French Cinema: Profile of Actor Bastien Ughetto

One of France’s most exciting young actors was nominated for an award at the 2021 Césars but what makes Bastien Ughetto tick? The 46th César Awards took place at the Olympia in Paris on March...

French Film Review: La Bonne Épouse, Directed by Martin Provost

Juliette Binoche gets to showcase her comedic talents in this goofy comedy about an old-fashioned housekeeping school for girls in the late 1960s. Directed by Martin Provost (his movie Séraphine won the 2009 César for...

French Film Review: Slalom, Directed by Charlène Favier

Charlène Favier’s debut feature is a stark and uncompromising examination of sexual abuse set against the backdrop of the French Alps. Fifteen-year-old Lyz Lopez (Noée Abita) is a promising skiing star who attends a...

Watch Now: Virtual Cinema Programme with COLCOA French Film Festival

COLCOA French Film Festival, ranked among the top three film festivals in Los Angeles, and the most comprehensive annual French cultural event in the United States, has just launched its Virtual Cinema Programme. The...

French Film Review: Radin! Starring Dany Boon

Dany Boon stars as 40-something miser extraordinaire François Gautier in this 2016 comedy directed by Fred Cavayé, whose English title is Penny Pincher! François is a talented violinist and music teacher, whose main focus in...

10 Surprising Anglophones Who Speak French

Parlez-vous français? (“do you speak French?”) For most of us the answer is non, but there are more people who have mastered the language than you might expect. Let’s look at a few. Queen Elizabeth...

French Cinema: Profile of Actress and Director Fanny Ardant

One of France’s leading ladies and sometime muse to François Truffaut, the legendary actress and director has a new César award on her mantelpiece She was François Truffaut’s muse, has made over 80 films in...

French Film Review: Amélie by Jean-Pierre Jeunet

It’s one of the most successful French movies of all time and so it follows that there are probably very few of us who haven’t already seen Le Fabuleux Destin d’Amélie Poulain, but it’s...

French Film Review: L’Aranacoeur Directed by Pascal Chaumeil

What’s not to love about this movie? As far as rom-coms go, it’s got all the essential ingredients: beautiful people in beautiful places; hilariously klutzy action sequences; a great soundtrack; tongue-in-cheek humour; and a...

Vincent Lacoste, a Cannes Veteran

He is still only 26, but Vincent Lacoste is already a Cannes veteran. He tells Lise Pedersen about his love of cinema, the directors who inspire him and his upcoming work Oozing that boy-next-door charm...