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…

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…

Nos Futurs – Rémi Bezançon

Director Rémi Bezançon retreads old ground with Nos Futurs a bromance about two childhood friends who are struggling to cope with the responsibilties of adulthood. Yann (Pierre Rochefort), an uptight, insurance broker, is trapped in a job at the company he inherited from his late father and seeks comfort on the psycho-analyst’s couch. His old school…

Microbe et Gasoil – Michel Gondry

Michel Gondry is the multi-talented director behind Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and the 1994 Levi drugstore ad which holds the record for the most awards for a TV commercial. Yet his latest film, Microbe et Gasoil displays none of his trademark whimsy and other worldliness and is a flat, drawn out hommage to…

On voulait Tout Casser – Philippe Guillard

Not even actors of the calibre of Benoît Magimel and Charles Berling can breathe life into this lightweight, uninspiring comedy which is following a current trend in French cinema for celebrating longstanding male friendships – Les Coeurs des Hommes, Entre Amis, Nos Femmes. The twist here is one of this band of childhood friends has been…

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…