Film Review: J’ai Perdu Mon Corps by Jérémy Clapin

This unusual and thought-provoking animation follows a severed hand which, having escaped from a dissection lab, sets off on a perilous journey through Paris in a bid to be reunited with its owner, Naoufel,...

Film Review: Le Jeu, Directed by Fred Cavayé

The clever plotline of this movie, which is available on Netflix, is woven out of a very simple conceit. A group of friends get together for dinner at one of their homes and conversation...
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French Film Review: Les Misérables by Ladj Ly

This vibrant rollercoaster of a movie is set in the same impoverished Paris suburb that led Victor Hugo to pen his famous novel. Inspired by the 2005 Paris riots, Montfermeil native Ladj Ly’s tale...

COLCOA French Film Festival Postponed to 2021

The COLCOA French Film Festival, considered the most important event dedicated to French cinema in the world, will be postponed and carried forward to autumn 2021. Initially scheduled for September 2020 at the Directors...

French Film Review: Hors Normes Directed by Olivier Nakache & Éric Toledano

A feel-good movie with a tough subject at its heart, Hors Normes follows Jew Bruno (Vincent Cassel) and Muslim Malik (Reda Kateb), who combine efforts to help children with severe autism who have been...

10 Great Movies Set in Paris

Paris has long attracted filmmakers and why not? The beauty of Paris makes any movie better! And when you add in glamorous movie stars like Audrey Hepburn and Alain Delon back in the 1960s...
The Mystery of Henri Pick / Le Mystère Henri Pick (2019). Sacramento French Film Festival 2020

Sacramento French Film Festival Goes Virtual

The Sacramento French Film Festival (SFFF) promotion materials often claim, “My life is a French Movie.” Illustrations are symbols of France from the Eiffel Tower as the stiletto heel on a red soled Louboutin...
Twice upon a time, Il Était Une Seconde Fois/ Netflix

French Series on Netflix: Il Était Une Seconde Fois

Like your thrillers with a smidgen of romance and a dollop of time travel? Then look no further. This moody new Netfix series, called Twice Upon a Time in English, follows Vincent, who, devastated...
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French Cinema: Interview with Actor Daniel Auteuil

The French legend opens up about the beauty of being ugly and tells Lise Pedersen how his career has always been guided by joy “Something had to go wrong. Everything is so perfect at this...
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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...