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Bertrand Tavernier

A Conversation With Bertrand Tavernier: On Politics, His Favorite Star, Early Influences, and His New Film

John Farr | Posted 06.11.2014 | Entertainment
John Farr

"The challenge was to be both funny and true, even in the farce. I wanted the feeling that maybe some of the things are a little bit exaggerated, but basically they are true. Sometimes we cheated a little, but you can feel that it's not invented."

Catherine Deneuve Kicks Off Rendez-vous With French Cinema

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.08.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

"You're stunning," an admirer shouted out at the Paris Theater on Thursday night, when Catherine Deneuve, the undisputed queen of international cinema...

5 Must-See Indie Films

Leonard Maltin | Posted 07.05.2011 | Arts
Leonard Maltin

In theaters this month is a pair of amusing documentaries, an Oscar nominee, and the latest drama from a world-class filmmaker. Any time there are five pictures this good playing on theater screens, I take heart.

Gaspard Ulliel: The French Acting Star and the Male Face of Chanel on His New Film The Princess of Montpensier

Terry Keefe | Posted 06.13.2011 | Entertainment
Terry Keefe

While playing a French historical character with the nickname of "le Balafré," or "the Scarred," Gaspard Ulliel also risked his own famous features during the shooting of highly realistic fight scenes.

A Rendez-Vous of Feminism and Farce

Erica Abeel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Erica Abeel

Currently unspooling at New York's Film Society and the IFC Center, "Rendez-vous with French Cinema" offers two not-to-be-missed samples of popular French cinema.

My Rendez-Vous with French Cinema

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

If you ever had a doubt that the French are obsessed with love, or at least have a different mindset about all variations: amour fou, fidelity, passio...