Shot on the Riviera: The Victorine and a Hub for French Film

Ever since the heyday of the Victorine Studios, the south of France has been a hub for French film. Lanie Goodman reports on one hundred years of movies from the Riviera... Two years ago, on...

Film Reviews: Knock, Directed by Lorraine Lévy, Starring Omar Sy

A sunny spin on the classic play, Knock re-imagines the tale of the crooked doctor who fans the flames of an entire village’s hypochondria with quite the bells and whistles (and heart-tugging sob story...

Film Review: L’Échange des princesses, Directed by Marc Dugain

1721. Desperate to seal peace with Spain, the Regent of France, hatches a plan: to marry Louis XV, 11, and Maria Anna Victoria, the four-year-old Spanish infant. He even goes one further, offering the...

French Cinema: Profile of Actor Romain Duris

From tousle-haired student to darling of French cinema, this actor’s fate seemed written in the stars... The acting profession is a notoriously tough nut to crack. Rarely does one ‘fall’ into it like a happy...

French TV series: La Mante, Starring Carole Bouquet

A triumph of gore wrapped up in a binge-worthy bow, it’s fair to say The Mantis strays from the comfortable confines of TV’s PG-fied crime genre. Carole Bouquet stars as Jeanne Deber, a vigilante-style...

Exclusive Interview with Isabelle Huppert, Ahead of Sade Readings in London

Never one to shirk controversy, Golden-Globe winner and grande dame of French cinema, Isabelle Huppert, is poised to titillate London audiences with a risqué reading of two of the Marquis de Sade’s most scandalous...

Highlights from the Cannes Film Festival 2018

Strong sensations. That’s what we all want from cinema—a surge of tears, a few belly laughs, and a kaleidoscope of haunting images that will stick in your brain forever. Speaking personally, expecting the unexpected...

JR Artist: Changing the World with the Power of Paper and Glue

A former graffiti artist turned photographer and Oscar-nominated film-maker, JR defies description. Lanie Goodman met the elusive Frenchman behind the mysterious initials Known exclusively by his pseudonym initials, JR may be one of today’s most...

Dispatch from Cannes: Critics Week Opens with “Wildlife”

Cannes’ Critics Week opens with superb coming-of-age drama "Wildlife," directed by Paul Dano, starring Carey Mulligan and Jake Gyllenhaal It’s my favourite hour on the limousine-clogged Croisette, when the sky takes on a pink glow,...

French Film Reviews: The Guardians, Directed by Xavier Beauvois

“I can’t find him,” cries Solange, staring at an atlas trying to locate the German town where her husband is being held prisoner. Her mother Hortense picks up a magnifying glass and points to...