Cinema

Cinema

It may be said of any art: the “inciting incident” for the creation of it is merely a curiosity followed. French director (and firstly, well-known actor), Gilles Lellouche, was inspired to create his new film,...

Polish film Cold War (Zimna Wojna), directed by Pawel Pawlikowski, premiered at the 71st Cannes Film Festival to great acclaim. After, it was quickly nabbed by Amazon for the film’s U.S. distribution rights. We first...

The presence of Paris always enhances a love story. Love looks more beautiful, more alive, and more textured with a backdrop of Paris, mais non? A new film at Cannes, which is in the “Competition” category...

It is often said: There are no new stories. This adage exists with the belief that every story has already been told. What’s different is the lens – and voice – through which an old story is...
Cannes Film Festival 2018

La Croisette is abuzz. It’s that time of the year again: Cannes Film Festival. The festival opened Tuesday night, following the official “opening proclamation” by Martin Scorsese and Cate Blanchett. Blanchett is serving as this year’s...

Perhaps the most telling quality of Joan Chemla’s Si Tu Voyais Son Coeur (literally If You Saw His Heart) is that it leaves you a little off balance from the get-go: Is this a...

When Victor Hugo died in Paris in 1885, amid Paris’ critically important and creatively fruitful Belle Époque period, the streets of the city were flooded with mourners as his remains were carried through the...

It is probably impossible for those of us who are not gay and who did not even know we knew anyone who was gay in the 1980s when the AIDS epidemic was at its...

The Man on the Train (l’Homme du Train) is a bittersweet fable about two aging strangers whose lives briefly intersect. In this 2002 French film, directed by Patrice Laconte and featuring Jean Rochefort and...

PARIS NOIR SHORT TRAILER from joanne burke on Vimeo. David and Joanne Burke are an award-winning filmmaker/writer couple who moved to Paris in 1986 after establishing stellar careers in documentary film and television journalism in...

Robin Campillo’s 120 Battements Par Minute plunges us into the combat waged by Act Up Paris back in the early 90s, when progress was being made to understand and treat AIDS, but treatment was...

The release this month of the film Gauguin-Voyage de Tahiti, with Vincent Cassel of Black Swan fame in the lead role, coincides with a hugely important exposition of Gauguin’s works at the Grand Palais from...