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Tautou, who was present on screen and in person at last year's closing screening of the late Claude Miller's final film Thérèse Desqueyroux, currently appears in Michel Gondry's Boris Vian adaptation Mood Indigo (L'écume Des Jours) alongside Romain Duris and due for a French release this month.
Tautou and Duris also have hooked up again for Chinese Puzzle (Casse-tête Chinois) which is Cédric Klapisch's follow up to Pot Luck (L'auberge Espanol) and Russian Dolls with the same characters another 10 years on. It is due for French release in December.
Thierry Frémaux, Cannes artistic director, is set to reveal this year's official selection at a press conference in Paris on Thursday April 18 »
- Richard Mowe
John Boorman Season | Fuaim Is Solas | Rendez-Vous With French Cinema | Birds Eye View Film Festival
John Boorman Season, London
Boorman is one of those directors whose films everyone knows but whose name often gets left behind somewhere. Deliverance, for example, has become a universal point of reference for hicksville paranoia; Excalibur raised the bar for amped-up swords and sorcery movies; Hope And Glory has seeped into our collective wartime memory; Point Blank, which is going on general release, is a textbook case of how to be stylish, violent and hard-boiled. In fact, Boorman seems to have added something to every genre you can think of since he started in the 1950s, making documentaries for the BBC. Why isn't he better appreciated? He is here, at least, with a BFI Fellowship and a retrospective that includes his daughter's touching film portrait Me And Me Dad.
BFI Southbank, SE1, Sat to 30 Apr
Fuaim Is Solas, »
- Steve Rose
Bonjour, ou Bonsoir, j’espère que cela vous trouvera en bonne santé! I must start with an apology for any rusty translation, and hope it still has the right intentions. Thn are pleased to inform you of this year’s edition of Rendez-Vous with French Cinema, the UniFrance films’ celebrated annual showcase of the best in contemporary French film that is set to hit screens at Curzon Soho and Ciné Lumière in London, this April 4th-7th.
During 4 days, this Rendez-Vous is the opportunity for the English general public, the journalists and the French expatriated in London to discover some of the best 2012’ French productions and to meet talents. This year is no exception with the immense talent attending which includes:
Audrey Tautou, actress
2012 Mood Indigo (L’Ecume Des Jours) by Michel Gondry
2009 Coco Before Chanel »
- Dan Bullock
The 18th Edition of this New York tradition, Rendez-Vous with French Cinema unveils perhaps their most diverse line-up in years. This range includes grand and engaging entertainments such as Régis Roinsard's Populaire (Opening Night film with its stars Romain Duris and Deborah François attending), uncompromising auteurs such as Jean-Claude Brisseau and Damien Odoul, rising independent voices including Héléna Klotz and Shalimar Preuss, and master filmmakers François Ozon, Patrice Leconte, Raymond Depardon, Nicolas Philibert and the late Claude Miller. Here are some of the titles I had a privilege to have a sneak peek at: RENOIRSilly me, I never made the connection between Renoir the painter and Jean Renoir the filmmaker all these years. Anyway, Renoir recounts the last days of Pierre-Auguste Renoir's life in...
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Cohen Media Group are making a ballsy acquisition move at this year’s Berlin Film Festival – picking up Emmanuelle Bercot’s comp film Elle S’en Va (On My Way) hours before it world premiere screening. A deal that was surely facilitated by the fact that the international sales agent Elle Driver worked with Cohen in the recent past (Farewell, My Queen was picked up last year) this dramedy stars Catherine Deneuve.
Gist: This is Bercot’s fourth feature film, co-written with Jerome Tonnere, Bettie (Deneuve) is in her early sixties. Having run out of cigarettes, she climbs into her car and drives off, leaving her mother, customers and the employees of her Breton restaurant to fend for themselves. But her search drags on. The shops are all shut and Bettie has no desire to return to her old life. She has just learned that her long-standing lover has gone off with a younger woman. »
- Eric Lavallee
The annual showcase, which runs until March 10 at The Film Society, the IFC Center and BAMcinémateke will also feature work by Jean-Claude Brisseau and Damien Odoul, rising independent voices including Héléna Klotz and Shalimar Preuss, and master filmmakers François Ozon, Patrice Leconte, Raymond Depardon, Nicolas Philibert and the late Claude Miller.
Film Society of Lincoln Center Director of Programming Robert Koehler said, "This year’s edition of Rendez-Vous with French Cinema offers another entertaining and informative look at the current state of cinema by the French, with a celebration of fresh and upcoming talent behind the camera and today's prominent directors as well as a healthy nod to the film artists of the past. It is a varied and rich collection of films by a diverse group of filmmakers and »
- Amber Wilkinson
The 18th edition of Rendez-Vous with French Cinema, the Film Society of Lincoln Center's annual showcase of contemporary French film, hits New York screens February 28 - March 10. The fest's opening night sees the U.S. premiere of "Populaire," starring Romain Duris. Full lineup below. Other highlights from the program include Alice Winocour's Cesar nominee "Augustine," Francois Ozon's "In the House" and the late Claude Miller's "Therese Desqueyroux," starring Audrey Tautou. The Georges Franju 1962 original of "Therese Desqueyroux," which stars Oscar nominee Emmanuelle Riva, is also screening, as well as a mini-retrospective of Jean Renoir, boasting "Boudu Saved From Drowning," "The River" and "Rules of the Game." The series spans three theaters -- the Film Society's Lincoln Center location, IFC Center and BAMcinematek. Newly appointed Film Society director of programming »
- Beth Hanna
7 items from 2013
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