Patrice Chereau, the French director of opera, theater and films such as “Queen Margot” and “Those Who Love Me Can Take the Train,” died Monday in Paris of lung cancer. He was 68. A screenwriter and…
Gilles Bourdos’ “Renoir” is set to represent Gaul in the Oscar’s Foreign-language race. Pic, which competed in Cannes’ Un Certain Regard in 2012, was released Stateside by Samuel Goldwyn Films in…
The idea of severe French formalist Bruno Dumont taking on a costume biopic, and with a major star in the lead to boot, initially seemed an aberration, perhaps the auteur equivalent of Dylan going…
Films by former cops are legion; those by ex-cons are few. Judging by "De force," from Gallic desperado-turned-director Frank Henry, this won't change anytime soon.
Unsatisfying if occasionally amusing hybrid attempt by the helmers to maintain their offbeat humor.
French thesp Isabelle Adjani returns to the bigscreen after five years with drama "Skirt Day."
A rousing, well-crafted romp packed with ingenuity, duplicity, close calls and heroic gestures, "Bon Voyage" is true to its title. Centered on June 1940 when the French gov't and privileged classes…
Based on an 1816 novel of the same title, Benoit Jacquot's "Adolphe" is fully kitted out for arthouse success -- Isabelle Adjani swanning about in despair, handsome settings, a tragic narrative…
In her first screen role since the 1996 "Diabolique" remake, Isabelle Adjani is made to order for "The Repentant," a languid but never dull venture about a petulant ex-con, with a hit man on her…
Isabelle Adjani will be honorary president of the next Paris Film Festival, unspooling April 1-9. Event, which falls amid France's presidential and legislative election campaigns, looks set to take a…