Le Coeur des Hommes 3 – Marc Esposito

For the third in the series of successful Coeur des Hommes films, director Marc Esposito has tried to give a contemporary feel and breath new life into the tale of the lives and loves of four middle-aged Parisian friends by replacing Jeff (Gerard Darmon) with Jean (Eric Elmosnino), a single-father struggling to bring up his…

La Confrérie des Larmes (Brotherhood of Tears) – Jean-Baptiste Andrea

This film is a fast-paced thriller designed to keep the audience guessing until the final minutes. Despite a few clunky plot twists and turns it retains its credibility mainly due to the talent of its lead actor, Belgian-born Jérémie Renier. Neither Renier nor director Jean-Baptiste Andrea are strangers to international film-goers. Renier was Eirik in…

French film and stage director Patrice Chéreau dies in Paris aged 68

French film, opera and stage director Patrice Chéreau has died in Paris aged 68 after a long battle with lung cancer. Chéreau first made international cinema headlines in 1994 with the film Queen Margot starring Isabelle Adjani which won him the Jury Prize at the 1994 Cannes Film Festival.  Although he directed over 15 films,…

Eyjafjallajokull (The Volcano) – Alexandre Coffre

Think Danny de Vito’s War of the Roses meets John Hughes’ Planes, Trains and Automobiles and you will have some idea of the tone of Eyjafjallajokull directed by Alexandre Coffre and starring Danny Boon best-known for his role in the most successful French film ever Bienvenue chez le Ch’tis.Boon is a great crowd pleaser with French audiences and pitting him against Valérie…