Cinema of France


Starring: Chiara Mastroianni, Catherine Deneuve, Ludivine Sagnier, Milos Forman Director: Christophe Honore Category: III (French, English and Czech)

Thursday, 26 July, 2012, 12:00am


Mia Hansen-Love may be the youngest of the wave of post-1980s female directors who have emerged from France, but she's also the most established. Hansen-Love, who turned 31 last month, can boast of awards and festival appearances aplenty. Her first film, All is Forgiven, won the best first film prize at the Cesar Awards. Father of My Children won the Un Certain Regard award at Cannes.

18 Mar 2012 - 12:00am


Starring: Asa Butterfield, Chloe Grace Moretz, Ben Kingsley, Sacha Baron Cohen Director: Martin Scorsese Category: I

23 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

La Delicatesse (Film)

Directed by brothers David and Stephane Foenkinos, French film La Delicatesse is a 'dramedy' in every sense of the word.

After meeting at a cafe, Nathalie (Audrey Tautou) and Francois (Pio Marmai) engage in a speedy romance that leads to a happy marriage. Then one day Francois dies after being hit by a car, and drama ensues.

17 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

When silence was golden

Michel Hazanavicius can still recall the many conversations he had with film industry executives a few years ago about The Artist.

15 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Leon: The Professional (DVD)

This beautifully composed film by director Luc Besson stars Jean Reno as the title character, a top-class Italian hitman.

Leon doesn't care about anything or anyone, at least not until he saves Mathilda (Natalie Portman), the little girl next door, from corrupt policemen.

23 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Inspired by Sars, Chin Han flies flag for Asia

Ever since Steven Soderbergh filmed parts of Contagion in Hong Kong last year, the local entertainment press has been abuzz about the presence of Hong Kong actors Chui Tien-yau and Josie Ho Chiu-yee in the film.

11 Sep 2011 - 12:00am


Starring: Matt Damon, Kate Winslet, Marion Cotillard, Jude Law Director: Steven Soderbergh Category: IIB

8 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

FILM (1946)

Beauty and the Beast Josette Day, Jean Marais, Mila Parey Director: Jean Cocteau

14 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Little White Lies

Starring: Francois Cluzet, Marion Cotillard, Benoit Magimel, Jean Dujardin Director: Guillaume Canet Category: IIB (French)

11 Aug 2011 - 12:00am


Potiche Catherine Deneuve, Gerard Depardieu, Fabrice Luchini, Jeremie Renier Director: Francois Ozon

31 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

In search of that true feeling

In Certified Copy, acclaimed Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami captures the intriguing relationship between an Englishman and a French woman.

22 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Film Socialism

When news broke last year that Jean-Luc Godard's Film Socialism would premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, much speculation ensued about what the Franco-Swiss cineaste would say about his film. But he didn't say anything - he wasn't even at Cannes, choosing to remain at home in Rolle.

19 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Two In The Wave

Two In The Wave Director: Emmanuel Laurent

Emmanuel Laurent's documentary about the friendship and rivalry between Jean-Luc Godard and Francois Truffaut is more a self-contained story about the filmmakers than an exploration of the pair's standing in the French New Wave.

5 Jun 2011 - 12:00am


New Releases

The Hangover Part 2 (IIB) See review on this page.

Submarine (IIB) See review on this page.

Love in Between (III)

Melodrama about a professor's wife who discovers her husband is having an affair with one of his students. Not reviewed.

X-Men First Class (IIA)

2 Jun 2011 - 12:00am