Discount – Louis-Julien Petit

Widely tagged as a Ken Loach-style social drama, Louis-Julien Petit’s Discount is a hard-hitting look at the day-to-day reality in France for millions of ordinary people, as far removed from the image of the country as the last word in fine living as it’s possiblle to get. All credit to Petit who has opted with…

Elle l’Adore – Jeanne Herry

Jeanne Herry hits the bull’s eye for her first time out as director with the clever, funny thriller, Elle l’Adore, which pairs the hugely talented Sandrine Kiberlain with classically- trained actor Laurent Lafitte.  A witty script, a storyline that keeps the audience guessing until the credits roll and a cast of well-developed secondary characters, made…

L’Ex de Ma Vie – Dorothée Sebbagh

L’Ex de Ma Vie is a flat, uninspired romantic comedy by Dorothée Sebbagh, a graduate of the prestigious Paris film school La Femis who, judging by her output to date, is struggling to hit winning form. Despite a promising storyline, Sebbagh fails to cash in on the pedigree of the lead actors Geraldine Nakache (All…