Saint Laurent – Bertrand Bonello

Two films within the space of a year about the man behind Mondrian dresses and Le Smoking suggests Yves Saint Laurent was much more than a gifted fashion designer and a finger-on-the-pulse trendsetter.  But neither Jalil Lespert’s Yves Saint Laurent or this latest offering from Bertrand Bonello adequately explain the fascination with a man whose…

Gallienne wins big at French cinema Oscars

Guillaume Gallienne’s Les Garcons et Guillaume à Table (Me, Myself and Mum) was the big winner at the Cesar award ceremony in Paris on Friday night.  The film picked up awards for Best Picture, Best First Feature, Best Actor for Gallienne himself,  Best adapted screenplay and Best editing. Earlier this year, the film won the Best…

La Belle et La Bête (Beauty and the Beast) – Christophe Gans

The classic fairy tale of Beauty and the Beast by Jeanne-Marie Le Prince de Beaumont, first published in 1757, has been reproduced many times and in many different forms over the years.  Disney produced a cartoon version of the story, there have been ice-shows and musicals and, of course, the classic 1946 film directed by Jean Cocteau. Now Christophe Gans…

Blue is the Warmest Colour takes top prize at French Golden Globes

Cannes Palme d’Or winner Blue is the Warmest Colour (La vie d’Adele) won the prestigious Best Picture award at the French Golden Globes in Paris on Monday. The film also took Best Director prize for director Abdellatif Kechiche, Best Actress for Lea Seydoux and Best Female Newcomer award for Adèle Exarchopoulos. Seydoux’s Prix Lumière also covered her roles in…

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 …