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French Film Review: Madame Claude

Sassy, smart and blatantly sexy, this is an energetic thrill-ride through the exploits of real-life society madam Madame Claude. It’s 1960s Paris and Fernande Grudet (Rocher) decides to make her way in a man’s...
LA VIE SCOLAIRE

French Film Review: La Vie Scolaire

Crack open the popcorn and head over to Netflix for this critically-acclaimed, award-winning slice of French school life. The comedy-drama tells the tale of new guidance counsellor Samia (Zita Hanrot), who tries to turn...
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French Cinema: Profile of Director Leos Carax

Leos Carax’s latest movie, the musical Annette, opened this year’s Cannes Film Festival, winning him the best director award. We look back over the illustrious 35-year career of this master of cinema The visionary director...
DOUBLES VIES

French Film Review: Doubles Vies, Directed by Olivier Assayas

Concerned about the digital revolution, literary editor Alain Danielson (Guillaume Canet) refuses to publish his long-time author Léonard Spiegel’s (Vincent Macaigne) latest auto-fiction offering. His firm hires Laure (Christa Théret) to smoothe the transition...
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French Cinema: Profile of Actress Catherine Deneuve

She was the original ice blonde and has gone on to become one of France's most respected actresses. Allow us to introduce you to this grande dame of cinema... "These days I am treated like...
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French Film Review: Antoinette Dans Les Cévennes

School teacher Antoinette, played by the fabulous Laure Calamy of Call My Agent! fame, is looking forward to a romantic getaway with her lover Vladimir, the father of one of her pupils. Alas, it...
Les Choses

French Film Review: Les Choses Qu’on Dit, Les Choses Qu’on Fait

Positively dripping with awards nominations (it was nominated for 13 Césars, the most of any film this year, clinching an award, as well as being selected for Cannes), Love Affair(s), to give it its...
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The French Adventures of James Bond

While the world awaits the new James Bond movie 'No Time To Die', Chloe Govan follows in the glamorous footsteps of 007 and his escapades across France. When the new Bond film was titled No...
LES PARAPLUIES DE CHERBOURG

Classic Film: Les Parapluies de Cherbourg

This 1964 sung-through musical romance, written and directed by Jacques Demy, tells the tale of beautiful young Geneviève (Catherine Deneuve), who works at an umbrella boutique in rainy Cherbourg. She meets and falls in...
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French Film Review: Adolescentes, Directed by Sébastien Lifshitz

Five years in the making, this documentary follows teenagers Emma and Anaïs from the age of 13 to 18 and charts their life in Brive-la-Gaillarde in Nouvelle-Aquitaine. Despite being best friends, and largely inseparable, the...