Visages Villages – Agnes Varda and JR

It’s a strange partnership, iconic New Wave director Agnès Varda and hipster street artist JR, but the exchange of ideas between the two in Visages Villages is wonderfully engaging. The film is simplicity itself. Varda and JR cross France on a mission to put ordinary people and their stories in the spotlight. There are ex-miners,…

Cannes 2015: Bumper year for French films at Cannes

The French film industry has given itself an enormous pat on the back after three of the four films in competition for the prestigious Palme d’Or walked away with prizes from Sunday night’s awards ceremony in Cannes. Jacques Audiard’s Dheepan about Sri Lankan refugees in Paris took the top prize in a move that surprised…

Agnès Varda – Cléo de 5 à 7 revisited

Far removed from the glitz and glamour of a Hollywood-style celebrity interview, legendary film director Agnès Varda relaxes comfortably in a large garden in the west of Paris to talk about her masterpiece Cléo de 5 à 7 at an event to launch a remastered version of the film sponsored by luxury goods firm, LVMH. At 86-years-of-age,…