French Film Review: Amélie by Jean-Pierre Jeunet

It’s one of the most successful French movies of all time and so it follows that there are probably very few of us who haven’t already seen Le Fabuleux Destin d’Amélie Poulain, but it’s...

French Film Review: L’Aranacoeur Directed by Pascal Chaumeil

What’s not to love about this movie? As far as rom-coms go, it’s got all the essential ingredients: beautiful people in beautiful places; hilariously klutzy action sequences; a great soundtrack; tongue-in-cheek humour; and a...

Vincent Lacoste, a Cannes Veteran

He is still only 26, but Vincent Lacoste is already a Cannes veteran. He tells Lise Pedersen about his love of cinema, the directors who inspire him and his upcoming work Oozing that boy-next-door charm...

French Film Review: Les Quatre Cents Coups by François Truffaut

As the pandemic lockdown continues around the globe, many of us are looking for new (and old!) film recommendations to stream at home. This unprecedented moment is a time to dip into the classics,...

Film Review: J’ai Perdu Mon Corps by Jérémy Clapin

This unusual and thought-provoking animation follows a severed hand which, having escaped from a dissection lab, sets off on a perilous journey through Paris in a bid to be reunited with its owner, Naoufel,...

Film Review: Le Jeu, Directed by Fred Cavayé

The clever plotline of this movie, which is available on Netflix, is woven out of a very simple conceit. A group of friends get together for dinner at one of their homes and conversation...
Les Miserables, Ladj Ly, Sarab films

French Film Review: Les Misérables by Ladj Ly

This vibrant rollercoaster of a movie is set in the same impoverished Paris suburb that led Victor Hugo to pen his famous novel. Inspired by the 2005 Paris riots, Montfermeil native Ladj Ly’s tale...

COLCOA French Film Festival Postponed to 2021

The COLCOA French Film Festival, considered the most important event dedicated to French cinema in the world, will be postponed and carried forward to autumn 2021. Initially scheduled for September 2020 at the Directors...

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...