The Oscar-nominated actors from French cinema

This Sunday marks one of the biggest dates on the global cinema calendar – The Academy Awards, or The Oscars, as they are more widely-known. The awards unite the creme-de-la-creme from international cinema, and celebrates the very best work of actors, actresses, directors and producers. This year’s nominees include Nicole Kidman, Meryl Streep and Ryan…

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…

Samba – Eric Toledano, Olivier Nakache

It’s a tough act to follow. Intouchables took 332 million euros worldwide and made a star of Omar Sy.  Directors Eric Toledana and Olivier Nakache have kept to a winning formula by again casting Sy in the lead role, but Samba lacks the magic ingredient that made Intouchables such a big hit. Its stellar cast including Charlotte Gainsbourg and Tahar…

3 Coeurs (Three Hearts) – Benoît Jacquot

Benoît Jacquot, the award winning director of Farewell My Queen, has assembled a sterling cast for his tale of love versus lust set in a provincial French town.  Catherine Deneuve, Chiara Mastroianni, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Benoît Poelvoorde manage to breathe some life into what is a over-long, over-romanticised, over-dramatic story of fickle fate.  But it’s a waste of…

Check out 2014 French cinema releases

January 2014 Une Autre Vie by Emmanuel Mouret starring Stéphane Freiss, Virginie Ledoyen… Mea Culpa by Fred Cavayé starring Gilles Lellouche, Vincent Lindon… Yves Saint Laurent by Jalil Lespert starring Pierre Niney, Guillaume Gallienne… February 2014  Supercondriaque by Dany Boon starring Dany Boon, Kad Merad… La Belle et la Bête by Christophe Gans starring Léa Seydoux, Vincent Cassel… Tante Hilda ! by Jacques-Rémy Girerd starring François Morel, Josiane Balasko… March 2014 Grace de Monaco …