Tag: france

SHE IS CONANN Review: Formidable, Genre-Fluid Amazon, Unconventional Romance

French auteur Bertrand Mandico has earned a reputation as one of contemporary cinema's most intriguing and inventive talents. With an extensive portfolio of experimental short films under his belt, Mandico first gained widespread recognition through his feature-length debut, Wild Boys....

Locarno 2023 Review: CONANN Goes to Hell and Back Through Taboos, Myths, Genres, Ages

French provocateur Bertrand Mandico goes on a oneiric journey with Elina Löwensohn as the unorthodox guide in another gender- and genre-bending fauvistic fantasy.

Fantasia 2023 Review: LES RASCALS

Paris. 1984.   Les Rascals are a gang of five life long friends. A diverse group, they are made up of two white French boys and one Cambodian French lad. Then there is Ruddy, the one Black French boy, and...

Neuchatel 2023 Review: PANDEMONIUM, New Vision of the Afterlife

Quarxx directed; Ophélia Kolb, Hugo Dillon, and Arben Bajraktaraj star in 'three supernatural stories about the gruesome exploration of lost souls and the tragedy of everyday life.'

THE PASSENGERS OF THE NIGHT Review: Gentle, Nostalgic Tribute to 80s Paris

Charlotte Gainsbourg stars in a family drama set in 1980s Paris, directed by Mikhaël Hers.

Cannes 2023 Review: THE OLD OAK, Exploitative Racism Melodrama Is An Embarrassment

British director Ken Loach unveiled the final film of his decades-long career at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival.

Cannes 2023 Review: ANATOMY OF A FALL, Underwhelming Palme d'Or Winner

Sandra Hüller stars in a courtroom drama, directed by French filmmaker Justine Triet.

Cannes 2023 Review: YOUTH (SPRING), Chronicle of China's Working Class Youth

Chinese director Wang Bing makes his Cannes Competition debut with a stunning, expansive work about China's youth working in the country's garment industry.

DROPS OF GOD Review: Like Fine Wine, Gets Better As It Goes

Fleur Geffrier and Yamashita Tomohisa star in the swirling dramatic series, created by Quoc Dang Tran, now streaming on Apple TV+.

WHITE BUILDING Review: Beautiful Elegy to a Not So Distant Past

Piseth Chhun stars in Kavich Neang's feature directorial debut, set in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

CARMEN Review: Opera Tale Reimagined As Immigration Drama

Melissa Barrera and Paul Mescal sing and dance in choreographer-turned-director Benjamin Millepied's debut feature.

THE EIGHT MOUNTAINS Review: Of Men and Friendship

Felix van Gronigen and Charlotte Vandermeersch directed; Luca Marinelli and Alessandro Borghi star in an an affecting epic tale of male friendship that is quite rare to see in films these days.

SMOKING CAUSES COUGHING Review: Absurd, Comic Nonsense

A new film by Quentin Dupieux.

A WOMAN KILLS Review: Daring, Sexual, Violent, French Classic

Now on Blu-ray from Radiance.

Preview: Rendez-Vous With French Cinema 2023

Showcasing the best of contemporary French films, this year's Rendez-Vous with French Cinema features 21 features from old masters to newcomers, including new films by Philippe and Louis Garrel, Arnaud Desplechin, Dominik Moll, Patricia Mazuy and Léa Mysius. Though I...

CALVAIRE Interview: Fabrice Du Welz Revisits His Remastered Nightmare

Director Fabrice Du Welz's horror nightmare, newly remastered, is now in theaters, ahead of its VOD release.

Now Streaming: LIAISON, Compulsively Watchable, Incredibly Gripping

Vincent Cassel and Eva Green star in the superb suspense series from Apple TV+.

Friday One Sheet: DALVA

This balanced piece of key art from design house Silenzio taps all the photography basics. Rule of thirds? Check. Bokeh? Check. Implied motion with low shutter speed? Check. In the digital-layer decades of over-processed, and cluttered, movie posters, the French,...

Review: ONE FINE MORNING, Life's Curve Balls, Directed By Mia Hansen-Løve

Léa Seydoux and Pascal Greggory star in a new film written and directed by Mia Hansen-Løve.

ONE FINE MORNING Interview: Mia Hansen-Løve Says Filmmaking Saved Her Life

"That's why I say sometimes that cinema saved my life. Because cinema brought me back to the present. It made me enjoy the moments. It made me feel more rooted, thanks to the intensity of making films."