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Little White Lies – The Review

Review by Barbara Snitzer

Little White Lies (Les Petits Mouchoirs) is a uniquely French ensemble film that thinks it.s the Gallic version of The Big Chill. Those who love French films will be entertained, but I couldn.t get past one early improbable scene that buttresses one of several plot lines. Tant pis.

The movie follows a group of middle-aged friends who follow through on their vacation plans after one of them, Ludo (Jean Dujardin, who has about as many lines as he did in The Artist), is critically injured in a car crash. Their dilemma is very inconvenient and quickly resolved. They rationalize that a beachside toast to Ludo will have a greater net benefit than keeping vigil in Paris so off they go.

Regular fellow Movie Snobs know I don.t write book reports so I.m not going to break down each character and plot point.
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Little White Lies Movie Review

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Little White Lies Movie Review
Title: Little White Lies (Les petits mouchoirs) Mpi Pictures Reviewed for Shockya by Harvey Karten Grade: B Director: Guillaume Canet Screenwriter: Guillaume Canet Cast: François Cluzet, Marion Cotillard, Benoit Magimel, Gilles Lellouche, Jean Dujardin, Laurent Lafitte, Velerie Bonneton, Pascale Arbillot Screened at: Review 2, NYC, 8/8/12 Opens: August 24, 2012 The most shattering climax in the movies this year is not Aaron Cross’s motorcycle chase in “The Bourne Legacy.” Words often have more impact than mere physical mayhem. Points of greatest blockbuster tension can speed the heart and raise the blood pressure, but they rarely draw intentional laughter or tears from an audience. In “Little White Lies,” written and directed [ Read More ]
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Marion Cotillard And Jean Dujardin In Little White Lies Trailer

Marion Cotillard And Jean Dujardin In Little White Lies Trailer
Before French charmer Jean Dujardin was hoofing and heartbreaking in the Oscar-winning silent romance The Artist, he joined a cast stacked with incredible French film stars including The Dark Knight Rises's Marion Cotillard and The Intouchables's François Cluzet for the 2010 ensemble dramedy Little White Lies. Actor turned filmmaker Guillaume Canet wrote and directed the feature, which focuses on a tight-knit group of friends who annually share a jubilant extended vacation together. However, the light-hearted joy of these festivities is shattered when one of their group suffers a horrible car accident. With his survival uncertain, the others begin assigning blame, bringing to light the many truths they'd long kept hidden. To bring an intimacy to the cast and a familiarity to their environment, Canet had the performers live together in the house that would be the principal shooting location for three days. The move paid off, as Little White Lies
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Blu-Ray Review: Little White Lies – Baggy, Self-indulgent and Overlong Gallic Summer Jaunt

Summer holidays are lovely aren’t they? Sunning yourself on a beach, drinking and relaxing with friends. However, unfortunately for director Guillaume Canet, it turns out watching other people having a vacation isn’t quite as much fun – no matter how much angst and self-indulgent boohooing you can cram into 154 minutes.

Called Les petits mouchoirs (The Small Handkerchiefs) at home, the film was a runaway success at the French box-office, with Marion Cotillard (Canet’s real-life partner) starring alongside equally big names in the domestic cinema such as François Cluzet, Benoît Magimel, Gilles Lellouche and Valérie Bonneton. The excitement it generated can perhaps be attributed to its being the director’s follow-up to the 2006 international hit Tell No One. Though far from being another taut thriller, Little White Lies is an airy, surprisingly baggy, summer jaunt in the company of a smug group of affluent thritysomethings.

There is a measure of tension however,
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Top Ten: Box Office Chart 15th April – 21st April 2011

Weekly Box Office

April 15th – April 21st, 2011

Number 1:

UK – Scre4m (New in this week)

Us – Rio (New in this week)

Number 2:

UK – Rio (Number 1 last week)

Us – Scre4m (New in this week)

Number 3:

UK – Your Highness (New in this week)

Us – Hop (Number 1 last week)

Number 4:

UK – Red Riding Hood (New in this week)

Us – Soul Surfer (Number 4 last week)

Number 5:

UK – Hop (Number 4 last week)

Us – Hanna (Number 3 last week)

Number 6:

UK – Source Code (Number 2 last week)

Us – Arthur (Number 2 last week)

Number 7:

UK – Limitless (Number 3 last week)

Us – Insidious (Number 5 last week)

Number 8:

UK – Winnie the Pooh (New in this week)

Us – Source Code (Number 7 last week)

Number 9:

UK – Sucker Punch (Number 5 last week)

Us – Your Highness (Number 6 last week)

Number 10:

UK – Les petits mouchoirs (Little White Lies) (New in this week)

Us – Limitless
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HeyUGuys World Cinema Trailer Park – Week Ending Sunday 17th April

HeyUGuys brings you the latest in World Cinema film trailers in association with Film Dates UK.

Each week we’ll be showcasing some of most anticipated foreign releases as well as highlighting a few hidden gems which may have fallen off your radar. It’s no surprise that Hollywood has turned to World Cinema for inspiration in recent years with the number of remakes getting more and more popular.

Whilst it remains to be seen how many of these remakes go on to succeed or stay true to their original story counterparts, we decided it was high-time we turned the spotlight onto the next wave of foreign films to grace our screens.

This week we have 2 new trailers for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy!

Little White Lies (Les petits mouchoirs) UK Cinema Release Date: Friday 15th April 2011

Synopsis: Every year, Max, a successful restaurant owner, and Véro, his eco-friendly wife invite
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Cyrille Falisse on film in France

'French cinema's obsession? France'

Outside France, French cinema is still regarded as upscale and arthouse. Our films are renowned for their limpid lack of action, which French cineastes proudly contrast with whizz-bang Hollywood fare. It's a hangover from the 1950s, when the Nouvelle Vague's unique and sophisticated aesthetic was admired all over the world.

Yet French cinema has another, much more commercially successful side, one that is far removed from Godard or Truffaut. Last year's biggest French-made box-office hit in France was Guillaume Canet's sprawling comedy drama Les Petits Mouchoirs (Little White Lies); only Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows got more derrieres on seats. This year, Rien à Déclarer (Nothing to Declare), directed by the humourist Dany Boon, has sold almost 8m tickets.

These hits are often characterised by a shift of scenery from the capital to the provinces, and many echo a political debate that's been
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"Of Gods and Men" Leads Cesar Awards Nominations!

Xavier Beauvois' "Of Gods and Men" dominated the nominations of the 36th Annual Cesar Awards, the French equivalent of the Oscars. "Of Gods" received 11 nominations total and will compete against Heartbreaker (L'Arnacoeur), Gainsbourg (Vie Heroique), Mammuth, Le Nom Des Gens, The Ghost Writer, and On Tour for Best Film.

The Social Network, Invictus, Inception, Illegal, The Secret In Their Eyes, Bright Star, and Les Amours Imaginaires will duke it out for the Best Foreign Film category.

Jodie Foster will preside over the ceremony and Quentin Tarantino will be given an honorary Cesar award. The 36th Annual Cesar Awards will be held on Feb. 25th.

Here is the full list of nominees:

Best Film

Heartbreaker (L'Arnacoeur), dir: Pascal Chaumeil

Of Gods and Men (Des Hommes Et Des Dieu), dir: Xavier Beauvois

Gainsbourg (Vie Heroique), dir: Joann Sfar

Mammuth, dir: Benoit Delepine, Gustave Kervern

Le Nom Des Gens, dir: Michel Leclerc

The Ghost Writer,
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Quentin Tarantino to Receive Honorary César Award

The nominations for this year’s César Awards (France’s Oscar equivalent) has been announced. In addition the awards ceremony has also chosen Quentin Tarantino as the recipient of the ceremony’s honorary award. Alain Terzian, the president of the Académie des arts et techniques du cinéma announced at a press conference this morning confirmed that the director would be present to ick up his award in person.

It is also worth noting that there are three American movies among the seven nominees for Best Foreign Film: Inception, The Social Network and perhaps the biggest surprise, Invictus.

The 36th edition of the Césars will take place on February 25 in Paris.

Here’s the full list of nominees:

Best Movie

L’arnacoeur by Pascal Chaumeil

Le nom des gens by Michel Leclerc

The Ghost Writer by Roman Polanski

Tournée by Mathieu Amalric

Des Hommes et des Dieux by Xavier Beauvois

Gainsbourg
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Several Horror and Thriller Films Showing at the 2011 Victoria Film Festival Beginning February 4th

This year Victoria, British Columbia will host several horror and thriller films. This year's festival begins February 4th with an opening event, which is inclusive and open to the public. The Vff ends a week later, February 13, with awards being announced this day. In the middle are over 150 film showings of various genres. So, take an early look at several Canadian and international films that bring the most gruesome and terrifying to this small town. Details on half a dozen tense films are below.

Blame

Showing: February 5th and 7th.

Director/writer: Michael Henry.

The synopsis for Blame is here:

"A film about a group of young vigilantes seeking revenge for a sexual betrayal. However, when the truth is out they find themselves on the dark side of justice" (Vff).

Les Petits Mouchoirs aka Little White Lies

Showing: February 12th.

Director/writer: Guillame Canet.

The plot for Little White Lies is here:

"Every year,
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Loose Cannons: Small Expectations

Loose Cannons (Mine Vaganti, Ferzan Ozpetek) is an Italian comedy about Tommaso (Riccardo Scamarcio), a young man who returns home planning to announce to his family that he is gay. However, his older brother Antonio beats him to it: he has been hiding his own homosexuality, and makes his announcement first. Both brothers want the freedom to openly live the lives they desire, and the younger brother wants to avoid the responsibility of running the family pasta factory. After his father’s reaction to Antonio’s announcement, however, it begins to look like he will be stuck with the family business forever.

If Loose Cannons were a consumer product, it would be among the luxury goods: soft leather, polished wood, and fine, hand-crafted details. And yet unlike most luxury items, the film is comfortable and unpretentious: you feel almost immediately at ease with it. And the pleasure of Loose Cannons
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Giles Lellouche Joins "Holmes" Sequel

French actor Gilles Lellouche ("Tell No One," "Little White Lies") confirmed to Canal+ (via Cinema Teaser & The Playlist) that he's been cast in the upcoming "Sherlock Holmes" sequel.

Lellouche was informed Wednesday that he was cast though no word on what his role is aside from it being a minor villain role (though there's speculation his role is that of 'The Swede'). The film involves Holmes, Watson and a French gypsy (Noomi Rapace) on a cross-continent journey during which they'll encounter Sherlock's brother Mycroft (Stephen Fry) and the shadowy Professor Moriarty (Jared Harris).

The production is about to move its crew to Paris and Strasbourg for filming. Several days of shooting take place around Notre Dame Cathedral, though Jude Law and Robert Downey Jr. will not be on hand for that.
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“Sherlock Holmes” sequel adds Gallic actor to ensemble

By Sean O’Connell

Hollywoodnews.com: The “Sherlock Holmes” sequel just received a little jolt of international flair.

Gallic actor Gilles Lellouche, who savvy filmgoers will recognize from his work in Guillaume Canet’s “Little White Lies,” confirmed this morning from Paris that he will join Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law and “Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” starlet Noomi Rapace in the movie, which is filming right now.

“I’m thrilled, and I’ll play a nice bad guy,” Lellouche said.

The same report also mentions that original “Holmes” love interest Rachel McAdams will return, though that’s only rumored right now. What has been confirmed, however, is that Jared Harris has nabbed the coveted, villainous role of Sherlock Holmes’ nemesis, Professor Moriarty.

Ritchie’s untitled “Sherlock Holmes” sequel will be in theaters in 2011.

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Gilles Lellouche Joins Sherlock Holmes 2

We don't speak French here at ComingSoon.net, but apparently, the guys at The Playlist do, which is why a story in the French paper Les Dernières Nouvelles d.Alsace (subsequently reprinted in French on Cinema Teaser ) about French actor Gilles Lellouche joining Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes 2 along with Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law and Noomi Rapace, has now been reported. Lellouche appeared in Guillame Canet's Tell No One , a hit both in France and the U.S., as well as Canet's follow-up Little White Lies , which played at the Toronto International Film Festival earlier this year. He also appeared in the recently-released Mesrine: Killer Instinct opposite Vincent Cassel. Lellouche will be appearing in an unrevealed role when the production shoots for a day at the Notre...
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Around-the-World Roundup: 'Despicable Me' Conquers World Again

Thanks to school holidays in many areas in Europe, Despicable Me had a great hold and moved back in to first place at the foreign box office. Paranormal Activity 2 dropped to second, while Saw 3D dramatically improved on Saw VI's earnings in its foreign debut. Also, Megamind was well-received in Russia and Ukraine ahead of its domestic opening this Friday.Despicable Me was up slightly to $21.8 million for a total of over $236 million. Its only major launch came in Japan, where it had a decent $2.8 million second place finish. Despicable Me also took advantage of the holidays in France by increasing 59 percent to $5.1 million for a total of $21.6 million. The animated comedy has made over $480 million worldwide (domestic plus foreign) and will soon be on the verge of crossing the $500 million mark. Paranormal Activity 2 dipped 32 percent to $15.1 million from 27 territories. This figure included tiny openings in Portugal
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Around-the-World Roundup: 'Paranormal Activity 2' Scares Up Solid Foreign Debut

Coinciding with its huge domestic haul, Paranormal Activity 2 debuted in 21 territories, including a handful of major ones, to take first place at the foreign box office. Despicable Me and The Social Network held well without the aid of significant new markets.Paranormal Activity 2 earned $22.3 million at 2,752 locations over the weekend. Its biggest openings were in the United Kingdom ($5.9 million), Australia ($2.6 million), France ($2.5 million), Russia ($2.1 million), Mexico ($1.9 million) and Italy ($1.6 million). Compared to the first Paranormal Activity, which had a gradual roll-out late last year on its way to over $85 million, the horror sequel's openings were about the same in the U.K. and Australia, up in Russia and Mexico, and down in France and Italy. Paranormal Activity 2 expands to Portugal, Hong Kong, Singapore and various Middle Eastern territories next weekend. Despicable Me eased 17 percent to $20.6 million from 44 territories. Its biggest opening was in Portugal, where it had a $537,115 first place showing,
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Afm To Screen 409 Films Nov. 3-10, 2010

This just in. Press release from the 31st American Film Market (Afm) taking place at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel on November 3-10, 2010.

For Immediate Release

American Film Market To Screen 409 Films, Including 49 World Premieres And 287 Market Premieres

Stars with films premiering at Afm include James Brolin, Marion Cotillard, Willem Dafoe, Aaron Eckhart, Vera Farmiga, America Ferrera, Andy Garcia, Paul Giamatti, Danny Glover, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Nicole Kidman, Vanessa Redgrave, Keanu Reeves, Zoe Saldana, Hilary Swank, Emily Watson, Dianne Wiest, Rachel Weisz, Michelle Yeoh

The full screening schedule and detailed information on all films available at www.TheFilmCatalogue.com

The 31st American Film Market (Afm) AmericanFilmMarket.com from Nov. 3-10 will screen 409 motion pictures, including 49 world premieres and 287 market premieres, for thousands of film buyers and industry professionals from 70-plus countries. Jonathan Wolf, Afm Managing Director and Executive Vice President of the Independent Film & Television Alliance, made the announcement today.
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Caption Marion Cotillard's Boob-Busting Dress

Caption Marion Cotillard's Boob-Busting Dress
Calling all couture cops—it's You Write 'Em Up time! The Perp: Marion Cotillard in Christian Dior, at the Les Petits Mouchoirs premiere in Paris There was a time when Marion could do no wrong—our French crush always looked so chic and pulled together. But that je ne sais quoi has turned into je ne sais whaaa?! With the girls on full display in a shiny leather Lbd, red lips and shaggy locks, M.C. looks très tacky. Sweetie, what were you thinking? What's your take on Marion's trashy couture? Write a clever caption below and we'll post our favorite here and on our Facebook page.
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Tiff 2010: The Housemaid (Hanyo, 2010): Interview With Im Sang-Soo & Lee Jung-jae

Singular pleasures. When I was invited by the publicists of The Housemaid (Hanyo, 2010)--the highly anticipated remake of Kim Ki-Young's 1960 Korean classic--to interview director Im Sang-soo, I agreed to do so if they would pull me a ticket to Tiff's North American gala premiere at Roy Thompson Hall. Little did I expect that--not only would they pull me a ticket--but they would seat me in the director's box with Im Sang-soo and The Housemaid's two lead actors Jeon Do-yeon (Cannes winner for Secret Sunshine) and Lee Jung-jae. At film's end when the spotlight angled up to our section during the applause, I had to resist rising and flexing my bicep. No sense in stealing Lee Jung-jae's thunder.

It was a grounding shift from that evening's spectacular spotlight to my relaxed conversation with the convivial Im Sang-soo and his disappointingly laconic actors the following day at the Four Seasons (especially Jeon Do-yeon
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Tiff.Fest'10: Ongoing Tech Issues Curse Danny Boyle's '127 Hours' At Tiff

The latest tech problems and delays made Danny Boyle’s “127 Hours,” starring James Franco as a mountain climber pushed to the limit in order to free his right hand from a boulder, the unofficially cursed film of the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival (Tiff). Earlier in the week, a technical glitch involving Guillaume Canet's "Little White Lies” led to a two-hour delay at the “127 Hours” screening. In the festival’s closing days, a final press screening at Tiff’s glitzy new Lightbox headquarters experienced additional projection delays bringing the film to a stop at a key scene.
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