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Festival de Cannes 2014 – Rumour Mill Begins, Paris Match Tips Favourites

Festival de Cannes 2014 – Rumour Mill Begins, Paris Match Tips  Favourites

The 67th Cannes Film Festival opens May 14 running through to May 24 with the official selection set for April 18. But for now here, courtesy of Paris Match, are the latest rumours on what’s being tipped for competition at the world’s most prestigious Film Festival. French actor Lambert Wilson — best known for his […]

Are French Screen Actors Overpaid?

Are French Screen Actors Overpaid?

French cinema had a calamitous 2012 says Vincent Maraval, founder of the film distribution company Wild Bunch, and it wasn’t because Gérard Depardieu, took umbrage over his tax bill and upped sticks for Russia/Belgium. No, says Vincent Maraval, a distributor and producer, writing recently in Le Monde it is because French actors are paid too much and film-making […]

Festival de Cannes 2013 – Rumour Mill Begins

Festival de Cannes 2013 – Rumour Mill Begins

The 66th Cannes Film Festival opens May 15 running through to May 26 with the official selection set for April 18. But for now here are the latest rumours on what’s being tipped for official competition and other sections of the world’s most prestigious Film Festival. These possible front runners are as punted byYannick Vely […]

Blow to Hollywood-sur-Garonne

Blow to Hollywood-sur-Garonne

The Préfet of the Haute Garonne may have poured Pyrenean ice all over the idea but Bruno Granja, an architect keen to turn a former Toulouse air base into Hollywood-sur-Garonne film studios is not giving up. The architect whose firm STF-Société Studios Toulouse Francazal had earlier teamed up with Raleigh Studios of the US in a plan to […]

Depardieu – Ryanair Takes the Mickey

Depardieu – Ryanair Takes the Mickey

Ryanair has been quick to rub Air France’s nose in actor Gérard Depardieu’s recent mess – its latest website sales banner suggests that now even the passengers “pisse” on its competition. (Read more online French News here) Known for its brash marketing approach – it refers to its aircraft as flying buses and once suggested offering […]

War of the Buttons: a Battle of Remakes

War of the Buttons: a Battle of Remakes

“Si j’aurais su, je ne serais pas venu” the grammatically incorrect cult phrase (*) of the 1962 film La Guerre des Boutons is set to return to French cinema screens with the September rentrée thanks to two fiercely competing remakes to be released within a week of each other. (Read more online French News here) This great classic […]

Viva Green Bardot for President of France

Viva Green Bardot for President of France

French Greens are agog at the news that 60s sex symbol Brigitte Bardot might run as their candidate — on an anti-halal ticket — against President Nicolas Sarkozy in the 2012 election. The Bardot Belle, now a long-standing and feisty activist in all matters animal, has reportedly written to the incumbent president saying she may […]

Deauville Debut Films Dominate

Deauville Debut Films Dominate

Debut Films Dominate Competition Of the 100 films being showcased at the 36th Deauville American Film Festival, 12 will be in competition. Of the films in competition, no fewer than seven will be first time features. The Festival is an event open to all, film professionals or film fans alike. If you would like to […]

Latest English-language Films Showing Now

Latest English-language Films Showing Now

English Language Films on General Release in Cinemas in France Fan of film but not sure what’s on the general release circuit in French cinemas right now? Here we list major English-language movies presently showing throughout France. Wherever possible, our cinema page includes links to the official websites of the moves we’ve listed. Clicking the […]

Films Galore as Cannes Kicks Off

Films Galore as Cannes Kicks Off

The 63rd Festival opens despite earlier thundery skies and even a snow storm And they’re off — France’s most famous film feast is underway with all the usual drama and the added spice this year of unexpected poor weather. The Mediterranean coast was hit by unseasonal snow and rain just as the stars were gathering, […]

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