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Let the Corpses Tan (2017) (French Language)- BFI London Film Festival 2017

Posted by Gui on October 27, 2017

Review 92min Genre:       Crime, Thriller Directors:   Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani Cast:         Marc Barbé, Stéphane Ferrara, Bernie Bonvoisin…and more Writers:     Hélène Cattet, Bruno Forzani, Jean-Pierre Bastid -Synopsis- When a violent armed gang plans a heist in sunny Southern France and lifts 250 kilograms of gold, they seem to have found the […]

Ava (2017) (French Language)- BFI London Film Festival 2017

Posted by Gui on October 15, 2017

Review 105min Genre:       Drama, Romance Director:    Léa Mysius Cast:         Noée Abita, Juan Cano, Laure Calamy…and more Writers:     Léa Mysius and Paul Guilhaume -Synopsis- When 13-year-old loner ‘Ava’ is hit with the prospect of the impending loss of her eyesight while on a French beachside vacation with her family, the spirited teen decides to accelerate her […]

The Odyssey (2016) (French and English Language)

Posted by Gui on August 18, 2017

Review 122min Genre:      Fact-based, Adventure, Drama Director:   Jérôme Salle Cast:        Lambert Wilson, Pierre Niney, Audrey Tautou…and more Writers:    Jérôme Salle, Jean-Michel Cousteau, Albert Falco… and more -Synopsis- A biographical drama about the life and times of legendary French filmmaker, pioneer and oceanic explorer Jacques-Yves Cousteau—from his self-centred ambition to conquer the seas to his duty […]

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017)

Posted by Gui on August 2, 2017

Review 137min Genre:     Action, Adventure, Sci-fi Director:  Luc Besson Cast:       Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne, Clive Owen…and more Writers:   Luc Besson, Pierre Christin, Jean-Claude Mézières… and more -Synopsis- When a mysterious force threatens their space station super-city and the thousand different species who’ve built it over centuries, special galactic agents ‘Valerian’ and ‘Laureline’ are plunged into […]

Dunkirk (2017)

Posted by Gui on July 22, 2017

Review 106min Genre:     Fact-based, Action, Drama, War Director:  Christopher Nolan Cast:       Fionn Whitehead, Tom Hardy, Mark Rylance…and more Writer:    Christopher Nolan -Synopsis- In the summer of 1940 and with Britain on the brink of military catastrophe, nearly 400,000 British and allied soldiers stand cut-off and surrounded by the German army on the northern French coast, […]

Slack Bay (2016) (French Language)

Posted by Gui on June 20, 2017

Review 122min Genre:       Comedy Director:    Bruno Dumont Cast:         Fabrice Luchini, Juliette Binoche, Brandon Lavieville…more Writer:      Bruno Dumont -Synopsis- In early 20th century coastal Northern France, a duo of self-styled detectives gather to investigate a spate of mysterious disappearances, which may unravel a conspiracy involving the resident eccentric aristocratic family and the ordinary local boatsmen in […]

Cannes Film Festival 2017

Posted by Gui on May 29, 2017

The global film industry and world’s media converged on the French riviera on the 17th of May to kick-off twelve days of celebration of the cinematic arts—not to mention all the glitzy pomp and premieres—as the 70th edition of the world’s most prestigious film festival opened in style. Once again filmmakers & shakers from across […]

Frantz (2016) (French & German Language)

Posted by Gui on May 11, 2017

Review 113min Genre:      Drama, War Director:   François Ozon Cast:        Pierre Niney, Paula Beer, Anton von Lucke…and more Writers:    François Ozon, Philippe Piazzo and Ernst Lubitsch -Synopsis- Set in 1919 during the aftermath of World War I, a grieving young German woman develops a complex relationship with a young Frenchman who mysteriously lays flowers at the […]

Raw (2017) (French Language)

Posted by Gui on April 9, 2017

Review 99min Genre:     Drama, Horror Director:  Julia Ducournau Cast:       Garance Marillier, Ella Rumpf, Rabah Nait Oufella…and more Writer:    Julia Ducournau -Synopsis- A young, French vegetarian veterinary student undergoes an extreme transformation after her formative and alarming college experiences, unleashing disturbing carnal proclivities and a dark penchant for flesh in this stylistic and provocative indie directorial […]

Elle (2016) (French Language)

Posted by Gui on March 6, 2017

Review 130min Genre:     Drama, Mystery, Thriller Director:  Paul Verhoeven Cast:       Isabelle Huppert, Laurent Lafitte, Anne Consigny…and more Writers:   David Birke, Philippe Djian and Harold Manning -Synopsis- Isabelle Huppert stars a successful and uncompromising video-game company boss who engages in a dangerous game with the masked stranger who sexually assaulted her at home, exposing the disturbing […]

Allied (2016)

Posted by Gui on November 26, 2016

Review 124min Genre:      Drama, Romance, Thriller, War Director:   Robert Zemeckis Cast:        Brad Pitt, Marion Cotillard, Jared Harris…and more Writer:     Steven Knight -Synopsis- A British/Canadian agent and French a resistance fighter develop a romance forged under-fire while undercover subverting German operations in North Africa, but their family life and bond is tested when she’s suspected of […]

Heal the Living (French Language) (2016)- BFI London Film Festival 2016

Posted by Gui on October 7, 2016

103min Genre:      Drama Director:   Katell Quillévéré Cast:        Emmanuelle Seigner, Tahar Rahim, Anne Dorval…and more Writers:    Maylis De Kerangal, Katell Quillévéré, Gilles Taurand -Synopsis- When a teenage surfer is left clinically brain-dead from a horrific car accident, his distraught parents have a heart-wrenching decision to make regarding the imminent next step; the outcome of which will […]

The Red Turtle (2016)- BFI London Film Festival 2016

Posted by Gui on October 5, 2016

80min Country:   Belgium, France, Japan Genre:      Animation, Family, Fantasy, Mystery Director:   Michael Dudok de Wit Writers:    Michael Dudok de Wit, Pascale Ferran  -Synopsis- Stranded on a deserted island and struggling to survive; a desperate castaway develops a rivalry with a mysterious giant red turtle, but this unlikely adversary may prove to be the key to […]

Elle Trailer #1

Posted by Gui on September 5, 2016

Isabelle Huppert stars a successful and uncompromising video-game company boss, who engages in a dangerous game with the stranger who assaulted her at home in this French thriller from Dutch genre master Paul Verhoeven. Directed by Paul Verhoeven and starring Isabelle Huppert, Christian Berkel and Anne Consigny among others. Genre: Drama, Thriller UK Release: 24th […]

The Childhood of a Leader (2016) (English & French Language)

Posted by Gui on August 17, 2016

Review 116min Genre:      Drama Director:   Brady Corbet Cast:        Robert Pattinson, Liam Cunningham, Bérénice Bejo…and more Writers:    Brady Corbet, Mona Fastvold -Synopsis- In the backdrop of war-torn rural France at the end of the First World War; an American diplomat negotiating the terms of German surrender relocates to a French village with his European wife and […]

Top 5 Buddy-Cop Movies

Posted by Gui on June 2, 2016

Who’s getting too old for this s**t? The “Buddy-Cop” sub-genre has become a staple for action/comedy audiences and to celebrate the release of Shane Black’s off-beat crime action/comedy romp ‘The Nice Guys’, we bring you our Top 5 films where unlikely partnerships are formed to save the day.   #5: Taxi (1998) Metrodome A smash-hit […]

Cannes Film Festival 2016

Posted by Gui on May 23, 2016

The 11th of May signaled the beginning of the 69th Cannes Film Festival; where filmmakers & shakers from across the globe converge on the French riviera for 12 glitzy days of pomp and premieres, bringing the world an array of likely award-contending films to be released throughout the rest of 2016 and well into 2017… […]

Bastille Day (2016)

Posted by Gui on April 21, 2016

Review 92min Genre:      Action, Thriller Director:   James Watkins Cast:        Idris Elba, Richard Madden, Charlotte Le Bon…and more Writer:     Andrew Baldwin An American pickpocket in Paris is on the run after being unwittingly implicated in a terrorist attack, hunted by a hard-nosed CIA super agent, together they form a unwilling alliance to unravel a conspiracy which […]

Dheepan (2015) (Tamil & French language)

Posted by Gui on April 7, 2016

Review 115min Genre:       Crime, Drama Director:    Jacques Audiard Cast:         Jesuthasan Antonythasan, Kalieaswari Srinivasan…and more Writers:     Jacques Audiard, Thomas Bidegain & Noé Debré -Synopsis- After escaping persecution in Sri Lanka, a refugee and his unorthodox family struggle to build a new life as caretakers in the dangerous suburbs of Paris in this Palme d’Or-winning drama from the […]

10 of the Best: Maurice Jarre Film Scores

Posted by Gui on November 15, 2015

Week 2 November 2015 This week we celebrate 10 of the most memorable film music scores by legendary composer Maestro Maurice Jarre, whose work ranges from ‘Lawrence of Arabia’ to ‘Jacob’s Ladder’, we have only included a small section from the main themes and strongly advise you buy the full soundtracks to enjoy them in […]

The Program (2015) (English Language)

Posted by Gui on October 16, 2015

Review 103min Genre:     Fact-based, Drama, Sport Director:  Stephen Frears Cast:       Ben Foster, Chris O’Dowd, Jesse Plemons…and more Writers:   John Hodge, David Walsh Biographical drama from British director Stephen Frears (The Queen, High Fidelity) about the rise and spectacular fall of cancer survivor, 7-time Tour de France winning cyclist and disgraced drugs cheat Lance Armstrong, chronicling […]

The Walk (2015) (English Language)

Posted by Gui on October 10, 2015

Review 123min Genre:    Fact-based, Adventure, Drama Director: Robert Zemeckis Cast:      Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Charlotte Le Bon, Ben Kingsley…more Writers:  Robert Zemeckis, Christopher Browne & Philippe Petit Director Robert Zemeckis’ (Back to the Future, Forrest Gump) dramatization of the extraordinary story of French high-wire artist Philippe Petit’s 1974 illegal attempt to walk across a high-wire suspended 400 […]

Cannes 2015- Awards

Posted by Gui on May 24, 2015

Another 2 weeks of glamour and media frenzy comes to an end at the French Riviera, oh and there was also a film festival there apparently, tonight the 68th annual Cannes International Film Festival culminates with the announcement of this year’s “Feature Film” prizewinners, including the prestigious ultimate award the Palme d’Or. The awarding jury […]

Girlhood (2014) (French Language)

Posted by Gui on May 9, 2015

Review 113min Genre:    Drama Director: Céline Sciamma Cast:      Karidja Touré, Assa Sylla, Cyril Mendy…and more Writer:   Céline Sciamma With a bleak future ahead a teenage African immigrant girl living in the suburban “Ghettos” outside of Paris finds solace and belonging within a group of tough-talking teenagers, life seems better for “Vic” in her new gang […]

Suite Française (2015) (English Language)

Posted by Gui on March 13, 2015

Review 107min Genre:     Romance, Drama, War Director:  Saul Dibb Cast:       Michelle Williams, Matthias Schoenaerts…and many more Writers:   Matt Charman, Saul Dibb, Irène Némirovsky Set in the early days of the Nazi occupation of France in 1940, Michelle Williams stars as a young French villager caught between her burgeoning feelings towards a very different sort of […]

Paths Of Glory (1957) (English Language)

Posted by Gui on April 12, 2014

88min Genre:    War, Drama Director: Stanley Kubrick Cast:      Kirk Douglas, Ralph Meeker, George Macready… and more Writers:  Stanley Kubrick, Calder Willingham, Jim Thompson … and more Kirk Douglas stars as Colonel Dax of the French army in the trenches of World War I, forced to defend his men’s lives from overzealous military generals when they […]

A Prophet (Un prophète) (2009) (French Language, English subtitled)

Posted by Gui on March 14, 2014

155min Genre:     Drama, Thriller, Crime Director:  Jacques Audiard Cast:       Tahar Rahim, Niels Arestrup, Adel Bencherif …and more Writers:   Thomas Bidegain, Jacques Audiard, Abdel Raouf Dafri… more A Prophet is a gritty and uncompromising drama set in modern day France and tells the story of Malik a young French-Algerian man navigating his way through a tough […]