Sage Femme (The Midwife) – Martin Provost

Director Martin Provost continues to focus on female relationships in his latest film Sage Femme which brings together for the first time two of France’s most seasoned actresses – Catherine Deneuve (La Tete Haute) and Catherine Frot (Marguerite). After wowing critics with Séraphine in 2008, Provosts’s Sage Femme is a disappointingly dull film which lacks a…

Chocolat – Roschdy Zem

Back on home turf after a couple of disappointing secondary roles stateside (Jurassic World, Burnt)  Omar Sy must be hoping Roschdy Zem’s biopic of Chocolat, France’s first black clown, will give his acting career a boost.  Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano’s Les Intouchables turned Sy into a star and this film, like Les Intouchables, is…

En mai, fais ce qu’il te plaît – Christian Carion

Director Christian Carion’s last two films were based on true stories and his latest, En mai, fais ce qu’il te plaît follows the same trend. The award winning Joyeux Noël recounted the extraordinary events of December 1914 when opposing soldiers on the Western Front lay down their arms to celebrate Christmas together.  L’Affaire Farewell went…