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Festival du Film Francophone d’Angoulême 2017

The Film Francophone d’Angoulême represents everything I love about French cinema. A cinema which focuses on characters unafraid of their reactions, and endings determined by their emotional truth, rather than a neat moral tidy-up. French cinema is considered by some to … Continue reading

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Belle de Jour (Beauty of the Day)

Corridors of erotic fantasies help Séverine (Catherine Deneuve) navigate the confines of her private and public life. Or, as the original trailer says: ‘a divorce between the soul and the flesh.’ Séverine has been married to her doctor husband, Pierre … Continue reading

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Potiche

François Ozon’s adoration of the power and complexity in women is infectious. In this gloriously light comedy about matriarchy, Catherine Deneuve is the resplendent Suzanne Pujol, the ‘potiche’ (trophy wife) of Robert (Fabrice Luchini), archetypal 70s businessman and director of … Continue reading

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