French cinema …in brief

Archive for October, 2011

The Artist

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

Michel Hazanavicius, France, 2011, 100 mins, 1.33:1
Jean Dujardin, Bérénice Bejo, John Goodman, James Cromwell, Penelope Ann Miller, Missi Pyle, Beth Grant, Joel Murray, Malcolm McDowell, Ed Lauter
French Theatrical Release: 12 October 2011, Warner Bros. France
Review by Noel Megahey
The highest praise I can make for The Artist is that it’s only when you reflect afterwards on […]

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Valérie Donzelli, France, 2011, 100 mins, 2.35:1
Valérie Donzelli, Jérémie Elkaïm, César Desseix, Gabriel Elkaïm, Brigitte Sy, Elina Löwensohn, Michèle Moretti, Philippe Laudenbach, Bastien Bouillon, Béatrice de Staë
French Theatrical Release: 31 August 2011, Wild Bunch Distribution
Review by Noel Megahey
Drawn from her own experience of dealing with the news that her young three-year old son was […]

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Hors Satan

Friday, October 21st, 2011

Bruno Dumont, France, 2011, 109 mins, 2.35:1
David Dewaele, Alexandra Lematre, Valérie Mestdagh, Sonia Barthelemy, Juliette Bacquet, Christophe Bon, Dominique Caffier, Aurore Broutin
French Theatrical Release: 19 October 2011, Pyramide Distribution
Review by Noel Megahey
You would think that by now Bruno Dumont has said all he has to say about the people and the land of the north […]

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De bon matin

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

Jean-Marc Matout, France, 2010, 91 mins, 2.35:1
Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Valérie Dréville, Xavier Beauvois, Yannick Renier, Laurent Delbecque, Aladin Reibel, François Chattot, Nelly Antignac, Pierre Aussedat, Ralph Amoussou
French Theatrical Release: 5 October 2011, Les Films du Losange
Review by Noel Megahey
What drives a man, working in the financial sector, to go to the office one morning and shoot […]

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