Amoureux de ma Femme – Daniel Auteuil

After directing three highly successful films based on the novels by Marcel Pagnol ( La Fille du Puisatier and Maruis and Fanny) Daniel Auteuil again steps behind the camera for Amoureuse de Ma Femme sharing top billing himself with the formidable Gerard Depardieu and the hugely watchable Sandrine Kiberlain (Comme un Avion, Floride ), Expectations run high for this…

Au Nom de ma Fille (Kalinka) – Vincent Garenq

Sticking with a winning formula, Vincent Garenq once again turns to real life events for his latest film, Au Nom de Ma Fille (Kalinka), the story of one man’s 27 year struggle to bring to justice the man he believed murdered his daughter. In his first serious drama since 2013’s Avant l’Hiver, Daniel Auteuil is…

Les Naufragés (Shipwrecked) – David Charhon

David Charhon’s disappointing comedy Les Naufragés is a waste of the talents of two gifted French actors – Daniel Auteuil and Laurent Stocker of the Comédie Française. Perhaps Charhon hoped to recreate the chemistry between the two leads that was behind the success of his last film De l’Autré Côté du Périph starring the ever-watchable Omar…

French films to watch out for in February

Chocolat – Roschdy Zem  After supporting roles in a number of films stateside including the monster box-office hit Jurassic World and the box-office flop Burnt, Omar Sy is back on home turf in Zem’s fourth directorial stint. Chocolat is the true story of France’s first black clown, Cuba’s Rafael Padilla. He and his partner Footit were…

Arrête ton cinéma – Diane Kurys

For the first time in the director’s chair in three years, Diane Kurys has brought actress Sylvie Testud’s best selling novel  ‘C’est le Métier qui Rentre‘ to cinematic audiences. Essentially Arrête ton Cinéma is a film based on a book about a film about a screenplay. And if that were not complicated enough Testud herself takes…

5 French films to watch out for this autumn

  Marguerite – Xavier Giannoli. In competition at the Venice Film Festival, Marguerite marks the return to the big screen of the remarkable Catherine Frot (La Tourneuse de Pages, Le DÎner de Cons) after a three year absence. She plays Marguerite, a tone-deaf socialite who dreams of fame as an opera singer. Set in the…

10 lesser-known Must-See French films

The glitz and glamour of the Cannes Film Festival is but a distant memory and now audiences will have to wait to see if the films given the thumbs up from critics around the world will make their way to local cinemas. In the meantime, here is a list of lesser-known French films which are…

Nos Femmes – Richard Berry

After a hugely successful run at the Théâtre de Paris two years ago, Richard Berry and Daniel Auteuil are hoping the chemistry that worked its magic on stage will translate to the big screen with a cinematic adaption of Eric Assous’ play Nos Femmes. With Berry and Auteuil recreating the same roles and Berry once…

Entre amis -Olivier Baroux

Films starring Daniel Auteuil are like the old adage about London buses, you wait ages for one and then two come along at once. This week sees the release of Olivier Baroux’s crowd pleasing comedy Entre Amis with Auteuil playing Richard, a successful businessman in his early sixties who invites his two best friends and their partners…

L’Affaire SK 1 – Frédéric Tellier

For his first full-length feature, Frédéric Tellier revisits the true story of the ‘Beast of the Bastille’ who murdered seven young woman in the French capital between January 1991 and November 1997. L’Affaire SK1 (Serial Killer 1) is a sombre, behind-the-scenes look at the police investigation which led to the eventual arrest of Guy Georges (Adama…