Romain Duris: “This Job Terrifies Me When Things Get Too Comfortable”

Behind Romain Duris’s effortlessly cool façade lies a boiling inner life and inherent restlessness. Lise Pedersen discovers the darling of French cinema thrives on challenges – great and small... "I like change-- this job terrifies...

Interview with Jean-Denis Rieubland, Executive Chef of Royal Champagne Hotel & Spa

Jean-Denis Rieubland, Meilleur Ouvrier de France, has spent the last 31 years in restaurants, honing his skills at prestigious establishments such as the historic La Tour d’Argent in Paris, and earning two Michelin stars...

High and Dry in Space: Interview with Director Claire Denis

Always thought-provoking, iconic director Claire Denis takes a familiar genre for her latest film and breaks the mould. It’s about what it means to be human, she tells Lanie Goodman When it was first announced...

Interview with Janet Hulstrand, Author of “Demystifying the French”

Travelling to France and baffled by the cultural code? Keen for insights even as a long-time expatriate? Pick up a new book by Janet Hulstrand-- writer, editor, writing coach, teacher, and France Today contributor--...

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...