In "The Sweet Escape," French comedic filmmaker Bruno Podalydes has mastered the look of a man with his head in the clouds, playing a vacant-stare dreamer grounded by his dead-end desk job who…
A dashing young man loses his shoe as the clock strikes midnight in "Under the Rainbow," the latest loquacious, entirely Gallic confection of star-writer-helmer Agnes Jaoui and thesp-scribe…
Running Jan. 15-21 at Paris' Grand Hotel, the 15th Unifrance Paris Rendez-vous, a French film showcase, looks set to be a record edition in more ways than one.
Initially a sweetly entertaining Franco-Jewish family saga set in the drab 1980s, writer-director Carine Tardieu's "The Dandelions" slowly slides from dramedy into full-on drama.
Helmer Pascal Bonitzer, screenwriter for Andre Techine and Jacques Rivette, here hews closer to the gentle humanism of the former, even if this well-acted feature lacks the emotional and thematic…
LONDON -- Stockholm-based distrib NonStop Entertainment has acquired Scandinavian and Baltic rights to a slew of features that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, including top prizewinners…
French films coming to a festival near you. Gangster sagas, Creole hauntings among anticipated Franco fare.
Canuck distributor Seville Pictures has bought six pics for Canada, including John Sayles' "Honeydripper."
A quietly magnificent, if classically told, tale of tentative, incremental readjustment by young Jews who survived the horrors of WWII, "La maison de Nina" takes place between Sept. 1944 and Jan…
Studio Canal's annual bash at the Carlton Monday night was a vast beauty salon as partygoers took turns to get their hair and faces fixed by an army of professional stylists.
The Viennale's monthlong Hollywood retrospective has been dubbed "Blacklisted" this year, and the title has turned out to be all too appropriate. French filmmaker Agnes Jaoui, whose film "Le gout des…