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Acclaimed French Film Director Dies

AP | Posted 03.05.2014 | Entertainment

PARIS (AP) — Alain Resnais, the French filmmaker whose cryptic "Last Year at Marienbad" extended its influence across generations, has died at 91. ...

A Pregnant Hostage, a Fake Homosexual, and a Man Who Cannot Walk

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 02.19.2014 | Entertainment
Sidonie Sawyer

A few of the French movies I like best, available in the U.S. Not necessarily very recent, but not to be missed nevertheless. Trust me, I am French.

Letter to an American Friend on France's "Cultural Exception"

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 08.27.2013 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

Two choices, my American friends. Either you cling to the anarcho-capitalism that brought us all to the brink in 2008 -- or you admit that our fight is your fight, too, and that in defending the cultural exception, France is pleading not for France but for the world.

How French Films Like Amour Made Me A Better Mom (I Hope)

Catherine Crawford | Posted 05.04.2013 | Parents
Catherine Crawford

All the Oscar talk about this year's Best Foreign Film, Amour, has me thinking about the many French films I watched during my yearlong experiment of importing certain French parenting lessons to use on my two daughters.

Farewell, My Queen: A View of Pre-Beheading Versailles

Regina Weinreich | Posted 09.09.2012 | Home
Regina Weinreich

At a time when viewers are obsessed with Downton Abbey, this film offers an upstairs downstairs French Revolution era glimpse complete with dying rats, gossipy crones, lotharios in gondolas, and the very beautiful queen.

Marion Cotillard, Fierce Opponent of Orca Captivity, Menaced By Killer Whale on Film Set

David Kirby | Posted 09.07.2012 | Books
David Kirby

French actress Marion Cotillard, who won the Best Actress Oscar for La Vie en Rose and will soon be seen in the summertime blockbuster, The Dark Knight Rises, is speaking out about an incident she experienced with a killer whale while filming on the set of Rust and Bone, a French import due in U.S. theaters this fall.

I Have Two Loves

Harvey Weinstein | Posted 06.07.2012 | Entertainment
Harvey Weinstein

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.

My Favorite French Films

Lotte Verbeek | Posted 07.10.2012 | Entertainment
Lotte Verbeek

Why French films? If you watch the below five titles, you'll know it. But to put it into words, French film to me is: aesthetics, subtleties, sensuality. Like no other filmmakers, the French understand the art of communicating without telling.

Movie Gets Big Praise From Clinton

AP | MATTHEW PENNINGTON | Posted 04.10.2012 | Entertainment

WASHINGTON -- French director Luc Besson's biopic of Myanmar democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has won an unusual endorsement. Hillary Rodham Clinton...

Laura Paull

When Is The Past Not The Past? In The Hands Of 'Shoah' Director Claude Lanzmann

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Paull | Posted 03.16.2012 | Fifty

The past, the past, le passé. Past perfect, past imperfect, passé composé...The past weighs heavy on 87-year-old Claude Lanzmann, director of the i...

Harvey Weinstein Says He Rejected Obama's Movie Pitch

Posted 03.07.2012 | Entertainment

Harvey Weinstein says he rejected a movie pitch sent to him by none other the President of the United States. In an interview with the Times of Lo...

Harvey Weinestein: French Cinema's Golden Age Is Now

AP | ANGELA CHARLTON | Posted 05.07.2012 | Entertainment

PARIS — Harvey Weinstein says "The Artist" is just the beginning. "France is about to have a golden age of cinema," said the Hollywood titan, w...

2012 Rendez-Vous With French Cinema: A Preview

Farihah Zaman | Posted 05.02.2012 | Entertainment
Farihah Zaman

2012-03-02-Screenshot20120302at3.54.21PM.jpgIf you can't take advantage of the festival's NYC-based screenings, many of these films have a good shot at being picked up for U.S. theatrical and online distribution.

French Film Untouchable Wins Grand Prize at Tokyo International Film Festival

Karin Badt | Posted 01.04.2012 | Home
Karin Badt

Two of the European films featured in this year's Tokyo International Film Festival had the same message: value immigrants and people of color.

Beauty With Substance: The Best Catherine Deneuve Movies By Farr

John Farr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Farr

Now a vigorous 66, Catherine Deneuve remains as busy as ever. While awaiting her next release, why not re-visit some of the seminal titles that made her France's "grande dame" of film.

Film Review: Blood, Wax and Tears in the Story of Artist Seraphine

Penelope Andrew | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Penelope Andrew

Belgian-born actress Yolande Moreau gives a stunning and heartbreaking performance in this partly fictionalized biography of the painter Seraphine.