Lolo – Julie Delpy

Writer/director Julie Delpy is better known to international audiences as Celine opposite Ethan Hawke in Richard Linkater’s successful trio of films, Before Sunset, Before Sunrise and Before Midnight.  Lolo is her sixth feature behind the camera after the award winning 2 Days in New York with American stand-up comedian Chris Rock. Here she has drafted…

On voulait Tout Casser – Philippe Guillard

Not even actors of the calibre of Benoît Magimel and Charles Berling can breathe life into this lightweight, uninspiring comedy which is following a current trend in French cinema for celebrating longstanding male friendships – Les Coeurs des Hommes, Entre Amis, Nos Femmes. The twist here is one of this band of childhood friends has been…

Supercondriaque – Dany Boon

Dany Boon, has missed a golden opportunity to delve into the psyche of a nation known as the pill popping champions of Europe with his latest outing as director, Supercondriaque.  There is much comedy is to be found in poking fun at the French habit of running to consult a doctor at every sore throat…

Eyjafjallajokull (The Volcano) – Alexandre Coffre

Think Danny de Vito’s War of the Roses meets John Hughes’ Planes, Trains and Automobiles and you will have some idea of the tone of Eyjafjallajokull directed by Alexandre Coffre and starring Danny Boon best-known for his role in the most successful French film ever Bienvenue chez le Ch’tis.Boon is a great crowd pleaser with French audiences and pitting him against Valérie…