Arrête ton cinéma – Diane Kurys

For the first time in the director’s chair in three years, Diane Kurys has brought actress Sylvie Testud’s best selling novel  ‘C’est le Métier qui Rentre‘ to cinematic audiences. Essentially Arrête ton Cinéma is a film based on a book about a film about a screenplay. And if that were not complicated enough Testud herself takes…

Nous Trois ou Rien – Kheiron

French stand-up comedian Kheiron’s directorial debut is the true story of his parent’s flight from Iran after the Shah was replaced in 1978 by Ayatollah Khomeini’s Islamic Republic.  They eventually settled in France and Nous Trois ou Rien is a sincere and moving tribute to his parents courage and determination to live by their principles.…

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…

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…