French cinema …in brief

Archive for July, 2011

Midnight in Paris

Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

Woody Allen, Spain, USA, 2011, 94 mins, 1.85:1
Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams, Michael Sheen, Marion Cotillard, Kathy Bates, Carla Bruni, Nina Arianda, Tom Hiddleston, Alison Pill, Corey Stoll, Kurt Fuller, Mimi Kennedy, Léa Seydoux, Adrien Brody, Gad Elmaleh, David Lowe, Lil Mirkk, Daniel Lundh
French Theatrical Release: 11 May 2011, Mars Distribution
Review by Noel Megahey
It doesn’t take […]

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Omar m’a tuer

Sunday, July 17th, 2011

Roschdy Zem, France, 2011, 85 mins, 1.85:1
Sami Bouajila, Denis Podalydès, Maurice Bénichou, Salomé Stévenin, Nozha Khouadra, Afida Tahri, Lounès Tazairt, Liliane Nataf, Catherine Salviat, Pascal Elso, Didier Vinson, Gabriel Le Doze
French Theatrical Release: 22 June 2011, Mars Distribution
Review by Noel Megahey
A true-life story of injustice within the French legal system directed against a Moroccan immigrant […]

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Ni à vendre ni à louer

Thursday, July 14th, 2011

Pascal Rabate, France, 2011, 80 mins, 2.35:1
Jacques Gamblin, Maria de Medeiros, François Damiens, François Morel, Dominique Pinon, Arsène Mosca, Marie Kremer, Chantal Neuwirth, Catherine Hosmalin, Charles Schneider, Vincent Martin, Gustave Kervern
French Theatrical Release: 29 June 2011, Ad Vitam
Review by Noel Megahey
Although the second feature film from the French bandes-desinées comicbook artist Pascal Rabaté is live-action, […]

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My Little Princess

Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

Eva Ionesco, France, 2011, 105 mins, 2.35:1
Anamaria Vartolomei, Isabelle Huppert, Denis Lavant, Georgetta Leahu, Jethro Cave, Louis-Do de Lencquesaing
French Theatrical Release: 29 June 2011, Sophie Dulac Distribution
Review by Noel Megahey
My Little Princess is based on the real-life experience of the film-maker Eva Ionesco with her artist-photographer mother of Romanian origin Irina Ionesco, the film covering […]

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Pourquoi tu pleures?

Saturday, July 9th, 2011

Katia Lewkowicz, France, 2011, 99 mins, 2.35:1
Benjamin Biolay, Emmanuelle Devos, Nicole Garcia, Valérie Donzelli, Sara Adler, Hanna Laslo, Eric Lartigau
French Theatrical Release: 15 June 2011, Le Pacte
Review by Noel Megahey
If the debut feature from actress Katia Lewkowicz has one thing going for it, it’s that its storyline about a guy who starts to have doubts […]

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The Prodigies

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

Antoine Charreyron, France, 2011, 87 mins, 2.35:1
English voice-cast: Jeffrey Evan Thomas, Jacob Rosenbaum, Dominic Gould, Moon Dailly Monira, Isabelle Van Waes, Laurence Carter, Jacob Rosenbaum, Dante Bacote, Sophie Chen, Nilton Martins
French voice-cast: Mathieu Kassovitz, Alexis Tomassian, Féodor Atkine, Julie Dumas, Claire Guyot, Jessica Monceau Thomas Sagols, Diouc Koma, Sophie Chen, David Scarpuzza
French Theatrical Release: 8 […]

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Le chat du rabbin

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

Joann Sfar & Antoine Delesvaux, France, 2011, 100 mins, 1.85:1
François Morel, Maurice Bénichou, Hafsia Herzi, François Damiens, Mathieu Amalric, Jean-Pierre Kalfon, Mohamed Fellag, Sava Lolov
French Theatrical Release: 1 June 2011, UGC Distribution
Review by Noel Megahey
One of the most pleasant surprises in French cinema last year was how successfully comic book artist Joann Sfar was able […]

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La fille du puisatier

Sunday, July 3rd, 2011

Daniel Auteuil, France, 2011, 107 mins, 1.85:1
Daniel Auteuil, Kad Merad, Sabine Azéma, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Nicolas Duvauchelle, Astrid Berges-Frisbey, Emilie Cazenave, Marie-Anne Chazel
French Theatrical Release: 20 April 2011, Pathé Distribution
Review by Noel Megahey
Twenty-five years after he made his name acting in Claude Berri’s adaptations of two of Marcel Pagnol’s most famous novels, Jean de Florette and […]

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