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...

Interview with Mélanie Thierry, Star of La Douleur

Mélanie Thierry shines as trailblazing novelist Marguerite Duras in La Douleur – off-screen, however, Marion Sauvebois meets a profoundly sensitive and quietly determined soul "I'm naturally shy and I don’t communicate very well or easily,”...

Homage to Late Icon and Nouvelle Vague Pioneer, Agnès Varda

Dimitri Keramitas charts the extraordinary career of the late "Grandmother of the New Wave", Agnès Varda When Agnès Varda passed away aged 90 in March, France and the world lost a towering figure of cinema. Nicknamed...

Review: The Midwife, Starring Catherine Deneuve and Catherine Frot

France Today reviews Martin Provost's new drama The Midwife, starring Catherine Deneuve and Catherine Frot   Claire (Catherine Frot) is a talented but tightly-wound midwife and reclusive single mother on the cusp of losing her job as...

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,...

2017 Cannes Film Festival: Nexflix’s “The Meyerowitz Stories,” with an All-Star Cast

France Today correspondent Anne McCarthy is on location in Cannes to cover the famous film festival. For more of her dispatches and reviews, click here. In the second showing from Netflix at Cannes Film Festival –...

French Film Reviews: Dans La Brume, Starring Romain Duris and Olga Kurylenko

Throwing away the usual tropes and jiggery-pokery – CGI, Inception 'bwong', stilettoed starlets teetering away from tornadoes yet always magically two steps ahead – Dans la brume strips the post-apocalyptic epic back to basics....

Interview with Vincent Lacoste: “I would love to meet Martin Scorsese”

At the age of 26, Vincent Lacoste is already a Cannes veteran. France Today's Lise Pedersen met him at Les Arcs Film Festival where his latest film “Mes jours de gloire” was premiered. He...

Top 5 Films by Alain Corneau

Popular filmmaker Alain Corneau released his last film, Crime d'Amour, just a few days before his death in August 2010.

Discover the History of Film at the Renzo Piano-Designed Pathé Fondation

The buzz in Paris this week is the recent debut of the Fondation Jérôme Seydoux-Pathé in the Gobelins quartier of the 13th arrondissement. For one thing, it was conceived by legendary architect Renzo Piano,...