Blue is the Warmest Colour takes top prize at French Golden Globes

Cannes Palme d’Or winner Blue is the Warmest Colour (La vie d’Adele) won the prestigious Best Picture award at the French Golden Globes in Paris on Monday. The film also took Best Director prize for director Abdellatif Kechiche, Best Actress for Lea Seydoux and Best Female Newcomer award for Adèle Exarchopoulos. Seydoux’s Prix Lumière also covered her roles in…

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,…