Category Archives: French Film

Charlotte et Son Steak

The simple preparation of a steak by a woman intellectually resistant to the dry charm of an intense man (played by Jean-Luc Godard) comprises this neat 10-minute short, directed and written by Eric Rohmer at the very beginning of his … Continue reading

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Villa Amalia

A study of a musician’s mind: Isabelle Huppert’s performance takes us with magnificence to a place of pleasurable distraction and quiet meditation Continue reading

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Je ne suis pas un Salaud (I’m not a Bastard)

White working-class malaise holds Eddie’s ambition (Nicolas Duvauchelle) in a vice in this tense contemporary thriller set on a Paris council estate. Gripped by swelling low self-esteem, Eddie has tried various jobs, hates them all and finds it difficult to … Continue reading

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Un Plus Une

Claude Lelouch flings opens the doors, shows us heightened-colours of India, and lets love happen Continue reading

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Grenouille d’Hiver (Winter Frog)

Gérard Depardieu is a grey, sad viticulturist, and Eriko Takeda disturbs the tombs in his eyes … Continue reading

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37°2 le Matin (Betty Blue)

“… a travelling circus of events, holding the trauma of romance, and the joys of desire as something more vital to life than work.” Continue reading

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Nelly et Monsieur Arnaud (Nelly and Mr Arnaud)

Nelly (Emmanuelle Béart) is the muse and Mr Arnaud (Michel Serrault) is the man who loves from afar. Desire undeclared, is thus the soft wind that passes through the corridors and large rooms of Mr Arnaud’s smart Parisian apartment. Mr … Continue reading

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21 Nuits avec Pattie (21 Nights with Pattie)

Like a grown-up Alice stepping into Wonderland, Parisian fortysomething (‘Caroline’ played by Isabelle Carré) arrives at her recently deceased mother’s country house in southern France to organise her funeral. She finds her mother’s corpse, resembling a man in drag, in … Continue reading

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Conte d’Automne (An Autumn Tale)

Match-making, loneliness and re-writing the rules of love are the mellow sunsets in Éric Rohmer’s Conte d’Automne (An Autumn Tale) Continue reading

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La Vie en Grand (Learn by Heart)

Drug-dealing and reciting poetry in the Paris-projects are unlikely companions in a story about two teenage boys who find themselves selling hashish to make cash for their families. Mamadou (Ali Bidanessy) the achingly cute younger side-kick to 14 year-old protagonist … Continue reading

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