Cafe de la Paix

Retail Therapy: How Would You Spend €1,000 in Paris?

Pirouetting straight to the point, I’ve always dreamed of becoming a prima donna in a bigwig corps de ballet (not said in a Zelda Fitzgerald sort of way!). So I’ve choreographed a decadent day...
Musician-turned-actress Soko plays Loie Fuller in La Danseuse

La Danseuse: American Icons of La Belle Époque

A film by Stéphanie Di Giusto charts the lives of Loie Fuller and Isadora Duncan, two American girls who found friendship, fame and fortune in turn-of-the-century Paris. Talk about unlikely. When Midwesterner Loie Fuller – later to become a world-renowned Belle Époque...

Top 5 US Remakes of French Films

More than 80 French films have been remade in the US. Why not watch the original?
Woody Allen film set

The Musée Des Arts Forains: Woody Allen’s Paris Film Set

Woody Allen has a knack for finding the perfect film set. Case in point: the enchanted garden oasis of Les Pavillons de Bercy, which morphed into a garden party scene circa 1920s in his...
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...

French Cinema: Profile of Award-Winning Actress Marion Cotillard

Understandably lost amongst the more harrowing news headlines around last year’s National Day in France was the announcement that actress Marion Cotillard’s name, along with some 650 other figures from politics, culture, sport and public life, had been put...

Top 5 Films with Alain Delon

Although Delon never shed his sex-symbol image, he also portrayed some strong, compelling characters.

The French Film “Marguerite” Ponders What is Good Singing

The character in the French film Marguerite is an opera singer who can’t sing, but decides to perform in a grand public concert hall. That’s only part of the story. Marguerite’s life is opera, full...

Top 6 French Train Films

The clack of the rails and the whirr of the camera have a long history together. Here’s a cinematic train journey through France. FIRST TRAIN OUT… L’Arrivée d’un Train en Gare de La Ciotat (Arrival of...

Les Intouchables

The most successful French film to date is based on the true story of an unlikely friendship.