Four-way friendship lacks heart.
FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL: Two upper-middle class bohemian Parisian couples throw caution and clothes to the wind and indulge in 90-odd minutes of carefree partner-swapping in the oddly titled Happy Few. Perpetuating the cliché that most modern Gauls...
Explosive narrative fueled by convenient coincidences.
FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL: Since Matthieu Kassovitz’s La Haine (1995), a major hit at home that ignited a mainstream political debate, an increasing number of French filmmakers have located films in les banlieues – the soulless, unromantic modern...
Message movie mutes power of conflict.
FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL: Five years ago French-Algerian filmmaker Rachid Bouchareb made Days of Glory (2006, Indigenes), a film about the mistreatment of North African soldiers from the French colonies who enlisted to fight for the Allies during...
An epic film on tough issues.
It's 1985 and Ethiopian Jews, known as Falasha, are secretly airlifted from their famine and war torn country into Israel. A young Christian boy, Schlomo (Mosche Agazai), is given a chance of survival when his mother arranges for him to assume...