The Mystery of Henri Pick / Le Mystère Henri Pick (2019). Sacramento French Film Festival 2020

Sacramento French Film Festival Goes Virtual

The Sacramento French Film Festival (SFFF) promotion materials often claim, “My life is a French Movie.” Illustrations are symbols of France from the Eiffel Tower as the stiletto heel on a red soled Louboutin...

French Film Reviews: Alibi.com, Directed by Philippe Lacheau

The latest romp by Philippe Lacheau runs on quite the barmy premise. Greg is CEO of Alibi.com, a start-up which offers philandering clients elaborate cover stories. Our hero winds up falling for the beautiful...

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,”...
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Save the Date for the 2019 COLCOA French Film Festival

COLCOA fans – save the date! The 23rd edition of the COLCOA French Film Festival, “A week of French Film and Series Premieres in Hollywood,” will take place from September 23rd – 28th, 2019...

French Film Reviews: Up for Love, Starring Jean Dujardin

Artist star Jean Dujardin owns one of the smarmiest grins in French cinema, and his character in this mainstream rom-com uses it to full effect. He plays Alexandre, a wealthy and successful man of limited stature (digitally completed in post-production) out...

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 and TV Reviews: Versailles, the Hot TV Series

With his piercing eyes and stylish pencil ’tache, lead actor George Blagden lends such sexual allure to the role of Louis XIV in this fruity TV series about life in the royal palace that one wag dubbed him ‘Louis the...

French Film Reviews: L’Amant Double, Directed by François Ozon

Ozon is back to his old tricks (and erotic stylings) in this frisky psychological thriller. And the wild card’s twisted romp has left many scratching their heads – and shuffling awkwardly in their seats. Damsel-in-distress...

French Film Reviews: Frantz, Directed by François Ozon

Acclaimed director François Ozon (Potiche, Swimming Pool, 8 Women) heads into new territory yet again with this largely black and white, loose adaptation of Enrst Lubitsch’s 1932 drama Broken Lullaby. In a small German town after World War...

Top 6 Films Starring Annie Girardot

The talented and versatile Annie Girardot, who died last February, was once France’s most popular actress. She faded into near-oblivion for a while, before achieving an unlikely but happy and welcome comeback. EPIC DRAMA Rocco...