Cinema

Cinema

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...
Dimitri Keramitas

Have you seen the new France Today magazine? Now available on the newsstand, our sister publication has unveiled a new look! For the June-July 2016 issue, France Today showcases insider recommendations from some of the Paris-based journalists and bloggers who write for...
cats in Paris

Flying high on a lark, I knock! Grab a perch because I’ve got a feathered tale to tell. A great ball of yarn to re-wind, so to squeak! Ever since watching Walt Disney’s “The...
Le Balzac cinema, Paris

Spring is a time of cultural festivals in France, regardless of the weather. Cannes has come and gone, after crowning perennial favorite Ken Loach, British champion of the film social. But in June a...
The film "Chocolat"

Lost in Frenchlation, the new service proposing French movies with English subtitles—plus a convivial cocktail gathering before the film—recently offered Chocolat at their usual venue, Montmartre’s Studio 28. Studio 28 is a storied theater,...
Midnight in Paris by Woody Allen

In early February, it was announced that Fifty Shades Darker – the sequel to the high-grossing erotic drama Fifty Shades of Grey – would be shot in Paris. The filming of the sequel is said to be taking...
Parapluies Sauvagnat, 1966

Trekking to Paris? Pondering the purchase of a parapluie? Well, bonjour from the shady side. Since the age of five, I’ve been mad about parasols and umbrellas. After all, I’m from Baltimore—home of the...
Benjamin Millepied

Malheureusement, all good things must come to an end: The end of the circumflex in certain French words, the end of the Lost Generation (the 1920s Paris expat literary group that counted Hemingway and Joyce...