French Film Reviews: 120 Battements Par Minute (BPM, Beats Per Minute)

Robin Campillo’s 120 Battements Par Minute plunges us into the combat waged by Act Up Paris back in the early 90s, when progress was being made to understand and treat AIDS, but treatment was still limited...

French Film Reviews: Demain Tout Commence, Starring Omar Sy

Womaniser Samuel’s carefree life on the Côte d’Azur is turned upside down when a former fling, Kristin, shows up with a baby. She hands the baffled bachelor the crying bairn before making a break...

French Film Reviews: Victoria, Directed by Justine Triet

This absurdist drama is a departure for France’s rom-com topliner Virginie Efira. Here she stars as Victoria, a fast-sinking lawyer and borderline sex-addict at loggerheads with an ex-husband set on exposing her every tryst...

Château de Hautefort: An Enchanting Castle in the Dordogne

The elegant Château de Hautefort sits atop a rolling green hill, offering superlative views of the Lourde and Beuze valleys in the Dordogne. The chateau has a long and rich history, with records showing...

French Film Reviews: Rock ‘N Roll, Starring Guillaume Canet

It all began when French cinema’s golden boy Guillaume Canet was knocked down a few pegs by a tactless journalist, who all but called him past it. In a flash, the actor-director dreamt up...

French Cinema: Profile of Actress Camille Cottin

Long before she conquered the box office, Camille Cottin packed a punch as TV’s most fearless, and reviled, provocatrice; thanks to her irreverent breakthrough sketch show Connasse. No wonder. Armed with a hidden camera,...

Discovering Dunkerque

Ships past, present and future have shaped France’s third largest port. Gillian Thornton visits Dunkerque ahead of this summer’s blockbuster movie. Look out across the English Channel from Dunkerque's broad, sandy beach and, at any...

Film Reviews: Cigarettes et Chocolat Chaud

Denis Patar is the loving but woefully overstretched father of Janis, 13, and Mercredi, nine. Juggling jobs at a garden centre and erotic shop, he forgets one too many times to pick up his...

The Stars of Cannes 2017: Exclusive Interviews with Juliette Binoche, Mathieu Amalric & Jeanne...

Lanie Goodman caught up with the actors behind two of the biggest success stories at this summer’s film festival LET THE SUNSHINE IN Juliette Binoche stars as a middle-aged painter looking for love In French director Claire Denis’s...

French TV Series: Dix Pour Cent (Call my Agent!)

An instant phenomenon when it hit the small screen in France, director Cédric Klapisch’s first stab at a TV series follows the trials and tribulations of the motley crew at Paris talent agency ASK....