Prêt à Tout – Nicolas Cuche

Romantic comedy  Prêt à Tout is full of good ideas and potential comic riches that rely too heavily on the charm of leading man Max Boublil, a stand-up comedian who has found popularity among France’s YouTuber generation.  He is most famous to date for his You Tube hit J’aime les moches (I love ugly girls)…

Blue is the Warmest Colour takes top prize at French Golden Globes

Cannes Palme d’Or winner Blue is the Warmest Colour (La vie d’Adele) won the prestigious Best Picture award at the French Golden Globes in Paris on Monday. The film also took Best Director prize for director Abdellatif Kechiche, Best Actress for Lea Seydoux and Best Female Newcomer award for Adèle Exarchopoulos. Seydoux’s Prix Lumière also covered her roles in…

L’Amour est un Crime Parfait (Love is the Perfect Crime) – Jean-Marie Larrieu, Arnaud Larrieu

L’Amour est un Crime Parfait is a psychological thriller based on the novel Incidences by Philippe Dijan whose work has already provided a rich source of material for some of France’s best-known directors include Jean-Jacques Beineix with Betty Blue and André Téchiné with Unforgivable. And the Larrieu brothers had their work cut out bringing this dark, complex novel to the big…

Yves Saint Laurent – Jalil Lespert

Jalil Lespert’s Yves Saint Laurent, the first of two films out this year dedicated to the French fashion legend (the second, directed by  Bertrand Bonello comes out in October), offers a look at the life of a man considered more a great artist than a simple clothes designer. Saint Laurent was the first designer to have…

French President Hollande considers legal action over reports of affair

French President Francois Hollande has issued a statement saying he is considering legal action against Closer magazine over allegations of a relationship with French actress Julie Gayet. On Friday, Closer published a special seven-page edition with photos of the alleged relationship with the actress including a front-page spread with the title ‘Francois Hollande and Julie…

Les Ames de Papier – Vincent Lannoo

Les Ames de Papier is a bitter-sweet romantic comedy by Belgian director Vincent Lannoo which is short on seduction and low on laughs despite the inclusion of veteran comic actor Pierre Richard. Richard has appeared in French comedy classics such as The Tall Blonde Man with the One Black Shoe and a number of films…

Check out 2014 French cinema releases

January 2014 Une Autre Vie by Emmanuel Mouret starring Stéphane Freiss, Virginie Ledoyen… Mea Culpa by Fred Cavayé starring Gilles Lellouche, Vincent Lindon… Yves Saint Laurent by Jalil Lespert starring Pierre Niney, Guillaume Gallienne… February 2014  Supercondriaque by Dany Boon starring Dany Boon, Kad Merad… La Belle et la Bête by Christophe Gans starring Léa Seydoux, Vincent Cassel… Tante Hilda ! by Jacques-Rémy Girerd starring François Morel, Josiane Balasko… March 2014 Grace de Monaco …