France 2013 in Review: Gerard Depardieu's Russian Passport, Actors' Pay Make Headlines

France's film and entertainment industry saw several high-profile public debates in 2013. Fueled by the French love of the open letter, Wild Bunch head Vincent Maraval released a public takedown of the French cinema system that started a broad-based discussion on film funding.  Meanwhile, once-beloved actor Gerard Depardieu became a Russian citizen after a public battle with the government over taxes, and Blue Is the Warmest Color won the top award at the Cannes film festival only for director Abdellatif Kechiche to attack star Lea Seydoux. Other top entertainment industry stories of 2013 in France included

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