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Petite Maman movie review: Céline Sciamma masterfully explores themes of grief and loss
Entertainment

Petite Maman movie review: Céline Sciamma masterfully explores themes of grief and loss

One could argue that the elements in Céline Sciamma's new film — pain, grief and loss — are very much present in her previous four feature films.

Bogdanoff twins, popular French TV hosts from 1980s, die of COVID-19
Entertainment

Bogdanoff twins, popular French TV hosts from 1980s, die of COVID-19

Neither of the Bogdanoff brothers had vaccinated against Covid-19, believing their good health would save them because they were "very sporty, without a gram of fat"

Emily in Paris Season 2 costume designer Marylin Fitoussi on scaling up the fashion despite French criticism
Entertainment

Emily in Paris Season 2 costume designer Marylin Fitoussi on scaling up the fashion despite French criticism

To Emily in Paris costume designer Marylin Fitoussi, the point is for the Lily Collins character to retain her bold sensibility, even as she begins to learn the language and customs of her new city.

Europe rights body pulls pro-hijab campaign after outcry in France
World

Europe rights body pulls pro-hijab campaign after outcry in France

The online campaign, which was launched last week, touched a nerve among the right in France where campaigning is ramping up ahead of next spring's presidential election

Paris’ Arc de Triomphe is being wrapped in fabric for art installation envisioned half a century ago
World

Paris’ Arc de Triomphe is being wrapped in fabric for art installation envisioned half a century ago

The installation by late artist couple Christo and Jeanne-Claude, who conceived of the project in 1961, will open on Saturday. France’s Culture Minister Roselyne Bachelot called it 'a formidable gift' to Parisians, the French and all art lovers

Jamia Millia University Admissions 2021: Application forms for UG, PG courses out; check jmi.ac.in, jmicoe.in
India

Jamia Millia University Admissions 2021: Application forms for UG, PG courses out; check jmi.ac.in, jmicoe.in

The entrance tests for 134 courses will begin on 26 July and end on 28 August

Charlie Hebdo's cartoons on Prophet Mohammad have France jostling between freedom of speech and Islamophobia
World

Charlie Hebdo's cartoons on Prophet Mohammad have France jostling between freedom of speech and Islamophobia

The French Constitution defines the state only as secular, but it doesn't delineate the boundaries of this secularism

Top French military officer arrested for sharing intelligence with foreign power; Russia link suspected
World

Top French military officer arrested for sharing intelligence with foreign power; Russia link suspected

A treason investigation was opened in late July after the defence ministry alerted the Paris prosecutor's office to suspect activity n

The late Michel Piccoli in the role of his lifetime, as an artist in Jacques Rivette's 1991 masterpiece La Belle Noiseuse
Entertainment

The late Michel Piccoli in the role of his lifetime, as an artist in Jacques Rivette's 1991 masterpiece La Belle Noiseuse

French actor Michel Piccoli died on 12 May. When I looked at his filmography, one film stood out, Jacques Rivette’s 1991 masterpiece La Belle Noiseuse.

Jean Cocteau’s 1950 French film Orpheus transcends biological death to ponder on artistic death
Entertainment

Jean Cocteau’s 1950 French film Orpheus transcends biological death to ponder on artistic death

Orpheus is a reworking of the Greek myth about a musician but has been remodeled around the life of a poet.

Open 13 Provence 2020: Daniil Medvedev bows out in quarter-finals after third straight loss to Gilles Simon; Stefanos Tsitsipas advances to semi-finals
Sports

Open 13 Provence 2020: Daniil Medvedev bows out in quarter-finals after third straight loss to Gilles Simon; Stefanos Tsitsipas advances to semi-finals

Medvedev, the US Open runner-up and the top seed in Marseille, dropped his serve five times against the 35-year-old Simon, after breaking him in the first game

Auckland Open 2020: Unseeded Ugo Humbert makes all-French final against fifth-seed Benoit Paire
Sports

Auckland Open 2020: Unseeded Ugo Humbert makes all-French final against fifth-seed Benoit Paire

Humbert has been the giant killer this week beating second-seeded Denis Shapavalov and 20th-ranked Isner

French football federation votes to suspend League Cup competition from next season
Sports

French football federation votes to suspend League Cup competition from next season

The current edition of France's League Cup will be the last as the tournament has been suspended from next year, reason being its failure to find takers for TV rights

Neymar takes another potshot at PSG, says Barcelona's win over French club in 2017 Champions League is his favourite memory
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Neymar takes another potshot at PSG, says Barcelona's win over French club in 2017 Champions League is his favourite memory

Neymar is wanting to leave PSG and possibly seeking a move to former club Barcelona but is finding it difficult to find suitors considering his high price

Notre-Dame fire: World expresses grief over loss of heritage as Paris's famous cathedral structure goes up in flames
World

Notre-Dame fire: World expresses grief over loss of heritage as Paris's famous cathedral structure goes up in flames

A massive fire consumed France's Notre-Dame Cathedral on Monday, gutting the roof of the Paris landmark. Firefighters saved the main bell towers and outer walls from collapse before bringing the blaze under control.

How to read anthologies, and learn about the adult world through Guy de Maupassant’s short stories
Life

How to read anthologies, and learn about the adult world through Guy de Maupassant’s short stories

Much of Guy de Maupassant's writing was adult in ways that had little to do with sexually explicit content. It opened a window of insight into the mysteries of adult behaviour, and examined ideas and conflicts I had no firsthand experience of, at the time

Celebrity chef Marco Pierre White on winning Michelin stars, sharing knowledge, discovering India’s culinary diversity
Life

Celebrity chef Marco Pierre White on winning Michelin stars, sharing knowledge, discovering India’s culinary diversity

Marco Pierre White, who was the youngest (and first Englishman) to be awarded three Michelin stars is in Mumbai for a weekend as part of the fourth annual World on a Plate festival.

Google Assistant goes bilingual, can understand, speak two languages at a time
News & Analysis

Google Assistant goes bilingual, can understand, speak two languages at a time

Google Assistant can understand any pair within English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Japanese.

FIFA World Cup 2018: France's triumph coincides with growing French influence on the tournament
Sports

FIFA World Cup 2018: France's triumph coincides with growing French influence on the tournament

As many as 50 players of the 736 that entered the 2018 World Cup were born in France, and a majority of them are products of the French system.