Chacun Sa Vie – Claude Lelouche

Veteran director Claude Lelouche turns 80 in October and has struggled in recent years to find the form which earned him an Oscar for A Man and a Woman in 1967.  His last film, Un + Une, a quirky romantic comedy set in India with Jean Dujardin and Elza Zylberstein in the lead roles, saw a partial…

Un Plus Une – Claude Lelouche

After the disappointing Salaud On t’Aime, Claude Lelouche is back on familiar territory with a simple love story between a Man and a Woman.  Set in India in all its splendour, brought to life magnificently if a little disingenuously, by cinematographer Robert  Alazraki, Un plus Une oozes charm due mainly to the casting of Jean…

Salaud, On t’Aime (We Love You, You Bastard) – Claude Lelouche

For his 44th film, veteran director Claude Lelouche has made, on his own admission, his most autobiographical film to date dedicating this film to his seven childen by five different mothers. Salaud On t’Aime is a rambling tale of a father’s attempt to reconcile with his four daughters which is marred by woeful miscasting and…

Claude Lelouche

Born 30 October 1937 in Paris. His father was said to have given him a camera after he failed his Baccalaureate.  He began by filming documentaries before moving into feature films. His first films met with little success until Un Homme et Une Femme  (A Man and a Woman) in 1966 which became a huge…