Where to See a Movie in Paris: Cinema Pathé Beaugrenelle

These days all we want to do is to go to the movies. Can you blame us? It’s the Cannes Film Festival! A new movie theatre in Paris that’s getting rave reviews is the...

Top 7 Films by Claude Chabrol

French cinema lost another pioneer of the New Wave with the death of the 80-year-old Claude Chabrol in September.

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...

Top 5 Films by Luc Besson

His newest movie, The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec, recently hit the screens in France, and will possibly give a fresh start to director and screenwriter Besson's once tremendous career. Most underground Subway, 1985 Subway is a...

Metropolis: L’Exposition

Filmed between 1925 and 1926 in Berlin by visionary filmmaker Fritz Lang, Metropolis is a film of wild excess that became an important landmark in the history of motion pictures. Everything about it was monumental:...

French Cinema: Profile of Actress Audrey Fleurot

From edited-out extra to GQ Woman of the Year, France’s fieriest star has had quite the stellar rise – no thanks to her distinctive looks You don’t want to mess with the actress who took...

French Cinema: Profile of Award-winning Actress Sara Forestier

Plucked from anonymity by director Abdellatif Kechiche to play a hot-headed teen rapping the words of Marivaux in L’esquive, at barely 18 Forestier’s gall and outsize personality instantly singled her out as one to watch. She went...

French Film Reviews: Grand Froid, Directed by Gérard Pautonnier

In a small godforsaken backwater, Edmond Zweck’s funeral parlour is, ironically, clawing at death’s door; thanks in part to a devil-may-care generation too busy living to plan, and crucially pre-pay, for their send-off from...
Catherine Deneuve in "Indochine"

French Film: Top 5 Catherine Deneuve Movies

LOVE IN THE AFTERNOON Belle de Jour (1967), Belle de Jour If a ‘belle de nuit’ is a lady of the night, then you can guess what a ‘Belle de Jour’ gets up to in the afternoon. Such is the premise for Buñuel’s 1967...
Maiwenn on the set of "Mon Roi"

An Exclusive Interview with Film Director Maïwenn

She has played a snaky-tressed futuristic diva, a wide-eyed teen stalked by a horrific killer, a tough-as-nails investigating photographer from the French Ministry of the Interior, and was handpicked by Karl Lagerfeld to model...