My Life in Paris: Montmartre, Movies and Machine Guns

From film props to gun-toting soldiers, Montmartre is full of surprises... The sky is electric blue and the air is chilly. Propped up against a rock wall near Brassaï’s 285 steps on rue Foyatier, I...

Things to See and Do in the Rhône-Alpes

Unmissable events for your diary, sites to explore, plus art, sports and culture Related article: Beyond the Mountains in the Rhône-Alpes MUSEUMS & BUILDINGS The Traboules of Lyon Lyon has more than 500 covered passageways, galleries, courtyards and...

French Cinema: Profile of Actor Gaspard Ulliel

After a roundabout rise to success, the angel-faced thesp has clinched his status as the darling of French cinema An actor who refuses to own a television?! How’s that for the brooding face of French...

French Film Reviews: L’Ascension, Directed by Ludovic Bernard

Hailed by critics as the feel-good rom-com of 2017, L’Ascension is loosely based on the true story of a suburban loafer who hatched the bonkers plan to climb Everest to win the heart of...

French Film Reviews: Alibi.com, Directed by Philippe Lacheau

The latest romp by Philippe Lacheau runs on quite the barmy premise. Greg is CEO of Alibi.com, a start-up which offers philandering clients elaborate cover stories. Our hero winds up falling for the beautiful...

French Film Reviews: Sage Femme Starring Catherine Deneuve, Catherine Frot

Claire is a tightly-wound midwife on the cusp of losing her job at a small clinic. Amid this upheaval, enter Béatrice, the estranged mistress of her late father seeking redemption. Claire wants nothing to...

French TV Series: Le Bureau des Légendes, Created by Éric Rochant

After an almighty cliffhanger the hit spy thriller is back for a third series – and with a turncoat agent captured by ISIS, it promises to be closer to the bone than ever. But...

French Film Reviews: Il a Déjà Tes Yeux

It is the happy news they had all but given up on: after years of saintly patience, French-African couple Paul and Sali will finally become adoptive parents. Their bundle of joy, Benjamin, is six...

French Film Reviews: Monsieur & Madame Adelman

What truly went on behind the scenes of the Adelmans’ toxic 40-year marriage? Don’t ask us. We’re as much at sea now as when the end credits rolled. Narrated confession-style by the eminently unreliable...

French Cinema: Profile of Award-Winning Actor Omar Sy

He made history as the first black man to win Best Actor at the César film awards. Now, Omar Sy is conquering Hollywood, one line at a time... You may not know him by name...