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...
Opening night of French Truly Salon

French Truly Salon: New Series by the Seattle International Film Festival

On Bastille Day, Seattle’s International Film Festival (SIFF) crew debuted its French Truly Salon, in collaboration with Virginie Paradis, a native of Vienne and founder of French Truly, a  "très cool" French language, event...

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...

“Les Misérables” by French director Ladj Ly strikes a chord at Cannes

If you believe that fiction has the power to convey more about the complexity of explosive social issues than TV news, then you’re in perfect sync with the film industry folks in Cannes. So...