Cannes 2015: La Loi du Marché (The Measure of a Man) – Stéphane Brizé

Stéphane Brizé’s La Loi du Marché, one of four French films in the official competition for the Palme d’Or at the Cannes film festival, is social realism at its grittiest and most unforgiving.  Mostly set in one of the featureless out-of-town shopping centres much loved by French directors of late (Louis-Julien Petit’s Discount, Marianne Tardieu’s Qui Vive),  Brizé’s film takes…

Cannes film festival 2015 v Oscars

Just three days to go before the stars hit the red carpet at the Cannes film festival, one of the most highly anticipated cinema events of the year. Jaqcues Audiard, actor/director Maïwenn, newcomer Stéphane Brizé and Valérie Donzelli are among the French directors competing for the prestigious Palme d’Or while Britain’s Sienna Miller, Oscar nominated actor Jake Gyllenhall…

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…

Cannes Film Festival: Adieu Au Language – Jean-Luc Godard

It’s been 54 years since veteran Franco-Swiss director Jean-Luc Godard wowed audiences with Breathless simultaneously introducing international cinemagoers to the French New Wave and launching the career of leading man Jean-Paul Belmondo. And it’s a glowing testament to his huge creative talent that aged 83, he is still one of cinema’s most innovative directors. Adieu…