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Un Peu, Beaucoup, Aveuglément (Blind Date) – Clovis Cornillac

Un Peu, Beaucoup, Aveuglément directed by and starring the multi-talented Cornillac in the lead role was the deserving winner of the Audience award at last month’s COLCOA French film festival in Los Angeles. It’s a romantic comedy with a dark, distinctly Gallic flavour which has an old-fashioned feel while dealing with a distinctly modern theme –…

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Nos Femmes – Richard Berry

After a hugely successful run at the Théâtre de Paris two years ago, Richard Berry and Daniel Auteuil are hoping the chemistry that worked its magic on stage will translate to the big screen with a cinematic adaption of Eric Assous’ play Nos Femmes. With Berry and Auteuil recreating the same roles and Berry once…

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Caprice – Emmanuel Mouret

Billed as a romantic comedy, Emmanuel Mouret’s Caprice struggles to fit the description.  True, love is the motor that drives the tangled relationships between the four leading characters, but any comedy is distinctly thin on the ground. Hopes Caprice will be an entertaining, American-style look at love among the Parisian middle class are raised by the opening…

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Entre amis -Olivier Baroux

Films starring Daniel Auteuil are like the old adage about London buses, you wait ages for one and then two come along at once. This week sees the release of Olivier Baroux’s crowd pleasing comedy Entre Amis with Auteuil playing Richard, a successful businessman in his early sixties who invites his two best friends and their partners…

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Sophie Marceau, Jake Gyllenhall join Cannes film festival 2015 jury

Britain’s Sienna Miller, Oscar nominated actor Jake Gyllenhall and France’s Sophie Marceau, as well as cult director Guillermo del Toro are among those judging the films at this year’s Cannes film festival set to open in May. Other members of the jury, which is being presided over by the Coen brothers, are Canadian director Xavier…

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En Equilibre – Denis Dercourt

In his latest film, En Equilibre, director Denis Dercourt draws on his experience as a professional musicien to explore the nature of passion. The film is a hymn to perserverance and courage with a well-aimed jab at big business.  It’s the subtle, sensitive tale of stunt rider Marc (Albert Dupontel) forced to give up his…

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L’Astragale – Brigitte Sy

For her second stint behind the camera, Brigitte Sy has brought together two of the most talented of a younger generation of French actors – Reda Kateb and Lei¨la Bekhti.  And they are unmatched as the ill-fated lovers Julien and Albertine drawn from the autographical novel written by the young, Algerian-born Albertine Sarrazin in 1965 .The…

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Ingrid Bergman graces 2015 Cannes Film Festival poster

This year’s Cannes Film Festival will honour actress Ingrid Bergam, who features on the poster for the world’s most prestigious film festival which opens next month. Based on a photograph by Magnum agency’s David Seymour, the poster was created by Hervé Chigioni and graphic designed Gilles Frappier who were behind last year’s festival poster of…