French TV Series: The Tunnel, Season 2

Such is the shape-shifting world of TV commissioning that remakes of foreign dramas often take on a life of their own soon after discarding their original inspiration. The Tunnel (Season One) was a transposition of the Danish drama...

French Film and TV Reviews: Versailles, the Hot TV Series

With his piercing eyes and stylish pencil ’tache, lead actor George Blagden lends such sexual allure to the role of Louis XIV in this fruity TV series about life in the royal palace that one wag dubbed him ‘Louis the...

Coming of Age: A Film Series at The French Embassy in Washington DC

The Cultural Services of the French Embassy present the French film series "Coming of Age.” From the 1950s to today, the films in this series present various views of the tumultuous time that is...

Top 5 French Films About Teaching

The classroom is a recurrent theme in French cinema, with teachers in the leading roles.
Audrey Tatou as Amélie

Lucky 13: French Films with the Most César Award Nominations

NEZ, NEZ AND THRICE NEZ Cyrano de Bergerac (1990), Cyrano de Bergerac Filmed versions of Cyrano de Bergerc, Edmond Rostand’s 1897 crowd-pleasing play about a big-beaked poet and swordsman ashamed of his looks who sends love messages by proxy to woo his beautiful cousin Roxane, had good...

La Peur (The Fear): All Is Not Quiet on the Western Front

A frightening but brilliant film about how WWI damaged the soul of an entire generation.

DVD Reviews: The Jacques Rivette Collection

When he died in January at the age of 87, Rouen-born director and critic Jacques Rivette had released a total of 29 films, and had become one of France's favourite New Wave cinema-makers-- inspired...

The Sacramento French Film Festival and Downtown’s Revitalization

Now that the Festival de Cannes is over for 2016 and the winners declared, the Sacramento French Film Festival can finalize the selection of films for its 15th annual showing of the best in new...
Festival de Cannes

Cannes Film Festival 2016 in Review

The 69th Cannes Film Festival concluded this past weekend. As usual, the infamous festival did not disappoint. Winners were announced on Sunday, May 22, with the Palme d’Or – the festival’s most prestigious award – going...