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This gentle comedy begins with the heroine, Angélique, singing a French version of Maria's "I Have Confidence In Me" from The Sound of Music while on the way to a meeting of "Les émotifs anonymes" (the film's original title), an Alcoholics Anonymous-style organisation for shy, inhibited people. She then gets a job with a gourmet chocolate company headed by a nervous boss, Jean-René, undergoing analysis for his emotional hang-ups. The company, ailing in the present economic climate, gets a high-sugar fillip from a new line introduced by ace-chocolatière Angélique, though her and Jean-René's edgy relationship remains a few bonbons short of bonheur. It is a pleasant little film, reminiscent in tone of the 1930s comedies of René Clair and Jean Renoir.
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Chicago – In our special French film festival edition of HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film, we have 50 admit-two passes up for grabs to the Chicago showing of the film “Romantics Anonymous” at the opening night of the Music Box Theatre’s Chicago French Film Festival!
The film’s original title is “Les émotifs anonymes”. “Romantics Anonymous” from writer and director Jean-Pierre Améris stars Benoît Poelvoorde, Isabelle Carré, Lorella Cravotta, Lise Lamétrie, Swann Arlaud, Pierre Niney and Stéphan Wojtowicz. Director Jean-Pierre Améris will be at this Music Box Theatre showing in person!
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The Tribeca Film Festival announced selections for its World Narrative, World Documentary, and Viewpoints competitions at its 10th annual event, running from April 20 to May 1 in New York. Eighty-eight features (such as Angels Crest, with Jeremy Piven) and 61 short films from 32 different countries were selected from more than 5,600 submissions to screen at the festival. “In programming the Festival this year we had to make some incredibly difficult decisions, but we are excited about the quality, ingenuity, risk-taking and diversity of this year’s program,” David Kwok, Director of Programming, said in a statement. “We are particularly proud that we have »
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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.
The 36th edition of the Césars will take place on February 25 in Paris.
Here’s the full list of nominees:
L’arnacoeur by Pascal Chaumeil
Le nom des gens by Michel Leclerc
4 items from 2011