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...
Chanson Douce

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...
The Hook Up Plan (Plan Coeur)

French TV Series: The Hook Up Plan (Plan Coeur)

Full disclosure: we weren't convinced by Netflix's eight-parter – the English title alone... Until, delirious with post-Christmas boredom, we caved, hit play and got, aptly, hooked. Just the ticket for the time-poor and short-attention-span...

French Film Review: Sibyl, Directed by Justine Triet

Is it a comedy, a thriller, a tragedy perhaps? All of the above? Like its eponymous heroine, Justine Triet’s psychodrama (here is another one!) crosses boundaries, slyly evading categorisation. And we wouldn’t expect any...

French Film: Portrait of a Lady on Fire

In her fourth feature film, Céline Sciamma explores the dynamics of female relationships in a world where women have no power or control over their own lives. Lanie Goodman finds out about the movie,...

French Cinema: Profile of Actor Pierre Niney

The high-achieving actor, director and screenwriter has certainly crammed a lot into his 30 years. Gill Harris reports He may only be 30 but actor, director and screenwriter Pierre Niney already has more than 20...