At the 1997 premiere of Hubert Sauper's documentary "Kisangani Dairy" -- a haunting portrayal of Rwandan refugees stranded in the Congo -- celebrated French ethnologist and filmmaker Jean Rouch gave…
On a misty morning among the tightly knit beech trees of France's Vosges region, all hell has broken loose. A runaway mule on the set of $16 million World War II drama "Indigenes" has just sent a…
The culture that invented the term "film noir" to describe Yank mystery dramas has a long love affair with certain hardboiled American writers.
A maverick at heart, French producer Stephane Tchal Gadjieff knows how to grab a filmmaker's attention. But with Italy's Michelangelo Antonioni, it was never going to be easy.
Controversial French novelist Michel Houellebecq has inked a deal with the Lagardere Group to publish his next novel, which he will adapt into a screenplay for a pic he will helm.
Another religious storm looks to be brewing after a Catholic fraternity in Montpellier successfully had the trailer for Pedro Almodovar's new pic "Bad Education" pulled from all of the southern…
Mobile entertainment geared towards the Always-on Generation will enjoy an increased presence at this year's Milia interactive market, which will move into Cannes' Palais des Festivals alongside the…
When helmer Wolfgang Petersen was casting around for his Helen of Troy, the so-called face that launched a thousand ships, he finally unearthed his star in France: Paris-based, German-born actress…
Star appeal, moderate budgets and a genre ideal for repeat television viewing -- welcome to the tres drole world of French comedy pics.
Seventy-one-year-old French scripter Jean-Claude Carriere hears his baby cry, shakes his head and smiles: "She was born in February just about the same time 'Birth' began shooting. Not only that, but…
Luc Besson's "Taxi 3" has run into speedbumps. With the government fretting over France's appalling road safety record, the producer has rejected accusations that his pic, which features car chases…