Film Reviews: Cigarettes et Chocolat Chaud

Denis Patar is the loving but woefully overstretched father of Janis, 13, and Mercredi, nine. Juggling jobs at a garden centre and erotic shop, he forgets one too many times to pick up his...

The Stars of Cannes 2017: Exclusive Interviews with Juliette Binoche, Mathieu Amalric & Jeanne...

Lanie Goodman caught up with the actors behind two of the biggest success stories at this summer’s film festival LET THE SUNSHINE IN Juliette Binoche stars as a middle-aged painter looking for love In French director Claire Denis’s...

French TV Series: Dix Pour Cent (Call my Agent!)

An instant phenomenon when it hit the small screen in France, director Cédric Klapisch’s first stab at a TV series follows the trials and tribulations of the motley crew at Paris talent agency ASK....

French Film Reviews: La Fille de Brest, Directed by Emmanuelle Bercot

The latest in director Emmanuelle Bercot’s relentless crusade against social injustice, La Fille de Brest takes on the story of real-life whistleblower Dr Irène Frachon, who single-handedly fought a corrupt system to withdraw the harmful Mediator drug from...

Review: The Midwife, Starring Catherine Deneuve and Catherine Frot

France Today reviews Martin Provost's new drama The Midwife, starring Catherine Deneuve and Catherine Frot   Claire (Catherine Frot) is a talented but tightly-wound midwife and reclusive single mother on the cusp of losing her job as...

French Cinema: Profile of Award-winning Actress Sara Forestier

Plucked from anonymity by director Abdellatif Kechiche to play a hot-headed teen rapping the words of Marivaux in L’esquive, at barely 18 Forestier’s gall and outsize personality instantly singled her out as one to watch. She went...

Top 5 Film Locations in France

Home to some of the most iconic scenery, sites and monuments in the world, it’s little wonder that France has inspired cinematographers for decades. Paris: A network of notable spots A city that needs no introduction, Paris has...

French Film Reviews: Rester Vertical, Directed by Alain Guiraudie

Writer-director Alain Guiraudie’s new provocative and genre-defying character study is about a filmmaker struggling with creativity, responsibility, fatherhood, and sexuality. Léo (Damien Bonnard), a blocked filmmaker seeking inspiration in the French countryside for an overdue script, begins an affair with a...

French Film Reviews: Frantz, Directed by François Ozon

Acclaimed director François Ozon (Potiche, Swimming Pool, 8 Women) heads into new territory yet again with this largely black and white, loose adaptation of Enrst Lubitsch’s 1932 drama Broken Lullaby. In a small German town after World War...

French Film Reviews: Médecin de Campagne

For the past 30 years, Dr Jean-Pierre Werner has been working as a general practitioner in the countryside, far away from any other medical facility. When he finds out that he suffers from a serious illness, Werner is left with...