Cinema

Cinema

Last month, the César’s in Paris and the Oscars in Hollywood dominated the attentions of the global film community. As the awards rolled in, there were surprises, expected wins, and of course, the hard-to-believe grand...

The most acclaimed French film at the moment, and one of the most moving in years, is a documentary, Et Les Mistrals Gagnants. It’s one of those films whose making-of backstory is so intertwined...

1,748 years ago Saint Valentine of Terni was imprisoned for performing underground wedding ceremonies for persecuted Christian lovers in the capital of the Roman Empire, Rome. The day before his execution he performed a...

After a happily tranquil holiday season, France begins the cinema year with a light comedy with only a slightly serious subtext. Emile Gaudroult’s Père Fils Thérapie (literally Father Son Therapy) is a family relationship...

2016 was a tumultuous year globally, but one thing is certain: it was a darn good year for actress Isabelle Huppert. Huppert, a native Parisian, appeared in two films in 2016: Elle (directed by Paul...
Elle, starring Isabelle Huppert

On Sunday, January 8, the Golden Globes will be held at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles. Jimmy Fallon is set to host the event. Among the nominated films is French film Elle, starring Isabelle...

Does La Fille de Brest, directed by Emmanuelle Bercot, tell us something about Fillon-mania? The film is about a doctor, a lung specialist, not a politician. Dr. Irene Frachon (Sidse Babett Knudsen) wants to...

Cézanne et Moi (literally Cézanne and Me), Danièle Thompson’s ravishing historical biopic—double biopic!—sheds light on a little known fact: that two of France’s (and the world’s) great, groundbreaking figures, the writer Emile Zola and...
A still from "Trafic," Jacques Tati’s 1971 film

The Paris Motor Show is the hottest event on the car lover’s calendar. The Paris Motor Show or Le Mondial de l'Automobile is a major international auto show held every other year at the...

https://player.vimeo.com/video/180618771?autoplay=1 Every four years the French look on bemused, or horrified, at the American electoral system. Electoral college? Super PACs? Debate coaches? Focus groups? Huh? This electoral cycle they are aghast at the improbable rise...
A still from the 2004 film "36 quai des Orfèvres" starring Gérard Depardieu

Standing on the corner of Pont Saint-Michel and looking across the Seine, it's impossible to miss the immense structure wrapping itself around the corner of the quai des Orfèvres and the Blvd du Palais....
Jardin Yitzhak Rabin

Tucked away on the eastern end of Paris just north of the Seine there is an area not often mentioned when discussing places to visit in the City of Light. The neighborhood, known as...