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The Braddies 2013: Peter Bradshaw nominates his films of the year

6 December 2013 8:46 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Decadence, violence, love and space – Guardian film critic Peter Bradshaw shares his fantasy award nomination list for 2013

• The 2012 Braddies

Awards season is now upon us and here, as every year, is my personal fantasy award nomination list for 2013, whimsically called the Braddies, which covers the period running from the beginning of the calendar year to the present. There are 10 nominations in eight categories: film, director, actor, actress, supporting actor, supporting actress, screenplay and documentary.

The reader is invited to nominate the winner in the comments section below, and perhaps to note omissions and evidence that the list betrays suggestions of sociocultural bias.

I like to think that these awards will one day evolve into an actual ceremony with chrome-and-glass statuettes, sponsorship from Sky Atlantic and a televised evening presided over by Dara Ó Briain or Mariella Frostrup. But until then, it exists in a world of fantasy only. And so, »

- Peter Bradshaw

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DVD Review: 'Thérèse Desqueyroux'

16 September 2013 12:27 AM, PDT | CineVue | See recent CineVue news »

★★★☆☆ Audrey Tautou has never quite cast off the elfin shadow of her breakout role in Jean-Pierre Jeunet's Amélie (2001). Over the past decade, she's taken on her fair share of more austere roles, and few have seen her turn a performance as restrained as in Thérèse Desqueyroux (2012) - out now on DVD and Blu-ray. The second adaptation of one of Françoise Mauriac's most famous novels, the period drama was brought to the screen as the swansong of French director Claude Miller. As a whole, the film resembles its protagonist: a cool, staid veneer and languorous way of life giving way to surprisingly effective tension.

Thérèse (Tautou) is the free-spirited daughter of a wealthy landowner that spends hazy summers in the South of France staying with a doting aunt. She frolics her days away with best-friend, Anne (Anaïs Demoustier), and several years later she finds herself preparing for an arranged marriage to Anne's cloddish brother, »

- CineVue UK

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Competition: Win 'Thérèse Desqueyroux' on DVD

6 September 2013 6:38 AM, PDT | CineVue | See recent CineVue news »

French director Claude Miller's final ever film, Thérèse Desqueyroux (2012) is anchored by a performance of great subtlety and depth by Audrey Tautou (Amelie) as the titular character, whilst she's also ably matched by Gilles Lellouche as her husband. To celebrate the DVD and Blu-ray release of Thérèse Desqueyroux this coming Monday (9 September), we've been given Three DVD copies of Miller's period drama to give away to our well-read supporters, courtesy of the team at world cinema specialists Artificial Eye. This is an exclusive competition for our Facebook and Twitter fans, so if you haven't already, 'Like' us at facebook.com/CineVueUK or follow us @CineVue before answering the question below.

In the French region of Landes, not far from the city of Bordeaux, marriages are arranged to merge land and unite neighbouring families. Thus, young Thérèse Larroque (Tautou) becomes Mrs. Desqueyroux. However, her avant‐garde ideas quickly clash with local conventions. »

- CineVue UK

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Roadside Attractions Becomes Kissing Cousin for “Therese”, Stratton’s Pic Finally Receives Support

28 August 2013 11:35 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Regardless if it contains the red-hot Martha Marcy May Marlene alumn Elizabeth Olsen and the months away from a potential Best Actor nom lock in Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davis), you can’t blame Mickey Liddell’s Ld Entertainment for staying put on Therese. On top of having to deal with a just released, competing title of Thérèse (a.k.a Thérèse Desqueyroux) – the Cannes film based on the François Mauriac character, the title that sat on the shelf for the better part of last year and the 2013 campaign. Having thrown himself into the distribution game with some tricky, tough to bank titles Biutiful, I Love You Phillip Morris and the 4 star instant cult Killer Joe, this deal was probably cooked up somewhere in June, way before it was announced as a Tiff title. Roadside Attractions will pick up the load with in collaboration with Ld Entertainment prez David Dinerstein. »

- Eric Lavallee

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Audrey Tautou On Playing a Repressed Housewife in 'Therese' and Why She Doesn't Crave the Hollywood Spotlight

23 August 2013 6:59 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

While most in America still know Audrey Tautou as "Amélie," in France, the actress has carved out a robust career by playing wildly varied characters in films that couldn't be further removed from Jean-Pierre Jeunet's Parisian fantasy, in hits like "Priceless" and "Coco Before Chanel." In her most recent role in the late Claude Miller's final film "Thérèse," based on the classic 1927 novel by François Mauriac, Tautou proves her formidable range by embodying the titular heroine, a woman stuck in a loveless marriage and dull provincial life after wedding for convenience. With the female oppression of the period and her arrogant husband weighing her down, Thérèse makes a reckless decision that could potentially threaten her social standing for life. Indiewire sat down with Tautou in New York to discuss her turn in the drama which opens today, working with the late director, and her career post "Amélie." Watching this, »

- Nigel M Smith

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Interview: Audrey Tautou Takes on the Literary Role of Therese

23 August 2013 | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

Most people who know the work of French actress Audrey Tautou first fell in love with her when she starred in Jean-Pierre Jeunet's Amelie back in 2001. After that movie, Tautou seemed to be in dozens of French imports, but in recent years she's been more selective, playing more mature roles like Coco Chanel in Coco Before Chanel and starring in fims such as Delicacy and Beautiful Lies that haven't gotten nearly as much attention in the States. Her most recent film and probably most complex role is in Thérèse , based on the 1927 novel "Therese Desqueyroux" by François Mauriac and the final film by Claude Miller, who had been directing French films since the early .70s but who tragically passed away before the film's Cannes Film Festival premiere in 2012. Her »

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Thérèse | Review

19 August 2013 6:30 AM, PDT | SmellsLikeScreenSpirit | See recent SmellsLikeScreenSpirit news »

Thérèse (Audrey Tautou) is a strong-minded French provincial woman who makes very calculated decisions. So, when she decides to marry Bernard (Gilles Lellouche), it is for purely practical purposes. Both of their families own significant acreages of pine trees. Combining their total land ownership equates to more power and influence. Besides, Thérèse does not seem to have any other marital options in this remote southwestern region of France, where thousands of acres of dense forest separate one neighbor from the next. What Thérèse does not factor into her decision to marry Bernard is her resulting loss of freedom. Even though Bernard approaches their marriage with the same nonchalance as Thérèse, he takes his role as husband much more seriously after the nuptials are exchanged. Thérèse does not recognize the suffocating severity of the situation until she witnesses how Bernard's strict Catholic family contends with an undesirable romance between Anne (Anaïs Demoustier »

- Don Simpson

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Exclusive: Audrey Tautou in Luscious Poster For 'Thérèse,' Not To Be Confused With the Elizabeth Olsen Movie of the Same Name

26 June 2013 2:05 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Opening within a month of each other is the Audrey Tautou starring drama "Thérèse" and the Elizabeth Olsen fronted thriller "Therese." The title (minus the accents on the former) isn't the only thing the two projects have in common: Both are period projects, headlined by recognizable stars and based on famous French novels (Tatou's project is based on "Thérèse Desqueryroux" by François Mauriac; Olsen's, on Emile Zola's scandalous novel, "Thérèse Raquin") centered on repressed women stuck in a loveless marriages. When the Tautou film, which marks the final film of the late Claude Miller, premiered back at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival as the closing night film, it went by the book's title, "Thérèse Desqueryroux," so we called up Mpi Pictures head Marie Therese Guirgis (who's releasing the film) to suss out why they chose to go with a potentially conflicting title instead of sticking with the old one. "Well, »

- Nigel M Smith

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Trailer Trash

8 June 2013 4:05 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Smoking comes under fire in France, and Shane Meadows is back in the saddle for a biopic of 60s cyclist Tommy Simpson

Up in smoke

Are even the French finally coming round to the idea that smoking in movies is a dying trend? In last week's release Populaire, the suave Romain Duris character is asked to stop smoking in the office by the new secretary, played by Déborah François. Although the film is set in the Gauloise-tinted 1950s, Duris's character knowingly remarks he'd only ever stop smoking if they introduced a law to ban it. Now, this week, we have the gamine Audrey Tautou, one of the most popular international symbols of Frenchness in years. She's playing Mauriac's doomed heroine Thérèse Desqueyroux, and fairly chainsmokes through her ordeal of being married to a lump. "She smokes too much," remarks a disapproving mother-in-law. What can it mean for, say, the new »

- Jason Solomons

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Behind the Candelabra, Made Of Stone, After Earth: this week's new films

7 June 2013 10:00 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Behind The Candelabra | The Stone Roses: Made Of Stone | After Earth | The Iceman | Thérèse Desqueyroux | Come As You Are | The Last Exorcism: Part II | 009 Re: Cyborg | Aguirre, Wrath Of God

Behind The Candelabra (15)

(Steven Soderbergh, 2013, Us) Michael Douglas, Matt Damon, Scott Bakula, Rob Lowe, Dan Aykroyd. 118 mins

The fact that Hollywood wasn't interested in backing a story involving celebrity, dictator-style kitsch, cosmetic surgery, rhinestones, signet rings and poodles (oh, and gay people) proves once again that nobody there knows anything. Douglas is terrific as the flamboyant but needy Liberace, and this true-life relationship drama is both hilarious and empathetic, harking back to a pre-Aids era of innocence and excess. Rob Lowe's hair provides excellent support.

The Stone Roses: Made Of Stone (15)

(Shane Meadows, 2013, UK) 96 mins

If the Roses were the greatest band in the world to you, then this is probably the greatest doc in the world. Meadows, »

- Steve Rose

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Interview with Audrey Tautou about Thérèse Desqueyroux

6 June 2013 2:46 AM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Audrey Tautou, known for her sweet and light roles in such films as Amélie, Priceless and Pot Luck turns in a much darker direction in the late director Claude Miller's final film Thérèse Desqueyroux, which closed 2012 Cannes Film Festival last year and which opens in the UK on June 7. The French star plays the title role in the adaptation of Francois Mauriac's novel about a frustrated wife whose desire for freedom spells trouble for her husband (Gilles Lellouche). Earlier this year I met her at the Unifrance Rendez-vous with French Cinema in Paris to talk about the experience.

Did you have any qualms about such sombre role?

I was delighted that a director of the stature of Claude [Miller] could imagine me in a role that was so different than anything I had done before. It is always a gift to have »

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The Comedian, Byzantium, The Big Wedding: this week's new film releases

31 May 2013 10:00 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The Comedian | Byzantium | The Big Wedding | Populaire | The Purge | Blood | Everybody Has A Plan | No One Lives | Man To Man | Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani

The Comedian

(15) (Tom Shkolnik, 2012, UK) Edward Hogg, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett. 79 mins

There's an uncanny degree of naturalism to this downbeat sketch of a lost London soul, confused over his sexuality, his faltering stand-up career and his place in life. It was made with a Dogme-like set of rules encouraging spontaneous improvisation in real locales. The result is somewhere between Mike Leigh and mumblecore, a meandering slice of life that often hits the truth.

Byzantium

(15) (Neil Jordan, 2013, UK/Us/Ire) Gemma Arterton, Saoirse Ronan, Sam Riley. 118 mins

There might be little left to say about vampires, but genre veteran Jordan has a better right (and better actors) than most to say it. This tale of two 200-year-old women hiding out in a coastal town is more mature and less gory than most offerings. »

- Steve Rose

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The Comedian, Byzantium, The Big Wedding: this week's new films

31 May 2013 3:52 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The Comedian | Byzantium | The Big Wedding | Populaire | The Purge | Blood | Everybody Has A Plan | No One Lives | Man To Man | Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani

The Comedian (15)

(Tom Shkolnik, 2012, UK) Edward Hogg, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett. 79 mins

There's an uncanny degree of naturalism to this downbeat sketch of a lost London soul, confused over his sexuality, his faltering stand-up career and his place in life. It was made with a Dogme-like set of rules encouraging spontaneous improvisation in real locales. The result is somewhere between Mike Leigh and mumblecore, a meandering slice of life that often hits the truth.

Byzantium (15)

(Neil Jordan, 2013, UK/Us/Ire) Gemma Arterton, Saoirse Ronan, Sam Riley. 118 mins

There might be little left to say about vampires, but genre veteran Jordan has a better right (and better actors) than most to say it. This tale of two 200-year-old women hiding out in a coastal town is more mature and less gory than most offerings. »

- Steve Rose

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Jérôme Salle's 'Zulu' Starring Orlando Bloom & Forest Whitaker To Close 66th Cannes Film Festival

12 April 2013 8:31 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

There's a reason no one really remembers or talks about the Cannes Film Festival closing films...they usually aren't very good. The past few years have seen the Audrey Tautou starring "Thérèse Desqueyroux," Christoph Honoré's "The Beloved" and Charlotte Gainsbourg led "The Tree" all cap off the festivities...see what we mean? So, while any news from the Croisette is something we'll zero in on, forgive us if we're not holding our breath on this one... Jérôme Salle's "Zulu" featuring Orlando Bloom and Forest Whitaker has been tapped this time to be the final reel played at Cannes this year. Set in apartheid-era Cape Town, two cops on the beat (Bloom and Whitaker) investigate the murder of a 18 year-old girl, the daughter of a member of the championship winning Springboks rugby team. Combining elements of political film noir and social study, this may not be a prize winner, but »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Audrey Tautou to host at Cannes

9 April 2013 4:00 PM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

The French actress who is forever Amélie, Audrey Tautou will preside over the opening and closing ceremonies of this year's 66th edition of the Cannes Film Festival next month (May 15 to 24).

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

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This week's new film events

29 March 2013 11:00 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

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

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