French Cinema: Profile of Actor Pierre Niney

The high-achieving actor, director and screenwriter has certainly crammed a lot into his 30 years. Gill Harris reports He may only be 30 but actor, director and screenwriter Pierre Niney already has more than 20...

French Film Review: At War, Directed by Stéphane Brizé

Director Stéphane Brizé was as stunned at the next man when footage emerged of frenzied strikers storming an Air France board meeting and ripping the shirts off executives’ backs in 2015. But while politicos...

French Film Review: High Life, Directed by Claire Denis

Banish thoughts of The Martian's triumphant spuds-growing hero or Interstellar's let's-save-the-earth sap fest. Claire Denis's High Life is no CGI-loaded, assembly-line space odyssey. Too close for comfort, stick-your-head-in-the-oven hopeless, this existential slow-burner is a...

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...

French Film Review: The Mystery of Henry Pick

Believe the hype: Bezançon's adaptation of David Foenkinos's bestseller is all it's cracked up to be. Meet Jean-Michel Rouche, a freshly-sacked book critic with a chip on his shoulder and too much time on...

French Cinema: Profile of Actress Leïla Bekhti

She may not have had much faith in her odds but this hasn’t stopped the actress from grafting her way to the top. Gill Harris reports As a young woman working odd jobs in Paris,...

Interview with Jean Dujardin: Je voudrais me faire plaisir

Nearly 10 years on from his flirtation with Hollywood stardom, Jean Dujardin is back in the bosom of French cinema. He talks to Lanie Goodman about his latest film, Alfred Dreyfus, and what it’s...

French Film Reviews: 4 Favourite Comedies for Laugh-out-Loud Fun

As the days get shorter, there's nothing better than cosying up with a good film and a hot drink. Here are some of our favourite French comedies to get you through the colder months 2...

In Conversation With… François Ozon

The acclaimed director opens up about his harrowing new film, By the Grace of God By the Grace of God is your first film about a news story, and with so many characters... My initial idea...
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French Film Review: By the Grace of God, Directed by François Ozon

Based on the child-abuse scandal still rocking France, By the Grace of God is a harrowing and downright nauseating account of three men's quest for justice after suffering at the hands of scout leader,...