A tasty, tuneful Gallic confection.
A rich mix of musical, comedy, drama and romance set in a turbulent period of French history, Paris 36 offers a galaxy of diverse characters and many stirring moments.But the dramatic momentum is weakened by writer-director Christophe Barratier’s...
Auteuil shines in bucolic French melodrama about filial love and forgiveness.
FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL: Marking his debut as a director, veteran actor Daniel Auteuil made a bold and risky choice. Bold because The Well-Digger’s Daughter is a remake of Marcel Pagnol’s 1940 classic La fille du puisatier. Risky on two counts:...
A formulaic comedy that loses something in translation.
You’ll never go broke making fun of country folk. It’s this simple fact that makes the broad fish-out-of-water tale such a sure-fire box office draw. Just ask the French, who have flocked to the cinema in record numbers to watch Welcome to the...