Chanson Douce

Actress Karin Viard Talks Her Latest Film, Chanson Douce

Multi-award-winning actress Karin Viard is responsible for some of the most heart-stopping moments in French cinema, but her latest role as a nanny in Chanson Douce is likely to be the most shocking and...
The Hook Up Plan (Plan Coeur)

French TV Series: The Hook Up Plan (Plan Coeur)

Full disclosure: we weren't convinced by Netflix's eight-parter – the English title alone... Until, delirious with post-Christmas boredom, we caved, hit play and got, aptly, hooked. Just the ticket for the time-poor and short-attention-span...

French Film Review: Sibyl, Directed by Justine Triet

Is it a comedy, a thriller, a tragedy perhaps? All of the above? Like its eponymous heroine, Justine Triet’s psychodrama (here is another one!) crosses boundaries, slyly evading categorisation. And we wouldn’t expect any...

French Film: Portrait of a Lady on Fire

In her fourth feature film, Céline Sciamma explores the dynamics of female relationships in a world where women have no power or control over their own lives. Lanie Goodman finds out about the movie,...

French Cinema: Profile of Actor Pierre Niney

The high-achieving actor, director and screenwriter has certainly crammed a lot into his 30 years. Gill Harris reports He may only be 30 but actor, director and screenwriter Pierre Niney already has more than 20...

French Film Review: At War, Directed by Stéphane Brizé

Director Stéphane Brizé was as stunned at the next man when footage emerged of frenzied strikers storming an Air France board meeting and ripping the shirts off executives’ backs in 2015. But while politicos...

French Film Review: High Life, Directed by Claire Denis

Banish thoughts of The Martian's triumphant spuds-growing hero or Interstellar's let's-save-the-earth sap fest. Claire Denis's High Life is no CGI-loaded, assembly-line space odyssey. Too close for comfort, stick-your-head-in-the-oven hopeless, this existential slow-burner is a...

Interview with Vincent Lacoste: “I would love to meet Martin Scorsese”

At the age of 26, Vincent Lacoste is already a Cannes veteran. France Today's Lise Pedersen met him at Les Arcs Film Festival where his latest film “Mes jours de gloire” was premiered. He...

French Film Review: The Mystery of Henry Pick

Believe the hype: Bezançon's adaptation of David Foenkinos's bestseller is all it's cracked up to be. Meet Jean-Michel Rouche, a freshly-sacked book critic with a chip on his shoulder and too much time on...

French Cinema: Profile of Actress Leïla Bekhti

She may not have had much faith in her odds but this hasn’t stopped the actress from grafting her way to the top. Gill Harris reports As a young woman working odd jobs in Paris,...