In at the Deep End: Gilles Lellouche, Director of “Le Grand Bain”

Gilles Lellouche’s splashy debut, Le Grand Bain, made waves at the Cannes Film Festival. The actor-turned-director tells Lanie Goodman getting behind the camera was life-changing For all his good looks, Gilles Lellouche doesn’t quite fit...

Comedy Central: Our Top French Film Capers of all Time

LE DÎNER DE CONS Director: Francis Veber Starring: Thierry Lhermitte, Jacques Villeret Big-shot Parisian publisher Pierre Brochant is in a pickle. His weekly ‘dîner de cons’ (idiots’ dinner) – a cruel ritual which sees him and his...

French Cinema: Profile of Actor and Director Dany Boon

From flop-churner to star-director of the highest-grossing French film of all time, Dany Boon is France’s comeback kid Meet Dany Boon: hitmaker, mastermind behind France’s highest-grossing film of all time and only (we’re taking an...

Exclusive Interview: Marion Cotillard in “Gueule d’Ange”

No stranger to challenging roles, in her latest film Marion Cotillard plays a rudderless single mother running away from her responsibilities. She tells Lanie Goodman how she tackled the elusive character... Marion Cotillard is sitting...
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Save the Date for the 2019 COLCOA French Film Festival

COLCOA fans – save the date! The 23rd edition of the COLCOA French Film Festival, “A week of French Film and Series Premieres in Hollywood,” will take place from September 23rd – 28th, 2019...

Ladies First: Interview with Filmmaker Tonie Marshall

Firebrand filmmaker Tonie Marshall’s feminist drama Number One is causing quite the stir – not least because of its measured depiction of women in power. France’s first (and only) award-winning female director tells Marion...

Film Reviews: Normandie Nue, Starring François Cluzet

Times are hard in Le Mêle-sur-Sarthe. Plummeting meat and dairy prices are taking a dire toll on the livelihoods of the Norman village’s increasingly squeezed farmers. After a failed protest, even dogged mayor Georges...

French TV Series: Call My Agent! The Third Season

They’ve made us giggle, and cringe, bending over backwards to cater to the whims of capricious luvvies. And ASK’s harried impresarios are set to weather more crises than ever before in the hotly-anticipated third...

French TV Series: Irresponsable, Created by Frédéric Rosset

After an almighty cliffhanger, the hit comedy show is back for a second series. And for those of you who missed out on our man-child hero’s disastrous crash-course in fatherhood, now is the perfect...

French Cinema: Profile of Star Stand-up Gad Elmaleh

Meet the superstar stand-up turned actor who packed in a successful career in France to conquer America – and came up trumps Things inevitably get lost in translation. Words are butchered, names garbled – though...