Sous le Meme Toit – Dominique Farrugia

 The couple who try to rebuild a relationship post-divorce is fertile ground for comedy.  Martin Bourboulon’s Papa ou Maman is an excellent example of an original idea, a well-written script and bucket loads of chemistry between the two lead actors Laurent Lafitte and Marina Foïs. Elements sadly lacking from Dominique Farrugia’s tedious comedy Sous le Meme Toit.  In an…

Joséphine s’arrondit – Marilou Berry

For her directorial debut, Marilou Berry has chosen a follow-up to 2013’s moderately successful Joséphine directed by Agnès Obadia with Berry in the title role.  Both films are based on the graphic novels by Pénélope Bagieu which follow the trials and tribulations of a  30-something single woman looking for love.  Sounds familiar? The novels have been compared…

Valentin Valentin – Pascal Thomas

Veteran director Pascal Thomas clearly has a taste for adapting novels by a particular brand of British crime writer. He has already filmed four novels by the Grand Dame of British crime fiction Agatha Christie – By the Pricking of my Thumbs, Towards Zero, Crime is Our Business and Partners in Crime. He now turns…