Quand on a 17 ans (Being 17) – André Téchiné

After 2014’s In the Name of my Daughter, based on the true story of the unsolved disappearance of heiress Agnès Le Roux, veteran director André Téchiné is back on fictional ground with Quand On a 17 Ans. And he has delivered one of his best films to date.  Premiered at this year’s Berlin Film festival, it’s…

Les Combattants (Love at First Fight) – Thomas Cailley

Thomas Cailley’s first feature-length film Les Combattants went home with a slew of prizes from February’s film award season. Three Césars including best first film for Cailley, best actress for Adèle Haenel and best male newcomer for Kevin Azaïs as well as best first film and best male newcomer at the Cérémonie des Prix Lumières, known as the French Golden…

20th Cérémonie des Lumières – French Golden Globes

Dubbed the French Golden Globes, the Cérémonie des Lumières on Monday night will honour the best in French-speaking cinema over the past year as decided by the international press based in Paris  The most nominated films include Bertrand Bonello’s Saint Laurent, Benoît Jacquot’s Trois Cœurs and La Famille Bélier with four nominations each. Interestingly two young actors are both nominated for best…

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…