A screwball comedy of female empowerment, Potiche marks a partial return to form for writer/director Francois Ozon, whose prolific output doesn't always live up to its hype. In Potiche (literally, 'trophy wife’), Ozon crafts a goofy political...
An odious Master of the Universe learns some humanity from his maid.
FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL: Cédric Klapisch’s over-ripe melodrama My Piece of the Pie is a preposterous, unengaging tale of a loathsome financial hotshot and his winsome cleaning lady.The characters serve more as mouthpieces for the writer-director’s...
A dynamic family drama.
FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL: At first glance My Father’s Guests, in which a liberal-minded, well-to-do French family takes in an illegal migrant, looks as if it’s going to be a liberal-minded, humanitarian drama in the vein of last year’s movingly...
From its extraordinary opening titles sequence to its disquieting conclusion, L'Enfer grapples with issues of destiny and coincidence. The film provides no easy answers, instead we are invited to contemplate complex existential questions by obser...
Vincent, Aurelien Recoing, has been retrenched, but he hasn`t dared tell his wife and family the awful news. Instead, he leaves for work every day, and sometimes stays away `on business` and then just kills time aimlessly, sleeping in his car and...