Tag Archives: Dominique Besnehard

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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Festival Film Francophone d’Angoulême 2016

Isabelle Adjani, Sandrine Bonnaire, Romain Duris, Isabelle Huppert, Sophie Marceau, Lambert Wilson and Catherine Corsini were just some of the talent that attended the 9th Festival Film Francophone d’Angoulême, France’s one festival that only screens films from French-speaking countries. It’s … Continue reading

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Je suis Un Soldat (I Am A Soldier)

Being good at a job that shatters morale is the belly-ache that groans deep in Sandrine (Louise Bourgoin), the steely-spirited thirty year-old who returns home from Paris and finds work at the dog kennels belonging to her uncle, Henri (Jean-Hugues … Continue reading

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A Nos Amours (To Our Romance)

An angry, mysterious affection exists between teenage Suzanne (Sandrine Bonnaire) and her father (Maurice Pialat, also the director), and from their first scene together, when he jokingly suggests he join his daughter and her best friend in bed for their … Continue reading

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