Lovers of 17th century baroque music will be enthralled by Tous les Matins du Monde, which explores the refined world of Sainte Colombe, played by(Jean-Pierre Mariellle, the man who popularised the viola. His story is told by Marais (Gerard...
Multi-tiered character study a joy to behold.
The convergence of three sad, special souls in a Parisian apartment block is the basis for a refined study in life affirmation in Mona Achache’s The Hedgehog, based upon Muriel Barbury’s best-selling 2006 novel L'elegance du herisson. Steeped in...
An interesting idea that could have could have offered more.
A mysterious Parisian woman Anna (Sandrine Bonnaire) mistakenly enters the wrong door in search of therapy and her life collides with William (Fabrice Luchini), a reserved tax accountant. Before he can point her in the direction of the...
Histrionics and cliches mar harrowing, true-life WWII saga.
Arguably the most shameful episode in France’s inglorious history during World War II, the infamous Vel d’Hiv Round Up deserves a more skilful, sensitive treatment than writer-director Rose Bosch’s heavy-handed, tear-stained melodrama.