Isabelle Huppert up for Best Actress Oscar and César awards

After taking the Golden Globe for Best Actress on January 8 for her magnificent performance in Paul Verhoeven’s Elle, Isabelle Huppert is now in the running for a much coveted Oscar award as well as a César, the French equivalent of the Academy Awards. Huppert faces tough Oscar competition from some of Hollywood’s most respected…

Deniz Gamze Ergüven – Mustang

Turkish-French film maker Deniz Gamze Ergüven’s stunning debut feature has already proved a hit on the award’s circuit. This tale of five orphaned sisters growing up on Turkey’s Black Sea coast recently walked away with the Prix Lumière  for Best Film and collected four Césars at Friday night’s ceremony including Best First Feature and Best Original Screenplay. And it’s…

Claude Lelouche

Born 30 October 1937 in Paris. His father was said to have given him a camera after he failed his Baccalaureate.  He began by filming documentaries before moving into feature films. His first films met with little success until Un Homme et Une Femme  (A Man and a Woman) in 1966 which became a huge…