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Film Classics 101: Hiroshima Mon Amour

Christopher Atamian | Posted 05.20.2015 | Arts
Christopher Atamian

Rarely have text and image united to form such cinematic perfection as in Alain Resnais' 1959 classic Hiroshima Mon Amour. A poetic duet of sight and sound, this remarkably intelligent film remains a heartfelt ode to love and loss and to the triumph of memory over forgetting.

A Francophile Is Born

Leigh Flayton | Posted 10.27.2012 | Women
Leigh Flayton

In late summer 1981, an incredible rumor spread among the kids in my small Long Island town: Our seventh grade class was getting a French exchange student that year.

OohLaLA Festival Charms Again

Nicole Garton | Posted 12.10.2011 | Los Angeles
Nicole Garton

The OohLaLA Festival sashayed onto the scene for a third installment of its French musical showcase. The festival featured a diverse lineup of contemporary talent, each exuding a certain je ne sais quoi.

Interview: Francois Ozon on Hideaway (Le Refuge)

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

At the age of 42, director Francois Ozon is known in the U.S. primarily for films such as 8 Women and Swimming Pool. A student of Eric Rohmer, he sees...