Jean Eustache’s The Mother and the Whore is a time capsule of French youth post civil unrest of May 1968
Many critics accused The Mother and the Whore of being 'immoral' and 'obscene' at 1973 Cannes Film Festival. Today, of course, the film's 'transgressions' are hardly provocative.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Minions stuffed toys greet French movie-goers to ensure social distancing in theatres
The reopening of cinemas across France on Monday was part of a phased relaxation of the lockdown measures owing to the coronavirus
La Haine, Mathieu Kassovitz’s call to action on harsh reality of Paris’ suburbs, still resonates 25 years later
Before La Haine, few had imagined a Paris beyond its obvious romanticised associations. In 1995, then 28-year-old Mathieu Kassovitz gave us a portrait of Paris unlike any other, drained of all its colour and gloss.
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.
Michel Piccoli, French actor who worked with Jean-Luc Godard, Luis Bunuel, Alfred Hitchcock, dies at 94
Michel Piccoli's most memorable appearance came arguably during the French New Wave – starring opposite Brigitte Bardot in Jean-Luc Godard’s 1963 masterpiece Contempt.
Orpheus is a reworking of the Greek myth about a musician but has been remodeled around the life of a poet.
The relationship between male artist and female muse has been as deeply unequal as it is romanticised. Céline Sciamma's Portrait of a Lady on Fire upends that narrative.
Anna Karina was most famous for her work with Jean-Luc Godard, but there were other films too, like Jacques Rivette’s The Nun.
I Lost My Body trailer: A severed hand and a pizza delivery boy's love story form the themes of this Netflix animated film
I Lost My Body was screened at Cannes Film Festival last year, where it became the first animated film ever to win the Nepresso Grand Prize.
I Lost My Body movie review: A severed hand goes on a Parisian adventure in Jérémy Clapin's stunning animated film
I Lost My Body was screened at Fantastic Fest following its world premiere in the International Critics' Week section at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival.
Ophelie Wiel on her new book on Hindi cinema, why Bollywood lacks global appeal, sexism in the industry
French writer and film scholar Ophelie Wiel's book Rendezvous with Hindi Cinema takes the reader to Bollywood's backstage. In a series of 20 interviews conducted with many well-known and lesser-known names from Indian cinema, Wiel paints a holistic picture of modern-day Bollywood that seemingly accommodates insiders and outliers alike.
50th anniversary of Z, by Costa-Gavras, who receives the Jaeger-LeCoultre Glory to the Filmmaker award at Venice
Z, directed by Costa-Gavras, is a French procedural-thriller based on Greek events – but has a rich American connection.
Venice Film Festival 2019: The reverse chronology in Gaspar Noé’s Irreversible, which gets an Out of Competition screening
Gasper Noe's French experimental thriller Irreversible, which will be screened at the Venice Film Festival this year, forces us to think about the sexual violence involved.
Amelie director Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s Micmacs shows us that a very distinct style can sometimes be a problem
An artist makes a mark because of the things that are unique to him (Amelie), and yet, when these traits become too unique, we move on (Micmacs).
On World Music Day, a salute to Jacques Demy, who made two of the greatest musicals outside Hollywood
A look back at Jacques Demy's two famous musicals , The Umbrellas of Cherbourg and The Young Girls of Rochefort.
Lux Æterna premiered out of competition in the Midnight Screening section at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival.
Deerskin, the latest entry in the Dupieuxverse, is an oddly engrossing, off-kilter comedy about a man who develops an all-too-unhealthy fetish for his fringed suede jacket.
Portrait of a Lady on Fire movie review: Céline Sciamma's period romance is a modern masterpiece of French cinema
Céline Sciamma's Portrait of a Lady on Fire is an incandescent and utterly beguiling love story.
Agnès Varda passes away: Cléo from 5 to 7 is one of the most famous films of veteran French filmmaker
One of the most discernible aspects of Agnès Varda’s work is her empathy towards her characters, even someone as apparently superficial as Cléo.
Model-turned-actress Aarshi Banerjee on making her debut in French auteur Mia Hansen-Løve's film, Maya
Aarshi Banerjee opens up about her debut film Maya and working with Mia Hansen-Løve