French Cinema: Profile of Award-winning Actress Sara Forestier

Plucked from anonymity by director Abdellatif Kechiche to play a hot-headed teen rapping the words of Marivaux in L’esquive, at barely 18 Forestier’s gall and outsize personality instantly singled her out as one to watch. She went...

Top 5 Film Locations in France

Home to some of the most iconic scenery, sites and monuments in the world, it’s little wonder that France has inspired cinematographers for decades. Paris: A network of notable spots A city that needs no introduction, Paris has...

French Film Reviews: Rester Vertical, Directed by Alain Guiraudie

Writer-director Alain Guiraudie’s new provocative and genre-defying character study is about a filmmaker struggling with creativity, responsibility, fatherhood, and sexuality. Léo (Damien Bonnard), a blocked filmmaker seeking inspiration in the French countryside for an overdue script, begins an affair with a...

French Film Reviews: Frantz, Directed by François Ozon

Acclaimed director François Ozon (Potiche, Swimming Pool, 8 Women) heads into new territory yet again with this largely black and white, loose adaptation of Enrst Lubitsch’s 1932 drama Broken Lullaby. In a small German town after World War...

French Film Reviews: Médecin de Campagne

For the past 30 years, Dr Jean-Pierre Werner has been working as a general practitioner in the countryside, far away from any other medical facility. When he finds out that he suffers from a serious illness, Werner is left with...

La Bataille du Rail: Paris Under German Occupation Revisited at Cannes

France Today correspondent Anne McCarthy is on location in Cannes to cover the famous film festival. For more of her dispatches and reviews, click here. Along with feature film debuts with high-profile red carpet glamour,...

Jacques Doillon’s Biopic “Rodin” Premieres at Cannes Film Festival 2017

France Today correspondent Anne McCarthy is on location in Cannes to cover the famous film festival. For more of her dispatches and reviews, click here. When we first meet Rodin, he is in his studio. There,...

2017 Cannes Film Festival: Nexflix’s “The Meyerowitz Stories,” with an All-Star Cast

France Today correspondent Anne McCarthy is on location in Cannes to cover the famous film festival. For more of her dispatches and reviews, click here. In the second showing from Netflix at Cannes Film Festival –...

Along the Boulevard: La Croisette Fêtes the 70th Cannes Film Festival

La Croisette – no matter what time of year – is always an exciting place to be. It gets a bit more exciting in mid to late May, when the esteemed Cannes Film Festival...

2017 Cannes Film Festival: “How to Talk to Girls at Parties,” Starring Elle Fanning...

France Today correspondent Anne McCarthy is on location in Cannes to cover the famous film festival. For more of her dispatches and reviews, click here. Talking to crushes at parties is hard to do. Just ask...