French Film Reviews: Mon Garçon, Starring Guillaume Canet

Mad with anguish and guilt following his son Mathys's abduction, Julien embarks on a vigilante-style mission to track down his child and bring his kidnappers to justice. Spiralling, frustrated by police red tape and...

Homage to Late Icon and Nouvelle Vague Pioneer, Agnès Varda

Dimitri Keramitas charts the extraordinary career of the late "Grandmother of the New Wave", Agnès Varda When Agnès Varda passed away aged 90 in March, France and the world lost a towering figure of cinema. Nicknamed...

Get Your Tickets for the COLCOA French Film Festival 2019

The COLCOA French Film Festival, considered the most important event dedicated to French Cinema in the world, will take place in Los Angeles at the Directors Guild of America (DGA). From September 23rd –...

Making Waves: Interview with Actress Laetitia Casta

Former Victoria’s Secret Angel and muse to the likes of Jean Paul Gaultier and Karl Lagerfeld, Laetitia Casta has successfully made the transition from modelling to cinema. Lise Pedersen meets the surprisingly grounded actress,...

Exclusive Interview with Vincent Lindon, Star of Stéphane Brizé’s “At War”

In Stéphane Brizé’s new political drama, At War, art house veteran Vincent Lindon plays hard-bitten factory worker Laurent Amédéo, a man on an ill-fated mission to save a car supply plant from imminent closure....

French Film Reviews: I Talk to Myself, Starring Blanche Gardin

Since Blanche Gardin's award-winning one-woman show dropped on Netflix, we've had to exercise superhuman restraint not to quote her pearls of wisdom right, left and centre – or re-enact entire skits (more of a...

French Film Reviews: La Ch’tite Famille, Starring Dany Boon

Ten years after Bienvenue chez les Ch'tis turned Dany Boon into the golden boy of comedy – and the highest-grossing French director of all time – the hitmaker is back with La Ch'tite Famille....

Film Reviews: Les Invisibles, Directed by Louis-Julien Petit

Social commentary, feminist anthem, broad comedy with a side of rom com – Louis-Julien Petit’s Les Invisibles is a marvellous genre-bending confection. That these dimensions don’t fuse seamlessly, but often collide, only serves to underline...

Romain Duris: “This Job Terrifies Me When Things Get Too Comfortable”

Behind Romain Duris’s effortlessly cool façade lies a boiling inner life and inherent restlessness. Lise Pedersen discovers the darling of French cinema thrives on challenges – great and small... "I like change-- this job terrifies...

French Cinema: Profile of Actress Virginie Efira

A talent show host turned darling of arthouse, Virginie Efira is French (and Belgian) cinema's unlikely success story No one would have bet on Virginie E ra becoming the face of arthouse – not even...