In what could be one of her first producing gigs sans former hubby Robert Rodriguez, producer Elizabeth Avellan ("Sin City," "Grindhouse") is in advanced talks with Spain's Drive Ent. and Chile's…
BVI has taken Spanish distribution rights to Michael Radford's Civil War romantic drama "La mula," sales agent Capricorn Ent. announced Sunday at Cannes.
Lebanese helmer Danielle Arbid may find that getting her film "A Lost Man" into Cannes' official selection was a piece of cake compared to getting it released in the Arab world. The steamy pic, which…
FilmSharks Intl. has licensed Turkish psychothriller "Shattered Soul" to MIG for Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
It's still Spidey's world outside the U.S., as the third frame of "Spider-Man 3" dominated international moviegoing with $49.6 million at 15,850 playdates in 105 markets.
Alain Attal, producer Attal produced Guillaume Canet’s thriller “Tell No One” (Ne le dis a personne), which won five Cesars and was one of the few French films of 2006 that impressed both audiences…
During the Nouvelle Vague's heyday, Gallic auteurs generally showed contempt for adapting anything approaching classic status. The tone was set by Francois Truffaut in his influential essay, "A…
Few film types are as iconic in French cinema as the gangster. Throughout the genre's heyday from the early '50s through the late '70s, Belmondo, Montand and Delon seemed to live with a gun in one…
France hasn't exactly laid out a welcome mat, but the Hollywood majors are greedily eyeing Gallic cinema's growing box office share -- and they are determined to own a piece of it.
French film stats 2006
The perennial Gallic laffer notwithstanding, the reward for movie success in France's auteur-driven film biz used to be a prize at a fest. Not any more.