Forty years after the tumultuous events of 1968, six films that failed to unspool at the fest that year are included in 2008's Cannes Classics lineup. A sneak peek: PEPPERMINT FRAPPE (SPAIN) Helmer…
If the Cinefondation is the closest thing the Cannes festival has to a graduate school, then fest prexy Gilles Jacob makes a marvelous Mr. Chips.
When Gilles Jacob took over as Cannes' general delegate from Maurice Bessy in 1978, he immediately set about stream-lining the festival. One of Jacob's first significant acts was to create Un Certain…
Like the fragile bonsai trees that have grown so popular here, many Asian films require a softly, softly approach if they are to flourish. Few Western distribs have been as successful at the art of…
It was as a film director that Luc Besson discovered the abandoned coal-fire power station where La Cite du Cinema will eventually stand. The year was 1993, and Besson, along with a scaled-down crew…
Advice for those looking to film en francais
With construction on Luc Besson's new film studio on the edge of Paris due to start imminently, the movie mogul hopes the new facility in the northern suburb of Seine Saint Denis, which he has…
Fresh French film talent poised to break out this year.
French films coming to a festival near you. Gangster sagas, Creole hauntings among anticipated Franco fare.
European film used to be about catching the latest Fellini, digging the latest Truffaut, unearthing an Antonioni. The cult of the auteur was all pervading, and the pics made were generally on a small…