Desplechin film to open Cannes Film Festival

The organisers of the 2017 Cannes Film Festival have unveiled this year’s contenders for the much coveted Palme d’Or. With a jury headed by Pedro Almodóvar, a festival regular who has had six film in competiton over the past few years without ever winning the top prize, the festival kicks-off with Arnaud Desplechin‘s Marion Cotillard-led Ismael’s Ghosts. Desplechin’s Trois…

Prêt à Tout – Nicolas Cuche

Romantic comedy  Prêt à Tout is full of good ideas and potential comic riches that rely too heavily on the charm of leading man Max Boublil, a stand-up comedian who has found popularity among France’s YouTuber generation.  He is most famous to date for his You Tube hit J’aime les moches (I love ugly girls)…

French film and stage director Patrice Chéreau dies in Paris aged 68

French film, opera and stage director Patrice Chéreau has died in Paris aged 68 after a long battle with lung cancer. Chéreau first made international cinema headlines in 1994 with the film Queen Margot starring Isabelle Adjani which won him the Jury Prize at the 1994 Cannes Film Festival.  Although he directed over 15 films,…