Dalida – Lisa Azuelos

Lisa Azuelos’s film of one of France’s most popular singers skims over the surface of the life of the Egyptian/Italian artist to hone in on her disastrous relationships with men interspersed with a race through some of her most memorable hits. For a singer who sold over 80 million records worldwide, this is no mean feat.  But it’s doubtful if…

Le Grand Homme – Sarah Leonor

Jérémie Renier’s  performance as a wounded solider returning to civilian life in Paris is the highlight of Le Grand Homme, a drab story of friendship and loyalty between two men. Under Sarah Leonor’s lacklustre direction and inability to inject any real drama into the narrative, many key scenes rings hollow and flat. And an excessive…

La Confrérie des Larmes (Brotherhood of Tears) – Jean-Baptiste Andrea

This film is a fast-paced thriller designed to keep the audience guessing until the final minutes. Despite a few clunky plot twists and turns it retains its credibility mainly due to the talent of its lead actor, Belgian-born Jérémie Renier. Neither Renier nor director Jean-Baptiste Andrea are strangers to international film-goers. Renier was Eirik in…