It’s hardly surprising that evenness of tone is the biggest challenge facing German director Chris Kraus’ uncategorizable dramedy “The Bloom of Yesterday,” probably the only movie ever to take the…
A film that skilfully makes us feel precisely what we expect to feel from moment to moment, up to and including the long-forestalled waterworks.
PARIS– Adele Haenel (“Love at First Fight”), Anais Demoustier (“The New Girlfriend”) and Reda Kateb (“Lost River”) are among the 10 Talents to Watch selected by Unifrance, the French film promotion…
Aggression, not affection, sparks romance in "Les Combattants," a promising feature debut that already had members of the French film establishment touting newcomer Thomas Cailley as the next big…
This realistically staged but artificially structured drama suggests an extended trailer for an entire season of a French daytime drama.
A fed-up Jewish drug dealer in Paris decides to take the necessary steps to start over in the Promised Land in "Aliyah," the intimate and dexterous debut feature of France-based filmmaker Elie…
Young actresses dream of making their screen debut in a lead role: 22-year-old Adele Haenel achieved it, at the age of 13, toplining Christophe Ruggia's "The Devils" in 2002.
Four Gallic protags are stuck in a crisscrosser with pretentions of the French kind in "Heat Wave," the helming debut of former assistant director Jean-Jacques Jauffret.
Arguably writer-helmer Bertrand Bonello's most straightforward pic, and none the worse for it, "House of Tolerance" explores life in an upmarket brothel at the turn of the last century.
The painfully spot-on essence of teen angst meets the spirit of Esther Williams in "Water Lilies." First film by gifted scripter-helmer Celine Sciamma nails the aching doubts and offhanded cruelty…
A lacerating film about the stunted lives of two children whose mother abandoned them when they were tiny, "The Devils" is a hard-hitting yet extremely sensitive contemporary drama. This impressive…
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