For those who do not already know about it, the City of Lights, City of Angels (COLCOA) Film Festival is one of the great treasures of Los Angeles. Including seventeen U.S. premieres this year, COLCOA is an eclectic array of French movies highlighting the finest talents in French cinema.
In French director/co-screenwriter Catherine Corsini's latest film, Three Worlds, three disparate characters -- Al, Juliette and Vera -- cross paths in the aftermath of a tragic car accident on the streets of Paris.
People know that I have a great love for cinema. Not just for commercial cinema, but for the "cinema d'auteur." But to me, two of the great "auteurs" are actually actors and they both happen to be French.
The incomparable Juliette Binoche is riveting in the new film, Elles. Every emotion, no matter how subtle, registers on that alabaster visage; one minute you're laughing with her, the next she's breaking your heart.
Suffice to say, with Jean Dujardin winning the Oscar for his role in The Artist, all eyes are on France now; will they be able to repeat that success with films crossing the pond this year, like Cloclo and The Intouchables
Since the French created cinema and perfected fashion, who better to discuss how the two arts inform one another? The French Institute in New York City boasts a series of events through March doing just this.