French Cinema

Film Review - Stranger By The Lake

Clive Botting | Posted 21.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Clive Botting

An intelligent psychological thriller with a Hitchcockian feel. Alain Guiraudie's assured direction results in a seductive, powerful, menacing and fascinating film. Sexually explicit but not provocative - it isn't about sex, but rather about the complications and dangers that anonymous sex can lead to.

Film Review - The Missing Picture

Clive Botting | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Clive Botting

'The Missing Picture' is adapted from the autobiographical sections of Rithy Panh's 2013 book 'The Elimination' exploring the story of his family before and after the Kymer Rouge entered Phnom Penh.

Le Grand Retournement, A Modern Morality Play

Rob Wolfe | Posted 06.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Rob Wolfe

The creators would likely respond that the intent of the film, being a dramatization, is merely to present an artistic representation of the French view of the 2009 crisis. But how sequestered is the niche the production hides itself in?

César et Rosalie (1972)

Susannah Straughan | Posted 04.01.2013 | UK Entertainment
Susannah Straughan

Is this a love triangle or the perfect screen bromance? Either way, César et Rosalie is a witty and sophisticated romantic drama about the ebb and flow of relationships between a divorcée and the two very different men in her life.