: Jonathan Morali
Cinematography: Arnaud Potier
Editing: Guerric Catala

Brick Lane (Sarah Gavron, UK 2007)

Brick Lane

Cast: Tannishtha Chatterjee, Satish Kaushik, Christopher Simpson, Naeema Begum
Directed by Sarah Gavron
Written by Abi Morgan, Laura Jones
Based on the novel by Monica Ali
Music: Jocelyn Pook
Cinematography: Robbie Ryan
Editing: Melanie Oliver