In at the Deep End: Gilles Lellouche, Director of “Le Grand Bain”

Gilles Lellouche’s splashy debut, Le Grand Bain, made waves at the Cannes Film Festival. The actor-turned-director tells Lanie Goodman getting behind the camera was life-changing For all his good looks, Gilles Lellouche doesn’t quite fit...

Exclusive Interview: Marion Cotillard in “Gueule d’Ange”

No stranger to challenging roles, in her latest film Marion Cotillard plays a rudderless single mother running away from her responsibilities. She tells Lanie Goodman how she tackled the elusive character... Marion Cotillard is sitting...

Ladies First: Interview with Filmmaker Tonie Marshall

Firebrand filmmaker Tonie Marshall’s feminist drama Number One is causing quite the stir – not least because of its measured depiction of women in power. France’s first (and only) award-winning female director tells Marion...

Behind the Vines in Champagne: Voices of the Vignerons

There are many advantages to living in the only part of the world where real champagne is made. One of them is that the champagne here is abundant, of excellent quality, and moderately priced....

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,”...

The American Library in Paris Gala Hosts Salman Rushdie

Members and friends of the American Library in Paris gathered for the 2018 Gala Dinner featuring award-winning author and literary luminary Salman Rushdie. This special evening, held at the Westin Paris-Vendome, is the primary...

Exclusive Interview with Isabelle Huppert, Ahead of Sade Readings in London

Never one to shirk controversy, Golden-Globe winner and grande dame of French cinema, Isabelle Huppert, is poised to titillate London audiences with a risqué reading of two of the Marquis de Sade’s most scandalous...

Recipe for Disaster: Exclusive Interview with David Lebovitz

American food writer David Lebovitz tells Marion Sauvebois about his experience buying a Parisian fixer-upper in the 11th and going head-to-head with the builder from hell... If David Lebovitz hears “Pas de problème” one more...

A Poetic World in Gascony: Chef and Culinary Innovator Michel Guérard

The modern trend for a healthier cuisine can, in great part, be attributed to one man. Guy Hibbert travelled to Gascony to meet chef and culinary innovator Michel Guérard One of the foremost figures of...

My France Favourites: Hazel Smith

France Today magazine is proud to have an expert team of contributors, whose knowledge of France is vast and inspiring. In a series of interviews highlighting “France Favourites,” we shine the spotlight on our team....